By Rocco Staino -- School Library Journal, 9/30/2008
Ken Haycock, professor and director of the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University in California and former president of the American Association of School Librarians, has been elected president of the California Library Association (CLA).
Haycock is a recent transplant to California, assuming his current position in 2005 after leaving the University of British Columbia.
“CLA was very savvy to nominate and elect Ken Haycock. He brings together academic and school librarians, as well as library educators” says Lesley Farmer, director of the California State University Long Beach Librarianship Program. “Under his leadership CLA can truly represent all types of library and information professionals. Dr. Haycock's wide-ranging network will also inform CLA, and CLA's endeavors will gain visibility.”
Haycock also spent the lat 30 years as publisher and executive editor of Teacher Librarian, a journal for school library professionals, and its predecessor, Emergency Librarian.
In 1977, he was the youngest person elected president of the Canadian Library Association. In addition, Haycock has served on the American Library Association’s Executive Committee and was a candidate for president of the American Library Association in 2001.