Nicole Cooke received a 2008 Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship and is pursuing her degree at Rutgers University. She holds a Masters in Adult Education / Certificate in Distance Educatio from Pennsylvania State University; Masters of Library Service from Rutgers University; and a B.A. in Communication from Rutgers University.

Nicole's primary research interests include adult education and lifelong learning, library instruction and training, and staff development. She has also conducted research and published in the areas of distance learning and libraries, the creation of learning environments, and the relationship between library instruction and library anxiety and would like to conduct additional research in these areas. Other research interests include issues surrounding web 2.0 and learning 2.0, the emergence of new media and its impact on information acquisition and distribution, the digital divide, instructional design, and the recruitment and retention of minority librarians.

Awards Won

Title Year
The future is overdue (ALA-Spectrum Scholarship logo) Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship (hisotical)
An IMLS funded project in 2007, 2008, and 2013 designed to increase racial and ethnic diversity among our profession’s next generation of LIS leaders.
2008 - Winner(s)