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Set Sail for Rohrbach’s Open House on September 19th!


Avast Me Hearties!  Did you know that September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day? More importantly, it’s Rohrbach Library’s open house day! Come to the library between 10-4 and explore our building and our resources (human, physical, and digital). You can even be a cool Golden Bear like Avalanche by snapping some selfies at our pirate-themed photo booth area.

Prizes: We will have goodies and  giveaways around the library on the 19th from 10-4. KU students who accurately complete our 10-question orientation form are also entered into a prize drawing.

This year’s GRAND PRIZE is Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones!


Special thanks to the local business who have donated prizes for this event. We appreciate your generosity!!!

Participation: Anyone can participate in this event, but only KU students are eligible for the prize drawing. If you are a professor or group who would like to use this event for course credit or as a student organization requirement, there will be a place on the student form for course or organization information. Once we compile all the forms, we will let you know which of your students participated. Please let us know if you will be offering/requiring participation, though. It helps us to know how many forms to print.

Due Date: This year, students will have until Monday, September 25st at 4p.m. to turn in the orientation forms. This allows students several days to print and complete the questions if they couldn’t make it to the open house, and it gives them a chance at participation credit and/or the prize drawing!

For more information about our open house, please contact:
Dan Stafford (


Library Entrance Relocation

Beginning Thursday, May 18, the main entrance to Rohrbach Library will be closed for renovations. Entry to the library will be through the rear access door on the northeast corner of the building across from the DeFrancesco Building.

Circulation, Interlibrary Loan and Reserves will operate out of Rohrbach Library room 25 on the ground floor throughout the summer.

We apologize in advance to our patrons for any inconvenience this may cause.

Studyzone at Rohrbach!

By Jacob Kinsman

studyzoneRohrbach Library will be hosting a series of events and workshops to help students prepare for finals!

Below is a complete schedule of whats going on at Rohrbach for the rest of the week!

Wednesday, May 3

  • KU Writing Center, 6 – 9 pm
  • ACE Pre-Finals Snacks, 8 – 10 pm
  • Finals Prep Workshop,
    5 – 5:30 pm RL 100C
  • VIP Study Room Giveaway on Facebook

Thursday, May 4

  • KU Writing Center, 6:30 – 9 pm
  • Pet Therapy, 6 – 7 pm
  • Calming Crafts with the Library
    Outreach Leaders Club,
    6:30 – 9:30 pm

Research Librarians Available:

May 3-5 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Studyzone is sponsored by the Center for Academic Success and Achievement, Rohrbach Library, KU Writing Center, Health Promotion And Alcohol & Other Drug Services, Camillos Italian Restaurant.

Remembering Booker T. Washington

By Jacob Kinsman

In the years following the Civil War, educator and founder of Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute, Booker T. Washington, was a prominent figure in the black community. A former slave himself, Washington strove to create equal opportunities for the recently freed black population in the United States.


Washington took it upon himself to educate and prepare his fellow former-slaves for life outside of slavery. Aside from educating, Washington was involved in politics. His Atlanta Exposition Address was a famous address that resonated with both blacks and whites at the time, a rare occurrence.

To learn more about Booker T. Washington browse any of the Rohrbach Library‘s resources. We offer an array of data documenting Booker T. Washington’s ideas for a growing nation.

Click here for links about Booker T Washington or check out the library’s databases to learn more!

Movie Monday: The End of Poverty?

By  Jacob Kinsman

Cinema Libre Studios’ “The End of Poverty?”,  provides the powerful and gripping argument that poverty is created by strong countries exploiting the weak. For centuries policies, regulations, debt, and other Western-policies have manipulated wealth distribution across the globe.

Watch “The End of Poverty” now to find out why 20% of the worlds populations uses 80% of it’s resources.

“The End of Poverty” is available through the Kanopy database on the Rohrbach Library’s website.

115 years ago the “unsinkable”, RMS Titanic, sank.

By Jacob Kinsman


On April 12, 1912 the ‘unsinkable’ RMS Titanic departed Southampton, England for New York City, New York, but the early morning of April 15, 1912 the ship collided with an iceberg and sank.

The Titanic had been considered unsinkable because of its water compartment and funnel system. In the event of a hull breach, the compartments would seal, thus preventing the water from spreading throughout the ship. However, when the Titanic struck the iceberg, the opening in the hull was too large for the compartment system to compensate.

Over the course of a few hours the ship slowly sank. Of the 2,224 passengers and crew on board, only 1,514 survived the disaster. Passengers were split into three classes.  During the sinking the ‘women and children first’ rule was instated so most of the casualties were men. While first-class passengers did drown,  drastically larger numbers of second and third class passengers perished.

The sinking of the Titanic has been a popular topic since the incident in 1912. To learn more about the only voyage of the RMS Titanic check out our resources available through the Rohrbach Library!


Happy National Library Week!

By Jacob Kinsman


Come celebrate National Library Week at the Rohrbach Library by thanking our librarians,  exploring our resources, and signing up for a 2017 READ poster!

Stop by the Book and Brew cafe on the second floor of the library and contribute to our National Library Week message board. Tell us how the library has impacted your studies at Kutztown!

Check out a our “Challenge” collection in the lobby at Rohrbach! This limited time collection features titles banned from various public, academic, and school libraries.

A few spots are left for the 2017 READ poster campaign and sign up ends Friday, April 14! Please stop by RL 22 to sign up or email


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