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About Kathleen de la Peña McCook, KN4IJM

Kathleen de la Peña McCook, KN4IJM, holds the MA from the University of Chicago, Graduate Library School and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has an M.A. in English Literature from Marquette University and English Literature from the University of Illinois Chicago. She is author of Introduction to Public Librarianship (ALA Editions). She has been honored with the Lippincott Award from the American Library Association, REFORMA Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture, Beta Phi Mu Award, Florida Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award, Brubaker Award for literary merit by the Catholic Library World and as Chicago Public Library, Scholar in Residence. Kathleen volunteers with AARL/ARES and her call sign is KN4IJM.


Present Distinguished University Professor, University of South Florida

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Hispanic Heritage Award. University of South Florida
  • Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer.
  • Chicago Public Library. Scholar in Residence
  • Beta Phi Mu Award. Distinguished Service to Education for Librarianship
  • Florida Library Association. Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • REFORMA-Trejo Librarian of the year
  • REFORMA-Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement (LAA) Award

Books (10)

Articles (33)