March 23, 2018

Library Spotlight: OhioLINK Requests

Did you find just the right item in AU Library catalog only to realize it is checked out to someone else?  Do you need an edition of a book we do not yet have?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, be sure to check OhioLINK via the AU library catalog! The item you want may be available at another library; request the item and it can be delivered here, or to any other participating OhioLINK library location, for free.

Yes.  Free.  Really!

AU Librarian's will be able to help you locate and request OhioLINK items. Our friendly circulation staff will guide you through the check-out process when your item arrives, provide information about due dates, and assist with renewals. Ask for help at the main desk, we'll take it from there.

March 22, 2018

Ashland University #DayofGiving

Today's the day! #AshlandAllin #DayofGiving

What is Day of Giving? "The Ashland University Day of Giving is a single day every year on which the entire Ashland University community joins together to celebrate AU and support the student experience."

What is this year's goal? "This year’s Day of Giving goal is to inspire 400 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to make a gift of any size."

How do I donate? Go to, click "Give Now," fill out the giving form, and share on social media using #ashlandALLin

Interested in learning more about AU's Day of Giving?  Check out the Day of Giving FAQs page.

Consider supporting Ashland University Library! 

After selecting the link to give, under Designation select "OTHER" and then write "Ashland University Library" in the response.

March 14, 2018

Library Spotlight: Recreational Reading

The following Alex Award winning books have been added to the library's recreational reading collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display in the reference area on the main floor of the library or in their regular location on the main floor.

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

Follow IRC's board Alex Award Winners on Pinterest.

March 1, 2018

Library Hours: Spring Break

AU Library Hours for spring break are:
  • Saturday, 3/3 and Sunday, 3/4: Closed
  • Monday, 3/5 through Friday, 3/9:  Open 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday, 3/10 and Sunday, 3/11:  Closed

Regular hours resume on Monday, 3/12.  A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our web site.

February 27, 2018

Fair Use Week: Infographic

Each year ARL, the Association of Research Libraries, publishes a new infographic in conjunction with Fair Use Week, February 26 through March 2, 2018. The focus for 2018 illustrates How Fair Use Promotes the Creation of New Knowledge.
"Fair use is an essential right under copyright law, supporting the constitutional purpose of copyright: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts. Where copyright law might otherwise act to prevent people from accessing knowledge, fair use permits everyone to use existing cultural and scientific material without permission, under certain circumstances." - Association of Research Libraries, Infographic

ARL's Fair Use infographics are freely available to download (PDF) and use. Interested in more information about Fair Use Week? Review ARL's Fair Use Week web site.

Learn more about Fair Use and reviewing previous Fair Use infographics on AU Library's Copyright LibGuide, featuring ARL Best Practices in Fair Use.

February 23, 2018

WorldCat Scheduled Maintenance

WorldCat and other OCLC databases on the FirstSearch platform will be down for maintenance from 10 p.m. Saturday, February 24th, to 8 a.m. Sunday, February 25th.

February 13, 2018

Library Spotlight: New Books

New books are added to the library's collection throughout the academic year. When shelf ready, titles are featured in the new books area on library main floor. The following titles were recently added to the library's main general collection.

Books are selected by AU librarians and subject to the library's collection development policy which includes faculty recommendations, requests, and professional reviews. If you have a purchase recommendation or request, contact your library liaison or email for more information.

February 7, 2018

Getting Social with AU Library

In addition to our blogs, AU Library News and Instructional Resource Center News, AU Library is a bit more ... social. Check out our sites.

AU Library on Facebook
News, information, updates, and library activities are a few of the things we feature. Comments (and likes) are always welcome.

IRC on Pinterest
Boards feature topic and seasonal books, materials kits, coloring pages, and IRC resources. View our entire collection of Ellison Dies!

News, updates, things that make us go hmmmm, and all things IRC and AU library. Check out our list of twitter accounts at Ashland University.