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Alpha Beta Alpha: ABA HOME

This guide describes the history, events, news, and contact information for Kutztown University's Alpha Beta Alpha Library Science Fraternity

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ABA Historian

ABA Advisor

ABA Advisor

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Karen Wanamaker
Education Librarian

Rohrbach Library

Office: Ground Level Room 21

Curriculum Materials Center

Alpha Beta Alpha Background


Alpha Beta Alpha (ABA) is the Library Science fraternity at Kutztown University. Founded on November 20, 1957, the Kutztown chapter (which is the Rho chapter) is the last ABA chapter in the United States. ABA's goal is to spread the joys of reading and to have a positive impact on the community. Our motto is "Books, People, Service, Life".

ABA meets on Thursday evenings bi-weekly in the Rohrbach Library, during which we plan community service events, discuss current events in the library science field, and on occasion bring in members from the library field to speak to the group. A banquet is held every year to discuss the events of the year, as well as honor special guests and graduating seniors.

Anyone with a major or minor in library science can join Alpha Beta Alpha. The annual fee for members is $15, or $7.50 per semester.