December 12, 2013

IRC Hours: Winter Break

The Instructional Resource Center will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 13th and remain closed through Sunday, January 5th, 2014.

For additional hours information, please visit the IRC Hours & Updates page on the Instruction Resource Center web site.

We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a safe and joyous holiday season.

December 10, 2013

IRC Hours Update: After Finals

IRC hours after finals are noted below. A complete listing of IRC hours updates is available on the IRC web site.


  • Tuesday, 12/10:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 12/11:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, 12/12:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday, 12/13:  8:00 am to 3:00 pm

The IRC will be closed daily from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for lunch.

December 2, 2013

IRC: Weekend Hours

The Instructional Resource Center will be open extended weekend hours during finals. A complete list of IRC Hours Updates is available on our web site.

Saturday, December 7th
10 am to 4 pm

Sunday, December 8th
2 pm to 10 pm

December 1, 2013

Finals Week: Quiet Spaces

Looking for a quiet space to study during finals?

AU Library has designated the 4th and 5th floors as quiet spaces during extended hours and finals week, December 1 - 10.

Study rooms and open study areas are available to students on both floors. If a computer is not available in the study room, outlets are present for personal computers.  Trouble with your computer? Stop at the circulation desk and check out a laptop.


November 15, 2013

IRC Pinterest & Thanksgiving Books

Visit the IRC Pinterest site and view the Thanksgiving board for a selection of seasonal themed fiction & nonfiction, picture books and early readers. All titles are part of the main juvenile collection located on the second floor of AU Library. Check availability by clicking the catalog link after each call number.



Looking for one of the new Thanksgiving? Remember, all new juvenile collection titles are initially shelved in the new book area, AU Library second floor.

November 11, 2013

Neil Gaiman Lecture: Reading & Obligation


"Libraries are about Freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education (which is not a process that finishes the day we leave school or university), about entertainment, about making safe spaces, and about access to information." -- Neil Gaiman

Interested in learning more? Read the full lecture transcript here: Neil Gaiman, Reading & Obligation

November 7, 2013

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

November 5, 2013

Juvenile Books: YA Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.



November 1, 2013

IRC Collection: Ellison Dies

A new assortment of  Ellison Die cuts have been added to the IRC collection!  Included are Halloween, Thanksgiving, borders, and animals; be sure to check these IRC Pinterest boards for additional information.

Are you following the IRC @ AU Library on Pinterest? You should be!

Follow Ellison Dies: Holiday by IRC @ Ashland University Library on Pinterest

Follow Ellison Dies: Animals by IRC @ Ashland University Library on Pinterest

Follow Ellison Dies: Borders, XL by IRC @ Ashland University Library on Pinterest

October 31, 2013

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

October 30, 2013

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Non-fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

October 23, 2013

IRC Pinterest: Autumn & Fall Books

Visit the IRC Pinterest board, Autumn / Fall for a selection of seasonal themed fiction & nonfiction, picture books and early readers. All titles are part of the main juvenile collection located on the second floor of AU Library. Check availability by clicking the catalog link after each call number.



Looking for a new book? Remember, all new juvenile collection titles are initially shelved in the new book area, AU Library second floor.

October 16, 2013

IRC Hours Update: Fall Break

IRC hours for Fall Break weekend are noted below. A complete listing of IRC hours updates is available on the IRC web site.


  • Saturday,  October 19: Closed
  • Sunday, October 20: Closed
  • Monday, October 21: 8 am to 5 pm / Closed 1 pm to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, October 22:  8 am to 5 pm / Closed 1 pm to 2 pm

Regular hours resume on Wednesday, October 23rd.

October 11, 2013

Juvenile Books: YA Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Non-Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

October 7, 2013

IRC Pinterest: Halloween Board

Visit the newest IRC Pinterest board, Halloween! This board features a selection of school, back to school, and first day of school themed fiction & nonfiction, picture books through young adult novels. All are part of the main juvenile collection located on the second floor of AU Library. Check availability by clicking the catalog link after each call number.



Looking for one of the new Halloween books? Remember, all new juvenile collection titles are initially shelved in the new book area, AU Library second floor.

October 3, 2013

Juvenile Books: Halloween Picture Books

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

October 1, 2013

ERIC access

Please note that ERIC, the "online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education," is currently offline.

The following notice is located online @ http://eric.ed.gov/.


If you would like to include ERIC in your research, please use the EBSCO database available directly or via OneSearch on the library home page.



September 30, 2013

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

September 23, 2013

Banned Books Week: Sept. 22-28, 2013


What is Banned Books Week?
"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." -- ALA Banned Books Week
Visit the IRC's Banned Books Week board on Pinterest for great resources.

September 9, 2013

Mock Caldecott Panel

Each semester, Dr. Mary Rycik's Tradebooks and Technology class meets in the IRC to conduct a Mock Caldecott Panel. This year's fall panel was held Tuesday, September 3rd. Picture book titles selected for review followed criteria established by the Association for Library Services for Children, American Library Association Medal committee.

About the titles: Picture books considered were recent additions to the AU library juvenile collection (June 2013 - August 2013) and included well known illustrators and those new to the picture book category. A variety of artistic mediums were represented including collage, guache, painted olis, pencil, watercolors, and mixed media.



Students selected Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song, illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney, as their choice for the Mock Caldecott Award. Two honor books were selected by the group; Papa's Mechanical Fish, illustrated by Boris Kulikov, and Little Red Hot, illustrated by Laura Huliska Beith. All of the titles reviewed are located on the IRC Mock Caldecott Panels Pinterest board.

September 5, 2013

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

September 3, 2013

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

August 29, 2013

IRC Hours Update: Labor Day

IRC hours for the Labor Day holiday weekend are noted below. A complete listing of IRC hours updates is available on the IRC web site.
  • Friday, August 30th:  Close 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 31st: Closed
  • Sunday, September 1st: Closed
  • Monday, September 2nd:  6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Historical Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

August 28, 2013

IRC Hours Update: Labor Day

IRC hours for the Labor Day holiday weekend are noted below. A complete listing of IRC hours updates is available on the IRC web site.
  • Friday, August 30th:  Close 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 31st: Closed
  • Sunday, September 1st: Closed
  • Monday, September 2nd:  6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
 

August 27, 2013

Juvenile Books: Non-fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Non-Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: YA Fiction

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Biography

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

August 26, 2013

IRC on Pinterest

Have you seen the IRC Pinterest's Back to school board? It features a selection of school, back to school, and first day of school themed fiction & nonfiction, picture books through young adult novels. All are part of the main juvenile collection located on the second floor of AU Library. Check availability by clicking the catalog link after each call number.




Are you following IRC @ Ashland University Library on Pinterest?
Our boards feature Ellison Die collections, new books, book trailers, infographics, QR codes, and much, much more.

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Juvenile Books: Children's Reference

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Graphic Novels

The following new books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.


Looking for children's graphic novels? Remember, graphic novels suitable for readers up to age 15 begin with the LC number PZ7.7 and more mature (YA) graphic novels may be found with the LC number PN 6700-6790.

IRC Reference Collection

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

Education Books: Main Collection

The following books have been added to the main circulating collection. You will find them displayed in the new book area on the library's main floor or in their regular location.

August 22, 2013

Welcome back!


The IRC is located on the second floor of Ashland University Library. Be sure to browse our extensive juvenile collection featuring picture books, juvenile fiction, juvenile non-fiction, big books, chapter books, graphic novels, young adult fiction and young adult non-fiction, and book kits. We also have K-12 curriculum textbooks, activity books, and K-12 supplemental curriculum resources of manipulative kits, software, audio books, posters, maps, and book kits.

The IRC is a great work space! In addition to the Ellison die machines and die collection, and laminating, we have computers, scanners, print quota and color printing. The IRC is self serve work area for Ashland University students, faculty, and staff. Visit the IRC web site for more information on services and pricing and hours.

August 12, 2013

IRC Hours: Update

IRC hours for August 12th through August 16th (Faculty College) are detailed below. Please note that the IRC is closed daily from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for lunch during summer hours.

  • Monday (8/12): 8 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday (8/13): 8 am to 1 pm, 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday (8/14): 8 am to noon, 3 pm to 5 pm
  • Thursday (8/15): 8 am to 11:45 am
  • Friday (8/16: 8 am to 5 pm

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

July 31, 2013

IRC Hours Update

The IRC will be closed Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 9th.
Regular summer hours will resume on Monday, August 12th. A complete list of hours updates are available on the IRC web site.

July 17, 2013

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will closed Friday, July 19th.  Summer hours resume on Monday, July 22nd. A complete list of IRC Hours & Updates is available on the web site.

July 8, 2013

IRC on Pinterest

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Our boards feature Ellison Die collections, new books, book trailers, infographics, QR codes, and much, much more.

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July 1, 2013

IRC Hours Update: July 4th

In observance of the July 4th Holiday, Instructional Resource Center and AU Library hours are:

Wednesday, July 3rd: Close 4 pm
Thursday, July 4th: Closed

Regular summer hours resume on Friday, July 5th.  Have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!

June 18, 2013

@IRCaulibrary on Twitter

Are you following the IRC on Twitter?
Keep up to date with hours updates, new books, and more.

June 3, 2013

IRC Hours Update

Tuesday, June 4th: The Instructional Resource Center will open after the scheduled all-institutional meetings.

May 19, 2013

IRC Hours Update: May

The IRC will be closed Tuesday, May 21st through Friday, May 31st. Summer hours will resume on Monday, June 3rd.
Visit the IRC web site for additional hours updates.

May 14, 2013

Juvenile Books: Fiction

The following books have been added to the main juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: YA Fiction

The following books have been added to the main juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the main juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the main juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Nonfiction

The following books have been added to the main juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Poetry

The following books have been added to the main juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

AU Main: Graphic Novel

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

IRC Circulating: DVD

The following DVDs have been added to the library circulating collection. AU Library's DVD collection is located on the second floor, room 201.

May 13, 2013

IRC Circulating: Kits

The following materials kits have been added to the Instructional Resource Center circulating collection. Kits are located inside of the IRC, on right side/east wall, and shelved numerically; materials kit shelves in the IRC are labeled.

May 9, 2013

IRC Summer Hours

IRC Summer hours begin on Monday, May 13, 2013.
Exceptions to Instructional Resource Center regular operating hours are posted on the IRC web site.

  • Monday through Friday - 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday - Closed
The IRC is closed daily from 1 pm to 2 pm for lunch.

May 6, 2013

Juvenile Books: Picture Books

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Chapter Book

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Recreational Reading: 2013 Alex Award Winners

The following books have been added to the circulating collection, recreational reading. 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.


These titles are 2013 Alex Award winners. "The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing." - About the Alex Awards, YALSA

April 26, 2013

Juvenile Books: YA Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

April 25, 2013

Juvenile Books: Non-Fiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

Juvenile Books: Nonfiction

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.

April 23, 2013

New Ellison Dies

We've added a new assortment of Ellison Dies to the IRC collection!



View the new days-of-the-week dies in the IRC and be sure to check out the IRC Pinterest page for recent additions such as Movie Clapper, Palette, Mask Tragedy, Guitar, Cupcake, and Snowman 3-D.

April 16, 2013

@IRCaulibrary on Twitter

Are you following the IRC on Twitter?
Keep up to date with hours updates, new books, and more.

April 8, 2013

IRC Hours Update

 Please note the following updates to IRC hours of operation this week:

  • Wednesday, April 10th:  Open 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 11th: Open 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Friday, April 12th: Open 11 am to 2 pm & 3 pm to 5 pm
A complete listing of updates is available on the IRC Hours & Updates web page.

April 4, 2013

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month ... and there's an IRC Pinterest board for that! Visit the IRC on Pinterest to view a collection of new juvenile poetry titles and Internet resources for National Poetry Month.

March 26, 2013

IRC Hours Update: Easter Break

IRC Hours for Easter break are as follows:

Wednesday, March 27th - Close 5 pm
Thursday, March 28th through Sunday, March 31st - Closed

Regular hours resume on Monday, April 1st. Visit the IRC web site for a complete listing of IRC Hours and updates.

IRC Pinterest: Book Trailers

One of the most popular boards on the IRC Pinterest page is Book Trailers and More. Featured on this board are book trailers for items recently added to the juvenile collection; each pin includes the title, call number, and a library catalog link to check for availability.

Check out Book Trailers & More!


March 20, 2013

IRC Circulating: Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the IRC circulating collection. Activity books are located directly outside the Instructional Resource Center, AU Library second floor, adjacent to the curriculum textbook collection.

IRC Circulating: Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the IRC circulating collection. Activity books are located directly outside the Instructional Resource Center, AU Library second floor, adjacent to the curriculum textbook collection.

IRC Circulating: Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the IRC circulating collection. Activity books are located directly outside the Instructional Resource Center, AU Library second floor, adjacent to the curriculum textbook collection.

IRC Circulating: Activity Books

The following activity books have been added to the IRC circulating collection. Activity books are located directly outside the Instructional Resource Center, AU Library second floor, adjacent to the curriculum textbook collection.

March 19, 2013

AU Circulating: Education

The following books have been added to the library circulating collection. You will find them displayed in the new book area on the library's main floor or in their regular location on the second floor.

IRC Circulating: DVD

The following DVDs have been added to the library circulating collection.  AU Library's DVD collection is located on the second floor, room 201. Need help locating a DVD? Ask in the IRC for assistance.



IRC Color Printer: Out of Order

The IRC color printer is currently out of order; a help ticket has been submitted and we hope to have the issue resolved in a timely manner.  If you need color prints, we recommend using the print quota color printer located in Patterson.

Update: The color printer is once more available for use. Thank you for your patience.

March 18, 2013

IRC Circulating: Kits

The following materials kits have been added to the Instructional Resource Center circulating collection. 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.


Please ask in the IRC for help locating a materials kit.

Juvenile Books: Big Books

The following big books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. Big books are located on the second floor with the juvenile collection and are presented in large hanging bags, both book and bag circulate.

Juvenile Books: Poetry

The following books have been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the second floor, directly outside of the IRC, or in their regular location within the juvenile collection.