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Elisabeth Kone: Steely’s First Undergraduate Library Fellow

Steely Library supported its first Library Fellowship for Undergraduate Students of Color this spring. Undergraduate student, Elisabeth Kone is from the Ivory Coast and a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Studio Arts.  As part of the fellowship, Elisabeth was introduced to academic librarianship, a challenging and rewarding field filled with mobility and advancement potential. Elisabeth worked closely with a mentor team of library faculty and staff and completed a bibliography of Kentucky artists, authors, and musicians. Her research project will be showcased in Steely Library’s digital repository and can be viewed online. She was awarded $1,500 for her participation in the program.  

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2021 Winners Selected for W. Frank Steely Library Research Award

Excellence in research has earned two graduate students at Northern Kentucky University recognition as winners of the 2021 W. Frank Steely Library Research Award. Each spring, undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the Celebration of Student Research and Creativity project are invited to apply to for a chance to win the award and a monetary prize. 

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Students Reflect on Information Literacy Modules

When many courses shifted online due to the pandemic, Steely librarians partnered with faculty in various disciplines to transition information literacy instruction to online modules in Canvas. Modules were downloaded more than 200 times during the 2020/2021 academic year and more than 700 students responded to a survey gauging the value of the modules. See the infographic below for a summary of responses and student comments. 

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Diversity Makes Us All Better

That is why Steely Library is sharing favorite books from students in various NKU organizations. In this segment, we are featuring student scholars and mentors from NKU Latino Mentor Program (LAMP) students . All recommended reads are available as print or electronic copies and can be found by clicking the “book” tab on the library’s homepage.

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New Library Data Dashboard

Ever wonder how often the group study rooms are used or how many visitors come to the library each year? Explore our new data dashboard and learn about the library’s collections, services, and spaces. The dashboard provides insight to the positive impact Steely Library has on our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community.  

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What’s New in the Collection?

We add new materials to the library’s collection all the time, and we thought you might want to know about them. Check out the New Materials List, a new feature that shows what we’ve recently added to the collection and how you can get access.

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Need to Build a Citation?

Use our free tool, Citation Builder, to generate citations in popular styles, like MLA and APA. Simply add your information and Citation Builder will generate the citation for you.

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