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Library & Learning Technologies

Library Science Program

Instructional Technology Program

Winter 2018/2019 Library and Learning Technologies Course Offerings (PDF)

Spring 2019 Library and Learning Technologies Course Offerings (PDF)

Spring 2018 Book Review (PDF Booklet)

Added Entries Winter 2017 (PDF Newsletter)

Added Entries Spring 2018 (PDF Newsletter)

Kutztown University's Career Development Center has a number of resources to assist students with their future career goals. KU Career Network (KUCN) is the primary online resource for preparing and connecting KU students with employers. Please visit: to learn more.

Teen Library Day 2018

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  We break the stereotypes and we live out loud! Explore with us!

Some Librarians - Natalie

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Mary Cate

ABA students meet Librarian of Congress

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

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


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.

SPRING 2016 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference

PaLA Conference Awards
Carol Brill, Office Manager, Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity, being presented with a service award by Catherine Stewart (left), Children's Librarian, and Holly Bennett (right), Director of the Nazareth Memorial Library.

On May 19, Kutztown University and the Department of Library and Learning Technologies hosted the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association's annual conference. The daylong event was attended by over 80 library professionals and featured a variety of breakout sessions and workshops.



Where Are They Now:

KU Library Science and Instructional Technology Graduates Making a Difference

Where are They Now - Jared Green

Erin Allen

Katrina Wehr - Where Are They Now

Sara Gerhart

Lindsey Riegner

Dana Kinek Susko

 KU Graduate Jennifer Miller


Drs. Harmer and Sims represent the Library Science and Instructional Technology Department by demonstrating teaching technologies at the Pennsylvania School Library Association conference.

Department Faculty Present at Library PSLA Conference



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Cathy and Petunia

Petunia Pepper's Picture Day

KU Library Science graduate student, Cathy Breisacher, received word that the iphone and iPad app for her children's book, Petunia Pepper's Picture Day, made it on a Top 50 list of children's book apps.  Congratulations!


K-12 Online Learning Summit - June 22, 2012

Distance Learning Panel Discussion

Online Learning Panel Discussion

What a success! Our department, in conjunction with Bridges Virtual Education Services, hosted the inaugural K-12 Online Learning Summit on June 22. We had a capacity crowd of more than 80 administrators, educators, and technologists, who participated in a day-long conversation about online learning in the K-12 environment.


Photos and resources from the event are posted in our News and Noteworthy section.

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College of Education Banner

The summit generated interest in the Kutztown University's 12-credit online teaching sequence. Teachers wishing to gain practical experience developing an effective online course should consider our online teaching sequence.

Fast-track your career with the Kutztown University Instructional Technology program. For more information, contact our department secretary, Julie Setliff.

Dept of Library and Learning Technologies
Kutztown University
12 Rohrbach Library
Kutztown, PA 19530
FAX: 610-683-1326


Last Updated 10/05/2018 WJ