Steely Library Hosts Free Information Literacy Workshop for Educators


June 5, 2019— Northern Kentucky University’s W. Frank Steely Library is hosting a free workshop for librarians and teachers. “GEAR UP for College” will be held on July 9, offering an energizing boost for instruction and programming to preschool through 12th grade educators.

Steely’s annual summer workshop brings P-12 librarians and educators together to discuss issues impacting the 21st century information environment. This year’s workshop will explore the ways in which educators can use information literacy to prepare students at all levels to GATHER, EVALUATE, APPLY, and RESPECT information, setting them up for success beyond high school.

Participants will engage with an evolving definition of information literacy, consider the challenges, struggles, and barriers that students face in transitioning to higher education, and take away ideas to integrate information literacy concepts into library programming and the P-12 curriculum.

"Today’s students are exposed to a vast amount of information and when they enter college, that exposure intensifies. Ensuring our students are college ready includes making sure they have some fundamental knowledge about information creation, access, and use." said Andrea Brooks, Information Literacy program coordinator. "This workshop is meant to bring all educators together who have a stake in developing information literacy." 

  • What: GEAR Up for College: An Energizing Boost for Instruction and Programming
  • When: July 9 at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: W. Frank Steely Library, Room 102

Registration is still available until July 3. For more information and to register, visit here. For questions, contact Jennifer Smith at or 859-572-6620.

About NKU: 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, visit