Visiting Scholar: Yolanda Cooper, Vice Provost & Lindseth Family University Librarian, Case Western Reserve University
Friday, April 15, 2022
2:00pm-3:00pm Fireside Chat with University Libraries Dean Claire Stewart
3:00pm-3:30pm Question and Answer moderated by University Libraries Associate Dean Charlene Maxey-Harris
Yolanda Cooper serves as the Vice Provost & Lindseth Family University Librarian at Case Western Reserve. Prior to this appointment, Cooper was the Dean and University Librarian at Emory University, where she provided leadership and direction for the Emory Libraries including the Robert W. Woodruff Library, the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, the Goizueta Business Library, Academic Technology, and the Library Service Center, a facility operated in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology. Her responsibilities focused on articulating ways in which library services, digital scholarship, and informational technology can better support Emory’s mission and vision; implementing annual operational plans for Emory Libraries; chairing the Libraries Cabinet; and working with key library governance groups. She was also deeply engaged in campus DEI efforts at the university which resulted in chairing a Task Force on Untold Stories and Disenfranchised Populations and developing a two day hybrid symposium on Slavery and Dispossession.
Cooper joined Emory from the University of Miami, where she served as librarian associate professor, deputy university librarian, and acting dean and university librarian. At the University of Miami she was responsible for services, programming, and operations of all libraries on the Coral Gables and Virginia Key campuses. Her background also includes work with research library systems at Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Virginia, the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Cooper’s professional library experience has touched upon many operational areas in both public and private institutions, including organizational development; technical services; digital library programs; diversity, equity, and inclusion; access services; special collections; and research, teaching, and learning technologies. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and an MLS, Information Science, from Indiana University Bloomington.
This event is sponsored by University Libraries Academic Activities Committee. Register to receive Zoom link.