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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nicole A. Cooke  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Cooke is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nichole A. Cooke graduated from Rutgers University with a Ph.D. in communication, information, and library studies in 2012 (where she was an 2008 American Library Association Spectrum Doctoral Fellow). Previously, she was an instruction librarian and tenured assistant professor at Montclair State University’s Sprague Library in New Jersey.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals (Chandos Information Professional Series)
ISBN: 1843346435

Chandos Publishing. 2012

Increasingly, library personnel are called upon to teach classes, deliver presentations and represent their organizations in an official capacity. This book is designed to assist those professionals with little to no experience designing and delivering training, instructional sessions, and presentations. Suitable for all librarians, library staff and library school students, this practical guide will get the library professional up and running as a trainer and presenter.

  • Written by practicing professional librarians and trainers for use in the library setting
  • Features a combination of training, facilitation, and public-speaking skills
  • Covers all aspects of training from audience evaluation to lesson plans to evaluation to lesson delivery

Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals (Library and Information Science Text)
ISBN: 1440834601

Libraries Unlimited. 2016

Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the training and education of LIS professionals.

• Addresses perennially important and emerging hot topics in librarianship, such as diversity, cultural competence, and social responsibility

• Updates the ongoing discussion on cultural competence and diversity with new concepts, such as critical race theory

• Authored by an expert who actively teaches and conducts research in the subject areas of library instruction and information literacy as well as diversity and social justice in librarianship

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