Institute General Sessions

Thursday Evening - September 29, 2022
Opening General Session with Christina Soontornvat

The recording of this session is available exclusively to ALSC members and 2022 National Institute attendees, as a benefit of their association membership and/or attendance at Institute! 

Friday Morning - September 30, 2022
Big Ideas with Dr. Nicole A. Cooke

Dr. Nicole A. Cooke is the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and an Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. Her research and teaching interests include human information behavior, fake news consumption and resistance, critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship.

Dr. Cooke was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal in 2007; she was awarded the 2016 ALA Equality Award; and she was presented with the 2017 ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award,presented by the Office for Diversity and Literacy Outreach Services. She has also been honored as the Illinois Library Association's 2019 Intellectual Freedom Award winner in recognition of her work in combating online hate and bullying in LIS, and she was selected as the Association for Library and Information Science Education's 2019 Excellence in Teaching award winner. In 2021 she was presented with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Social Justice Award by the University of South Carolina. 

Cook has published numerous articles and book chapters. Her latest books are "Information Services to Diverse Populations" (Libraries United, 2016) and "Fake news and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-truth Era" (ALA Editions, 2018). 

This Big Ideas Session and the recording of the session were generously sponsored by ALSC's Carole D. Fiore Leadership Endowment Fund.