Site Credits

This database was made possible by the generous funding of the American Library Association’s Carnegie-Whitney Grant.

Dr. Nicole A. Cooke is a full-­time researcher, Library and Information Science educator, and librarian. She holds an M.Ed in Adult Education from Pennsylvania State University, and an MLS and a Ph.D. in Communication, Information and Library Studies from Rutgers University. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior (particularly in an online context), critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship (with an emphasis on infusing them into LIS education and pedagogy). She was named a “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal in 2007, and was the 2016 recipient of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Equality Award, and the 2017 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award presented by ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach. In addition to authoring numerous articles, she is the author of Information Services to Diverse Populations (Libraries Unlimited, 2016) and Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era (ALA Editions. 2018).

Thanks to Dr. Jeanie Austin, Dr. Robin Kurz, and Lettycia Terrones for their work on this project.

And special thanks and gratitude to Jessica Yurkofsky for creating this site.

The project team can be reached at or @IBCB_Project.