Wednesday, August 20, 2014

OhioLINK Catalog Maintenance

The OhioLINK Library Catalog will be down early Thursday morning, August 21st, as it undergoes several upgrades.  OhioLINK expects it to be down from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., so most of us won't notice.  Early risers may as well sleep in.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What's new? LibGuides

We are excited to announce an update to Ashland University Library's LibGuide information portal and Electronic Reserves. LibGuides - or Library Guides - feature the same great library research help, course support, and information; same easy access to electronic reserves; all with an updated design and increased functionality for users.

Accessing Library guides is easy; from the AU Library home page select the Research Guide link directly below OneSearch or the Library Help quick links. Electronic Reserves, or E-Res, are accessible from the library home page via the Reserves link on the left side bar. It is also possible to find E-Reserves directly from the LibGuides home page. We will be sharing more about our LibGuides update and resources available in the coming weeks.

Special thanks to Chad Draper and Joe Ellis in Web Services for their exceptional work customizing LibGuides, it functions seamlessly with the AU Library site.  We also would like to thank Kris Kennedy in marketing for his work on a new AU Library banner and Mark Usher in Information Technology for key updates to the site URL making it possible to 'go live' with LibGuides v2.

Monday, August 18, 2014

AU Library Hours: Fall 2014

The library fall 2014 hours schedule begins Monday, August 18th.  A complete listing of library hours updates including exceptions to regular operating hours (such as holidays and semester breaks) is located on the library web site.

  • Monday - Thursday:  7:45 am to 11:00 pm
  • Friday:  7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday:  Noon to 4:00 pm
  • Sunday:  2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

We look forward to working with you.

Monday, August 11, 2014

LibGuides & E-Reserves Availability

We will be migrating AU Library LibGuides and Electronic Reserves content on Tuesday, August 12th and Wednesday, August 13th. During that time, LibGuides outages are expected and E-Res content will not be available. We apologize in advance for the service interruption.

Be sure to check back for updates and information about our NEW LibGuides and E-Reserves portal.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Library Hours Update: August

AU Library hours for August 3rd through August 17th are noted below. A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on the library web site.

  • Monday - Friday:  8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Fall hours will begin on Monday, August 18th.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

IRC Pinterest

Are you following the IRC @ AU Library on Pinterest? We have a great collection of boards featuring Book Trailers & More, Ellison Dies, Ellison Die Help Resources, Alex Award Winners, and Mock Caldecott Panels.

July featured boards include Summer Books and collection images from our new Twitter endeavor #IRCShelfie.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Library Spotlight: New Books

New books are added to the library collection throughout the academic year. When shelf ready, titles are featured in the new books area on library main floor, near the computers and recreational reading. Each title has been selected by AU librarians and is subject to the library's collection development policy which includes professional reviews and faculty recommendations.

Interested in recommending a title for the library collection?  Contact your library liaison.

The Instructional Resource Center Blog routinely provides information regarding new additions to the IRC, juvenile, and education collections.

Monday, July 7, 2014

AU Library on Facebook

Are you following Ashland University Library on Facebook?

News, information, updates, and things we want to share are posted. Comments (and likes) are always welcome, join the conversation.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Library Hours: July 4th

AU Library hours for the July 4th holiday weekend:
  • Friday, July 4th:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 5th:  Closed
  • Sunday, July 6th:  Noon to 8:00 pm

Regular summer hours resume on Monday, July 7th. 
A complete listing of summer hours updates is available on the AU Library web site.

Monday, June 9, 2014

ProQuest Scheduled Maintenance Saturday

ProQuest databases will be unavailable because of maintenance from 10:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14th, through 6:00 a.m. Sunday, June 15h.  Affected databases include ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, American Periodicals, Safari Books Online, and the Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Library Hours: Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, library hours are:

  • Friday, May 23: 8 am to noon
  • Saturday, May 24: Closed
  • Sunday, May 25: Closed
  • Monday, May 26: Closed

AU library's summer hours schedule resumes on Tuesday, May 27th.