Welcome to the RLB Library!

Welcome to the Robert L. Bogomolny (RLB) Library! Come and visit us during Welcome Week January 29 to February 2 to see our services and study spaces. We’ll be hosting several events during the week to help you get a good start on your semester.

1. Jumpstart Your Semester (Tuesday January 30)

Start your semester on the right track with the Academic Success RLB Tutoring team! No appointment needed to work one-on-one with a tutor or coach. Here’s is what we offer:

  • Syllabus Review – Let us de-stress your semester as we look over expectations for assignments and map our a strategy for staying on on top of your work.
  • Canvas Walk-through – UBalt’s learning management system is a simple and powerful tool for learning, communicating, and managing your workload. We will help you navigate Canvas so you start smart. We can also get you started with MyMathLab, MyAccountingLab, and other learning platforms paired with your textbook.
  • Coaching & Resources – Learn firsthand about the resources offered by Academic Success and elsewhere at UBalt. If you know what is available to you, you can take control of your learning by using the free, valuable services and resources at your fingertips.

This event will be held on Tuesday, January 30th, offering both in-person and virtual attendance options via Zoom. Please see below the specific details for each session:


  • Tuesday, January 29 (12 – 2 p.m.):
    • Location: 2nd floor of the RLB Library in the “Writing Center room BL217”


(Note: If you can’t make a drop-in session, you can request these services by appointment with a coach at ANY time during the semester. Contact coaching@ubalt.edu.)

2. Welcome Week “The Future Is Here” (Tuesday January 30)

Come to the library for AI (Artificial Intelligence) and VR (Virtual Reality) demos, video games, trivia, prizes and refreshments! Learn about the library’s services and study spaces. Meet our friendly library staff!

  • Tuesday, January 30
    12 p.m. – 2 p.m. In-person
    Location: RLB Library, first and second floors

3. FREE Screening of The Right to Read, produced by LeVar Burton (Thursday February 1)

Come to the RLB Library on Thursday February 1 for a FREE screening of “The Right To Read.”

This documentary, executive produced by Levar Burton, “shares the stories of an NAACP activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read.”

Not knowing how to read is a pipeline to homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, and other conditions that disproportionately affect people of color and historically underserved communities. The ability to read, and the need for better reading instruction, can be “one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time.”

Watch the trailer. For your reference, here is a discussion guide. Free popcorn will be available!

  • When: Thursday February 1, 4:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. In-person
    Where: RLB Library, Room 412, 4th floor

4. Creative Blocks Exhibition

Stop by the exhibition Creative Blocks on the first floor of the Library. CREATIVE BLOCKS celebrates the history of graphic design by showing how design trends and styles have influenced Baltimore’s history. The undergraduate and graduate students of Professor Lauren Smedley’s History of Graphic Design course (University of Baltimore, Fall 2023) curated a collection of artifacts to reveal how the dual histories of Baltimore and graphic design are intertwined. The collection is as diverse as the city it represents — logos, posters, signage, typography, publications and ephemera that have been created to promote the institutions that make up Charm City. To develop the collection, each student was tasked with identifying and researching a Baltimore-related artifact that they wished to honor as part of the canon of Baltimore graphic design history. Each student chose an artifact that appealed to their individual interest, meaning this exhibit not only documents Baltimore’s design history but provides insights into the current interests of UBalt design students.

To view the exhibition online, see this blog post!

  • When: All week and until February 8
    Where: RLB Library, 1st floor


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