Victoria Kok, professor librarian for the Veterinary Medicine Library, part of University Libraries at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emerita librarian by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive an emeritus certificate from the university.
A member of the university community since 1973, Kok made significant contributions to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine through her research which focused on libraries resources and support. The Veterinary Medicine Library provides information services, access to collections, and additional resources to assist with the curriculum and research programs related to veterinary medicine and public health in support of the students, faculty, and staff of the college across its three locations.
In addition, she taught several graduate-level courses focusing on research and library resources.
Kok received two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Malaya and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Wisconsin.