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New Year New Librarians

January 20, 2022
At the end of the Fall 2021 semester, Steely welcomed two new members to Team Steely.
Danielle Kelly and Elizabeth Psyck
Danielle Kelly – Access Services Department Head  
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Danielle is coming to Steely from the University of Pikeville, where she served the UPike Bears for over 15 years. Danielle served as the Circulation and Student Worker Supervisor before becoming a Medical Librarian and Liaison to the Kentucky College of Optometry. While at UPike, Danielle developed a robust work-study program and actively promoted library services across campus.  

Eager to explore new geographical and professional terrain, Danielle looked to NKU for the next chapter in her career. "This role allows me to work with a fantastic team of public service-oriented collaborators and to continue my strong desire and commitment to customer service and library awareness," said Danielle. Outside of the Library, Danielle enjoys jewelry making, jigsaw puzzles, reading psychological thrillers, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband Anthony and their two sons, Elijah and Gabriel. As an only daughter in a family of five boys, Danielle is ready to tackle any challenge with steadfast determination.    

Danielle joined Steely on November 8th.

Elizabeth Psyck – Collections and Discovery Services Department Head 
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Steely Library welcomes Elizabeth Psyck after 12 years at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Most recently, Elizabeth served as the Government Documents and Collection Development Librarian working with the physical collection and performing collection analysis. Elizabeth performed many duties at GSVU, including conducting peer data consulting services, presenting on civic engagement, teaching, and providing one-one research assistance.  

Beyond her deep admiration for Steely's long-term tenant Stego, Elizabeth's connection to NKU's student-centered model led her to Steely Library. "NKU's mission, vision, and values echo the reasons why I work in higher education. In particular, the concept of being 'student-ready' made me think, 'I want to work there,'" said Elizabeth. Elizabeth's interests include knitting, baking, collecting vintage and out of print cookbooks, serving as a judge for romance novel competitions, and reciting tales of celebrity run-ins during her college years in New York City.   

Elizabeth joined Steely on December 1st. 

We are thrilled to welcome the new departments heads to the Steely Library team and can’t wait to see what they accomplish!