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Loretta Peterson Koch

Loretta Peterson Koch, American librarian, educator.


  • Koch, Loretta Peterson was born on March 5, 1951 in Anna, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Vance G. and Dorothy M. (Cline) Peterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in in English with high honors, University Illinois, 1973. Master of Science in Liberal Studies, University Illinois, 1974. Postgraduate, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1976.


    • Adult services library Carbondale Public Library., 1974-1981. Owner, operator L. Koch-Words, editing and word processing, Carbondale, 1981-1985. Research assistant Southern Illinois University, 1973, assistant humanities library, 1985-1986, library technical assistant III humanities division, 1986-1989, assistant humanities library, 1989-1992, acting humanities library, 1992-1993, humanities library, 1993—2006, assistant professor library affairs, 1989-1995, associate professor library affairs Carbondale, 1995—2006, member faculty executive board, 1989-1991.

      Participant conferences and workshops. Presenter in field; field reader grant proposals Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Coordinating Committee, 1993.


    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Division coordinator fund drive United Way, 1989, 90. Room parent Lakeland School, 1993-1994, Parrish School, 1994-1995, 95-96, 96-97, Thomas School, 1998-1999, 99-2000. Assistant leader troop 813, Girl Scouts United States of America, 1993-1994.

    Member American Library Association (chairman poster session abstracts booklet committee 1993-1994), Association of College and Research Library. (communications committee women's studies section 1993-1995), Library. Administration and Management Association (using statistics for library evaluation committee), Reference and adult services division Illinois Library.

    Association (nominations committee resources and technical services forum 1993-1994), Margaret Atwood Society, Midwest Association for Canada Studies, Association for Canada Studies in the United States, Beta Phi Museum.


    • Married David Victor Koch, August 25, 1979. 1 child, Elizabeth; stepchildren: John, Victor.
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    Born March 5, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      University Illinois
    • 1974
      University Illinois
    • 1976
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1974 - 1981
      Adult services library Carbondale Public Library
    • 1981 - 1985
      Carbondale, Illinois, United States
    • 1992 - 1993
      research assistant, Southern Illinois University
    • 1993 - 2006
      research assistant, Southern Illinois University
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