January 18, 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.

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, January 20th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

Main Juvenile: Alphabet

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 their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: YA 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 their regular location within the juvenile collection.

January 17, 2017

Main Collection: General

N1998.3The following books have been added to the library's main general (circulating) collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the main floor of the library or in the regular location.

January 13, 2017

IRC Hours Update: MLK Holiday

In observance of the MLK holiday, please note the following IRC hours updates. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

  • Saturday, January 14th - closed 
  • Sunday, January 15th - closed 
  • Monday, January 16th - open 6 - 10 pm 

January 12, 2017

IRC Pinterest: MLK Resources

Visit the IRC Pinterest site for a selection of resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. All titles are part of the main juvenile collection, located on the second floor of AU Library.  Check availability by clicking the catalog link after each call number.

Follow IRC @ Ashland University Library's board MLK Books & Resources on Pinterest.

January 11, 2017

2017 Scott O'Dell Award

The 2017 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction winner is Full of Beans, by Jennifer L. Holm.
"Scott O'Dell established this award to encourage other writers-particularly new authors--to focus on historical fiction. He hoped in this way to increase the interest of young readers in the historical background that has helped to shape their country and their world." - Scott O'Dell Award.
Full of Beans is part of the AU Library Juvenile Collection.
"Newbery Honor Book Turtle in Paradise is beloved by readers, and now they can return to this wonderful world through the eyes of Turtle’s cousin Beans.Grown-ups lie. That’s one truth Beans knows for sure. He and his gang know how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs (that means “locals”) in all of Key West. Not that Beans really minds; it’s 1934, the middle of the Great Depression. With no jobs on the island, and no money anywhere, who can really blame the grown-ups for telling a few tales? Besides, Beans isn’t anyone’s fool. In fact, he has plans. Big plans. And the consequences might surprise even Beans himself." - Publisher Summary
Read the official announcement on The Horn Book Blog, Read Roger: The 2017 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction

January 9, 2017

AU Library Databases: Off Campus

We are excited to announce AU Library database authentication is now the same password as Blackboard, WebAdvisor, and AU Gmail. When accessing our databases from off campus, use your AU network username and password to login. Yes! One less password to remember.

If you experience problems with off campus access, please contact the library at ext 5402 or via email library@ashland.edu.


January 6, 2017

IRC Hours: Spring 2017

The IRC spring hours schedule begins Monday, January 9th. Our hours are:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8 am to 10 pm 
  • Friday: 8 am to 5 pm 
  • Saturday: Closed 
  • Sunday: 2 pm to 10 pm

A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site. All IRC hours updates are published here on the IRC news blog and 'tweeted' via @IRCaulibrary on Twitter;  a monthly hours update is always posted on the IRC door.  Welcome back!

January 3, 2017

IRC Hours: After Winter Break

Instructional Resource Center hours for after winter break are noted below:
  • Tuesday, 1/3 & Wednesday, 1/4
    Closed
  • Thursday, 1/5 & Friday, 1/6
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 1/7 & Sunday, 1/8
    Closed
The IRC spring hours schedule begins on Monday, January 9th. A complete listing of IRC Hours updates is available on the IRC web site.

December 14, 2016

IRC Hours: Winter Break

The Instructional Resource Center will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 15th and remain closed through Wednesday, January 4th.

For additional hours information, please visit the IRC Hours & Updates page on the Instruction Resource Center web site.

We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a safe and joyous holiday season.

December 12, 2016

Returning Library Materials

Be sure to return borrowed library materials, books, CDs, DVDs, IRC resources, and especially OhioLINK items, before leaving campus for winter break.

Returning after hours? There is a book drop located on the library ground floor, across from the Chapel, near the UPS pick up.


Keep in mind, IRC materials kits and big books will NOT fit in the after hours book return. Plan ahead and return these items during regular library operating hours.

December 8, 2016

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, December 9th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

December 7, 2016

Study Rooms & Quiet Space

Looking for a quiet space to study during finals?
Remember, the 3rd and 4th floors are designated quiet spaces; noise level may be monitored during extended hours and finals. Comfortable open study areas are available on both floors.

Interested in reserving a study room?  
Stop at the circulation desk and reserve a study room for up to 3 hours. Study rooms are located on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th floor. Please note, students using a reserved area will be asked to vacate the room.

Already have a favorite space to work?
Create your own quiet space. We have free ear plugs (disposable) available at the print station on the second floor.

December 5, 2016

IRC Pinterest: Winter & Memes

What's featured on the IRC Pinterest site this month? Just in time for finals, it's the always popular Library Meme board.



In keeping with the season, take time to explore a few winter and snow themed picture books; they are a great a way to enjoy the cold season from inside looking out.

December 2, 2016

Main Collection: Education

The following books have been added to the library's main general (circulating) collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the main floor of the library or in the regular location.

Juvenile Books: YA

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.