Danielle Cooper is the director for libraries, scholarly communication, and museums at Ithaka S+R, where she oversees a team exploring how information practices are evolving in higher education and cultural organizations. Her team specializes in creating large-scale cohort-based projects and working with underrepresented and under-resourced academic communities, including Indigenous Studies scholars, community colleges, and currently incarcerated learners. She is a passionate applied researcher and has trained hundreds of librarians to collaborate on Ithaka S+R projects.
Prior to joining Ithaka S+R Danielle worked as a librarian at Ryerson University and George Brown College while pursuing her doctoral studies at York University. Her dissertation is entitled “Personal Touches, Public Legacies: An Ethnography of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Libraries and Archives.”