October 21, 2021

Halloween Reads

Funny • Spooky • Scary
Take your pick! It's not too late for a great Halloween picture book. Explore the Halloween Book display on the second floor and find a story to share and enjoy.



IRC Pinterest
Be sure to check out IRC on Pinterest and view our Halloween board for additional ideas. Stop in the Instructional Resource Center for help locating juvenile books in the catalog and the stacks.

October 14, 2021

IRC Hours: Fall Break

The Instructional Resource Center will be closed 
Thursday, October 14 through Sunday, October 17th 
 
Our fall hours schedule resumes Monday, October 18. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our website.

October 13, 2021

IRC Hours Update

Bonus Hours!
The Instructional Resource Center will be OPEN until 9:00 p.m. this evening, Wednesday, October 13.

A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our website.

October 12, 2021

IRC Hours Update

The Instructional Resource Center will close at noon today,  Tuesday, October 12th.

Our fall hours schedule resumes Wednesday, October 13.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our website.

October 5, 2021

IRC Hours: October 5

The Instructional Resource Center will close at 4:00 p.m. today,  Tuesday, October 5th.

Our fall hours schedule resumes Wednesday, October 6.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our website.

September 30, 2021

Banned Books Week: Library Guide

Explore our Banned Books Week library guide for resources and information about banned and challenged books. It includes library resources such as Books Under Fire (2015) and Robert Cormier: Banned, Challenged, and Censored; infographics, coloring pages, and word searches from ALA; and details about the top ten challenged and banned books of 2020. Banned Books Week ends on Saturday, but the library guide is always available.

September 28, 2021

Banned Books Week Display

Top 10 of 2020
Visit the Banned Books Week display, located on Archer Library's main floor. Featured are this years (2020) top ten most challenged books and a selection of challenged classics. Explore the display to learn more about why individual titles were challenged and review the infographics from ALA and the Office of Intellectual Freedom. 

But wait, there's more!
Help yourself to a coloring page, word search, button or book mark. 

BBW LibGuide
Our Banned Books Week library guide is a great resource for information.

 

"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

September 27, 2021

Banned Books Week 2021

Facebook Live Events

The Banned Books Week Facebook page has several great live virtual events planned celebrating and discussing banned and challenged books. Learn more about the events on the Banned Books Week website.


 

September 22, 2021

Archer Library: Faculty Open House


Active Learning Library Instruction Open House 

We are excited to announce a preview event for our active learning lab. Faculty and staff are invited to drop by our open house and explore! We will have interactive challenges, displays, and a few light refreshments. 

Library faculty and staff will be available to discuss active learning opportunities, answer questions, and schedule your next library instruction sessions.

When? September 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Where? Fauber Baker Active Learning Lab • Archer Library, Main Floor

September 20, 2021

IRC Hours: September 21

The Instructional Resource Center will be open 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, September 21.

Our fall hours schedule resumes Wednesday, September 22.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our website.

EDEC 262: Databasing Around

Library Session: Active Learning Lab

Professor McDaniel's EDEC 262 Foundations in Literacy K-9 class is meeting in the Active Learning Lab, Archer Library main floor, Tuesday, 9/21 at 1:30 p.m. 

We will be exploring library databases for a research project focused on the following topics: word work strategy, writing workshop strategy, comprehension strategies in an interactive read aloud, CLOSE reading strategy, and anticipation guide / book talk. 

The EDEC 262 Foundations in Literacy library guide has resources and information.

September 17, 2021

IRC Hours Update: September 17

The Instructional Resource Center is closed today, Friday, September 17, 2020.

Our fall hours schedule will resume on Monday, September 20th.  A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our website.

September 15, 2021

IRC Spotlight: Library Event Calendar


What's New? 
The Archer Library Event Calendar

Interested in learning more about Archer Library events? Explore our new event calendar and see what we have planned. We will be featuring exhibits, events, displays, programs, library instruction, and more.

Currently, our September calendar includes: 


But wait, there's more! 

A Faculty Open House is planned for the Active Learning Lab on Wednesday, September 22nd and Banned Books Week is coming soon. Stay up-to-date with our event calendar.  Links are located on the Archer Library home page.


September 7, 2021

Phonics Scavenger Hunt


Welcome Scavenger Hunters
Are you working on your phonics scavenger hunt? We are here to help. Ask in the IRC if you need assistance locating resources on your activity worksheet.

Where is the IRC?
The Instructional Resource Center is located on the second floor of Archer Library. Look for the Phonics Scavenger Hunt display on the whiteboard outside our door. 
 
When does it start?
The scavenger hunt activity begins Wednesday, September 8 and concludes Wednesday, September 15. Be sure to check IRC hours prior to your visit.

Phonics Library Guide
The EDEC 140: Phonics & the English Language library guide provides information and resources about IRC and second floor equipment and collections, such as children's books and materials kits, available to AU students, faculty, and staff. You will also find a link to the scavenger hunt survey.