Welcome

Hello! I'm Christopher D. Cook, an academic librarian in Washington, D.C. Some of my professional specialties include cataloging, institutional repositories, health information, rare books, and incunabula. You can learn more about me by exploring this site.

Brief Biography

I was raised in west-central Illinois where I developed a love for books and history and an appreciation of nature and the world that surrounds us. After high school, I attended the state's flagship institution of higher learning, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where my horizons were broadened even further than I could have anticipated. My major area of study was Italian and I pursued courses in linguistics and classical archaeology and almost everything in between while working as a student at the university's classics and rare book libraries. This work led me to pursue a master's degree in library and information science from the same institution. My first professional library job followed immediately upon my graduation. After three years, I moved on to explore the nation's capital where I worked as a librarian for a government agency before returning to academia.