Newsletter: June 2018
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  • Students

    Steely Selects Winners for 2018 Celebration Research Award

    Congratulations to Dustin Brown and Emily Thompson, co-winners of Steely's Celebration Research Award, presented as part of NKU's Celebration of Student Research and Creativity.

    Dustin's project was "Carthage Shrugged," an analysis of the historical role of Carthage. His faculty sponsor was Jonathan Reynolds (Department of History & Geography).

    Emily's research--"Underrepresented: The Growing Gap between Rich and Poor on College Campuses"—was completed as part of the Master's in Social Work program. Her faculty sponsors were Jessica Averitt Taylor and Reiko Ozaki.

    In recognition of their achievement, both Dustin and Emily will receive $250.00 and their names will be added to the Steely Roll of Honor.

    Congratulations, Dustin and Emily!

  • Faculty|Staff

    Records Management Basics Course Available

    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Instructor: Vicki Cooper
    Location: Steely Library 102

    Are you ready to clean up your computer and paper files? Plan to attend the Records and Information Management Basics class, hosted by Vicki Cooper (Records and Information Manager).

    Discover what you and your department need to know to comply with state records laws and the university's records management policy. Learn how to use the State University Retention Schedule and complete the required documentation.

    Unsure how long you need to keep a specific type of record? Bring a sample of it to the training and we will walk through the process.


    Summer Instruction Available

    If you are teaching a summer class or directing student research, consider working with a librarian to help your students navigate a complex information world!

    Various options are available for embedding information literacy content into your course, whether you are teaching on campus or online.

    Use the online schedule to request that a librarian meet with your class or integrate online content.

    Questions? Email us at

    Call for Faculty Lunch Seminar Presenters!

    Be among the chosen elite to speak in the Faculty Lunch Seminar 2018-2019 series.

    Presentations are informal, should cover topics of personal or profession interest, and, with any luck, are both entertaining and informative. Remember, however, that people will be eating.

    Seminars are noon to 1:00 PM in Steely Library 304.

    Available dates: Wednesdays September 12, October 10, November 14, February 13, March 20, and April 10.

    Contact Allen Ellis, (859) 572-5527.

  • Everyone

    Steely Transitioning to New Interlibrary Loan System

    In July 2018, Steely Library will transition to Tipasa, a new interlibrary loan system that will replace Illiad. Our service will maintain the "SourceFinder" name through this transition, and there is no need to register for the new system; your NKU username and password will continue to grant access to your account.

    Please be aware your past request history will not be transferred to the new SourceFinder/Tipasa system. If you have important request information you would like to keep from your Sourcefinder/ILLiad account, you have until the end of June 2018 to log in and retrieve the information from the "History Requests" option under "View".

    You can log in to your SourceFinder/ILLiad account at

    Please contact Crissy Ross at (859) 572-7621 with questions, or email