May 02, 2016

April 28, 2016

IRC Hours Update: Friday 4/29

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 10:00 am to noon on Friday, April 29th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

April 27, 2016

IRC Hours Update: Thursday 4/28

The Instructional Resource Center will open at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 28th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

April 26, 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.

April 25, 2016

IRC Circulating: DVD

The following DVD has been added to the library circulating collection. AU Library's DVD collection is located on the second floor, room 201.

April 20, 2016

IRC Pinterest: Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day! Visit the IRC on Pinterest for a selection of environmental, energy, and recycling resources. Our Earth Day board features internet resources as well as great titles from the library's juvenile collection.

Follow IRC's board Earth Day Resources on Pinterest.

Check title availability by clicking on the catalog link in the pin description provided for each book. Having trouble finding one of these titles? Stop in the IRC, we can help.

April 18, 2016

Questions? Ask the IRC

Have you used the Instructional Resource Center chat service, Questions? Ask the IRC?  Our chat service is staffed by the curriculum librarian and Instructional Resource Center student workers. We can help with general information and questions about the IRC, collections, juvenile books, equipment, and hours.

Chat hours for Spring 2016
Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 2 pm to 6 pm

Where can I chat?  Ask the IRC chat widgets are available on the IRC main page, as well as on the IRC Services and Pricing and IRC Chat policy pages.  You will also find chat widgets on the IRC FAQs page and several IRC Course LibGuides.

How does it work? Easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Visit one of the pages with a chat widget, click to open chat box, or -

2. Wait. The chat widget will open in 30 seconds. Choose to chat now or click no thanks to close the box.

3. Enter your name, type in a question, and start chat.

But wait ... there's more!

Chat will work on your mobile device
Visit the IRC Chat policy page for more information about question types, acceptable use of the chat service, and availability of chat transcripts sent via email.

*Questions? Ask the IRC originally posted 2/29/16

April 17, 2016

IRC Hours Update: Monday 4/18

The Instructional Resource Center will open at 9:00 am on Monday, April 18th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

April 16, 2016

National Library Week: Thanks!

Thank you for celebrating National Library Week with us!

Winners of the Ashland University Campus Store and Eva's Treats gift card(s) will be notified via email on Monday, April 18th.

For those who participated in Ashland University Library's National Library Week survey, winners of the Subway gift card(s) will also be notified via email on Monday, April 18th.

* Originally published on the AU Library News Blog 4/16/16)

April 15, 2016

National Library Week



There's still time to participate in these great opportunities.

Food for Fines: Monday, April 11 – Saturday, April 16 
Do you have library fines? This week we are accepting Food for Fines. How will it work? Each can or box of food you bring to the library will be worth up to $5 of fines for AU Library items (not OhioLINK) forgiven. Food contributions will go to Associated Charities to assist residents of Ashland County.

Gift Card Drawings: Monday April 11 - Saturday, April 16
Register for your chance to win a $50 Ashland University Bookstore Gift card or a $10 gift card (2) from Eva’s treats. Drawing will be held Monday, April 18th. Entry forms available at the library main desk. Limit one entry per person.

Ashland University Library Student Survey: Sunday, April 10 - Saturday, April 16
In recognition of #NationalLibraryWeek, we would like to know more about your Ashland University Library experiences. When you've completed the survey, be sure to enter your email for a chance to win one of three $10 Subway gift cards. Limit one entry per person.


*Originally published on the AU Library News blog, 4/15/16.

April 14, 2016

Buttons & Bookmarks: National Library Week


National Library Week Buttons

Did you get your button? A variety of limited edition National Library Week buttons, three styles and two sizes, will be available at the circulation desk and in the children's new book area on the second floor. Be sure to get yours while they last.

*Originally published on the AU Library News blog, 4/14/16.

April 13, 2016

Cookie Day: National Library Week


Cookie Day: Wednesday, April 13th. 

Visit the library today and enjoy a variety of tasty homemade cookies. The cookie table is located on the Library main floor, near the main entrance. Hope to see you soon! #NationalLibraryWeek


*Originally published on the AU Library News blog, 4/13/16.

April 12, 2016

Gift Card Drawings: National Library Week


Gift Card Drawings: Monday April 11 - Saturday, April 16 

Register for your chance to win a $50 Ashland University Bookstore Gift card or a $10 gift card (2) from Eva’s treats. Drawing will be held Monday, April 18th. Entry forms available at the library main desk. Limit one entry per person.

*Originally published on the AU Library News blog, 4/12/16.

April 11, 2016

Food For Fines: National Library Week


Food for Fines: Do you have library fines?

Remember, this week we are accepting Food for Fines. How will it work? Each can or box of food you bring to the library will be worth up to $5 of fines for AU Library items (not OhioLINK) forgiven. Food contributions will go to Associated Charities to assist residents of Ashland County.

*Originally published on the AU Library News blog, 4/11/16.

IRC Pinterest: National Library Week


Visit the IRC on Pinterest for a selection of books featuring libraries for National Library Week. Featured titles, both fiction and non-fiction, are part of the main juvenile collection and located on the second floor of AU Library.

Follow IRC's board National Library Week on Pinterest.


Check title availability by clicking on the catalog link in the pin description provided for each book. Stop in the IRC for help if you are having trouble locating a book.

April 10, 2016

National Library Week: April 10 - 16


It's National Library Week!  
We invite you to celebrate with us and have the following festivities planned.

Food for Fines:  Monday, April 11 – Saturday, April 16 
Do you have library fines? This week we are accepting Food for Fines. How will it work? Each can or box of food you bring to the library will be worth up to $5 of fines for AU Library items (not OhioLINK) forgiven. Food contributions will go to Associated Charities to assist residents of Ashland County.

National Library Workers Day: Tuesday, April 12th
Celebrate with us by saying thanks to our AU Library student workers. Circulation and Instructional Resource Center student workers play a big role in our every day success. Thank you!

Cookie Day:  Wednesday, April 13th.
Come in to the library and enjoy a variety of tasty homemade cookies.

Gift Card Drawings: Monday April 11 - Saturday, April 16
Register for your chance to win a $50 Ashland University Bookstore Gift card or a $10 gift card (2) from Eva’s treats. Drawing will be held Monday, April 18th. Entry forms available at the library main desk. Limit one entry per person.

Ashland University Library Survey: Sunday, April 10 - Saturday, April 16
In recognition of #NationalLibraryWeek, we would like to know more about your Ashland University Library experiences. When you've completed the survey, be sure to enter your email for a chance to win one of three $10 Subway gift cards.

But wait, there's more! A variety of limited edition National Library Week buttons will be available at the circulation desk and in the children's new book area on the second floor. Be sure to get yours while they last.

*Post originally published on the AU Library News Blog, 4/10/16.

April 09, 2016

National Library Week: Coming Soon

Next week, April 10 - 16,  is National Library Week!

Stay tuned for a week of planned activities including:

  • Food for Fines
  • National Library Worker Day
  • AU Library Cookie Day
  • Gift Card Drawings
  • AU Library Survey & more gift cards
  • National Library Week buttons
Daily blog posts, 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.