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2018 Rohrbach Library Open House

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: 



Winter Term Librarian

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 (czerny@kutztown.edu), or you can make an appointment http://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


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
  • Saturday closed
  • 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

STEAMworks Workshop Schedule>

Stress Relief Week!

It's that time of year, right? Why not unwind here at Your Favorite Library? Get a massage, do a little coloring, put together some LEGO, spend some quality time in the Selfie Booth...

Finals Week Hours Stretched to 2am!

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 its hours, 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.