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ABA students with Librarian of Congress

Look who our students met at the 16th Library of Congress National Book Festival!

From left to right: Rebekah Smith, Beth Kefer, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Rachel Smith, and Makenna Whitaker


2016 PSLA Award Winners

 

2016 PSLA Award Winners

Pictured at the 2016 PSLA Conference in Hershey are- Nancy Latanision, Dr. Andrea Harmer, Mary
Catherine Matta, Kim Mento, and Roseanne Perkins.


Two Kutztown University students from the Department of Library & Learning Technologies received awards at the 2016 PSLA Conference this year! Kim Mento received the PSLA Outstanding Student Award and Mary Catherine Matta received the Undergraduate Award.

Kim Mento - Kim teaches English at Boyertown Junior High East in the Boyertown Area SD. On May 7, 2016, Kim was hooded at graduation as she completed her MLS in Library Science at Kutztown University. Kim also holds a Masters of Arts in English Literature from California University of Pennsylvania. During the past two years, Kim completed her fieldwork experience as a librarian in the Junior High East Library and seems to have loved every minute of it, as her website states, "I love my job today!" There, she has mastered collection development, weeding, Follett, Destiny, inventory, Scholastic Book Fair, and held a library magazine fundraiser. She also collaborated with the Boyertown Community Library in their Summer Reading program and participated in the Reading Olympics for two years.

It's fairly apparent that Kim loves books. She also loves the Star Wars creature, Yoda, andhis saying that, "Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is."  In 2016, Kim was the recipient of the Keystone Technology Innovator Award, which celebrates model practice teachers throughout Pennsylvania who bring new ideas to the classroom, best practices and innovative ways of integrating technology to capture the imaginations of students.

Kim says she is honored to receive the PSLA Outstanding Student Award, which best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and dedication to the library teaching profession."

Mary Catherine Matta, who we all know as Mary Cate, is Captain and Fullback of the successful Kutztown University Rugby Team. Mary Cate is a recent graduate from Kutztown University's Library Science program with a BSED in Education. As Captain and a senior, Mary Cate juggled a full plate this year, and always did so with a smile on her face.

Our department started a new initiative this year to combine more of our instructional technology content into our library science courses to match the needs in the schools and communities. Mary Cate volunteered to help us launch our
marketing campaign with photographs and an interview about how librarians lead full and exciting lives. In fact, if you look in your PSLA Conference Virtual Bag under the Kutztown University tab, there you will see our Mary Cate in full
rugby action! Mary Cate's student teaching supervisor voted for Mary Cate as the outstanding senior because she was so dedicated to her role as a student teacher as she juggled the responsibilities of her position as Captain of the Rugby team and always gave 200% to her student teaching responsibilities, achieving accolades from her cooperating librarians for the effort and excellence in her performance. We will miss Mary Cate in the department and wish her the best in her future.


Added Entries

Click the image below for the Winter 2017 Added Entries PDF or Click HERE for a flip book version

Added Entries Volume 38 

Fall 2014 Added Entries (PDF Format)

Spring 2014 Added Entries (PDF Format)

Fall 2013 Added Entries (PDF Format)

Spring 2013 Added Entries (PDF Format)

For older editions of Added Entries email libsci@kutztown.edu.


Book Review

The Book Review is held each fall and spring semester. At each session, participants select children and young adult books donated by publishers to be reviewed. Reviews are submitted by participants and compiled into a book published by the department. Reviews are also posted in the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD).

Spring 2014 Book Review (PDF Format)


2012 Teen Library Day

Josh Berk
Award-winning author Josh Berk.

 

Josh Speaks to a Capacity Crowd
Josh Speaks to a capacity crowd.

 

Full House in the Student Union Building
Full house in the Student Union Building.

 

Josh Discusses the Creative Process
Josh discusses the creative process.


2012 Online Learning Summit

Resources

Dr. Allison Powell's Presentation:
Why Online Learning Matters (PPT Format)
Why Online Learning Matters (PDF Format)   

Dr. Chris Harrington's Presentation:
The Urgency to Adopt Online Learning Options (PPTX Format)
The Urgency to Adopt Online Learning Options (PDF Format)

Leslie Fetzer's Presentation:
Reaching Students Where They Are (PPTX Format) 
Reaching Students Where They Are (PDF Format)

Dr. Lisa Andrejko's Presentation:
Quakertown School District's Online and Blended Learning (PPTX)  
Quakertown School District's Online and Blended Learning (PDF)  

Online Learning Breakout Session Summaries (PDF)

 

Photos

Sign-in for the Summit Started at 7:30
Sign-in for the Summit started at 7:30.

Dr. Eloise Long Catches Up with Audrey Nolte, Quakertown SD Librarian
Dr. Eloise Long catches up with Audrey Nolte, Quakertown SD Librarian.

Librarians Ann Yawornitsky, Wilson SD, and Brenda Boyer, Kutztown SD chat with other Participants During the Continental Breakfast
Librarians Ann Yawornitsky, Wilson SD, and Brenda Boyer, Kutztown SD chat with other participants during the continental breakfast.

Discussions are Happening Even Before the Opening Bell
Discussions are happening even before the opening bell.

Our Unofficial Event
Our unofficial event "mascot".

Wayne Foley, Boyertown Assistant Principal, Catches Up on Messages
Wayne Foley, Boyertown Assistant Principal, catches up on messages.

Jeff Rothenberger, BCIU
Jeff Rothenberger, BCIU

Todd Silvius, Quakertown SD Tech Coordinator
Todd Silvius, Quakertown SD Tech Coordinator

Dr. Garber, Dean, College of Education, Welcomes Conference Attendees
Dr. Garber, Dean, College of Education, welcomes conference attendees.

Chris Harrington, Bridges Virtual Education Services, Delivers the Opening Keynote
Dr. Chris Harrington, Bridges Virtual Education Services, delivers the opening keynote.

Dr. Lisa Andrejko, Quakertown SD
Dr. Lisa Andrejko, Quakertown SD

Michelle Sims, Andrea Harmer, Nancy Lantanision, and Ellie Long
Michelle Sims, Andrea Harmer, Nancy Lantanision, and Ellie Long.

Will Jefferson and Ellie Long Present Door Prizes
Will Jefferson and Ellie Long present door prizes.

Rich Kiker Moderates a Session
Rich Kiker moderates a session.

Rich in Action
Rich in action.

Dr. Long Works the Crowd
Dr. Long works the crowd.

Chris Roth and Tom Murray
Chris Roth and Tom Murray

Dr. Andrea Harmer Presents Examples of Student Work
Dr. Andrea Harmer presents examples of student work.

Leslie Fetzer, Online Teacher of the Year
Leslie Fetzer, Online Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Allison Powell, iNACOL
Dr. Allison Powell, iNACOL

 

May 2012 Graduation

2012 Graduate StudentsGraduate students, Janis Baseggio, Christie Himmelreich, Lisa Lane, and Lindsey Riegner, prepare for hooding ceremony with Dr. Long, Prof. Latanision, and Dr. Sims.

2012 Undergraduate StudentsUndergrads are ready for the ceremony to begin.




Last Updated 02/27/2017 KC