Since coming to the College of Staten Island in 2007 Jonathan Cope has contributed to the library instruction program, provided reference services, and engaged in various other professional activities. He has been the coordinator of virtual reference services since 2008.

Professor Cope holds Master's Degrees in both library science and liberal studies. Recently, he has contributed a chapter to the edited collection Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (Library Juice Press, 2010), which discusses the applicability of social power research to information literacy. Professor Cope’s current research is focused on the ways in which library and information literacy work is situated within specific social, cultural, economic, and disciplinary contexts.


M.A., Graduate Center/CUNY

MLIS, Queens College/CUNY

B.A., Antioch College

Scholarship / Publications

Cope, J. (2010) Information literacy and social power. In Accardi, M. T., Drabinski, E., & Kumbier, A. (Eds.), Critical library instruction: Theories & methods. (pp.13-27). Duluth, MN: Library Juice Press.