Kathleen McCook

School of Information (librarian education)-University of South Florida, Tampa

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School of Information (librarian education)-University of South Florida, Tampa

Kathleen McCook

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Kathleen de la Peña McCook --KN4IJM-- is distinguished university professor at the School of Information, University of South Florida in Tampa. 

In 2021 she est. "The Preservation and Annihilation of Memory,." at Substack.

  • She is a  life member of REFORMA.
  • She is a member of the Progressive Librarians Guild.
  • She is a member of the  American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
  • She belongs to the American Library Association and the Florida & Georgia chapters.
  • She is Past-President and member of the Association for Library and Information Science Education.
She teaches "Public Librarianship" ; "Library History" ; and "Libraries as Cultural Heritage Institutions." 

Recent Presentation:
"Lucretius to the World Brain." (May 2021)

Presentation on the History of Radio. (September 2020)
JungWon Yoon and Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 2021 62:2109-118

“Sticking with the Union After Janus”- Union Library Workers. Report by Elaine Harger and Kathleen de la Peña McCook. Progressive Librarian Winter 2020, Issue 47, p139-162. 

Introduction to Public Librarianship, (with Jenny Bossaller). ALA Editions. Neal-Schuman. 2018.

Kathleen was honored by the American Library Association with the Joseph W. Lippincott Award in 2019. 

REFORMA, The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, honored Kathleen with the Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. 

She studied Library Science at the University of Chicago Graduate Library School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library & Information Studies.

She is a member of the Athens Radio Club. Her call sign is KN4IJM.