Newsletter: October 2018
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  • Students

    Take the Steely Library Survey and Give Feedback

    Steely is conducting a survey, and we need your feedback!

    We want to ensure that we are meeting your needs, so we need to find out what we are doing well, but also what we need to do better.

    The survey is available online now, and will remain open until Sunday, November 18.

    Be sure to have your voice heard, because you can make a difference… Just ask everyone that requested vending machines in Steely!

    Vending Machines in Steely!

    We've heard the requests for additional food and drink options in Steely, particularly during late night hours and weekends, and we are pleased to let you know that vending machines are here!

    There are now 'snack' and 'drink' vending machines located in the front area of Steely's first floor, located just across from the glass elevator.

    Earn Gen Ed Credit: Register for Spring Sections of LIN 175

    Registration is coming up, so consider earning 'Individual and Society' general education credits while learning to access, analyze, and use information with LIN 175 – Library Informatics.

    This foundational course introduces students to the cross-disciplinary skills needed to assess information needs, and to access and evaluate information sources. These skills are applicable to all of your other studies, giving you the tools to be successful in any program… this class can help you excel in all of your other classes!

    It will be available Spring I (7 weeks), Spring II (7 weeks), 16 weeks online, and 16 weeks on campus (TR 10:50-12:05).

  • Faculty|Staff

    November Faculty Lunch Seminar:

    Fashion and Sports Branding

    Wednesday, November 14
    Noon – 12:50
    Steely Library 304

    John Schlipp (Steely Library) will cover intellectual property tied to business branding. Beyond the traditionally recognized entertainment licensing of music and media, his presentation focuses on the intellectual property and branding of fashion apparel and of the world of sports.

    Topics covered include:

    • Unique aspects of intellectual property laws associated with fashion and sports branding in the United States involving copyrights, trademarks, patents, and licensing contracts.
    • Commercial applications in which fashion and sports branding intersect, such as wearable technology and athletic footwear.
    • Additional business related topics such as publicity rights, sports broadcasting, trade secrets, counterfeiting and protecting your brands.

    John is Associate Professor of Library Services at W. Frank Steely Library, and myLIBRARIAN for Accounting, Business, Communication and Mass Media, Computer Science, Construction, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, and Sports Business. He is also an Intellectual Property Librarian and the manager of the IPAC: Intellectual Property Awareness Center at Steely Library, a designated Patent & Trademark Resource Center officially representing the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

    Bring your lunch; dessert and refreshments are provided.

    For more information or to RSVP, please contact Allen Ellis at x5527 or

    The Faculty Lunch Seminars are co-sponsored by Steely Library and The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

    'GearUp' with the QEP Faculty Workshop Series

    Inside a Rapidly Changing Scholarly Publishing Model: A Discussion About Open Access

    When: Monday, October 22nd, 12:00 PM
    Where: Steely 102

    October's faculty GEARUP program will focus on scholarly communication and open access. Join Steely's Scholarly Communications Librarian for Inside a Rapidly Changing Scholarly Publishing Model: A Discussion About Open Access.

    The workshop will explore academic publishing models and consider the serials crisis facing academic libraries. Attendees will consider authors' rights when sharing research through traditional venues and learn more about open access venues, including NKU's Digital Repository.

    Registration is requested at:

    Additionally, mark your calendars for the series final workshop this semester on November 29th: Integrating Information Literacy into Online Courses.

    Visit the QEP website for more information.

  • Everyone

    Steely Presents

    Promoting School-Library Partnerships: from Lunch Visits to County-Wide Competition

    Steely Library's P-12 Outreach and Engagement Committee is proud to sponsor this FREE event, showcasing the thriving relationship between Boone County Middle School and the Boone County Public Library.

    Examine how the partnership began and explore its growth and iterations over the years. Participate in book-related activities you can do with your students, test out tech toys, and get and introduction to our system-wide 'Battle of the Books' competition.

    Program is FREE.

    Registration available at:

    Additional information available:

    Join Steely at the 2018 OKI Children's Literature Pre-Conference Reception

    Attend the 2018 Ohio Kentucky Indiana Children's Literature Conference and celebrate this year's theme: #ReadLocal. Discovering treasures in your own backyard!

    When: Friday, November 2, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Where: Xavier University, Conaton Learning Commons (Dana Avenue and Francis Xavier Way)

    6:30 PM – Book signing and local author reception, including Mary Kay Carson, Jeffrey Ebbeler, Kathy Cannon Wiechman, and more

    7:30 PM – Short program featuring Heather Henson, April Pulley Sayre, and Adam Watkins

    The program is FREE and open to the public.