October 31, 2014

IRC Hours Update: Nov. 3 - Nov. 7

Please note the following changes to Instructional Resource Center hours for the first week of November. A complete listing of IRC hours updates is available on the IRC web site.

  • Monday, 11/3:  Open 1 pm to 10 pm
  • Tuesday, 11/4: Open 1 pm to 10 pm
  • Wednesday, 11/5: Open 1 pm to 10 pm
  • Thursday, 11/6:  Open 1 pm to 10 pm
  • Friday, 11/7: Open 1 pm to 5 pm

October 30, 2014

October 29, 2014

Juvenile Books: YA Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in the juvenile collection.

October 28, 2014

Juvenile Books: Nonfiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in the juvenile collection.

October 27, 2014

IRC Collections: New Ellison Dies

New Ellison Dies have been added to the IRC collection!
  • Combo Dies: Halloween and Thanksgiving
  • Animal Set: Lion, Giraffe, Hippo, and Elephant
  • Peace Sign, Birthday Cake, and snowflake
  • 3-D Christmas Tree, Large


Follow IRC's board Ellison Dies: Holiday on Pinterest.


The IRC has an extensive collection of Ellison Dies available for use including a variety of images, borders and five different alphabet fonts (upper and lower case). Five Ellison Prestige Pro die cut machines are available for use. Interested in the Ellison Dies?

  • Bring your won paper and use die cuts and machines for free. 
  • ANY use of our paper (even scrap box paper) is a penny per cut. 
  • Construction paper, craft paper, and even wrapping paper may be used in our machines. 


Follow IRC's board Ellison Dies: Seasons on Pinterest.

View the IRC's entire Ellison Die collection on the IRC Pinterest site.

October 24, 2014

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in the juvenile collection.

October 23, 2014

IRC Pinterest: Halloween

The IRC Pinterest Halloween Board features a variety of Halloween themed picture books, fiction and nonfiction. You should be following the IRC on Pinterest!

Follow IRC's board Halloween on Pinterest.

Books on this board are part of the main juvenile collection located on the second floor of AU Library. Check title availability by clicking on the catalog link after each call number in the pin description.

October 22, 2014

Juvenile Books: Graphic Novels

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in it's regular location within the juvenile collection.

October 21, 2014

Juvenile Books: Non-Fiction

The following book has been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find it shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in the juvenile collection.

IRC Reference

The following new book was added to the IRC reference collection. You will find it shelved inside the Instructional Resource Center, library second floor, in the IRC reference area.

Main Collection: General

The following books have been added to the library's main circulating collection. You will find them displayed in the new book area on the library's main floor or in their regular location.

October 15, 2014

IRC Hours Update: Fall break

IRC Fall Break hours are noted below:
  • Friday, October 17th:  1 pm to 5 pm
  • Saturday, October 18th: Closed
  • Sunday, October 19th: Closed
  • Monday, October 20th: Closed

Regular IRC fall hours resume on Tuesday, October 21st.
A complete listing of IRC hours updates is available on the IRC web site.

October 14, 2014

Juvenile Books: Non-fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

October 13, 2014

Juvenile Books: Non-fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

October 08, 2014

Pardon our dust ...


Last spring the curriculum textbooks, big books, book kits, and award titles (Caldecott & Newbery) on the second floor were shifted in preparation for expansion of the juvenile collection. The collection shift project began last week and is planned through the fall 2014 and spring 2015 term. Children's books will remain on the second floor; the collection footprint will be expanded into the empty stacks directly behind big books, book kits, and award books.

During this project, juvenile books will be evaluated and a variety of dated, damaged, and titles that are no longer relevant will be withdrawn. Doing so, especially within the non-fiction portion of the collection, will help focus resources and provide updated titles for classroom use.  Some withdrawn titles will be moved to the special books collection (as warranted), most will be made available to students on the free book carts located on the library main floor.

New books, fiction and non-fiction, continue to be added to the juvenile collection; new items are placed on the second floor new book shelves when shelf ready and corresponding blog posts published here. If you need help locating a book, be sure to stop in the IRC for assistance.

Thanks for your patience during this project.  And please, pardon our dust (we will keep the noise down).

October 06, 2014

October 02, 2014