December 2, 2022

Stress Relief Library Guide

stress relief library guide

 
Ready for a break? Explore our guide for a collection of games, puzzles, digital escape rooms, coloring pages, arts & crafts videos - including Tunisian crochet, yoga and walking videos, journaling, and more. You can even complete an Archer Library jigsaw puzzle online! Check back often, resources will continue to be updated.

October 20, 2022

New IRC Website

 
Yes, We're Baaaack!

The new Instructional Resource Center is live. Thanks to Ashland University's great web services team, the layout is set, some of our content is in place, and we are back. Even better, Ask the IRC Chat widgets are functional, Library Guides are linked, and several of our social media sites are featured. 

We will be tweaking things in the upcoming weeks, restoring content information and updating as needed.  Stay tuned ... and thanks for your patience as we explore our place in the new AU website.

➤  Don't forget to visit the main Archer Library website, too.

October 17, 2022

Archer Library Online

Archer Library Quick Links
Access to library resources remains available! We have created a simple Library Guide with quick access to OneSearch, A to Z Databases, Library Guides, Chat, and more. Scan the QR code or go directly to the guide using the link provided below.

Archer Library • Quick Links
https://libguides.ashland.edu/quick

Instructional Resource Center Library Guides
https://libguides.ashland.edu/irc

Education Library Guides
https://libguides.ashland.edu/education


Please feel free to email us if you need additional help at irc-aulib@ashland.edu.

October 11, 2022

IRC Hours Update • Fall Break

IRC Hours • Fall Break

The Instructional Resource Center will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October, 13th and reopen on Monday, October 17th at our regular time. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our website.  Have an enjoyable and safe Fall Break!

September 24, 2022

September 23, 2022

Banned Books Week Display


Censorship • Banned Books Week
If you haven't already done so, take time to visit the Banned Books Week display on the main floor of Archer Library. Learn more about the Top 10 Most Challenged books of 2021,  get a free bookmark or button, pick up a copy of the top ten list, and grab a word search for fun.

September 22, 2022

Banned Books Week • Library Guide


Celebrate Banned Books Week
Take time this week to explore Archer Library's Banned Books Week library guide. Learn more about the differences between banned vs challenged books, resources available in library collections, Banned Book Week infographics, and additional details about the Top 10 Challenged Books in 2021. New titles are not the only ones being challenged, view the section on Challenged Classics and titles such as Of Mice and Men, The Call of the Wild, and Beloved.

September 19, 2022

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2021


Top 10 Challenged Books • 2021
Visit our Banned Books Week display on Archer Library's main floor for more information about these titles. We also have bookmarks, buttons, word search puzzles, and flyers. Stay tuned for the rest of this week for additional information.

September 7, 2022

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?
Today! The scavenger hunt activity begins Wednesday, September 7th. 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.

September 6, 2022

We're Hiring


How to Apply

If you are interested in one of the IRC student worker positions, visit Handshake to review the job description and learn more about the Instructional Resource Center.  Scan the QR code to apply directly using the IRC's online application. Be prepared to upload a a copy of your current schedule and indicate any availability limitation.

August 29, 2022

IRC Hours • Fall 2022


Welcome to the IRC at Archer Library

The Instructional Resource Center's fall hours schedule begins on Monday, August 29th. A complete listing of planned exceptions, and updates, is available on the IRC website. Please note that IRC hours are subject to change.

August 24, 2022

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, outside of the IRC, or in their regular location.

August 23, 2022

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, outside of the IRC, or in their regular location.

August 22, 2022

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, outside of the IRC, or in their regular location.

August 12, 2022

IRC Hours Update

The Instruction Resource Center will be closed

Monday, August 15 -
Friday, August 19

IRC equipment, resources, and supplies are not available when the IRC is closed. 

 

Our summer hours schedule resumes on Monday, August 22. A complete listing of IRC hours and updates is available on our website.