June 30, 2012

IRC Hours Update: July 4th

The IRC will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in observance of the holiday. Regular summer hours resume Thursday, July 5th. A complete listing of IRC hours updates is posted on the IRC Hours & Updates web page.

June 21, 2012

IRC on Pinterest

Are you using Pinterest, the online pinboard?  Are you an avid pinner?  If so, you should be following the IRC Pinterest page!  We have several interesting new boards available and existing board are regularly updated.

What we're reading
The IRC has "New Books" bulletin boards for picture books and non-fiction, graphic novel bulletin boards for juvenile and YA readers (with reviews), and even a YA fiction bulletin board (again, with reviews). People routinely ask ... "What are you reading?" ... So, here's what we are reading. Pin descriptions include a catalog summary & link to the library catalog.

IRC & LibGuides
LibGuides are AU Library's web 2.0 content management system. What does that mean? AU Libraians have created a variety of multimedia research guides for library instruction sessions, course support, and general library research information. LibGuides are available from the library web site, IRC web site and directly @ http://libguides.ashland.edu

Library & Book Fun
A bit of library (and book) humor, along with a few other fun pins, from boards we follow on Pinterest.

June 15, 2012

IRC & Library Hours Update

AU Library - and the IRC - will close at noon today (6/15) due to the campus power failure. Visit us online, the library web site, catalog, and databases remain available for use.

June 7, 2012

2012 Boston Globe Horn-Book Awards

"Since 1967, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards have honored excellence in writing and illustrating books for young people." -- The Horn Book
The 2012 Boston Globe Horn-Book Awards were announced at BookExpo America today. For more information, titles owned by AU Library link from this post to the library catalog.

Picture Book Winner
Extra Yarn  -  Mac Barnett; illustrator Jon Klassen

     Honor Books
     And Then It's Spring - Julie Fogliano; illustrator Erin E. Stead
     And the Soldier Sang - J. Patrick Lewis; illustrator Gary Kelley

Fiction Winner
No Crystal Stair - Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrator R. Gregory

     Honor Books
     Life: An Exploded Diagram -  Mal Peet
     Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein

Non-fiction Winner
Chuck Close, Face Book - Chuck Close

     Honor Books
     Georgia in Hawaii - Amy Novesky; illustrator Yuyi Morales
     The Elephant Scientist
- Caitlin O’Connell & Donna M. Jackson

June 4, 2012

IRC Hours Update

The IRC is closed today, June 4th, regular summer hours resume on Tuesday, June 5th. A complete listing of IRC hours updates is posted on the IRC Hours & Updates web page.