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BC Library Conference 2017

April 19–21, 2017

Vancouver, BC

T12 - Positive Networking: It Is Much, Much More than Meet and Greet

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:45 PM–2:30 PM PDT
Salon F
Session Description

Networking is becoming recognized as a primary professional skill, for any position. Start with the fact that 60% of the jobs in our field are not advertised—no network, no job. Note that evidence suggests that job exchanges, shadowing, and special projects are of greatest value due to the expanded network, far more than the knowledge or experience.
How do you network? Why does it not matter whether you are introverted or extraverted when it comes to the specific skills to master? Become a master networker and never look back! (Be sure to bring business cards with you.)


Dr. Ken Haycock, Ken Haycock & Associates Inc.

Ken Haycock is research professor of management and organization with the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he develops and directs graduate programs in library and information management. He was previously director at the San Jose School of Library and Information Science, building it into the largest program in the world with four degrees and 2,800 students in the MLIS program in 14 countries; and at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia, introducing with colleagues the joint MAS/MLIS program, First Nations concentration, MA in children's literature and PhD program. Prior to the academy, he was a member of the senior management team of the Vancouver School Board, responsible for curriculum and program development and implementation, curriculum resources and technologies, and staff development for 7,000 employees at 115 sites.

His consultancies, as senior partner with Ken Haycock & Associates Inc., include leadership development and coaching as well as governance, organizational and program reviews. In the broader community Dr. Haycock has been a public library trustee, elected school board member and chair, and elected municipal councilor. He has served on dozens of government and community boards as diverse as publishing, elimination of sexism, race relations, and community services.

Recognized by many associations, he was awarded the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal for contributions to society and an honorary Doctor of Letters from Capilano University. Ken holds an Ed.D. (Brigham Young), M.B.A. (Royal Roads), A.M.L.S. (Michigan), and M.Ed. (Ottawa). His research interests focus on management and leadership, role clarification and effectiveness, organizational development, advocacy, and influence.
A prolific writer and speaker, Ken is a committed and passionate advocate for public education, libraries, and librarians.