Newsletter: February 2017
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  • Faculty Lunch Seminar

    "Deep Hoofprints: Roots of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation in South America "

    Presented by Robert Wilcox (Department of History & Geography)

    In recent decades, concern over the contribution of agricultural "modernization" to global climate change has deepened. One of the major contributors to this phenomenon has been cattle ranching, most notably in the Amazon Basin. While the impact of ranching on tropical forests has rightly been decried across the globe, even more urgent is the reach of ranching into the neighboring savannas of central South America, particularly Brazil and Paraguay. Based on recent historical research in these countries, Bob will outline some of the major factors that have driven this alarming process.

    Wednesday, March 15, 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) 573-5527 or

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

  • Celebrate Black History Month with Steely Media

    Steely Library Media Collections has a vast array of documentaries and television series that feature "the Black experience" in America and around the world. Research history, civil rights, politics, education, the arts and sciences, sports, cinema & TV, culture and much more via our media items.

    Steely Library Media Collections is located in Steely Library Room 215. Search our catalog to see what we have, or stop in and ask!

  • Library Materials Requests Deadline

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

    Due to 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.

    After March 15, you may also continue to request items via SourceFinder.

  • SourceFinder Login Changes Coming Soon

    Good news! Changes are coming to the SourceFinder service provided by Steely Library and the Extended Collections team.

    You will soon be able to use your MyNKU username and password when logging into ILLiad and your SourceFinder accounts.

    The changes are coming- but we are not quite there yet! Keep an eye out for further news and instructions on the Steely Library and ILLiad homepages.

  • Steely Faculty and Staff Changing Locations

    Some personnel have changed locations within Steely, while others will be moving soon.

    In case you are trying to locate any faculty or staff members in person, or if you are accustomed to stopping by their offices for visits, be sure to contact them ahead of time to confirm their location.

    We will try to update our staff directory to reflect location changes as they occur.

  • Online Information Literacy Instruction

    Are you teaching online this semester? Your students can still get research instruction from Steely Library. Our Information Literacy program is excited to work with faculty teaching completely online or hybrid courses. We can provide online synchronous instruction for your classes via WebEx. If that does not work for you, we can collaborate to develop online tutorials or other resources that can provide your students with vital instruction on how to effectively locate and evaluate information sources.

    And, of course, we are still happy to work with those of you that are teaching face-to-face courses. Instruction sessions are available through mid-April for classes in all departments, from ENG 101 to graduate courses.

    To schedule instruction, please visit our Instruction Schedule. If you have any questions about our program, contact us at