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For Immediate Release: Friday, June 18, 2010

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Dominican University appoints Ken Haycock as Follett Chair


River Forest, IL - Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and
Information Science (GSLIS) has appointed Dr. Ken Haycock as the Follett
Chair in Library and Information Science. Haycock is the recipient of
the American Library Association's 2010 Beta Phi Mu Award, presented
annually for distinguished service to education in librarianship, as
well as the association's Herbert and Virginia White Award for promoting
the profession of librarianship. A prolific writer and editor, he
currently serves as regional editor for Library Management and series
editor for Neal-Schuman's The MBA for the MLIS Bookshelf. 


Haycock has held senior positions in both his native Canada and the
United States, including most recently, as director of the School of
Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, where he
was named an outstanding professor; and director of the School of
Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British
Columbia. He is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee
Medal for contributions to Canadian society. A past president the
American Association of School Librarians as well as the California
Library Association, Haycock now serves as a member of the ALA Committee
on Accreditation. He is also senior partner at Ken Haycock & Associates,
Inc., which works with organizations to build capacity for leadership,
collaboration and advocacy.


Haycock received a bachelor's degree in political science and a diploma
in education from the University of Western Ontario, a master's degree
in education from the University of Ottawa, a master's degree in library
science from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in business
administration from Royal Roads University, and a doctorate in education
from Brigham Young University. 


"Dominican University is delighted to make this appointment," noted Dr.
Susan Roman, dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information
Science. "Dr. Haycock is a noted scholar, educator and leader who has
been recognized by a wide variety of professional library organizations
and has experience in a number of library environments. We look forward
to his invaluable contributions to our new doctoral program, to our
strategic planning initiatives, and to our position and profile within
the field of educating librarians."


One of only four chairs in library science in the country, the Follett
Chair is bestowed upon a master researcher and scholar who has achieved
renown in the profession, and is endowed through a gift of the Follett


Accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), Dominican
University's GSLIS has been educating future library leaders and
information professionals since the 1930s. The school offers master's
degrees in library and information science as well as a doctor of
philosophy in library and information science.


Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational
Catholic institution offering 50 undergraduate academic programs and 34
graduate programs through the Graduate School of Library and Information
Science, the Brennan School of Business, the School of Education, the
Graduate School of Social Work, and the School of Leadership and
Continuing Studies, as well as a doctorate in library science. In the
2010 issue of America's Best Colleges, U.S. News & World Report ranked
Dominican University in the top 20 Midwest master's level universities
and one of 15 Midwest "Great Schools at a Great Price."



Diane L. Velasquez

Assistant Professor

Dominican University

Graduate School of Library & Information Science

7900 Division Street, Crown 332

River Forest, IL 60305

V: 708-524-6594

F: 708-524-6657

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