Newsletter: October 2016
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  • Faculty Lunch Seminar

    "Diary of a Viral Video"

    In 2013, Sam Lapin (Communication) captured on video a random moment with his cat. He posted it on YouTube, and within a week it had over 100,000 views, was all over social media, and appeared on websites across North America, Asia, and Europe. Since then, it has developed a life of its own and continues to circulate. In this presentation, Sam will share the reactions, surprises, and lessons that have been part of the journey. NOTE: This presentation contains strong language.

    Wednesday, October 12, Noon-12:50, Steely Library 304

    Bring your lunch; dessert and refreshments are provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact Allen Ellis at (859) 572-5527 or

    Co-sponsored by Steely Library and The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Information Literacy Instruction Available

    Steely's Information Literacy Program is dedicated to helping students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the expansive and fast-paced information landscape. To be successful academically and professionally, students need to know how to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically. In order to help students develop their research abilities, we offer information literacy instruction sessions for all NKU courses (including on-campus courses, distance courses, and fully online courses). Instruction is available in all subject areas and at all levels, from ENG 101 to graduate level classes. Already this semester, we have worked with students in Economics, Psychology, History, Electronic Media & Broadcasting, Public Administration, Organizational Leadership, Communication Studies, Geography, and Integrative Studies courses.

    To schedule an information literacy instruction session, please visit our website. If you have questions about how the Information Literacy Program can assist you and your students, contact us at

  • New Archives Collection Guides Available Online

    Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce the opening of the Patricia A. Renick Stegowagenvolkssaurus (Stego) Collection and the Charles J. McLaughlin Family Collection for research use. Collections guides are available at The Archives Research Room is open Monday-Friday, 1-4pm for researchers to use collections.

    MS-37 Patricia A. Renick Stegowagenvolkssaurus Collection

    The Patricia A. Renick Stegowagenvolkssaurus Collection (dated 1973-2010) documents the conceptualization, construction, completion, and exhibition of sculptor Patricia Renick's Stegowagenvolkssaurus (Stego), the large-scale steel and fiberglass sculpture which resides in Steely Library. The strength of the collection lies in its extensive photographic documentation of Stego's creation and installation.

    MS-21 Charles J. McLaughlin Family Collection

    The Charles J. McLaughlin Family Collection contains materials relating to the artistic career of Charles J. McLaughlin, including original works of art, exhibition catalogs, correspondence, and photographs. It also contains family papers, including biographical material, correspondence, a scrapbook, and photographs, relating to the McLaughlin, Kellogg, Stearns, and Keys families of Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • SourceFinder: Helping You Borrow Materials Outside of Steely's Collection

    Are you looking for access to materials and information that are not available through Steely Library?

    SourceFinder is your one-stop shop for materials not found in Steely Library. From books, book chapters, theses, articles and music to movies and more, SourceFinder extends the library's collection by borrowing and purchasing items from libraries found around the world. Simply register for the service, submit requests online, and let the SourceFinder staff handle the rest.

    SourceFinder will also digitize and deliver certain materials from Steely Library's collection through our Steely Delivers service. Do you need a book chapter owned in print at Steely Library? In need of an article on microfilm at Steely? Submit requests online, and the SourceFinder staff will pull and process your requests, and deliver them directly to your account.

    Available to all NKU faculty, staff, and students (distance and on campus).

    All requests are subject to licensing and copyright laws. There is no charge to you.

    Simply register, submit requests, and wait! Notifications are sent via NKU email.

    Average turnaround time is 1-4 days for articles, and 7-10 days for books.

    For more information, please visit us online or in person.