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Linda Cooper, Associate Professor

  Rosenthal 242
  Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
  Queens College, City University of New York
  Phone: (718) 997-3765
  Fax: (718) 997-3797




Ph.D. Rutgers University , New Brunswick , NJ - Communication, Information & Library Studies
M.L.S. Queens College , Flushing , NY - Library Science
M.S. Long Island University , Greenvale , NY - Education
B.A. Queens College , Flushing , NY - Art

Permanent Teaching Certifications:

NYS Library Media Specialist
NYS Elementary Education

Work Experience


Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor - Library Media Specialist & Coordinator - Library Media Specialist Programs  (2007 - present) Queens College , Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Flushing , NY
Associate Professor & Coordinator LMS Program (2004-2007/tenured) Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science, NY , NY
Assistant Professor & Coordinator LMS Program (2001-2004) Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science, NY , NY

Public Schools:

School Library Media Specialist (1995-2001/tenured) Commack School District , Commack , NY
School Library Media Specialist (1993-1995) Elwood School District , East Northport , NY School Library Media Specialist (1992-1993) Patchogue-Medford School District , Medford , NY

Courses Taught in the Past Two Years:

LBSCI 761   Organization & Management: School Library Media Centers
LBSCI 763/4 Instructional Technologies for Information Literacy
LBSCI 765    Resources for the School Curriculum
LBSCI 767    Reading Motivation Techniques
LBSCI 790    Art of the Children’s Book
LBSCI 795    Internship

Research & Professional Interests

My background encompasses study in information and library science, education, and art. This, together with my work as a teacher with children in school libraries, has informed my research and is reflected in my areas of interest which include cognitive categories for information, the information behavior of children, teaching children to be information literate, and visual information.

Selected Publications

Cooper, L.Z. (2008). Supporting visual literacy in the school library media center: Developmental, socio-cultural, and experiential considerations and scenarios. Knowledge Quest, v36n3, January/February, pp.14-19.

Cooper, L.Z. (2007). Overarching Issues in Children's and Youth Information Behavior Research: Moving the Research Agenda beyond Systems Design. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology ASIST 2007 Annual Meeting, October 19 - 24, 2007, Milwaukee , Wisconsin .

Cooper, L.Z. (2005). Developmentally appropriate digital environments for young children. In Allison Druin (ed.) Library Trends - Special Issue: Children's information access and use of digital materials, v54n2, Fall 2005.

Cooper, L.Z.. (2004). The Socialization of Information Behavior: A case study of cognitive categories for library information. Library Quarterly, v74, n3 , pp.299-336.

Cooper, L.Z. (2004). Children's information choices for inclusion in a hypothetical, child-constructed library. In Mary K. Chelton and Colleen Cool (eds.), Youth Information Seeking: Theories, Models, and Approaches. Lanham , MD : Scarecrow Press.

Cooper, L.Z. (2002). A case study of the information seeking behavior of seven year old children in a semi-structured situation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology , v53, n11, pp. 904-922.

Cooper, L.Z. (2002). Cross-cultural preference of visual information in primary school ESL children. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology ASIST 2002 Annual Meeting, November 18-21, 2002, Philadelphia , PA. . (pp. 359-64). Medford , NJ : Information Today, Inc.


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Dept. Office: Rosenthal Library Room 254
Phone (718) 9973790
Fax (718) 997-3797

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Director and Chair
Dr. Colleen Cool

Vice Chair
Dr. Kwong-Bor Ng

Graduate Advisor for Library Media
Specialist & Coordinator of
Library Media Specialist Programs

Dr. Linda Cooper

Director of Admissions
Dr. Claudia Perry

Graduate Advisor for Continuing Students
Prof. Elizbeth Basileo


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