Nicole Cooke


I am the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and an Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science, at the University of South Carolina. Before that, I was an academic librarian. I am a JEDI scholar and teacher (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) and I also do work related to human information behavior, fake news consumption and resistance, and critical cultural information studies. I’ve written lots of articles, chapters, and books in these areas, and I am grateful to have won some awards and be able to make a difference in the library and information science profession.

My latest books are “Information Services to Diverse Populations” (Libraries Unlimited, 2016) and “Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-truth Era”(ALA Editions. 2018).