Newsletter: March 2018
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  • Students

    Apply for Steely's Celebration Research Award

    Be sure to apply for the 7th Annual Steely Library Research Award, 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 NKU's Celebration of Student Research and Creativity, 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.

    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

    Subject Guides Available

    DID YOU KNOW? Steely Library has over SIXTY(!) subject guides available that are specifically crafted to suit your research and study needs.

    The guides for each subject include lists and links to various resources for researching specific topics, such as databases, books, media, and websites. The guides also include contact information for librarians that can help you with the specific subject, as well as links to related research guides.

    The subject guides are compiled for various areas:

    • Arts
    • Business
    • Education
    • Health Professions
    • Informatics
    • Sciences
    • Social Sciences
    • Miscellaneous

    Check out our subject guides and get a head start on your research projects today!

  • Faculty|Staff

    Faculty Lunch Seminar

    The Pursuit of Patent: Legal Intellectual Property Awareness for Inventors and Entrepreneurs

    Wednesday, March 14, Noon-12:50, Steely Library 304

    Have questions about patents or other intellectual properties? John Schlipp, Steely Library's Intellectual Property Librarian, will cover the basic facts about patent law, patent owner rights, and related intellectual properties for inventors, entrepreneurs, and business start-ups. John also plans to include brief highlights of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Seven Step Strategy for patent searching utilizing the new CPC (Cooperative Patent Classification).

    Learn about Steely Library's IPAC: Intellectual Property Awareness Center, an official Patent & Trademark Resource Center representing the US Patent & Trademark Office.

    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

    Steely Welcomes New Librarian

    Steely Library welcomes Cristen "Crissy" Ross, who began her employment as Extended Collections and Scholarly Communications Librarian on March 1. Crissy's primary responsibilities will be in managing the SourceFinder (interlibrary-loan), institutional repository, and scholarly communications initiatives of the library.

    Crissy previously worked as a Coordinator at the Edward L. Pratt Research Library of Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Crissy received her Bachelor's Degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati and her Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky in 2016.

    Crissy is a familiar face to library personnel. She worked as a Library Specialist II in Steely Library from 2005-2014. She welcomes the chance to rekindle her friendships within the library. You will probably be hearing more from Crissy as she works with various units on campus.

    Library Materials Requests Due 3/15

    Requests for ordering library materials are due by March 15, 2018.

    Visit our request page to request that Steely purchase an item and add it to the collection. More details are available in Steely's Collection Development Policy.

  • Everyone

    NKU's Grant County Center to Host 'STEM Night Out' 3/23

    Northern Kentucky University's Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program is excited to present 'STEM Night Out' for students in grades K-8.

    STEM Night Out is filled with intensive and interactive activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Join us for this exciting, interactive evening of learning!

    Breakout sessions for students will include:

    • Bridge Engineering Competition
    • Robotics Challenge
    • Star Wars: Free Han Solo
    • STEM BreakOut

    WHEN: Friday, March 23
    WHERE: NKU's Grant County Campus in Williamstown
    REGISTER: ($35 to Register)