School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nicole A. Cooke is an Assistant Professor at The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, having graduated from Rutgers University with a PhD in Communication, Information, and Library Studies in 2012 (where she was an ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellow). Previously, she was an instruction librarian and tenured assistant professor at Montclair State University’s (NJ) Sprague Library. Her research interests include human information behavior, particularly in an online context; diversity and social justice in librarianship; library and information science education and pedagogy, particularly in the online environment; and, information literacy and instruction. Named a Mover & Shaker in 2007 by Library Journal, Nicole is professionally active in ACRL, ALISE, and several other professional library organizations. She holds the MLS degree from Rutgers University, and a M.Ed. in Adult Education from Penn State.