Newsletter: August 2018
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  • Steely.News


  • Library Resources Update


    Due to recent cuts to the Library's materials budget, the resources listed below were not renewed. These titles were identified based on criteria such as duplication of content in other resources, no provision of full-text access, or high cost-per-use. Other contractual factors, including renewal deadlines and consortial agreements with other institutions, were also considered.

    Candidates were listed on the library's homepage during spring semester.

    • Lexis-Nexis
    • Approximately 75 electronic journal title subscriptions (Full List)
    • Credo Academic database
    • MLA International Bibliography

    Document delivery through SourceFinder may be used for items unavailable at Steely.

  • Students

    Friends of Steely Library Scholarship Winners

    Congratulations to Andrea Lee and Kelly Carrigan, the 2018 recipients of Northern Kentucky University's Friends of Steely Library Scholarship.

    The Friends of Steely Library (FoSL) is composed of alumni, faculty, staff, and community members who are dedicated to promoting the interests of the W. Frank Steely Library at NKU.

    The scholarship was established to assist academically successful students majoring in Library Informatics to continue and complete their online bachelor's degree at NKU.

    Congratulations to Andrea and Kelly!

    Schlachter Family Scholarship Winner

    Congratulations to Brevin Martin, the first recipient and 2018 winner of the Schlachter Family Scholarship for Library Informatics.

    The Schlachter Family Scholarship allows Steely Library and the Library Informatics program to join nation-wide efforts to address issues of minority inclusiveness in the library science field. The scholarship, supported by Mark and Rosemary Schlachter, is awarded with preference to candidates from underrepresented minorities.

    Brevin is entering the Library Informatics program this Fall. Brevin is interested in historical collections and their organization, and has career aspirations of working at the Library of Congress or the Smithsonian Institute.

    Congratulations, Brevin!

    Fall Semester Hours

    Regular Fall hours for Steely Library will begin on August 20th.

    • Sunday: 12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
    • Monday: 7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
    • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
    • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
    • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 1:00 AM
    • Friday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    You can view our current Summer hours, or see exceptions and closings for Fall hours, here.

  • Faculty|Staff

    Submit Course Reserves Today!

    Want to get ahead of the game and have your class ready to go on day one? Submit all of your course reserves to Steely Library today! Reserve items include traditional, media, and electronic reserves for Canvas.

    Our staff is waiting and eager to get your reserve items processed and ready for your students.

    To begin the process, just fill out our electronic form.

    If you have questions about the process or item formats, please let us know.

    Online Instructors: Request Information Literacy Instruction

    Are you teaching online this fall? Steely Library has a new form specifically for instructors to request online information literacy instruction.

    Librarians use Canvas modules and tutorial software to develop interactive assignments that engage students with information literacy concepts, including access and evaluation of information.

    If you'd like something developed for your course, request online library instruction at the library's website, and a librarian will be in contact.

    September Faculty Lunch Seminar

    The QEP is Here! What Does that Mean for You?

    • Wednesday, September 12
    • Noon - 12:50
    • Steely Library 304

    As part of the reaffirmation process, every university within the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges must implement a Quality Enhancement Plan. For NKU, the time is now! Our new QEP, "GEARUP with Information Literacy," starts this fall and will last for the next several years.

    But what exactly is a QEP? And why information literacy? And why do you need to know about it? This month's Faculty Lunch Seminar will provide answers to all of these questions and more.

    All NKU faculty, staff, and students are expected to know about the QEP, and this is your chance to learn more about what the QEP is all about, how it will be implemented, and how it might impact faculty. Presenters will also delve into the concept of information literacy, explain the need for information literacy instruction, and provide ideas for how you can integrate information literacy into your courses.

    Bring your lunch; dessert and refreshments are provided.

    For more information or to RSVP, please contact Allen Ellis at (859) 572-5527 or

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

  • Everyone

    Steely Faculty Lead Summer Institute on Information Literacy

    In June, several Steely faculty members led a three-day information literacy workshop for disciplinary faculty. The Faculty Summer Institute on Information Literacy is a major component of NKU's new campus-wide Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which is focused on the purposeful integration of information literacy into the NKU curriculum.

    During the Summer Institute, ten faculty members, who will form the first cohort of Information Literacy Discipline Ambassadors, learned more about information literacy and worked with Steely librarians to revise one course to incorporate an information literacy component.

    Faculty librarians from Steely will continue to play a major role in the implementation of the QEP over the next several years. This will include organizing and leading monthly workshops on information literacy, as well as assisting disciplinary faculty to integrate information literacy into courses and programs across the curriculum.

    More information about the QEP, including the dates of the workshops, will be available soon. If you have questions, contact Jane Hammons (, (859) 572-5824).

QEP Group
Pictured: Steely Faculty Andrea Brooks, Jane Hammons, Lynn Warner, and Mary Chesnut (all seated) with the first group of Information Literacy Discipline