Dr. Ken Haycock is Dominican University's Follett Chair in Library and Information Science (one of four endowed professorships in Library and Information Science in the U.S.), River Forest, IL.

Ken Haycock completed his B.A. in Education in political science at the University of Western Ontario and a M.Ed. in curriculum and educational foundations from the University of Ottawa. He also holds a M.Ed. in curriculum and educational foundations from the University of Ottawa, an A.M.L.S. from the University of Michigan, a doctorate in educational leadership at Brigham Young University, and has also completed an Executive M.B.A. degree.

Dr. Haycock has held positions as a history teacher, a secondary school librarian, an elementary school principal, and was coordinator of school libraries for Vancouver, British Columbia. Ken Haycock is professor emeritus andthe former director of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University . He was also a tenured professor and director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. In his career, Dr. Haycock has also served as a public library trustee, a school board chair, and union local president.

Ken Haycock was the youngest president of both the Canadian School Library Association (CSLA) and the Canadian Library Association (CLA). He has served on the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board, the ALA Council, and as President of the American Association of School Librarians. He received the American Library Association's Beta Phi Mu Award.

Dr. Haycock has held recent research grants for the study of the characteristics of directors of large urban public libraries, staff development, youth services in public libraries, and the effectiveness of the teacher-librarian. He is a prolific writer, editor, and publisher; a leader in education and librarianship. He is the senior partner of Ken Haycock & Associates Inc.

Faculty Webpage:

Personal Website

Publisher / executive editor of Teacher Librarian and its predecessor, Emergency Librarian since 1978.

Ken Haycok & Associates

Article Online:
Haycock, K. (June 2003). The Crisis in Canada's School Libraries: the Case for Reform and Re-Investment (PDK). Report funded by Association of Canadian Publishers and the Department of Canadian Heritage.
"... if Canadian politicians demand hard evidence of the utility of school libraries and teacher-librarians, they can refer to the studies cited in this report."

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