December 17, 2008

IRC Hours: Winter Break

The Instructional Resource Center and Ashland University Library, included in Ashland University's Closed for the Holiday schedule, will be closed Friday, December 19, 2008, to January 4, 2009.

Wishing you and yours a blessed and safe holiday season; Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 16, 2008

IRC Circulating: Audio Books

The following audio books have been added to the Instructional Resource Center circulating collection. Audio books are located on the shelving directly behind the activity books, across from Library of Congress "L" on the second floor.

Audio books are shelved numerically with a call number designation of Audio Book.

December 15, 2008

Juvenile Collection: Signs in the Stacks


New signs have been placed at the end of each juvenile stack, these signs will help make browsing the collection a bit easier!

An overview and additional Library of Congress subject heading information is detailed in the Children's Literature LibGuide.

December 11, 2008

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.

December 10, 2008

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 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: Holiday

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: 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.

AU Circulating: Education

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

AU Circulating: General

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

AU Circulating: DVD

The following DVD's have been added to the library circulating collection. The library's DVD collection is located in the listening lab, room 201, library second floor.

December 1, 2008

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 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.

November 24, 2008

IRC Hours Update

OhioLINK Databases 11/29

Don't forget, as previously reported, database access on Saturday, Novemer 29th, will be offline most of the day:
Just a reminder as everyone goes off for your Thanksgiving holiday, all of OhioLINK central systems will be offline on Saturday, November 29, from 7 a.m. to hopefully no later than 4 p.m. This includes the central web server, the EJC, the EBC, the Central Catalog, the DMC and DRC, ETD, and the OSearch Databases. If you have direct links to databases at vendor sites such as EBSCO or OCLC, you should still be able to access those sites. - Anita Cook, OhioLINK

November 20, 2008

Juvenile Books: Holiday

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

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

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: Graphic Novel

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.

Library Notices Go Green!

AU Library is joining the campus-wide effort to conserve resources and Go Green. Beginning December 1, the Library will send notices by e-mail only.

Here are four ways to keep track of what you have checked out of the Library:
  1. Look for the due date stamped on each item you have checked out. If you renew an item, write the new due date on your date due slip.
  2. Check your AU e-mail account for library notices. If you rely primarily on a different e-mail account, set your AU account to forward messages automatically.
  3. Check your library record online! On the library web site choose “My Library Account” from Quick Links.
  4. Call or visit the library and ask us to check your account. We are always happy to assist you renewing items and determining when they are due.
Knowing when materials are due is your responsibility. Thanks for helping us Go Green.

November 18, 2008

Scholastic Warehouse Sale


Interested? Additional flyers are located in the Instructional Resource Center, library second floor. If you have any questions, call the Gault Family Learning Center directly (330-263-8912).

This post is for informational purposes only; the event is not affiliated with, or supported by, the IRC, Ashland University Library, or Ashland University.

November 14, 2008

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: Graphic Novel

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.

November 10, 2008

New Library & IRC Web Sites

The new library web site was successfully launched this morning! Many thanks to Shelly Shaver, Ashland University web master, for making this process a wonderfully seamless transition.

At this time we are working on updating library templates for existing external server applications such as LibGuides (banner links do not work), ERes (old library header still exists), and Journals A to Z. Each application works, but there are a few issues with links returning to the new library web site.

Thank you for your patience as these problems are rectified.

New Library & IRC web site

The new library and IRC web sites will launch today between 9:00 am and noon. If access to the catalog, electronic reserves, journals a to z, or LibGuides from the library web site is interrupted while the change-over is in process, please note the following direct links:

We do not anticipate any interruption in service; however, if you have problems accessing databases and/or the library catalog from the web site, please use the OhioLINK web site.

Thank you for your patience. We are looking forward to presenting our new streamlined library web site to the university community.

November 3, 2008

New IRC Web Site



A new library web site also means a new Instructional Resource Center web site! Both sites have been created using the University Template and both sites retain the same useful information as always. Additionally, both the library and IRC web sites now feature easy to use sections and many new updates.

As with the library web site, if you find broken links on your personal web pages, online course documents or Angel course management pages please feel free contact Diane Schrecker, library web administrator at dschreck@ashland.edu for help locating and linking to your favorite pages.

New Library Web Site


This week Ashland University Library will launch its new web site. Although the address/URL remains the same, links to individual library pages may have changed as we have reorganized the page to make finding information simpler.

If you find broken links on your personal web pages, online course documents or Angel course management pages please feel free contact Diane Schrecker, library web administrator at dschreck@ashland.edu for help locating and linking to your favorite pages.

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

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

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.

AU Circulating: Recreational

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

October 31, 2008

AU Circulating: General

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

IRC Reference

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

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: Graphic Novel

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

October 29, 2008

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.



October 28, 2008

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

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.

AU Circulating: Graphic Novel

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

October 27, 2008

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.

IRC Circulating: Activity book

The following activity book has 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 (IRC).

AU Circulating: Education

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

October 24, 2008

IRC Hours Update

Quick reminder, the IRC will be closed today between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

October 23, 2008

New Ellison machine and dies


A new assortment of Ellison dies, and one more prestige pro machine, arrived in the IRC yesterday. Included within this order:
  • Barn, chicken, cow, lamb, & pig
  • Bald eagle, flag, Statue of Liberty, USA (word), & USA outline
  • Snowman, snowflake, & mitten
  • Pumpkin, turkey, heart, rabbit, & Christmas tree
  • Set of caption (balloon) boxes
  • Words: great, super, wow, welcome & thanks
  • Sign language: okay, I love you & thumbs up
  • Butterfly
  • Maple leaf
  • Dog
Interested in using the Ellison machines and die collection? It costs a penny a cut for each cut if you use our paper. Bring your own paper and use of the Ellison machine is free.

October 16, 2008

National Book Awards

From The Horn Book web site via Read Roger, The Horn Book editor's blog, information about the National Book Award Finalists for young adults:


2008 National Book Award Finalists

"Five novels, four of them written for young adults, have been selected as finalists for the 2008 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The winner will announced on November 19th at a dinner and ceremony in New York City. Daniel Handler chairs the judging committee, which also includes Holly Black, Angela Johnson, Carolyn Mackler, and Cynthia Voigt."
  1. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
    (Simon and Schuster) review
  2. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
    (Atheneum) review
  3. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
    (Scholastic)
  4. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
    by E. Lockhart (Hyperion) review
  5. The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
    (Knopf)

The Horn Book, 10/16/08

Interested? Two of these books are currently part of the juvenile collection:

Check them out!

October 8, 2008

IRC Technology: Scanners

The three HP Scanjet 4300 C scanners located on the listening lab (west) side of the second floor are currently out of order. Signs are posted on the scanners and help tickets for each have been submitted (10/8/08).

All other scanners on the second floor, both inside and outside of the Instructional Resource Center, are working.

Additionally, new scanner directions have been created for the HP Scanjet 4600 scanners (clear top, scan face-up). One side is a quick scan for EDCI 131/504 students scanning to file and the other is for using the Imaging Gallery.

Update: 10/17/08
Scanners are all in working order.

October 3, 2008

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



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: 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 2, 2008

Scholastic Book Fair

Campus News from AU Eagle Mail: October 2, 2008

Help support CMLA!! (Collegiate Middle Level Association)

Do you need to build up your classroom library or need to buy gifts for siblings or friends? We have the perfect place... Come to our Scholastic Bookfair! It's a Safari Theme and we have many books and other materials great for the classroom or for gifts.

Place: Come check it out in the foyer of the Education Building.
Date: Monday, October 6 – Friday, October 10
Times: 10:00am-6:00pm

September 30, 2008

AU Circulating: Education

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

AU Circulating

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

AU Circulating: Recreational

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

AU Circulating: General

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

IRC Reference

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

September 24, 2008

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.

September 23, 2008

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 new books display in the reference area on the main floor of the library or in it's regular location.

Juvenile Books: Graphic Novel

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 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.

September 18, 2008

AU Circulating: Education

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