Nicole A. Cooke

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nicole A. Cooke is an assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds an MEd degree in Adult Education from Penn State and an MLS and a PhD from Rutgers University, where she was an ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellow. She was named a “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal in 2007 and was the 2016 recipient of the ALA’s Equality Award. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior, critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship (with an emphasis on LIS education and pedagogy).