Newsletter of the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
March 28, 2014
Valarie Kingsland of Seward Wins Library Award
Valarie Kingsland of Seward, the Alaska Library Association’s Alaska Native Issues Roundtable Chair, has received the Ken Haycock award by the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science.
Her citation reads in part: Kingsland’s impressive service accomplishments, valuable contributions to professional associations, and excellent academic record set her apart. She “clearly exhibits exceptional professional promise for leadership among the December 2013 and May 2014 graduating SJSU SLIS students.”
Kingsland said: “I’ve learned a great deal from many Alaska librarians who model the sort of librarian I aspire to be. While looking up a source for a saying a few weeks ago, I came across one I think embodies the spirit of that sort of librarianship: If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together, an African proverb . The SJSU SLIS Ken Haycock award is truly an honor, but, I believe it is also a tribute to a lot of support and shared effort along the way, and the importance of community.”