Newsletter: January 2017
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  • Faculty Lunch Seminar

    "Open Access…Public Access…Paywalls…Say What?"

    Presented by Amanda Page (Steely Library, Extended Collections & Scholarly Communications Librarian)

    What is the Open Access (OA) movement? Why is it important to you (as an author, as a student, as a faculty member)?

    Amanda will define and discuss Open Access, Open Science, Public Access, Open Educational Resources (OER), Creative Commons licenses, copyright transfer agreements, paywalls, and more.

    Wednesday, February 8, 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

  • Library Materials Requests Deadline

    The deadline for library materials requests for items such as books and media is March 15, 2017.

    Due limited funds, and due to the inflation for databases and journals increasing around six percent per year, each academic department may only request $1,400 this year. Within that $1,400 allocation, no one faculty member may request more than $400.

    You can find the materials request form on our website.

    You may also continue to request items via SourceFinder.

  • Volunteers Needed for 'Story Time in the Library'

    The Story Time in the Library Program, sponsored by Steely Library's Teacher Resource Center, needs enthusiastic volunteers to read to the children of the Early Childhood Center each Wednesday morning beginning in February.

    Not sure what is involved or what to expect? Tips and suggestions for leading a story time will be sent to you prior to your story time.

    Unsure about choosing material to read? The TRC has numerous story time kits available that include books, activities, finger plays, and songs appropriate for our young readers.

    Join us as a volunteer as we encourage emerging literacy skills with books and fun!

    For more information, please contact Erin Smith (

  • Information Literacy Instruction Available

    Google or JSTOR? Scholarly journal articles or blog posts? When your students start working on their research papers and projects this semester, they will need to make numerous decisions about where to search, how to search, and which sources they should use. Do you want to help them make good decisions? Consider scheduling an information literacy instruction session for your classes. Our information literacy program is dedicated to teaching students the skills necessary to conduct academic research and navigate the complex information environment in which we live.

    To schedule a session, please visit our Instruction Schedule. Our instruction is available to NKU courses at all levels and in all disciplines, from ENG 101 to graduate courses.

    We want to work with online instructors, as well! We can provide instruction via WebEx or work with you to develop online tutorials and resources for your online courses.

    If you have any questions about the Information Literacy Program or would like to learn more about how you can integrate information literacy into your classes, contact us at