January 30, 2009

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: Main Library Oversized

The following book has been added to the library's 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.

January 28, 2009

Library Hours: Weather Conditions

Ashland University Library will close today at 4:00 pm due to inclement weather. Please call to verify IRC Hours (earlier closing)


10:30 am: From the Ashland University Newsroom

01/28: Day& evening classes on Ashland University main campus and Seminary main campus canceled for today.

Offices on AU campus and seminary are closed as of 9 a.m. today, with the exception of maintenance and food service.

Day and evening classes at LCCC campus canceled for today. Massillon, Cleveland and Columbus Centers are closed for today and evening classes at Westlake and Medina are canceled.

Accent Room, Rec Center and Blood Drive will remain open.

January 27, 2009

Caldecott & Newbery Award Winners

The 2009 ALA Youth Media Awards were announced Monday, January 26th at the Midwinter Meetings in Denver. Among the awards given, the John Newbery Medal and Randolph Caldecott Medals.

The 2009 Newbery Medal winner is The Graveyard Book,by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean.

"A delicious mix of murder, fantasy, humor and human longing, the tale of Nobody Owens is told in magical, haunting prose. A child marked for death by an ancient league of assassins escapes into an abandoned raveyard, where he is reared and protected by its spirit denizens. "A child named Nobody, an assassin, a graveyard and the dead are the perfect combination in this deliciously creepy tale, which is sometimes humorous, sometimes haunting and sometimes surprising," said Newbery Committee Chair Rose V. Treviño."



2009 Newbery Honor Books:

The 2009 Caldecott Medal winner is The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson.

"Richly detailed black-and-white scratchboard illustrations expand this timeless bedtime verse, offering reassurance to young children that there is always light in the darkness. Krommes' elegant line, illuminated with touches of golden watercolor, evoke the warmth and comfort of home and family, as well as the joys of exploring the wider world."


2009 Caldecot Honor Books are:



Book title links from this post go directly to the library catalog. Any titles not currently part of the juvenile collection have been ordered; orders for second copies of the Caldecott and Newbery award winners have been placed.

January 25, 2009

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.

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.

January 22, 2009

Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

This year's award winner is Laurie Halse Anderson for her book Chains: Seeds of America.

"Scott O'Dell established this award to encourage other writers-particularly new authors--to focus on historical fiction. He hoped in this way to increase the interest of young readers in the historical background that has helped to shape their country and their world." - Scott O'Dell Award.

Interested in learning more about this title? Reviews are available in the library catalog! Follow the book title link to the library catalog, Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson, and click on the book jacket to view:

Professional reviews are available from among others, Booklist, Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. Choose individual reviews or the option to View all Reviews.

Curriculum Textbooks: English

The following curriculum textbooks have been added to the textbook collection. They will be shelved in the curriculum textbook annex directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center, Library second floor.

Curriculum Textbooks: English

The following curriculum textbooks have been added to the textbook collection. They will be shelved in the curriculum textbook annex directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center, Library second floor.

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).

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.

AU Circulating: Music

The following music CD has been added to the library circulating collection. Music CD's are located on the library main floor, near the reference collection, and shelved numerically.

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 shelf is labeled.

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 shelf is labeled.

January 14, 2009

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: 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: Graphic Novels

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 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.

January 7, 2009

SLJ Best Books of 2008

School Library Journal's December 2008 issue features their choice for the Best Books of 2008. Included within their rankings are picture books, non-fiction, and fiction. The review editors introduce their choices:

"Of the more than 5000 books reviewed in SLJ’s pages in 2008, the 67 books listed below stood out as having distinctive voices, singular vision, and/or innovative approaches. They include books for toddlers and preschoolers, terrific picture books and easy readers, and some highly original novels. Fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction, humor, mystery, affecting family stories, and adventure all make an appearance. It was an amazingly strong year for YA novels, several with hard-hitting, powerful themes. There’s also some spectacular science and history. Deciding among all of the books about Lincoln published this year was not easy; we selected two that we felt were the most unusual and creative. The arts fared well also, with lively titles aboutAlexander Calder, Mark Twain, Billie Holiday, and William Carlos Williams. We believe that there are some stellar choices here so read, enjoy, and recommend.-T.J." - SLJ, December 2008, v. 54, no. 12

Of the nineteen picture books selected by the SLJ editorial staff, the following titles are currently part of the library's juvenile collection. View the entire SLJ Best Books 2008 list online at School Library Journal, or via Academic Search Complete (login to view from off-campus).

Picture books link to AU catalog:

January 6, 2009

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.