Kathleen de la Peña McCook --KN4IJM-- is distinguished university professor at the School of Information, University of South Florida in Tampa. She teaches "Public Librarianship" ; "Library History" ; and "Librarians and Human Rights."
She is a member of the Athens Radio Club.
She is a life member of REFORMA. She is a member of the Progressive Librarians Guild.
“Sticking with the Union After Janus”- Union Library Workers 2017-2018 (in press) Report by Elaine Harger and Kathleen de la Peña McCook. Progressive Librarian 2019.
Introduction to Public Librarianship, (with Jenny Bossaller). ALA Editions. Neal-Schuman. 2018.
"From the One Mule Tenant Farmer to the Hillbilly Highway: How Librarians can Support the White Working Class." The Library Quarterly 87 (July 2017).
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.