September 24, 2017

Banned Books Week: September 24-30, 2017


Today is the first day of Banned Books Week. 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? There's a Banned Books Week LibGuide for that! It features an overview of  Banned Books Week history and challenged books, Library Resources and Internet & Infographic Resources for celebrating Banned Books Week, links to frequently banned and challenged books for the last ten yearschallenged classics,  and an interactive timeline highlighting 30 Years of Challenged Literature.

September 22, 2017

Banned Books Week: Are You Ready

Are you ready for #BannedBooksWeek?

We are! We've partnered with @ALALibrary and are participating in the national #RebelReader tournament and invite you to join us.

This year our #BannedBooksWeek free swag includes new limited edition buttons, magnets, bookmarks, a foldable paper fortune teller, and coloring pages. Items will be available at the circulation desk, magnets are available on the IRC display board. Follow us here and on Twitter @IRCaulibrary



September 19, 2017

Coming Soon: Banned Books Week

It's almost time!


Next week, September 24th - 30th is Banned Books week. We started celebrating a bit early with a new display featuring the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016.

"Of the 323 challenges recorded by the American Library Association in 2016, the top ten challenged books are" ...

Visit our display outside the IRC on the second floor, or the Banned Books Week LibGuide to learn more.

#BannedBooksWeek
#WordsHavePower

September 8, 2017

Welcome: Phonics Scavenger Hunt

It's phonics scavenger hunt time!
Working on your scavenger hunt project?
Having trouble finding some of the items?

We are here to help.  Ask in the IRC, AU Library 2nd floor, for assistance locating any items on your assignment. We also have a small token to give you after signing your completed worksheet.

When is the IRC open? IRC hours for this weekend are:
  • Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: 1 pm to 6 pm
  • Monday: 8 am to 10 pm
See you soon! 

September 1, 2017

IRC Hours: Labor Day

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd, Labor Day weekend.

We will be open 6 pm to 10 pm on Monday, September 4th. Regular fall hours resume on Tuesday, September 5th. A complete listing of hours and updates is available on our web site.

August 31, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will open at 9:00 am on Friday, September 1st. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates, including holiday hours, is available on our web site: IRC Hours & Updates. Hours updates are tweeted to @IRCaulibrary (follow us on Twitter!).

August 30, 2017

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.

August 25, 2017

IRC Hours: Fall 2017


Welcome to the Instructional Resource Center at Ashland University Library! Our fall 2017 hours schedule begins Monday, August 28th.  Regular hours of operation are:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8 am to 10 pm 
  • Friday: 8 am to 5 pm 
  • Saturday: Closed 
  • Sunday: 1 pm to 6 pm 

A complete listing of IRC hours and updates, including changes to normal operating hours, is available on the IRC web site.  All hours updates will be published here on the IRC blog and 'tweeted' via IRC Twitter; a monthly hours update is always posted on the IRC door.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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.

August 24, 2017

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.

August 23, 2017

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.

August 22, 2017

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.

August 21, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Ellison Dies

Ready to update bulletin boards? Creating new door decs and lockers? The IRC has an extensive Ellison Collection including 375+ die cuts, twelve double cut borders, and an assortment of tiny dies (four items per cut) . We have eight different alphabet fonts ranging from 2 inches to 5 inches in size with a variety of upper and lower case options.  The IRC @ AU Library on Pinterest features sixteen (yes! 16) boards of Ellison Die Cuts organized by category. Below are a few examples:

Ellison Dies: Alphabets & Numbers



Ellison Dies: Seasons



Ellison Dies: Animals

August 9, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Thursday, August 10th through Sunday, August 20th. IRC summer hours will resume on Monday, August 21st. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.