October 23, 2017

Main Collection: Education

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

Main Collection: General

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

October 18, 2017

IRC Hours: Fall Break

The Instructional Resource Center's Fall break Hours are:
  • Thursday, October 19: 9 am - noon  & 1 pm - 3 pm. 
  • Friday, October 20: Closed
  • Saturday, October 21: Closed
  • Sunday, October 22: Closed 

IRC fall hours schedule resumes on Monday, October 23rd. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site. Updates are tweeted to @IRCaulibrary (follow us on Twitter!).

October 16, 2017

Halloween Resources: Ellison, Pinterest, & More

What's Brewing in the IRC?


Are your decorations ready for Halloween? We have a great collection of Ellison Dies to help with that project.

The IRC Pinterest board - Ellison Dies:  Holiday - features a variety of dies including Halloween favorites scarecrows, a pumpkin patch, pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, a Halloween Cat, witch on a broom, a bat, a ghost, and a cauldron. If you use our paper, Ellison cuts are only one cent each.  Yes! A penny goes a long way. If you have never used the Ellison machines, stop in the IRC. We can help you select dies and set up for your project.


Looking for Halloween picture books? We have a Pinterest board for that, too.

October 12, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will open at 9:00 am on Friday, October 13th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site: IRC Hours & Updates. Hours updates are tweeted to @IRCaulibrary (follow us on Twitter!).

October 11, 2017

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.



October 9, 2017

IRC Circulating: Kits

The following materials kits have been added to the Instructional Resource Center circulating collection. Materials Kits are located inside of the IRC and shelved numerically. For ease of use, materials kit shelving in the IRC is labeled.


Don't forget ... the IRC's Materials Kit Pinterest board, includes recent additions to this circulating collection. Each pin includes a description and call number for the item.

Follow IRC's board IRC Materials Kits on Pinterest.


October 5, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will open at 9:00 am on Friday, October 6th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site: IRC Hours & Updates. Hours updates are tweeted to @IRCaulibrary (follow us on Twitter!).

Juvenile Books: 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.

October 4, 2017

New Ellison Dies

The following new Ellison Dies have been added to the IRC collection. Visit the IRC on Pinterest to view all of our available Ellison dies and alphabets.

  • Heart #1B 
  • Basic Beginnings Whale #2
  • Footprint, Bear
  • Footprint, Bird
  • Footprint, Frog
  • Footprint, Rabbit
  • Footprint, Duck


Main Collection: General

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

October 3, 2017

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.

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed from 11:50 am until 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 3rd. Regular Tuesday hours resume at 1:00 pm.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our web site: IRC web site: Hours & Updates.

October 2, 2017

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: Graphic Novels

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.

October 1, 2017

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.

September 30, 2017

Rebel Readers: There's still time!

Are you participating in the #RebelReader Twitter tournament during #BannedBooksWeek?


Follow ALA OIF on Twitter, they will "announce the winners of the Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament! One winner will be chosen on every day of Banned Books Week 2017 at 4 p.m. Central."

September 29, 2017

Banned Books Week: Pinterest

IRC @ AU Library on Pinterest site features two boards, Banned Books Week and Banned and Challenged Books, filled with great resources for before, during, and after Banned Books Week.



September 28, 2017

Banned Books Week: Book Challenges


IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed from 11:50 am until 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 28th. Regular Thursday hours resume at 1:00 pm.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates, including holiday hours, is available on our web site: IRC Hours & Updates.

September 27, 2017

Banned Books Week: Intellectual Freedom



Intellectual Freedom

"Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. it provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored" - ALA Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Censorship


Censorship

"Censorship is the suppression of ideas and information that certain persons-individuals, groups, or government officials - find objectionable or dangerous. Censors pressure public institutions, like libraries, to suppress and remove from public access information they judge inappropriate or dangerous, so that no one else has the chance to read or view the material and make up their own minds about it. The censor wnats to prejudge materials for everyone." - ALA Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Challenge or Banned?


Challenged or Banned?

"A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do no simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove materials from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. Due to the commitment of librarians, teachers, parenets, students, and other concerned citizens, most challenges ore unsuccessful and most materials are retained in the school curriculum or library collection." - ALA Banned Books Week

September 26, 2017

Top 10 Challenged Books of 2016


Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016 according to ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom are presented below.  We have six in our juvenile / YA collection.

  1. This One Summer: by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
  2. Drama: by Raina Telgemeier
  3. George: by Alex Gino 
  4. I Am Jazz: by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
  5. Two Boys Kissing: by David Levithan 
  6. Looking for Alaska: by John Green
  7. Big Hard Sex Criminals: by Matt Fraction and illustrated by Chip Zdarsky 
  8. Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread: by Chuck Palahniuk 
  9. Little Bill (series): by Bill Cosby and illustrated by Varnette P. Honeywood 
  10. Eleanor & Park: by Rainbow Rowell 


September 25, 2017

Banned Books Week: #RebelReader



Words Have Power

Join us and participate in the #BannedBooksWeek #RebelReader Twitter Tournament challenge sponsored by The American Library Association and ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
"The American Library Association invites you to speak out against censorship this Banned Books Week. Join the Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament and challenge yourself to complete action items on Twitter to be entered into a drawing for fantastic literary prizes. Similar to the Triwizard Tournament in the banned and challenged Harry Potter series, these tasks will test your creativity and knowledge." - ALA Rebel Reader

Getting Started

Need a few hints to get started with the twitter tournament?
  • Swag Photo: Stop in the library and pick up a new Banned Books Week button; the IRC display has button and magnets available (we have two new styles featuring the #WordsHavePower logo).  
  • Banned or Challenged Book Selfie: Our Banned Books Week library guide has a page devoted to Banned and Challenged Books (complete with lists!).
  • Coloring Sheet Photo: Pick up a Banned Books Week #WordsHavePower coloring sheet on the main floor or second floor coloring table - OR - print your own copy here.

Read more about the Twitter Tournament, including how to enter, on ALA's Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament site.

Good luck to everyone participating in the tournament!

September 24, 2017

Banned Books Week: September 24-30, 2017


Today is the first day of Banned Books Week. 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

Interested in learning more? There's a Banned Books Week LibGuide for that! It features an overview of  Banned Books Week history and challenged books, Library Resources and Internet & Infographic Resources for celebrating Banned Books Week, links to frequently banned and challenged books for the last ten yearschallenged classics,  and an interactive timeline highlighting 30 Years of Challenged Literature.

September 22, 2017

Banned Books Week: Are You Ready

Are you ready for #BannedBooksWeek?

We are! We've partnered with @ALALibrary and are participating in the national #RebelReader tournament and invite you to join us.

This year our #BannedBooksWeek free swag includes new limited edition buttons, magnets, bookmarks, a foldable paper fortune teller, and coloring pages. Items will be available at the circulation desk, magnets are available on the IRC display board. Follow us here and on Twitter @IRCaulibrary



September 19, 2017

Coming Soon: Banned Books Week

It's almost time!


Next week, September 24th - 30th is Banned Books week. We started celebrating a bit early with a new display featuring the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016.

"Of the 323 challenges recorded by the American Library Association in 2016, the top ten challenged books are" ...

Visit our display outside the IRC on the second floor, or the Banned Books Week LibGuide to learn more.

#BannedBooksWeek
#WordsHavePower

September 8, 2017

Welcome: Phonics Scavenger Hunt

It's phonics scavenger hunt time!
Working on your scavenger hunt project?
Having trouble finding some of the items?

We are here to help.  Ask in the IRC, AU Library 2nd floor, for assistance locating any items on your assignment. We also have a small token to give you after signing your completed worksheet.

When is the IRC open? IRC hours for this weekend are:
  • Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: 1 pm to 6 pm
  • Monday: 8 am to 10 pm
See you soon! 

September 1, 2017

IRC Hours: Labor Day

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd, Labor Day weekend.

We will be open 6 pm to 10 pm on Monday, September 4th. Regular fall hours resume on Tuesday, September 5th. A complete listing of hours and updates is available on our web site.

August 31, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will open at 9:00 am on Friday, September 1st. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates, including holiday hours, is available on our web site: IRC Hours & Updates. Hours updates are tweeted to @IRCaulibrary (follow us on Twitter!).

August 30, 2017

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.

August 25, 2017

IRC Hours: Fall 2017


Welcome to the Instructional Resource Center at Ashland University Library! Our fall 2017 hours schedule begins Monday, August 28th.  Regular hours of operation are:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8 am to 10 pm 
  • Friday: 8 am to 5 pm 
  • Saturday: Closed 
  • Sunday: 1 pm to 6 pm 

A complete listing of IRC hours and updates, including changes to normal operating hours, is available on the IRC web site.  All hours updates will be published here on the IRC blog and 'tweeted' via IRC Twitter; a monthly hours update is always posted on the IRC door.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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.

August 24, 2017

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.

August 23, 2017

Juvenile Books: 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.

August 22, 2017

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.

August 21, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Ellison Dies

Ready to update bulletin boards? Creating new door decs and lockers? The IRC has an extensive Ellison Collection including 375+ die cuts, twelve double cut borders, and an assortment of tiny dies (four items per cut) . We have eight different alphabet fonts ranging from 2 inches to 5 inches in size with a variety of upper and lower case options.  The IRC @ AU Library on Pinterest features sixteen (yes! 16) boards of Ellison Die Cuts organized by category. Below are a few examples:

Ellison Dies: Alphabets & Numbers



Ellison Dies: Seasons



Ellison Dies: Animals

August 9, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Thursday, August 10th through Sunday, August 20th. IRC summer hours will resume on Monday, August 21st. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

August 8, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Biographies

Interested in children's literature biographies? There's an IRC Pinterest board for that! It features juvenile biographies, specifically those presented in picture book format. Titles are part of the juvenile collection located on the library 2nd floor. Check availability using the catalog link provided with each call number in the pin description.

Juvenile Books: Biography

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: 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.

August 7, 2017

Juvenile Books: 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.

August 4, 2017

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.

August 3, 2017

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.

August 2, 2017

Main Collection: Education & General

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

August 1, 2017

Juvenile Books: Graphic Novels

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.

July 27, 2017

Journey of an OhioLINK Book

Have you ever wondered how your OhioLINK book request arrives at AU Library? Thousands of OhioLINK requests travel between OhioLINK member libraries every day.  Learn more about how requests are processed and arrive at their destination, watch Journey of an OhioLINK Book.


If you have questions about your OhioLINK book, including status and renewals, visit AU Library's Circulation & Reserves FAQ knowledge base for information or call the main desk at ext. 5400.

July 19, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Thursday, July 20th..
A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site. Regular hours resume on Friday, July 21st.

July 10, 2017

Journey of an OhioLINK Article

 
Journey of an OhioLINK Article from OH-TECH on Vimeo.

"OhioLINK has been building relationships with content providers for 20-plus years. Because of this long history and the 500,000-plus college students, faculty and staff it represents, OhioLINK is able to deliver unrivaled intellectual assets at beneficial pricing for Ohio’s academic community." - Journey of an OhioLINK Article

Learn more about the Journey of an OhioLINK Article in this blog post written by OH-TECH graphic artist Christi Playford, A User's Perspective: Don't Take OhioLINK for Granted.

View a complete listing of AU Library's 200+  article databases, e-book collections, and open education resources on our LibGuides A to Z Database List or our web sites Library Database Directory.

Originally posted on AU Library News, 7/6/17

June 29, 2017

IRC Hours Update: July 4th Holiday

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Friday, June 30th through Tuesday, July 4th. Summer hours resume on Wednesday, July 5th.

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

June 19, 2017

Libraries Transform

"The ways in which libraries transform are as nuanced and varied as the people they serve. Physical transformations are easy to spot. Transformations in service and scope can be less apparent, but are ever changing." - Libraries Transform



Originally posted: AU Library News 6/8/17

June 12, 2017

IRC Circulating: Book Kits

The following Book Kits have been added to the IRC circulating collection; each book kit contains six paperback copies of the same title, information pertaining to suggested reading levels is detailed. Book kits are located next to the big books, directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center, AU Library second floor.

June 8, 2017

Recreational & Main Collections: Pulitzer 2017

The following books have been added to the libraries circulating collection. Included are several of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners in Letters, Drama, and Fiction. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the main floor of the library or in their regular location.

June 7, 2017

Recreational Reading: Alex Awards

Looking for titles to add to your summer reading list? The following books, including 2017 Alex Award Winners, have been added to the library's main recreational reading collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display, library main floor, or in their regular location.


Alex Award winners are featured on the IRC's Alex Award Winners Pinterest board.

Follow IRC's board Alex Award Winners on Pinterest.


June 6, 2017

Main Collection: eBooks

The following eBooks have been added to the library's main circulating collection. You will find these eBooks (electronic books) via the AU Library Catalog. Titles are part of our EBSCOhost collection and have single user licenses; access is available to Ashland University users.



Please note authentication will be required for off-campus use.

June 5, 2017

IRC Circulating: Kits / Games

The following materials 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, materials kit shelving in the IRC is labeled.


The IRC's Materials Kit Pinterest board, includes recent additions to this circulating collection. Our materials kit collection features puppets, flannel board stories, dry erase boards, and games for math, science, language arts, social studies, music, and other subject areas.

Follow IRC's board IRC Materials Kits on Pinterest.

Materials kits are part of the IRC circulating collection, located on the second floor of AU Library. Check availability by clicking the catalog link after each call number.

May 18, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Monday, May 22nd through Friday, June 2nd.  IRC summer hours will resume on Monday, June 5th.

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

May 17, 2017

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.

May 16, 2017

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.

May 15, 2017

Main Collection: Education

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

May 12, 2017

IRC Circulating: Curriculum Textbooks

The following Spanish language textbooks have been added to the IRC circulating collection. They are located in the curriculum textbook area directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center, AU Library second floor.

IRC Circulating: Curriculum Textbooks

The following government and geography curriculum textbooks have been added to the IRC circulating collection. They are located in the curriculum textbook area directly outside of the Instructional Resource Center, AU Library second floor.

May 11, 2017

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: 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.

May 10, 2017

New Ellison Dies

The following new Ellison Dies have been added to the IRC collection. Visit the IRC on Pinterest to view all of our available Ellison dies and alphabets.

  • Apples, cars, fish, and pumpkins (tiny)
  • Candles and a Christmas combo
  • Hedgehog #2
  • Pineapple
  • Umbrella


Follow IRC's board Ellison Dies: Seasons on Pinterest.

May 8, 2017

IRC Summer Hours

Instructional Resource Center Summer hours begin on Monday, May 8, 2017. Exceptions to regular operating hours are posted on the IRC web site. During summer hours, the IRC is closed daily from 1 to 2 pm for lunch.
  • Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm 
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

May 4, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Friday, May 5th.
A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site. IRC summer hours begin on Monday, May 8th.

May 3, 2017

Returning Library & IRC Materials

Remember to return all borrowed library, IRC, and OhioLINK materials, prior to leaving campus for summer break.

Returning after hours? Use the book drop located on the library ground floor, across from the Chapel, near the UPS pick up.

Returning IRC items? IRC materials may NOT fit in the book drop; return them at the main desk. AU Library is open until 2 am daily through Wednesday (5/3).

May 2, 2017

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: 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.