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Newsletter: December 2017
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  • Students

    Extended Hours (Including 24-Hour Access), Free Supplies for Finals

    Steely will have extended hours this Friday (12/8) and Saturday (12/9), which will be followed by a period of 24-hour access between Sunday (12/10) and next Friday (12/15).

    • Friday (12/8): 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Saturday (12/9): 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Sunday (12/10): Open 9:00 AM
    • Monday (12/11) – Thursday (12/14): Open 24 Hours
    • Friday (12/15): Close 7:00 PM

    In addition to extended hours, Steely will have the following study supplies available for free at the third floor Public Services Desk:

    • Pencils
    • Pens
    • Highlighters
    • Index Cards
    • Ear Plugs
    • Paperclips

    Project Survival Guide

    Final research project looming? A slew of resources are just a click away on Steely's redesigned website.

    Connect to a list of Top 10 databases recommended for Norse students. These popular databases are a great starting place for your research. Use our databases to find the best articles for your final research projects.

    Subject guides are also available for disciplinary research, recommending the most relevant resources for your topic area. You will see relevant databases, books, ebooks, media, websites, and related subject guides. You may even find guides to help with specific courses.

    Finally, Steely librarians are available for research appointments through next Friday! Schedule 24-hours in advance for face-to-face research instruction.

    Reserve Study Rooms for Finals

    If you have last-minute group projects to complete, need extra space to complete mountains of work, or simply want a quiet and private environment to do your studying for Final Exams, reserve one of Steely's group study rooms!

    Steely now has seven total study rooms available for reservation. An eighth study room with open availability can be found near the third floor Public Services Desk.

    Keys for rooms 205, 210, 306, and 308 can be checked out at the 3rd floor Public Services Desk.

    Keys for rooms 130, 131, and 133 can be checked out at the first floor Public Services Desk.

  • Faculty|Staff

    Course Reserves Reminder

    Please remember that your course reserve items (books, media, and e-reserves) will expire at the end of Finals Week.

    If you would like these materials to be available for the Spring semester, or if you would like to place new items on reserve, please fill out a new reserve form.

    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 are now open 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

    New Items Listed in 'Resource News' Section of Steely Website

    The "Resource News" section of the Steely website, located on the "News and Events" page, will have a listing of new books and media that have recently been added to Steely's physical collection.

    The listing features both purchased items and items received as gifts, and includes information about the items such as title, author, publication date, and format.

    Lists currently available: items received in July, August, September, and October.

    Currently, the library system is unable to generate call numbers for all items on the list. This feature may be possible in the future.