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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.


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 U., 1973; assistant humanities library, Southern Illinois U., 1985-1986; library technical assistant III humanities division, Southern Illinois U., 1986-1989; assistant humanities library, Southern Illinois U., 1989-1992; acting humanities library, Southern Illinois U., 1992-1993; humanities library, Southern Illinois U., since 1993; assistant professor library affairs, Southern Illinois U., 1989-1995; associate professor library affairs, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, since 1995; member of faculty Executive Board, Southern Illinois U., 1989-1991. Participant conferences and workshops. Presenter in field; field reader grant proposals Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Coordinating Committee, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

Vance G. Peterson

Dorothy M. (Cline) Peterson

David Victor Koch

John Koch

Victor Koch

Elizabeth Koch