Yolanda Cooper became the university librarian at Emory University, Atlanta, on January 15, 2014. Prior to Emory she held an acting position as dean and university librarian at the University of Miami Libraries in the fall of 2013 and from 2006 to June of 2013 she was Deputy University Librarian at the University of Miami Libraries. Prior to joining the University of Miami Libraries, she served as the Associate University Librarian for Organizational Development at the University of Virginia Library in Charlottesville, Virginia from 2003 to 2006, and prior to that, she held two positions at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries from 1994 to 2003, the assistant to the dean, and the assistant dean for human resources. Yolanda has also held positions at the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Illinois. Yolanda holds a B.G.S. and a M.L.S. from Indiana University. In 2004 she was selected as a FRYE Fellow and attended the FRYE Institute in Atlanta, currently called the Leading Change Institute.