November 17, 2017

AU Library & Blackboard

Need a refresher on all things AU Library?  
AU Library Student Orientation in Blackboard Learn can help.

AU Library student orientation features information about resources and services available to Ashland University students in person and online. It is a starting point for all things Ashland University Library including research, resources, and library guides.

Explore our topics in the order presented, or start with items that interest you. Return at any time to review library and IRC tutorials, catch up with Library News, or find someone to help with your library or research.

  • Overview: Get started with AU Library Orientation by reviewing what's available, watching the introductory video, seeing what's new with AU Library News, and help us help you by taking our orientation survey. 
  •  AU Library: Learn more about AU Library on Campus, resources available to you online, and how to borrow items from AU Library & OhioLINK. 
  • Library Research: Review our introductory research videos for finding books, finding articles in library databases, and finding help from the reference team. 
  • Welcome to the IRC: Take a tour of the Instructional Resource Center, learn more about our collections, and see what's available with the IRC online. 

Navigating the information landscape can be challenging, we are here to help. AU Library Student Orientation is available to all students, faculty, and staff in Blackboard Learn.

November 15, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Thanksgiving

Looking for Thanksgiving themed children's books? We have a Pinterest board for that! Check out the IRC's Thanksgiving Pinterest board for a collection of fiction and non-fiction children's titles about the holiday.

November 13, 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.

November 8, 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.

November 7, 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.

November 6, 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.

November 3, 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.

November 2, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will open at 9:00 am on Friday, November 3rd. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site: IRC Hours & Updates. Hours updates are tweeted to @IRCaulibrary.

November 1, 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.

October 31, 2017

Juvenile Books: Happy Halloween

It may not be too late for a great Halloween picture book. Interested in scary or funny stories? Check out the IRC Pinterest site and our Halloween board for ideas.

October 30, 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.

October 25, 2017

IRC Hours Update

Please note the following updates to IRC hours this week:
  • Thursday, October 26th: 9am - noon & 1 pm-10 pm
  • Friday, October 27th:  Open 9 am

A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site; hours updates are tweeted to @IRCaulibrary (follow us on Twitter!).

October 24, 2017

Juvenile Books: Non-Fiction

he 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 23, 2017

Main Collection: Education

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.

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 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!).