Goetsch, Lori
Dean of Libraries
Dean's Office
504B Hale
(785) 532-7492


Job Description

Dean Goetsch leads K-State Libraries in its mission to elevate academic success as an integral partner in research, learning, and discovery.

She is the chief administrator for the University Libraries, including Hale and the four branch libraries: Math/Physics Library, K-State Salina Library, Veterinary Medical Library, and Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Dean Goetsch is responsible for the successful administration of the libraries in accordance with the policies and procedures of Kansas State University.

Research and scholarship interests

Dean Goetsch has been involved with numerous research projects and has published on topics ranging from feminist pedagogy to library security.

K-State committees

Member of the Association of College and Research Libraries, president from 2009-2010

Member of the board of directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries

On the boards of the Greater Western Library Alliance, the State Library of Kansas, and the Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management


Selected to attend the Harvard Leadership Institute in 2000