December 15, 2010

IRC Hours Update: Winter Break

In observance of Ashland University's winter break schedule, the IRC will be closed Saturday, December 18, 2010 through Monday, January 3, 2011. The winter break calendar is posted below. Here's wishing everyone a safe and joyous holiday season! See you next year ...

December 8, 2010

IRC Circulating: Material 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, shelves in the IRC are labeled.

December 7, 2010

Juvenile Books: Non-fiction

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: Picture 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.

Titles featured here are recent purchases of 2010 Children's Choice and Teacher's Choice winners, they will be placed on reserve for Dr. Rycik's Tradebooks and Technology class for the Spring 2011 and Fall 2011 academic term.

The Children's Choices Reading List, "cosponsored by IRA and the Children’s Book Council," is announced "each year in the October issue of The Reading Teacher." This is "A reading list with a twist! Children themselves evaluate the books and write reviews of their favorites."

The Teacher's Choices Reading List, is announced each year in the November issue of The Reading Teacher."These are books that kids will enjoy—and that contribute to learning across the curriculum."

Juvenile Books: Picture 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: Fiction

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: Fiction

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 6, 2010

Juvenile Books: Fiction

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: Nonfiction

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 library circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the main floor of the library or in their regular location.

AU Circulating: General

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

December 2, 2010

Juvenile Books: Fiction

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: Fiction

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: Picture 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: Non-fiction

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: General

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

November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Break Hours

The IRC will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd through Monday, November 29th.

Monday, November 29th the IRC will be closed 11 am to 1 pm.

Please visit the IRC web site for additional hours updates.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 15, 2010

Update: Roll-Top Laminator

Out of Order. Parts have been ordered for the roll-top laminator; delivery is anticipated within the next three to four weeks. At this time it seems unlikely the machine will be usable before the end of the semester. Updates will be posted as they become available.
  • Desk top laminating machines remain available for small items, 9 x 11 sheets are $1.00 per page.
  • A low-cost alternative to laminating is clear contact paper. This may be purchased at many retailers such as Walmart, Target, or DrugMart.

Irwins Office Supplies has laminating services, 143 Center Street in Ashland. A map and directions to Irwins are available at the library main desk and in the IRC. It's a relatively short walk from campus; be sure to call ahead to verify pricing and hours of operation (419-289-3400).

*Click on photo to enlarge for printing.

November 12, 2010

AU Circulating: Education & Technology

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

AU Circulating

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

November 2, 2010

Roll-Top Laminator

The roll-top laminator in the IRC is currently out of order. Updates regarding repairs and usage will be posted as they become available. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Irwins Office Supplies has laminating services, 143 Center Street in Ashland. A map and directions to Irwins are available at the library main desk and in the IRC. It's a relatively short walk from campus; be sure to call ahead to verify pricing and hours of operation (419-289-3400).

*Click on photo to enlarge for printing.

November 1, 2010

Kappa Delta Pi: Technology Night

The members of Kappa Delta Pi invite you to Technology Night! Dr. Jason Ellis will be presenting on Teacher Blogging and Social Networking.

Date: Tuesday, November 9th
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Schar COE, room 135

October 20, 2010

Juvenile Books: Halloween Picture 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: Fiction

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: Nonfiction

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: Picture 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.

IRC Reference

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

October 12, 2010

Juvenile Books: Picture 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: Picture 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: Fiction

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: Nonfiction

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 11, 2010

Juvenile Books: Picture 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: Nonfiction

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 library circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the main floor of the library or in it's regular location.

AU Circulating: General

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

October 8, 2010

Juvenile Books: Halloween Picture 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: Fiction

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: Fiction

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: Fiction

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: Picture 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: Picture 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: Picture 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 6, 2010

Juvenile Books: Nonfiction

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: Nonfiction

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.

September 24, 2010

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed this weekend, Saturday 9/25 and Sunday 9/26. Computers and regular printing remain available on the second floor, as do general second floor collection items.


Color printing, laminating, the Ellison Machine, and other services offered inside the IRC will not be available. We will re-open on Monday following regular hours.

September 23, 2010

Curriculum Textbooks: Math

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.

September 21, 2010

Curriculum Textbooks: Language Arts

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.

September 20, 2010

Big Books new home

As reported on Friday, the big books are no longer crowded together in two rolling carts outside of the listening lab on the second floor. Each big book has been placed in large hanging media bag and the entire big book collection relocated next to the book kits.


Call numbers are located at the top left / bottom left side next to the spine of each book. Additionally call numbers remain the same, library of congress for juvenile literature; the collection has the added functionality of browse-ability.



Hanging bags will make it easier to transport big books to and from the library and provide protection for the book during inclement weather. Stop in and see the new big book area the next time you are in the library.

September 17, 2010

Coming Soon! New Big Book Area

The juvenile big book collection will soon be moving from here ...


To here ... behind the activity books, between the audio books and book kits. Each big book will be placed in a large hanging bag making it simpler to locate and browse the collection. This afternoon the shelving was put in place and the collection move is scheduled for Monday.


September 14, 2010

AU Circulating: Graphic Novel

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

September 8, 2010

Juvenile Books: Fiction

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: Fiction

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: Picture 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: Picture 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: Nonfiction

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: Nonfiction

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.

IRC Reference

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

September 7, 2010

Juvenile Books: Nonfiction

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 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 (IRC).

Curriculum Textbooks: Math

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 Textbook: Business

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: Algebra

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: Math

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.

August 31, 2010

Juvenile Books: Picture 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: Picture 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.

August 30, 2010

Update: EBSCO Access

We continue to work on the problem discovered by students trying to access EBSCOHost databases, Academic Search Premier, Education Research Complete, from their laptops using Bradford. Access to these databases using computers in the library and Patterson 200 lab, and off campus are not affected, please use these computer resources until we have resolved the problem.

Thank you for your patience.

August 29, 2010

Bradford Network: On campus access

On campus students using their laptops to access library databases via the Bradford Networks are experiencing problems; the network is not recognizing the proxy as on-campus or prompting login as an off-campus user.

We recommend you access databases through the OhioLINK web site.
This may or may not be a result of the new Bradford Network system. View the IT FAQ brochure to learn more. Please note the following update for returning students using the old Bradford Network system:
ATTENTION RETURNING STUDENTS: BEFORE you connect your computer to our network using wired OR wireless, you MUST UNINSTALL the Bradford Persistent Agent.-- IT FAQ Page

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this problem.

Post originally published on the AU Library News Blog.

August 27, 2010

IRC Hours

Don't forget, the IRC is open this weekend!

The Instructional Resource Center is open on Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The IRC hours and updates calendar is posted on the IRC web site.

August 16, 2010

IRC Hours Update: August 16-20

Additional hours updates correspond with the University All-Institutional Meeting and Faculty lunch this week:
  • Monday, 8/16 - closed noon - 2 pm
  • Thursday, 8/19 - closed noon - 2 pm

The library and IRC close at 5:00 pm this week.

August 6, 2010

IRC Hours Update

The IRC will be closed Monday, August 9th through Friday, August 13th. Summer hours will resume on Monday, August 16th.

A complete schedule of IRC hours is available on the IRC web site.

August 3, 2010

Campus Wide Power Outage Scheduled

From AU Office of Public Relations

"On Thursday, August 5, there will be a scheduled campus wide power outage from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight for Ohio Edison service on the main substation. All campus buildings except the senior apartments will be without electricity (designated emergency power circuits in Kettering Sciences will run off the generator). In addition, all phone and information technology services (email, Angel, Internet access, etc.) will also be unavailable starting at 9 p.m. and will be back online early Friday morning following restoration of power." -8/3/10

The entire campus network system will be unavailable during this time. Systems affected include, but are not limited to, Angel, WebAdvisor, Exchange Email, Internet access, network printing, network file systems, Kronos, Datatel/Colleague, and Cbord.

July 26, 2010

Hours Update: Library

Beginning Saturday, July 31st, the following AU Library summer hours are in effect. Exceptions to regular summer operating hours, including holidays, are posted on the library web site.


July 31st - August 22nd

Monday through Friday - 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday - Closed

Instructional Resource Center hours and updates are posted on the IRC web site. The library is closed on Saturday, July 31st.

July 15, 2010

AU Circulating: DVD

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

Juvenile Books: Picture 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.

July 9, 2010

AU Circulating: Education & Technology

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

AU Circulating: Education

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

July 8, 2010

Curriculum Textbooks: History

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: World History

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: Social Studies

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: Spanish

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: Civics

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: General

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: General Business

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: Algebra

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: Geometry

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: Math

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.

July 7, 2010

IRC Color Printer


OhioLINK: Quick Search

OhioLINK's Facebook status reports:
"Quicksearch (and Article Search) is currently down. We thank you for your patience as our system engineers work to resolve the problem."

All other OhioLINK services remain available.

July 6, 2010

IRC Update: 2nd Floor air conditioner

IRC patrons will notice an immediate change in the second floor temperature this week. Sunday evening the air conditing unit filled the second floor with smoke and is currently out of order.

I am thrilled to announce there was no damage sustained by any of the second floor's education, curriculum, or juvenile collections. However, as we await repairs to the unit, it will be very warm on the second floor.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Juvenile Books: Historical Fiction

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: Picture 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: Fiction

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: Fiction

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: Picture 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.

July 2, 2010

IRC & Library Holiday Hours

In observance of Independence Day, July 4th, Ashland University Library hours are as follows:

Friday, July 2nd: Library Closes at 4 pm
Saturday, July 3rd: Library Closed
Sunday, July 4th: Library Closed
Monday, July 5th: Library Closed

Summer hours resume on Tuesday, July 6th.