March 27, 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.

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

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: Dean Collection

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.

March 26, 2008

Book removed from circulating collection

Love and Consequences: A Memoir of Hope and Survival, recently added to the general circulating collection and posted to this blog on March 24th, has been removed from the library at the request of the publisher, Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Group, USA.

Excerpts from the New York Timesarticle, Gang Memoir, Turning Page, Is Pure Fiction include:

"In “Love and Consequences,” a critically acclaimed memoir published last week, Margaret B. Jones wrote about her life as a half-white, half-Native American girl growing up in South-Central Los Angeles as a foster child among gang-bangers, running drugs for the Bloods. "

"The problem is that none of it is true."

"In a sometimes tearful, often contrite telephone interview from her home on Monday, Ms. Seltzer, 33, who is known as Peggy, admitted that the personal story she told in the book was entirely fabricated. She insisted, though, that many of the details in the book were based on the experiences of close friends she had met over the years while working to reduce gang violence in Los Angeles." (Motoko Rich, NYT, 3/4/08)


Love and Consequences has been withdrawn from the circulating collection and returned to the publisher.

March 25, 2008

IRC Hours Update

Printing in the IRC

Tuesday - 10:00 am

Network printing has been restored to IRC and library computers.

Printing in the IRC

Tuesday - 9:15 am

Network printing is currently unavailable in the IRC and/or library. I.T. has been notified and help tickets created. The problem appears to be campus wide as students report inability to print in Patterson as well.

Thanks for your patience!

March 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 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.

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: Dean Collection

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.

An integral part of the juvenile collection, these titles were purchased with library funds from the Dean endowment for juvenile fiction. Sue Ellen Ronk, cataloging librarian, selects juvenile and young adult titles for this endowment.

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.

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.

* See March 26, 2008 note regarding this title.

AU Circulating: DVD

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

March 19, 2008

Ask Us! IM a Librarian

Ashland University Library now offers the ability to Instant Message (IM) the Library! You can "Ask Us" basic research questions from any computer with Internet access. This pilot service is available during regular reference desk hours.
  • Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Ask Us! is intended primarily for students, faculty and staff at Ashland University. If you are not affiliated with Ashland University, we will reply to your inquiry only as it relates to general questions about the university or the library. For more information, view the library help page and choose Ask Us! IM - or go directly to the Library IM page.

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.

AU Recreational

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

Juvenile Books: Dean Collection

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.
An integral part of the juvenile collection, these titles were purchased with library funds from the Dean endowment for juvenile fiction. Sue Ellen Ronk, cataloging librarian, selects juvenile and young adult titles for this endowment.

Juvenile Books: Dean Collection

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 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 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 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.

An integral part of the juvenile collection, these titles were purchased with library funds from the Dean endowment for juvenile fiction. Sue Ellen Ronk, cataloging librarian, selects juvenile and young adult titles for this endowment.

March 18, 2008

Scholastic: Teacher Book Wizard

New from Scholastic.com is Teacher Book Wizard, a website created by teachers, for teachers, to help locate books and resources for their students.
  • Quick Search:
    "Know what you're looking for? Find it fast."
  • BookAlike:
  • "Find similar books at the reading level you
    need."
  • Leveled Search:
    "Customize by reading and interest level, subject,
    genre, and more."
The site provides access to their database of over "50,000 books by all publishers." Learn more about this resource by taking the Teacher Wizard Book Tour.

March 17, 2008

Ellison Die Library



Don't forget, if you are looking for a specific die or alphabet, the IRC collection is available online for viewing via the Ellison Die Library.

IRC Borders & General Dies
Die Library ID - 0234
Guest Password - auirc

IRC Alphabet & Number Library
Die Library ID - 8795
Guest Password - auirc

New Ellison Dies

New dies have been added to the IRC's Ellison letter collection! Included are several SureCut Die Sets (Dinosaurs, Words, Traffic, and Rain forest) as well as single dies:
  • Dinosaur Set #1: Brontosaurus, Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus
  • Words Set #2: 100th Day, Read w/Book, Back to School, Welcome, and Class Of
  • Traffic Set: Railroad crossing, Signal, Stop sign, and Street sign
  • Rain Forest Set: Firefly, Toucan, Jungle leaf, Jaguar, Leaping frog
  • Arrow
  • Buterfly #1
  • Flag #1
  • Heart #2
  • Leaf, birch
  • Mitten
  • Moon

Another Prestige Pro letter machine, bringing the total to four Pro and three standard machines, as well as two storage racks complete this order. The Ellision area has been reconfigured to house the new collection items; all of the larger machines have been moved to the right, the three smaller machines are now situated nearer the GA and student worker desk along with the borders, extra large dies, and hole punches.

Stop in and see the new items! Remember, all Ellision cuts are a penny a cut using our paper and free if you bring your own paper.

March 7, 2008

IRC Hours: Spring Break


For more information on AU library and IRC hours during spring break, please refer to their respective web sites.

March 5, 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.

AU Recreational

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 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 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.

OhioLINK: Remote authentication

"Remote authentication is working again." (Email, 10:52 am)

OhioLINK: Remote authentication

If you are having trouble authenticating with the OhioLINK server this morning to access databases, please note the following message from Thomas Dowling at OhioLINK.

"We are tracking a problem this morning with OhioLINK remote authentication. Selecting a school from our drop-down list generates a server error. We have staff looking at the problem, and we hope to resolve it soon. If there will be any extended downtime for remote auth, we'll post updates." (Email, 9:46 am)



March 4, 2008

Juvenile Books: Dean Collection

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.
An integral part of the juvenile collection, these titles were purchased with library funds from the Dean endowment for juvenile fiction. Sue Ellen Ronk, cataloging librarian, selects juvenile and young adult titles for this endowment.

Juvenile Books: Dean Collection

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 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.

An integral part of the juvenile collection, these titles were purchased with library funds from the Dean endowment for juvenile fiction. Sue Ellen Ronk, cataloging librarian, selects juvenile and young adult titles for this endowment.

Juvenile Books: Dean Collection

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 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 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.


An integral part of the juvenile collection, these titles were purchased with library funds from the Dean endowment for juvenile fiction. Sue Ellen Ronk, cataloging librarian, selects juvenile and young adult titles for this endowment.

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.

AU 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: 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 their regular location.

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 library main floor.

AU Circulating: Educational 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 library main floor.