Rohrbach is pleased to introduce the Research Commons. The KURC is our open-access online repository for the research, scholarship, and creative works of KU students and faculty. It currently features a variety of content including faculty research articles, KU doctoral dissertations and undergraduate student research. For more information on this amazing resource, click on the link below or contact Sue Czerny at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rohrbach Library, together with the Office of Inclusion and Outreach is proud to be hosting a second Human Library event for Spring 2019! It will take place on Thursday, March 28th and will run from 10:00am-4:00pm. Check out a human book and engage in dialog on a variety of personal and social issues. For more information about this unique event please visit this webpage:
Guest Speaker at Kutztown University- author Dr. Belinda Wheeler!
On Tuesday, October 30th, Kutztown University will be hosting special guest Dr. Belinda Wheeler. Dr. Wheeler is the author of Heroine of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Gwendolyn Bennett's Selected Writings. Dr. Wheeler will discuss Gwendolyn Bennett's work, her diverse artistic talents and why this important figure for solace in Kutztown. Join us for us from 11:00-noon in MSU 250 (President's Room).
To find more information about Gwendolyn Bennett and her work click on this libguide.
Take a walk on on the Bear Trail during Family Day this Saturday, September 28th! This is a self-guided tour that will feature fun facts on a few of KU's historical buildings. At the end of the tour visitors can enter a prize drawing to win a cute Avalanche stuffed bear! Check out the link below or our social media pages for more info! Many thanks to our Archives and Digital Initiatives department for putting this together!
Pack your bags and get ready for our annual Open House! This event will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 10:00am-4pm. The Open House revolves around a scavenger hunt that will take you on a tour of our in-house and online resources! Students who complete the scavenger are eligible for prizes! For more information please visit our libguide here:
There will be a librarian available during the Winter Session for faculty and students. Sue Czerny will provide remote research assistance to students and faculty. You will be able to contact her through email (email@example.com), or you can make an appointmenthttp://libcal.kutztown.edu/appointment/4341) to talk with her by phone, Skype, text, or Google Hangouts. She checks her email three times daily and will get back to you ASAP.
Brought to you by The Rohrbach Library
and The Commission on Human Diversity
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
10 AM - 3 PM
Stop in anytime between 10am - 3pm on Thursday,
November 9th to checkout a human book from our first ever Human Library.
The Human Library or “Menneskebiblioteket” as it
is called in Danish, was developed in Copenhagen in
the spring of 2000 as a project for Roskilde Festival
by Ronni Abergel and his brother Dany and
colleagues Asma Mouna and Christoffer Erichsen.
The original event was open eight hours a day,
for four days straight and featured over fifty different titles.
The broad selection of books provided readers with ample choice to challenge their stereotypes and so they did.
More than a thousand readers took advantage leaving
books, librarians, organizers and readers stunned
at the impact of the Human Library.
Publishing in the Age of Open Access Journals
Journals, Open Access and Predators: Mentoring Junior Colleagues through the Publication Process – Presentation by Dr. Robert Hironimus-Wendt on the opportunities and perils of publishing in the open access environment.
September 29th (Thursday) 11am BH 145
Discerning Quality Journals – Discussion with Dr. Robert Hironimus-Wendt with a focus on discovering the best publications for your scholarly work.
September 30th (Friday) 11am DF 210
Database Integrity (part I) – Bob Flatley and Ruth Perkins will discuss the processes vendors, such as Web of Science and SCOPUS, use in their efforts to keep questionable journals and publishers out of their databases.
October 13th (Thursday) 11am Rohrbach Library Room 22
Database Integrity (part II) – Bob Flatley and Ruth Perkins will conduct a ‘hands on’ workshop providing faculty with tools to evaluate the legitimacy of particular journals and identify potential journals where they could publish their research.
October 20th (Thursday) 11am Rohrbach Library Room 29
Creative Commons and Quality Scholarship – Susan Czerny will discuss how Creative Commons both differs from and compliments current copyright protocols and how to find quality research with Creative Commons licenses in open access journals.
February 16th (Thursday) 11am Rohrbach Library Room 22
Open Education Resources (OER) – Ruth Perkins will discuss OER, the emerging resource consisting of openly licensed educational materials that can be used as an alternative to textbooks. Particular attention will be paid to Temple University’s Alternative Textbook Project.
February 23rd (Thursday) 11am Rohrbach Library Room 22
Library to Open Earlier!
Beginning on Monday, October 3, 2016 the library will open at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Here are our revised hours for the Fall 2016 semester:
Party Study on the Patio!
Beginning on Monday, March 21, 2016 the library balcony will now be open to students!
Hours (weather permitting):
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to dusk
Sunday 2:00 p.m. to dusk.
Enjoy studying or taking a break on the balcony, but please smoke or vape elsewhere.
STEAMworks Workshop Schedule!
Learn about 3D Printing, Greenscreen Photography, creating Poster Sized Infographics and much more! Drop in for one of our STEAMworks Workshops in RL 18
Here at your favorite library, we'll be opening at 7:00 most mornings during Finals Week—that's old news, right? But get this: we're open till 2am Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, Dec. 6 - 9!
And wait, it gets even better: the Book & Brew Café is extending itshours, too, for Finals! Open 3pm till midnight Sunday through Wednesday, it'll open 3pm to 10pm on Thursday, Dec. 10 and from 8am to 4pm on Friday Dec. 11.