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June 8, 2018– Northern Kentucky University’s W. Frank Steely Library will host a free workshop for librarians and teachers. “Promoting What Matters: An Advocacy Workshop” will be held on July 10 as part of the library’s After School Special series.

The annual event brings preschool through12th grade librarians and educators together to discuss issues impacting the 21st century information environment. The workshop will explore topics including advocating for information literacy and securing resources for your school/library. There will also be networking and professional development opportunities.

“Advocacy is more important than ever. Students need to learn skills related to analysis, inquiry, and making sense of information, but budget cuts continue to impact librarians and educators across the state,” said Andrea Brooks, Steely librarian and event facilitator. “Our workshop will focus on creating a positive, meaningful message, connecting with key legislators and school administrators, and understanding the major issues at the local, state, and national level.”

·      What: “Promoting What Matters: An Advocacy Workshop”

·      When:  July 10 at 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

·      Where: W. Frank Steely Library, Room 102

Doug Evans, CAE and executive director of the Ohio Library Council, and Kim Fender, director of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, will serve as keynote speakers. Registration ends on July 6. For more information, visit:

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit