Peter Cookingham

Peter  Cookingham
  • Head
  • Turfgrass Information Center




Pete joined the MSU Libraries back in 1985 as the only full time librarian devoted the subject area of turfgrass. His background is in Recreation and Park Administration with a BS and work on a masters from University of Wyoming. He also spent ten years in the public, not-for-profit, and private park industry, including 3 years as General Manager of a 1,700 member, 1,800 acre Property Owners Association. His Masters of Library and Information Science is from the University of Illinois. Pete provides the oversight for TIC and the development of the TGIF database working closely with supporters of TIC as well as guiding the work of the staff and the student employees of TIC. Pete fields questions relating to scope of coverage or content issues within TGIF, cooperative initiatives, collection development and donations, and the "Why doesn't TGIF do ___?" kinds of questions.