Jonathan Cope is a Reference/Instruction Librarian at the College of Staten Island (CSI), CUNY. Since coming to CSI in 2007 he has contributed to the library instruction program and provided reference services. Since 2008 he has been the coordinator of virtual reference services.
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. 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.