The Artwork of Rohrbach Library

by Sarah Berry

Throughout the year the Rohrbach Library hosts numerous art exhibits. Curated by Rhonda York, the displays often contain work by KU students, faculty, and staff. Continue reading to learn more about each exhibit.


A map of the nine exhibits in Rohrbach Library

Main Floor Exhibits

  • “A Beautiful World by Robert Radin”

"A Beautiful World by Robert Radin"

  • Location: Main Floor behind the Information Desk.
  • “A Beautiful World by Robert Radin” features 89 portraits by photographer Robert Radin. Displayed for a year, the photos document Radin’s journey across the world.


  • Book and Brew Gallery

Book and Brew Gallery

  • Location: Main Floor across from Book and Brew
  • The Book and Brew Gallery is currently displaying Shannon McCarthy’s graphic novel adaptation of “Draußen Vor Der Tür” or “The Man Outside.” The German play focuses on the return of a Russian soldier post-World War II.


  • “Hawk Mountain Sanctuary”


  • Location: Main Floor by the front doors.
  • Provided by Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, this exhibit provides information on the non-profit organization’s work in raptor conservation.


  • “Illustration Showcase”


  • Location: Main Floor by the Rohrbach Library’s SeaCow
  • The “Illustration Showcase” displays the work of Communication Design students. Illustrations include depictions of Walter White from “Breaking Bad” and Dana Sculley from “The X-Files.”


  • “Traveling the Camino del Norte”


  • Location: Main Floor by Book and Brew
  • This exhibit highlights the 500-mile journey taken by KU librarian Dan Stafford in 2016.


  • “Zine Library”


  • Location: Main Floor across from Book and Brew
  • The “Zine Display” contains zines from the KU student business Brain Bug Magazine and from KU faculty, like Dr. Kevin McCloskey. As well, the display showcases zines from across the country.


Second Floor Exhibits

  • “KU Presents!”


  • Location: Second Floor on the left-side of the building
  • The “KU Presents!” provides information for upcoming performances at Schaeffer Auditorium.


  • “SteamWorks”


  • Location: Second Floor on the left-side of the building
  • “SteamWorks” demonstrates the various products that can be made through SteamWorks (located on the lower floor of Rohrbach Library) and the different workshops available to students.


  • “The Works of Gladys Lutz”


  • Location: Second Floor across from stairwell
  • Provided by the PA German Cultural Heritage Center, “The Works of Gladys Lutz”features needlework from Gladys Lutz.

For more information about our exhibits, contact Rhonda York at

#Throwback Thursday: Love Your Body Day

by Sarah Berry

Seven years ago today, the KU Women’s Center hosted a variety of events in celebration of Love Your Body Day.

This year the center celebrated the event on October 13 and hosted speaker Lindy West, author of “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” in the Schaeffer Auditorium.


For more information of the 2009 event, continue reading below.

The More You Know...

The KU Women’s Center invites you to celebrate National Love Your Body Day today, Tuesday, October 20, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Building’s Multipurpose Room.

Organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW), Love Your Body Day is a day for women to accept and love themselves for who they are. In this day and age of the media showing us women with bodies that are impossible for us to ever attain, either because they are entirely too thin or Photoshopped to remove imperfections, it is important for us to take a step back to be happy with ourselves, and to enjoy that fact that women come in all kinds of beautiful shapes and sizes.

Although this day is geared toward women, it’s important for men to come out and support the women in their lives. Men can also take away a lesson in how to learn…

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#Throwback Thursday: Rohrbach Library hosts ASARO Artwork

by Sarah Berry

Back in October 2007, the library displayed the artwork of ASARO, the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca. The group used artwork as a way to respond to the political turmoil in Mexico.

Continue reading for more information on the organization.

The More You Know...

ASARO, the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca, is a collective of young Mexican artists responding to Oaxaca’s current political turmoil. ASARO’s remarkable woodblock prints are part of Mexico’s long tradition of popular revolutionary art. The artists sell woodblock prints for 100 pesos, roughly $10, in Oaxaca’s public square. ASARO’s real passion, however, is the work they give away. Overnight they cut paper stencils of an arrested comrade, the next morning her portrait is sprayed all over the walls of the historic city center. They print 3ft. tall woodblock prints of goose-stepping police monsters on tissue paper. By dawn a chorus line of these mutant police is pasted on the cathedral’s wall. Seldom seen in the United States, a selection of ASARO’s best artwork will be displayed at Kutztown University’s Rohrbach Library this fall.

Celebrate with us at an opening reception on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 4:30 PM. Prof…

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Britannica Original Sources added to Rohrbach Library!

by Sarah Berry

If you missed the free trial of Britannica Original Sources, the Rohrbach Library has good news for you!

The database has now been added to the library’s suite of research resources. Now students and faculty can access over 420,000 primary source documents, books, and images.

Check out Britannica Original Sources now by clicking here. If you are accessing Britannica Original Sources or another database off-campus, check out our Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus post for more information.

The More You Know...

by Sarah Berry

Take advantage of the Rohrbach Library’s month-long trial of Britannica’s Original Sources Database. Starting September 1, KU students and faculty can access the multitude of primary source documents available on the electronic database, which include works by classic authors, such as Jane Austen and Frederick Douglass, as well as the journals of explorers, like Christopher Columbus. Additional resources include documents pertaining to a variety of topics and events, including the Affordable Health Care Act, the Viking invasions, the Civil Rights Movement, and more.

To take advantage of this trial, head to and enter the following (all lowercase): Username: backto    Password: school

Britannica Original Sources

Remember, this trial is only available from September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Don’t miss out!

Note, Britannica’s Original Sources database can be found and accessed through the library’s A-Z database list under “O.”

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off at Films On Demand

by Sarah Berry

Films On Demand, a streaming video database of Rohrbach Library, is promoting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with a collection of segments and full-length videos on cybersecurity. Check out some of our favorites below.

TedTalks: Fighting Viruses, Defending the Net

Learn about some of the world’s first computer viruses, from the Brain virus to keylogger viruses. Additionally, discover the struggles facing law enforcement officials as they try to tackle what has become a global crime.

Rise of the Hackers


NOVA introduces a new group of scientists who are exploring and developing ways to thwart hackers through unbreakable codes and advanced computers.

In Google We Trust


Uncover the ways in which governments and corporations log and track the digital interactions of users and how laws have failed to catch up to the digital age, leaving a user’s data open to public review.

The Surveillance Industrial Complex: America’s Surveillance State


Dive into the history behind the NSA and its contracts with tech companies to access user data, as well as the subsequent public reaction after Edward Snowden went public about the NSA activities.


To view more videos about cybersecurity from Films On Demand, click here. If you are accessing Films On Demand or any of the library’s databases off-campus, check out our post, Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus.

#Throwback Thursday – Remember MC Kwanamak?

by Sarah Berry

For the full backstory on the 2014 April Fool’s joke, check out Dale Bond’s post, “Rap Attack at Rohrbach: Introducing MC Kwanamak.”

Scopus added to the Rohrbach Library’s list of databases!

by Sarah Berry

The Rohrbach Library is pleased to announce the addition of the Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, from scientific journals to conference proceedings.


An extensive multidisciplinary database, Scopus provides students and faculty access to over 21,000 titles, 7.2 million conference papers, and over 130,000 books from 5,000 publishers worldwide. Additionally, the database features tools for tracking, analyzing, and visualizing research.

With these tools, users can analyze their search results, providing them a unique insight into their search results or into a specific work.

For example, a user may select to analyze the search results by author to discover which authors are actively publishing and/or researching their work. In turn, users can decide to “follow” or even contact these individuals. To learn about more ways to analyze your search results, click here.

Check out Scopus today by heading to the library website. If you are accessing Scopus or any of the library’s databases off-campus, check out our post, Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus.

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