The W. Frank Steely Library Research Award
is available to any NKU undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student who participates in Celebration
and provides a narrative on their research process that showcases their use of library resources and services as well as their growth as a researcher. Each year, a committee chooses up to two winners, who each receive a $500 cash prize.
Rachel Petri - Senior, Psychology Major
Project Title: Utilizing Undervalued Data Sources to Explore the Experiences of College Students with Physical Disabilities
“Meeting with the librarian and learning to use the Steely Library tools at my disposal gave me instant and exciting access to pages and pages of research that was interesting and engaging to read. Now, as I learn research skills, it is my responsibility and honor to add to our understanding of the topics that I am most passionate about. This is the first major research project I have completed on my own, but I hope it won’t be the last!”
Use of the Library: This spring, Rachel pursued an independent study to complete her research. To locate research related to the aspects of physical disabilities in higher education, Rachel used Steely's consultation service to meet with a librarian. This literature review informed her project moving forward and the interview guide she created.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Rachael Clark
Onyinye Uwolloh - Industrial and Organizational Psychology Graduate Student
Project Title: Do I Belong? Development and Validation of a New Workgroup Integration Scale
“As workgroup integration remains a relatively new construct, I believe that my group’s poster adds to the workplace integration literature and to on-going scholarly conversations on the topic. It is hoped that our newly developed scale also informs organizations seeking to assess perceptions of inclusivity, develop tangible interventions to enhance inclusivity, promote worker health and well-being, and strengthen organizational effectiveness."
Use of the Library: Onyinye graduated with a bachelor's in science from NKU in 2020. During her time as an undergraduate, she learned about Steely resources and services through her work as a Writing Center consultant. In the past, she had met with a librarian, learned about research guides to aid in database selection, and how to use filters to narrow down potential sources to use.During her fall 2021 psychometrics class, she was responsible for the literature review for a group project. She led her team in conducting a literature review and identifying scholarship to inform their integration scale. She also helped the group reserve a group study room in Steely so they could work in real-time instead of over Zoom.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Philip J. Moberg