April 27, 2017

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.

April 26, 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.

April 25, 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.

April 24, 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.

April 21, 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.

April 19, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Thursday, April 20th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

April 18, 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.

April 17, 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.

National Library Week: There's Still Time



AU Library Student and Faculty Surveys:  Open through April 17th

It's not too late!  The National Library Week survey is open through the end of the day. We would like to know more about your Ashland University Library experiences. When you've completed the survey, enter your email for a chance to win one of three $10 Subway gift cards.

Need the survey link? Check your AU email or AU portal announcements. You may also chat with or text the IRC at 419.938.4134, and we'll send you the student or faculty link.

Thank you for celebrating #NationalLibraryWeek with us.

April 12, 2017

IRC Hours Update: Easter Breakl

Instructional Resource Center Easter Break hours are:
  • Wednesday, April 12: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Thursday, April 13th: Closed
  • Friday, April 14th: Closed
  • Saturday, April 15th: Closed
  • Easter Sunday, April 16th: Closed

Regular spring hours resume on Monday, April 17th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

April 11, 2017

National Library Week Surveys

#National Library Week Survey Links


Are you looking for the AU Library Student or Faculty survey?

  • Links are included with AU Portal National Library Week announcements.
  • Text 419.938.4134 or chat with the IRC and we will send you the link (be sure to request the student or faculty survey).
  • AU Library Student Orientation in Blackboard has a link with announcements.
  • AU Library Faculty Resources in Blackboard has a link with announcements.

Thank you for participating in our survey ... and good luck in the gift card drawing.

National Library Week: Buttons


Did you get your National Library Week button? We have three different styles of buttons featuring a variety of book sculpture images. Buttons are available at the circulation desk, library main floor. There's still time, be sure to get yours while they last.

April 10, 2017

National Library Week: Guess How Many Books


Coming or going ... front to back ... left to right ... top to bottom

There are a lot of books in the main floor library display case. Take a guess at how many books we have loaded in the display case and enter to win a #NationalLibraryWeek prize. Stop at the circulation desk, AU Library main floor, to enter the contest. We will share the answer, and the contest winner, next week.




National Library Week: Cookie Day

Cookie Day: Monday, April 10th


We are celebrating National Library Week with cookie day> Come in to the library and enjoy a variety of tasty homemade cookies. Our cookie table is located on the Library main floor, near the main entrance. Hope to see you soon! #NationalLibraryWeek

April 9, 2017

National Library Week: April 9-15

It's National Library Week!


"First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate."
- ALA National Library Week

AU Library Student and Faculty Surveys:  April 7th - April 17th
In recognition of #NationalLibraryWeek, we would like to know more about your Ashland University Library experiences. When you've completed the survey, enter your email for a chance to win one of three $10 Subway gift cards.

Need the survey link? Check your AU email or AU portal announcements. You may also chat with or text the IRC at 419.938.4134, and we'll send you the student or faculty link.

National Library Week Cookie Day: Monday, April 10th
Stop in the library for a cookie break! Our cookie table will be located on the main floor.

National Library Workers Day: Tuesday, April 11th
Celebrate with us by saying thank you to our AU Library student workers. Circulation and Instructional Resource Center student workers play a big role in our every day success.

Guess How Many Books: April 7th - April 17th
Use your powers of observation (and maybe math) to guess how many books are located in the display case on the main floor. Submit your guess at the circulation desk and be registered to win a National Library Week surprise.

National Library Week Buttons: While supplies last
Back by popular demand, a variety of limited edition National Library Week buttons will be available at the circulation desk on the main floor.


April 7, 2017

Coming Soon: National Library Week

Next week is National
Library Week! 


Stay tuned for a week of planned activities:
  • Guess 'How Many Books?'
    See our display on the main floor
  • National Library Worker Day
    Tuesday, April 11th
  • AU Library Cookie Day
    Monday, April 10th
  • AU Library Survey & gift cards
    Survey open April 7th - April 17th
  • National Library Week buttons 
Watch the portal for links to faculty and student surveys. Daily blog updates here, and on the AU Library News Blog, will keep you up to date. Follow the IRC on Twitter and Pinterest, and AU Library on Facebook for additional resources.

April 6, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Update

We've done a bit of organizing, rearranging and weeding of boards and pins, on the IRC Pinterest site.  Boards are now arranged by category and each has an introductory board (pictured left) with pins detailing what is featured in within each group.  A second 'bulletin board' pin describes how groups are arranged; for instance, group #2 Ellison Dies are displayed in alphabetical order.

All of our unique boards remain, including library memes and coloring pages, and new pins continue to be added to favorites such as Banned & Challenged Books & Wordless Picture Books.

Not familiar with the IRC on Pinterest? April is National Poetry Month, visit our page for a great selection of poetry resources, the Poetry Month board features juvenile & YA poetry and poetry titles from the library's juvenile collection.

Follow IRC's board National Poetry Month on Pinterest.

April 5, 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, on right side/east wall, and shelved numerically. For ease of use, materials kit shelving in the IRC is labeled.

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.

April 4, 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.

April 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.

Juvenile Books: Graphic Novel

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

March 27, 2017

Questions? Ask the IRC


Have you used Questions? Ask the IRC?  Our chat service is staffed by the curriculum librarian and Instructional Resource Center student workers. We can help with general information and questions about the IRC, collections, juvenile books, equipment, and hours.


Did you know you could text the IRC?
Text the IRC at 419.938.4134, standard messaging rates will apply.

IRC text questions will be answered during regular Ask the IRC hours. Text inquiries sent after scheduled hours will be answered the following business day.

The IRC and AU Library share a text number. Non-IRC related text questions may be referred to circulation or reference staff as needed.

Phone icon by Madebyoliver from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY

March 21, 2017

IRC Hours Update

Please note the following IRC hours updates for Wednesday, March 22nd through Friday, March 24th. A complete listing of  hours updates is located on the IRC Web Site.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd: Open 9 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 23rd: Open 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Friday, March 24th:  Open 9 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

March 20, 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.

March 17, 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.

March 16, 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.

March 15, 2017

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.

March 14, 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.

March 13, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Biographies

Have you seen our new Biographies: Picture Book Pinterest board? 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.


Visit the IRC @ AU Library on Pinterest for more great resources.

March 3, 2017

IRC Hours Update: Spring Break

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed Monday, March 6th through Friday, March 10th during Spring Break. Regular hours will resume on Monday, March 13th. A complete listing of IRC hours updates is available on the IRC web site.

March 2, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Interested in learning more about Theodor Seuss Geisel? Take a few minutes to browse the IRC's Dr. Seuss Resources Pinterest board. It features books written by Dr. Seuss, about Dr. Seuss, and classroom internet resources from Seussville.

March 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.

February 28, 2017

Juvenile Books: Graphic Novel

The following book has been added to the juvenile circulating collection. You will find it 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 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.

February 27, 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.

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.

February 23, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, February 24th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

February 20, 2017

Questions? Ask the IRC


Have you used the Instructional Resource Center chat service, Questions? Ask the IRC? Our chat service is staffed by the curriculum librarian and Instructional Resource Center student workers. We can help with general information and questions about the IRC, collections, juvenile books, equipment, and hours.


Did you know you could text the IRC?
Text the IRC at 419.938.4134, standard messaging rates will apply.

IRC text questions will be answered during regular Ask the IRC hours. Text inquiries sent after scheduled hours will be answered the following business day.

The IRC and AU Library share a text number. Non-IRC related text questions may be referred to circulation or reference staff as needed.

Phone icon by Madebyoliver from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY

February 16, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, February 17th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

February 15, 2017

IRC Pinterest: President's Day

February 20th is President's Day. Visit the IRC on Pinterest for a selection of President's Day resources. Featured titles, both fiction and non-fiction, are part of the main juvenile collection and located on the second floor of AU Library. Need help locating a children's book? Stop in the Instructional Resource Center, we can help.

Follow IRC's board Presidents Day on Pinterest.


February 14, 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.



February 13, 2017

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.



February 10, 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.

February 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, on right side/east wall, and shelved numerically. For ease of use, materials kit shelving in the IRC is labeled.

February 8, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Valentine's Day

It's almost Valentine's Day! Visit the IRC on Pinterest for a selection of Valentine's Day themed picture books. Featured titles are part of the main juvenile collection and located on the second floor of AU Library. Need help locating a book?  Ask in the Instructional Resource Center.

Follow IRC's board Valentines Day on Pinterest.

February 7, 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: 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.

February 6, 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.

February 3, 2017

February 1, 2017

IRC Pinterest: Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Visit the IRC on Pinterest for a selection of Black History Month resources including juvenile fiction and non-fiction books and a variety of internet resources. Featured titles are part of the main juvenile collection, located on the second floor of AU Library. Ask in the Instructional Resource Center if you need help locating children's books.

Follow IRC's board Black History Month on Pinterest.

January 31, 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.

January 26, 2017

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, January 27th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

January 25, 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.

January 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.

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.

January 18, 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.

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, January 20th. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

Juvenile Books: Alphabet

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

January 17, 2017

Main Collection: General

N1998.3The following books have been added to the library's main general (circulating) collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display on the main floor of the library or in the regular location.

January 13, 2017

IRC Hours Update: MLK Holiday

In observance of the MLK holiday, please note the following IRC hours updates. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site.

  • Saturday, January 14th - closed 
  • Sunday, January 15th - closed 
  • Monday, January 16th - open 6 - 10 pm 

January 12, 2017

IRC Pinterest: MLK Resources

Visit the IRC Pinterest site for a selection of resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. 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.

Follow IRC @ Ashland University Library's board MLK Books & Resources on Pinterest.

January 11, 2017

2017 Scott O'Dell Award

The 2017 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction winner is Full of Beans, by Jennifer L. Holm.
"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.
Full of Beans is part of the AU Library Juvenile Collection.
"Newbery Honor Book Turtle in Paradise is beloved by readers, and now they can return to this wonderful world through the eyes of Turtle’s cousin Beans.Grown-ups lie. That’s one truth Beans knows for sure. He and his gang know how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs (that means “locals”) in all of Key West. Not that Beans really minds; it’s 1934, the middle of the Great Depression. With no jobs on the island, and no money anywhere, who can really blame the grown-ups for telling a few tales? Besides, Beans isn’t anyone’s fool. In fact, he has plans. Big plans. And the consequences might surprise even Beans himself." - Publisher Summary
Read the official announcement on The Horn Book Blog, Read Roger: The 2017 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction

January 9, 2017

AU Library Databases: Off Campus

We are excited to announce AU Library database authentication is now the same password as Blackboard, WebAdvisor, and AU Gmail. When accessing our databases from off campus, use your AU network username and password to login. Yes! One less password to remember.

If you experience problems with off campus access, please contact the library at ext 5402 or via email library@ashland.edu.


January 6, 2017

IRC Hours: Spring 2017

The IRC spring hours schedule begins Monday, January 9th. Our hours are:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8 am to 10 pm 
  • Friday: 8 am to 5 pm 
  • Saturday: Closed 
  • Sunday: 2 pm to 10 pm

A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on the IRC web site. All IRC hours updates are published here on the IRC news blog and 'tweeted' via @IRCaulibrary on Twitter;  a monthly hours update is always posted on the IRC door.  Welcome back!

January 3, 2017

IRC Hours: After Winter Break

Instructional Resource Center hours for after winter break are noted below:
  • Tuesday, 1/3 & Wednesday, 1/4
    Closed
  • Thursday, 1/5 & Friday, 1/6
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 1/7 & Sunday, 1/8
    Closed
The IRC spring hours schedule begins on Monday, January 9th. A complete listing of IRC Hours updates is available on the IRC web site.