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KU to Discuss Libraries Around the World

April 10, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University will host a panel discussion, Global Reach, Local Touch: A Discussion about Libraries Around the World, on Wednesday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. in room 100B of Rohrbach Library.  The event will be moderated by Frank Kasprowicz, host of BCTV's "Inside Berks Libraries."

Panel members will include:

  • Dr. F Javier Cevallos, president of Kutztown University and scholar of Spanish-language literature. He is a native of Ecuador and graduate of universities in Puerto Rico and the continental U.S.
  • Stephanie Steely, KU librarian with experience in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Scott Harkless, KU student and Library Science major with experience at the US Library of Congress.  He has completed extensive research on China's public library history.
  • Katharine Mannai, Kutztown Elementary School librarian who spent two years in Doha, Qatar coordinating library services for the Academic Bridge Program.
  • Martha Stevenson, KU Library Director who has helped establish libraries in Botswana and Zimbabwe.  She was also employed at midwifery library in the United Kingdom.

This event is being held in honor of National Library Week which is April 13-19.  For more information contact Robert Jensen, Kutztown University librarian, at