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 "Libraries as Cultural Heritage Institutions."
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.
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.