September 27, 2016

Banned Books Week: 2015 Top 10 Challenges



Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015 from ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom:

  1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green 
  2. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James 
  3. I Am Jazz, by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings 
  4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin 
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon 
  6. The Holy Bible 
  7. Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel 
  8. Habibi, by Craig Thompson 
  9. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, by Jeanette Winter 
  10. Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
Interested in learning more? 

September 26, 2016

Banned Books Week: Getting Social

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 25, 2016

Banned Books Week: September 25 - October 1

It's time to celebrate Banned Books Week; "Stand Up for Your Right to Read."
"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,  and an interactive timeline highlighting 30 Years of Challenged Literature.


September 22, 2016

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.

September 19, 2016

AU Library: Wireless / Cloud Printing

AU Library is one of several places on campus offering wireless, or Google Cloud printing. Once printer set up is complete, work anywhere in the building and print from your laptop or mobile device to print stations on the main floor.

  •  Cloud printing works with your Ashland University Google Account. 
  •  Cloud printing is part of the AU print quota system. 
  •  Cloud printing is possible from laptops and mobile devices.

We've collected a few FAQs to help you get started, scroll through the list and view items of interest, or visit AU Library FAQs for details and additional resources.  And, as always, you can ask in the IRC for help setting up library cloud printing.


September 15, 2016

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, September 16th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

September 14, 2016

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.

September 13, 2016

Juvenile Books: Young Adult

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 12, 2016

September 7, 2016

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: Nonfiction

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 2, 2016

IRC Hours: Labor Day

The IRC will be closed Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday September 4th for the Labor Day Holiday. We will be open 6:00 to 10:00 pm on Monday, September 5th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC website.

August 31, 2016

IRC on Pinterest

Are you following IRC @ Ashland University Library on Pinterest? Our boards feature Ellison Die collections, materials kits, coloring pages, and so much more!

Visit IRC's profile on Pinterest.

August 29, 2016

IRC Hours: Fall 2016


Welcome to Ashland University, Ashland University Library, and the Instructional Resource Center! The fall 2016 IRC hours schedule begins today.  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, 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!

August 25, 2016

Library Update: Main Floor

The outside of AU Library is not the only place where work was done to improve the building this summer. Early this week, a month long comprehensive main floor reorganization project was completed.

We now have a spacious, bright work area on the library main floor with comfortable seating, cafe tables, and group tables.

Where is this located? Enter AU Library through the main doors and turn right; you will see our computer and print stations, copy machines, and the faculty publication display. The area adjacent is our new work / study/ lounge area. We have great green views of Founders Hall and the sunlight pouring into the library is simply amazing.

Print Journals:
Recent issues of print journal collection are located on the east side of the main floor (facing Founders).  Print journal stacks have been moved to the sixth floor.

Library 6th floor:
Student work areas remain on available on the 6th floor. Study areas are located on the north side of the building (facing College Avenue).

Ohio & Government Documents:
AU Library is a Federal Depository for government documents. Our Ohio and Government docs have been moved to the west side of the main floor, adjacent to the reference collection.

Welcome back to AU Library!

August 22, 2016

IRC Hours Update

The IRC will be closed for various campus meetings this week; be sure to check the IRC Hours & Updates on the IRC web site. Please note the following closures:

  • Monday, August 22nd:  Closed 12:45 to 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 24th: Closed 11:45 am to 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 25th: Closed 11:45 am to 2:00 pm

IRC daily lunch closure is 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

August 12, 2016

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed, Monday, August 15th through Sunday, August 21st. Regular summer hours will resume on Monday, August 22nd. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.