April 24, 2017

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 their regular location within the juvenile collection.

April 21, 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.

April 19, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Thursday, April 20th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

April 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.

April 17, 2017

Main Collection: eBooks

The following eBooks have been added to the library's main circulating collection. You will find these eBooks (electronic books) via the AU Library Catalog. Titles are part of our EBSCOhost collection and have single user licenses; access is available to Ashland University users. Please note authentication will be required for off-campus use.

National Library Week: There's Still Time



AU Library Student and Faculty Surveys:  Open through April 17th

It's not too late!  The National Library Week survey is open through the end of the day. We would like to know more about your Ashland University Library experiences. When you've completed the survey, enter your email for a chance to win one of three $10 Subway gift cards.

Need the survey link? Check your AU email or AU portal announcements. You may also chat with or text the IRC at 419.938.4134, and we'll send you the student or faculty link.

Thank you for celebrating #NationalLibraryWeek with us.

April 12, 2017

IRC Hours Update: Easter Breakl

Instructional Resource Center Easter Break hours are:
  • Wednesday, April 12: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Thursday, April 13th: Closed
  • Friday, April 14th: Closed
  • Saturday, April 15th: Closed
  • Easter Sunday, April 16th: Closed

Regular spring hours resume on Monday, April 17th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

April 11, 2017

National Library Week Surveys

#National Library Week Survey Links


Are you looking for the AU Library Student or Faculty survey?

  • Links are included with AU Portal National Library Week announcements.
  • Text 419.938.4134 or chat with the IRC and we will send you the link (be sure to request the student or faculty survey).
  • AU Library Student Orientation in Blackboard has a link with announcements.
  • AU Library Faculty Resources in Blackboard has a link with announcements.

Thank you for participating in our survey ... and good luck in the gift card drawing.

National Library Week: Buttons


Did you get your National Library Week button? We have three different styles of buttons featuring a variety of book sculpture images. Buttons are available at the circulation desk, library main floor. There's still time, be sure to get yours while they last.

April 10, 2017

National Library Week: Guess How Many Books


Coming or going ... front to back ... left to right ... top to bottom

There are a lot of books in the main floor library display case. Take a guess at how many books we have loaded in the display case and enter to win a #NationalLibraryWeek prize. Stop at the circulation desk, AU Library main floor, to enter the contest. We will share the answer, and the contest winner, next week.




National Library Week: Cookie Day

Cookie Day: Monday, April 10th


We are celebrating National Library Week with cookie day> Come in to the library and enjoy a variety of tasty homemade cookies. Our cookie table is located on the Library main floor, near the main entrance. Hope to see you soon! #NationalLibraryWeek

April 9, 2017

National Library Week: April 9-15

It's National Library Week!


"First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate."
- ALA National Library Week

AU Library Student and Faculty Surveys:  April 7th - April 17th
In recognition of #NationalLibraryWeek, we would like to know more about your Ashland University Library experiences. When you've completed the survey, enter your email for a chance to win one of three $10 Subway gift cards.

Need the survey link? Check your AU email or AU portal announcements. You may also chat with or text the IRC at 419.938.4134, and we'll send you the student or faculty link.

National Library Week Cookie Day: Monday, April 10th
Stop in the library for a cookie break! Our cookie table will be located on the main floor.

National Library Workers Day: Tuesday, April 11th
Celebrate with us by saying thank you to our AU Library student workers. Circulation and Instructional Resource Center student workers play a big role in our every day success.

Guess How Many Books: April 7th - April 17th
Use your powers of observation (and maybe math) to guess how many books are located in the display case on the main floor. Submit your guess at the circulation desk and be registered to win a National Library Week surprise.

National Library Week Buttons: While supplies last
Back by popular demand, a variety of limited edition National Library Week buttons will be available at the circulation desk on the main floor.


April 7, 2017

Coming Soon: National Library Week

Next week is National
Library Week! 


Stay tuned for a week of planned activities:
  • Guess 'How Many Books?'
    See our display on the main floor
  • National Library Worker Day
    Tuesday, April 11th
  • AU Library Cookie Day
    Monday, April 10th
  • AU Library Survey & gift cards
    Survey open April 7th - April 17th
  • National Library Week buttons 
Watch the portal for links to faculty and student surveys. Daily blog updates here, and on the AU Library News Blog, will keep you up to date. Follow the IRC on Twitter and Pinterest, and AU Library on Facebook for additional resources.

April 6, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Update

We've done a bit of organizing, rearranging and weeding of boards and pins, on the IRC Pinterest site.  Boards are now arranged by category and each has an introductory board (pictured left) with pins detailing what is featured in within each group.  A second 'bulletin board' pin describes how groups are arranged; for instance, group #2 Ellison Dies are displayed in alphabetical order.

All of our unique boards remain, including library memes and coloring pages, and new pins continue to be added to favorites such as Banned & Challenged Books & Wordless Picture Books.

Not familiar with the IRC on Pinterest? April is National Poetry Month, visit our page for a great selection of poetry resources, the Poetry Month board features juvenile & YA poetry and poetry titles from the library's juvenile collection.

Follow IRC's board National Poetry Month on Pinterest.

April 5, 2017

IRC Circulating: Kits

The following materials kits have been added to the Instructional Resource Center circulating collection. Materials Kits are located inside of the IRC, on right side/east wall, and shelved numerically. For ease of use, materials kit shelving in the IRC is labeled.

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.

April 4, 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.

April 3, 2017

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 their regular location within the juvenile collection.