Cooke to receive Leadership Award at ALISE

Nicole Cooke, GSLIS assistant professor, will receive the 2013 Norman Horrocks Leadership Award given by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). Cooke is being honored for her leadership in a variety of professional ALISE activities including her service on multiple committees including the Doctoral Student special interests group, the Diversity Task Force, and the ALISE Multicultural, Ethnic and Humanistic Concerns special interests group.

"I'm very pleased to be recognized by ALISE, an organization that has afforded me many opportunities, and I'm proud to be part of the legacy of leadership and service that Norman Horrocks established. This is a wonderful honor and I'm very grateful," said Cooke.

Cooke joined the GSLIS faculty in 2012. Her research interests include LIS distance education and instruction; human information behavior in online settings; the retention and mentoring of minority librarians and LIS doctoral students; and leadership, organizational development, and communication in libraries. Named a Mover & Shaker in 2007 by Library Journal, Nicole is professionally active in ALA, ASIS&T, ALISE, and several other professional library organizations.

"In establishing the Norman Horrocks Leadership Award, the ALISE Board of Directors sought to have a means of recognizing new members with outstanding leadership qualities as exemplified through their service to ALISE," said Linda C. Smith, GSLIS Associate Dean for Academic Programs and an ALISE Past President. "Given Nicole Cooke's many contributions to ALISE, this award is well deserved. We are proud to have her as part of the GSLIS faculty."

Cooke will receive her award on Thursday, January 24, during the Awards Reception to be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Seattle Public Library.

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