Linda Cooper, Associate Professor
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
Associate Professor (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
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:
GSLIS 761 Organization & Management: Media Centers
GSLIS 765 Resources for the School Curriculum
School Library Media Centers/Pratt Institute
Human Information Behavior/Pratt Institute
Children and Information/Pratt Institute
Art of the Children's Book/Pratt Institute
Student Teaching - LMS Elementary & Secondary Levels/Pratt Institute
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.
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.