Newsletter: November 2017
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  • Students

    New Study Rooms Available!

    Group Study Rooms 205 and 210 are now available for booking! Steely now offers seven group study rooms that can be reserved, as well as an eighth that has open availability on the third floor.

    Reserve a room online today:

    Keys for study rooms on the second and third floors can be checked out at the third floor Public Services Desk. Keys for first floor study rooms can be checked out from the first floor Public Services Desk.

    Database Spotlight: Civil War Era

    If you have research needs for an American History class, or if you are interested in the Civil War Era on a personal level, the ProQuest database Civil War Era might be of interest!

    The database "focuses on the entire era, from Manifest Destiny through the end of the Civil War--enabling researchers to investigate not just the battles, but also the rising tensions that led the country to war." It provides a wealth of primary source materials, from historical newspapers (1861-1865) and over 2,000 slavery and anti-slavery pamphlets from 1840-1865.

    Newspaper titles include the Richmond Dispatch, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Boston Herald, the Kentucky Daily Journal, and the Memphis Daily Appeal, presenting a variety of editorial perspectives from different regions and political orientations.

    Coverage from the pamphlets include those from the library of Salmon P. Chase.

    Biographies, campaign literature, speeches, and social reform are just a few of the types of information contained in this resource.

  • Faculty|Staff

    Faculty Lunch Seminar

    Is the Fulbright Scholar Program for You?

    Wednesday, November 8, Noon-12:50, Steely Library 304

    If you have ever considered doing research and/or teaching in a foreign country or are interested in knowing more about the Fulbright, this is an opportunity to get tips and advice on how to complete a successful Fulbright application as well as learn about some of the research and work that is being done by NKU faculty and staff.

    Come hear Daryl Harris (Sri Lanka), Michelle Melish (Taiwan), Linda Wermeling (Ukraine), and Judy Voelker (Fulbright Specialist Program overview) share their trials and tribulations with the Fulbright program.

    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

    Encourage Students to Apply for Steely's Celebration Research Award

    Are your encouraging your students to submit their abstracts for the Celebration of Student Research and Creativity? Are you acting as faculty sponsor for any Celebration students? If so, be sure to encourage them to apply for the 7th Annual W. Frank Steely Celebration Research Award, which is intended to promote the role of the academic library in providing support and resources as part of the academic research process.

    All students who participate in Celebration and whose projects contain a significant research component are eligible to apply for the award. The applicants who demonstrate the most effective use of Steely resources will receive an award of between $250-$500 dollars.

    To apply, students need to submit an application form, a narrative detailing how they used Steely resources, services, or personnel as part of their research, as well as their completed research project (acceptable file formats include Word, PPT, PDF, MP3, MP4, JPEG and others—students may also submit links to online projects). Students must also submit their abstracts to the Celebration website and participate in the Celebration event in April 2018.

    Applications open November 15, and will be accepted until April 23, 2018. Award winner(s) will be announced in early May. Up to 2 winners may be selected.

    To apply: Celebration Research Award

  • Everyone

    Don't Forget to Take our Survey!

    Steely's LibQUAL+ survey is open until November 11, and we are still looking for responses!

    Feedback provided by the brief, online, and confidential survey will allow us to assess how well we are meeting your needs and expectations.

    If you need some incentive, those who participate will be eligible for a chance to win prizes!

    Available prizes include:

    • Two Kindle Fire HD 8 tablets
    • Two $25 Amazon Gift Cards
    • One $25 Starbucks Gift Card

    Help Steely for a chance to win!

    Steely Friends to Host John Uri Lloyd "In Person" Event on 11/16

    The Boone County Historical Society and Boone County Public Library will be co-hosting an event on Thursday, November 16, featuring the late John Uri Lloyd (1849-1936) "in person."

    From a Boone County Historical Society release:

    "Lloyd, considered one of the most important pharmacists of his time, grew up in Boone County and founded the 19th century firm of Lloyd Brothers, Pharmacists, Inc.

    Professor Lloyd authored a number of local-description novels about the Northern Kentucky area including "Stringtown on the Pike" and "Warwick of the Knobs." He also wrote a highly acclaimed science fiction work entitled "Etidorhpa," as well as numerous pharmacopeia publications.

    Professor Lloyd will be with us by special arrangement with the Lloyd Library & Museum in Cincinnati."

    The event is free and open to the public.