October 18, 2017

IRC Hours: Fall Break

The Instructional Resource Center's Fall break Hours are:
  • Thursday, October 19: 9 am - noon  & 1 pm - 3 pm. 
  • Friday, October 20: Closed
  • Saturday, October 21: Closed
  • Sunday, October 22: Closed 

IRC fall hours schedule resumes on Monday, October 23rd. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site. Updates are tweeted to @IRCaulibrary (follow us on Twitter!).

October 16, 2017

Halloween Resources: Ellison, Pinterest, & More

What's Brewing in the IRC?


Are your decorations ready for Halloween? We have a great collection of Ellison Dies to help with that project.

The IRC Pinterest board - Ellison Dies:  Holiday - features a variety of dies including Halloween favorites scarecrows, a pumpkin patch, pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, a Halloween Cat, witch on a broom, a bat, a ghost, and a cauldron. If you use our paper, Ellison cuts are only one cent each.  Yes! A penny goes a long way. If you have never used the Ellison machines, stop in the IRC. We can help you select dies and set up for your project.


Looking for Halloween picture books? We have a Pinterest board for that, too.

October 12, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will open at 9:00 am on Friday, October 13th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site: IRC Hours & Updates. Hours updates are tweeted to @IRCaulibrary (follow us on Twitter!).

October 11, 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.



October 9, 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 and shelved numerically. For ease of use, materials kit shelving in the IRC is labeled.


Don't forget ... the IRC's Materials Kit Pinterest board, includes recent additions to this circulating collection. Each pin includes a description and call number for the item.

Follow IRC's board IRC Materials Kits on Pinterest.


October 5, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will open at 9:00 am on Friday, October 6th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site: IRC Hours & Updates. Hours updates are tweeted to @IRCaulibrary (follow us on Twitter!).

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.

October 4, 2017

New Ellison Dies

The following new Ellison Dies have been added to the IRC collection. Visit the IRC on Pinterest to view all of our available Ellison dies and alphabets.

  • Heart #1B 
  • Basic Beginnings Whale #2
  • Footprint, Bear
  • Footprint, Bird
  • Footprint, Frog
  • Footprint, Rabbit
  • Footprint, Duck


Main Collection: General

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

October 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.

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed from 11:50 am until 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 3rd. Regular Tuesday hours resume at 1:00 pm.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site: IRC web site: Hours & Updates.

October 2, 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.

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 their regular location within the juvenile collection.

October 1, 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.

September 30, 2017

Rebel Readers: There's still time!

Are you participating in the #RebelReader Twitter tournament during #BannedBooksWeek?


Follow ALA OIF on Twitter, they will "announce the winners of the Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament! One winner will be chosen on every day of Banned Books Week 2017 at 4 p.m. Central."

September 29, 2017

Banned Books Week: Pinterest

IRC @ AU Library on Pinterest site features two boards, Banned Books Week and Banned and Challenged Books, filled with great resources for before, during, and after Banned Books Week.