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juvenile books will be evaluated and a variety of dated, damaged, and titles that are no longer relevant will be withdrawn.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  Some withdrawn titles will be moved to the special books collection (as warranted), most will be made available to students on the free book carts located on the library main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

IRC Hours Update

The IRC will open at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 3rd.
A complete listing of IRC hours updates is available on the IRC web site.

Library email notices

If you currently are not receiving email notices from the library such as courtesy notices and hold/pickup notices, please check your email spam folder. Be sure to mark any messages from the library as “not spam” so that emails from that address will not be classified as spam.

Remember, the My Library Account link on the web site provides options to view and renew books online and check status of requests. Questions?  Stop at the circulation desk, AU Library main floor, for additional information.

* This post was originally published on the AU Library News Blog 10/1/14

September 30, 2014

#IRCshelfie Tuesday

What's a shelfie? It is a photo of a book shelf - or shelves - most often taken with a smart phone and shared on social media. They may be taken in conjunction with selfies, for instance people sharing their book shelves in a selfie, but often the book shelf is shared solo. Following in the footsteps of the Twitter hash tag #shelfie, the IRC has been sharing #IRCshelfies on Twitter.


Each Tuesday, a new #IRCshelfie is posted sharing a shelf from a different IRC or library second floor collection. As of July 1st, fourteen #IRCshelfies have been shared via the @IRCaulibrary. Not on Twitter? No worries, you can follow the IRC shelfie collection on Pinterest. The following Wednesday, #IRCshelfie pictures are posted to the IRC Pinterest board #IRCshelfie @IRCaulibrary. Pins are dated and link back to the original tweet.

Follow IRC's board #IRCshelfie @IRCaulibrary on Pinterest.


Follow the IRC on Twitter @IRCaulibrary and on Pinterest for the latest information on collections and resources.

September 29, 2014

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

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.

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 their regular location within the juvenile collection.


September 26, 2014

Banned Books Week: Virtual Read Out

From the Banned Books Week YouTube Channel and Read Out playlist, here are several videos discussing the right to read, censorship, and orations of passages from banned and censored books.







September 22, 2014

Banned Books Week: @IRCaulibrary

How well do you know banned and challenged books? During Banned Books Week @IRCaulibrary, in conjunction with the IRC #BannedBooksWeek Pinterest board, will feature a book each day that has been challenged or banned with information about why it has been challenged, when it has been challenged, and reasons for the challenge.


The IRC Banned Books Week Pinterest board will present a catalog link to the answer. Follow the IRC on Twitter and Pinterest and play along, submit your guess in the comments on Pinterest. No peeking.

September 18, 2014

Banned Books Week: September 21-27 2014

It's time to celebrate Banned Books Week; this year's theme is "Celebrating the Freedom to Read." What is Banned Books Week?
"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." -- ALA Banned Books Week

Interested in learning more about Banned Books Week? There's a Banned Books Week LibGuide for that! The library guide presents an overview of  Banned Books Week history and challenged books, Library Resources and Internet Resources for celebrating Banned Books Week, links to frequently banned and challenged books for the last ten years - and - challenged classics,  an interactive timeline highlighting 30 Years of Challenged Literature, and the IRC Pinterest site.


The IRC Pinterest site features a Banned Books Week board with additional resources.

Follow IRC's board Banned Books Week on Pinterest.


Get involved by sharing your Banned Books Week story on Twitter using the hash tag #bannedbooksweek, following Banned Books Week on Facebook, enjoying a variety of Read Outs on the Banned Books Week YouTube Channel, and find great display ideas from the Banned Books Week Pinterest page.

September 17, 2014

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

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.