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dean , emeritus librarian

David Kohl, dean, emeritus librarian. Rockefeller fellow Rockefeller Foundation, 1965-1966; Disciples House scholar Disciples Divinity House, Chicago, 1965-1969; Senior Fulbright fellowship, Turkey, 2003, Bangalore, India, 2004-2005, Greece, 2004-2005, Taiwan, 2005.


Kohl, David was born on July 31, 1942 in Grand Island, Nebraska, United States.


Bachelor cum laude, Carleton College, 1965;Master of Theology Divinity School, University of Chicago, 1967;DMn, University of Chicago, 1969;Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1972.


Assistant director Admission and Aid University Chicago, 1969-1972. Social Sciences reference librarian Washington State University, Pullman, 1972-1977, head central circulation, 1977-1980. Undergrad librarian University Illinois, Urbana, 1980-1986.

Assistant director Public Services University Colorado, Boulder, 1986-1991, head Norlin Library., 1989-1991. Dean, university library University Cincinnati, 1991—2002, emeritus, since 2002. Director University Cincinnati Digital Press, 1996—2003.

Editor-in-chief Journal Academic Librarianship, since 2003. International library consultant, since 2003. Associate professor University Illinois Urbana Library.

School, 1984-1986, Emporia State University, 1991-1992, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992, University Kentucky, 1994. Consultant in field.



Relief houseparent for Learning Disabled Student Whitman County Mental Health, Pullman, Washington, 1973-1975. Koinonia House Board (president 1979-1980), Pullman, 1975-1981. Member board Mental Health Foundation, Boulder County, 1986-1991.

Member RASD Board, 1980-1982. Chair Systems and Services, LAMA, 1984. Chair Collection Development, RASD, 1988.

President Reference and Adult Services Section, 1994. Member American Library Association (vice president, president reference and adult service division since 1993), Library.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: jogging.


Son of D. Franklin and La Vern Harriet (De Long) K. Married Marilyn L. Kohl, September 28, 1969 (divorced 1986). 1 child: Nathaniel F.

D. Franklin Kohl

La Vern Harriet (De Long) Kohl

Marilyn L. Kohl