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Newsletter: January 2019
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  • Students

    Steely Resources and Services Reminder

    Steely has plenty of resources and services that can help you get through the Spring Semester, so here is a reminder on some of the basics, all of which can be found on our website:

    Win Money! The Steely Library Research Award

    Be sure to apply for the 8th 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 19, 2019. Award winner(s) will be announced in early May.

    For more information and application: Celebration Research Award

    Quiet Study on Steely's 4th Floor; Collaborative Study on Steely's 3rd Floor

    In response to frequent requests for more quiet study space, and to utilize existing library furniture and equipment more efficiently, Steely's 4th floor is now identified as an area for 'Quiet Study.'

    We encourage groups looking for space to work collaboratively to visit our 3rd floor, identified as Steely's 'Collaborative Study' area. In addition to group tables near the front of the floor and in the loggia, we have group tables concentrated near the back of the 3rd floor, as well.

    We also encourage groups wishing to work collaboratively to reserve and use our Private Group Study Rooms, designed to accommodate groups and the various needs they may have in their studies:

    We have moved furniture to reflect these changes, and will post signage to help library users locate the type of space they need.

    As before, the 1st and 2nd floors remain as designated 'Quiet Study' areas.

    If you are having issues with noise levels in Quiet Study areas, please feel free to visit our Public Services Desk and ask for help.

  • Faculty|Staff

    Call for Faculty Lunch Seminar Presenters

    Steely Library and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs are proud to continue the long tradition of the Faculty Lunch Seminar series. Be among the chosen elite to speak in the spring 2019 series. Presentations are informal, on topics of personal or professional interest, and possibly both entertaining and informative. Remember, however, that people will be eating.

    Sabbatical reports are welcome.

    Seminars are noon to 1 p.m. in Steely Library 304.

    Available dates: Wednesdays February 13, March 20, and April 10.

    Contact Allen Ellis,; (859) 572-5527.

    Share Ideas on Information Literacy at QEP Open Forums

    Last year, NKU chose Information Literacy as the topic for our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). The QEP is a university-wide effort to improve student learning.

    In late January, the QEP Implementation Team will host two faculty, staff, and student forums to gather feedback and suggestions for the next phase of our QEP.

    Your input is essential to the success of our QEP, and you are invited to join us during one of these open forums. You may arrive and leave as you wish.

    The times and dates for the open forums are as follows:

    • Wednesday, January 23rd -- 12:30 - 1:30 PM -- Budig Theater
    • Thursday, January 24th -- 2:00 - 3:00 PM -- Budig Theater
  • Everyone

    Gilliam Family Collection of Kentucky Postcards Now Available

    The Special Collections and University Archives department is pleased to announce the Gilliam Family Collection of Kentucky Postcards is now available in NKU's Digital Repository:

    This collection includes over 200 postcards of the Ft. Thomas Army Post, the 1915 tornado and others illustrating local and state places of interest. Unless otherwise noted, these images are in the public domain and freely available for use.

    Due to aging technology, this collection was recently migrated from the Steely website to the digital repository.

    Visit '50 Years of Fun' Exhibit in Steely

    Special Collections and University Archives is also currently displaying a '50 Years of Fun' exhibit, celebrating NKU's 50th anniversary with pictures and various materials that display examples of student life and activities throughout NKU's history.

    You can schedule a time to visit the primary exhibit in our Special Collections and University Archives area on Steely's first floor, or stop in during regular visiting hours: Monday - Friday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    There are also materials on display for open viewing in Steely's 3rd floor loggia, the 3rd floor Public Services Desk area, and the 2nd floor Reading Room.