December 14, 2007

IRC Hours Update

Happy Holidays!


If you have not yet viewed the Ashland University Christmas ecard, now is the time! There is also a gallery of previous Christmas ecards in the gallery.

Be sure to check the Instructional Resource Center website for IRC hours and availability during semester break:

December 12, 2007

Curriculum Textbook: Language Arts

The following books have been added to the curriculum textbook collection. They will be shelved in the curriculum textbook annex directly outside of the IRC, library, second floor.

Unless otherwise indicated, each of the following grade levels consists of six (6) volume sets of teacher editions:

Curriculum Textbooks: Language Arts

The following books have been added to the curriculum textbook collection. They will be shelved in the curriculum textbook annex directly outside of the IRC, library, second floor.

Each of the following grade levels includes both student and teacher editions:

December 6, 2007

IRC Circulating: Kits

The following 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, each shelve is labeled.

IRC Circulating: Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the curriculum collection. Activity books are located in the textbook annex on the second floor, directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

AU Circulating: Education

The following book has been added to the circulating collection. You will find it shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

Juvenile Books

The following book has been added to the juvenile collection. It will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

December 3, 2007

Juvevnile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

November 30, 2007

Juvenile Books: Graphic Novels

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

AU Circulating: Recreational

The following book has been added to the library collection. You will find it shelved in the regular location or in the new book display on the main floor.

Juvenile Books: Holiday

The following book has been added to the juvenile collection. It will beinitially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

November 27, 2007

New authors & first novels

The most recent volume of Booklist (v. 104, no. 6) magazine, is a spotlight issue featuring first novels:

"During the last few years, there's been an enormous increase in the number of first novels for children and young adults. Below you'll find the best of this year's debuts - all published over the last 12 months. It's no stretch to think we'll be hearing more from these talented writers." - Stephanie Zvirin (Booklist, 11/15/07, p. 55)

Nine of then ten books detailed are part of the library juvenile collection. Books titles link to the library catalog; check out a new author and view availability:
  1. Billie Standish Was Here, by Nancy Crocker
  2. Black Book of Secrets, by F.E. Higgins,
  3. Does My Head Look Big in This?, by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  4. Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, by Lynne Jonell
  5. Epic, by Conor Kostick
  6. Every Crooked Pot, by Renee Rosen
  7. Miss Spitfire, by Sarah Miller
  8. The Swan Maiden, by Heather Tomlinson
  9. Tyrell, by Coe Booth
  10. Useful Fools, by C.A. Schmidt

Interested in viewing Booklist? The library not only has Booklist in the journal collection, but it is also available via OhioLINK Academic Search Complete (must authenticate to view from off campus) database.

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November 19, 2007

IRC Hours Update


IRC Color Printer

The color printer has been repaired.
Thanks for your patience.

Color Printer

The IRC's color printer is currently out of order; a service call was placed this morning for repairs.

Need color printing? Save your project; there is a color printer available in Patterson.

November 12, 2007

It's here! The new laminator


The new laminator, a GBC HeatSeal Ultima 65, has arrived in the IRC and is ready for use. Similar to the laminators in several neighboring school districts, this machine not only has several safety features in place, but also offers a quieter laminating process.

Process differs slightly in that lighter weight items (copy paper and construction paper) should be fed through more quickly than heavier items (file folders and poster board). Please ask for help when using this machine for the first time.

November 7, 2007

Leveled Book Kits

Dr. Mary Rycik's class has recently leveled the following five book kits in the IRC Collection:
From the IRC web page:

"Each leveled kit has a label placed on the bottom right corner indicating suggested reading levels; included are grade and stage (emergent, early, early fluent, and fluent), F & P (Fountas and Pinnell), and Directed Reading Assessment (DRA). A handout is provided with leveled kits and describes criteria."


For more information on IRC book kits, check out the Instructional Resource Center web site, IRC: Leveled Book Kits. As additional book kits are leveled, notices will be posted on the IRC blog.


November 6, 2007

IRC Circulating: Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the curriculum collection. Activity books are located in the textbook annex on the second floor, directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will beinitially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.


AU Circulating: General

The following books have been added to the circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will beinitially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

IRC Reference

The following book has been added to the IRC reference collection. You will find it shelved directly inside the IRC, library second floor, in the reference section.

AU Circulating

The following books have been added to the circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

AU Circulating: Education & Technology

The following book has been added to the circulating collection. You will find it shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

AU Circulating: Graphic Novel

The following book has been added to the circulating collection. You will find it shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

AU Circulating: Education

The following book has been added to the circulating collection. You will find it shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

IRC Circulating: Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the curriculum collection. Activity books are located in the textbook annex on the second floor, directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center.

October 30, 2007

IRC Circulating: Kits

The following 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, each shelve is labeled.
Having trouble locating a kit? Ask for help in the IRC.

IRC Circulating: Software

The following software titles have been added to the IRC collection. Educational software is located in the Instructional Resource Center and is part of the circulating collection.

IRC Hours Update


October 29, 2007

IRC Reference

The following book has been added to the IRC reference collection. You will find it shelved directly inside the IRC, library second floor, in the reference section.

AU Circulating

The following books have been added to the circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

AU Circulating: General Reserves

The following books have been added to the circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

AU Circulating: Technology

The following books have been added to the circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

AU Circulating: Education

The following books have been added to the circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

AU Circulating: Education

The following books have been added to the circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the regular location or in the new book display in the reference area on the main floor.

Teen Read Week

From YALSA, Young Adult Library Services Association, the results of the 2007 Teens' Top Ten vote from Teen Read Week, October 14 - 20 - 2007.

  1. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  2. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  3. How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
  4. Maximum Ride: School’s Out – Forever by James Patterson
  5. Firegirl by Tony Abbott
  6. All Hallows Eve (13 Stories) by Vivian Vande Velde
  7. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  8. River Secrets by Shannon Hale
  9. Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe
  10. Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks

This is a list compiled and voted on by teen readers across the USA:

"Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in five school and public libraries around the country—the 2007 nominees were chosen by book groups in Connecticut, Kansas, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Utah, selected for their experience in discussing books." (ALA Teens Top Ten)

Interested in reading one of these titles? Links from this post, both book title and author, go to the AU catalog; check OhioLINK for information on additional titles.


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October 21, 2007

IRC Hours Update

Reminder: Computers on the second floor are accessible for use when the IRC is closed. Printing is not available from any second floor computer when the IRC is closed.

October 20, 2007

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will beinitially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

AU Circulating: Recreational

The following book has been added to the library collection. You will find it shelved in the regular location or in the new book display on the main floor.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Graphic Novels

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Dean Collection

The following book has been added to the juvenile collection. It will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

October 18, 2007

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

October 17, 2007

Juvenile Books

The following book has been added to the juvenile collection. It will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Holiday & Seasonal

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Dean Collection

The following book has been added to the juvenile collection. It will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

October 16, 2007

Roll Top Laminator

Out of Order! Out of Order!

The "big" roll-top laminator is currently out of order. A repair call has been placed and we hope to have it available soon.

Two desk top laminators are available for smaller jobs; keep in mind at $1.00 per sheet usage is expensive for larger projects.

Juvenile Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Graphic Novels

The following books have been added to the juvenile collection. They will be initially placed in the new book shelves on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, and then located within the juvenile collection.

October 15, 2007

IRC Hours Update

The IRC will close today, Monday, October 15th, at 6:00 pm. Regular operating hours will commence at 8:00 am Tuesday morning, October 16th.

Computers on the second floor will remain accessible for use; printing will not be available from any second floor computer.

Additional information for students enrolled in EDCI 131/504: