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GSLIS Prof. Cooke receives Leadership Award in Education

 

“Assistant Professor Nicole A. Cooke of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) has been selected to receive the University YWCA’s 2015 Leadership Award in Education in recognition of her work in social justice and higher education.
The annual award honors individuals or organizations whose work supports the mission of the YWCA, which is “dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” Honorees display leadership, initiative, creativity, and dedication through their work in the community, and set positive examples for others.
A statement from the YWCA described Cooke as “an excellent academic, mentor, and proponent for institutional diversity and social justice. Dr. Cooke has worked diligently to diversify the curriculum and create spaces of inclusion for people of color within [the] library and information sciences.””
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