April 30, 2010

Library Spotlight: New Books

AU library adds new books to it's collection throughout the academic year. When shelf ready, new books are featured on the book shelf located on the main floor near the new computer area. All titles have been selected by AU librarians and are subject to the library's collection development policy which includes professional reviews and recommendations by faculty members. Recent additions to the collection include:

Interested in recommending a book for the collection? Contact your library liaison for more information or submit a suggestion via the library catalog.

April 29, 2010

OhioLINK: Facebook status

From OhioLINK's Facebook wall

Did you know? Approximately 600,000 users downloaded 4.5 million articles last year from OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center!

"Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK) includes the full text of more than 7000 online research journals covering many subject areas. Most electronic indexes available to the Ohio academic community link from article citations to the full text in the EJC" (about EJC).

April 28, 2010

OhioLINK: Problems with EBC

Users have reported problems with the Electronic Book Center; it is possible to search the EBC and view results, but an error displays with the full text link.

From OhioLINK: Our apologies for the interruption in service and we are working to get this resolved as soon as possible.

Additional electronic book, or or e-book, resources are available on the library web site including:

April 24, 2010

Library Extend Hours Begin

It's time! Sunday, April 25th, the library extended hours schedule begings. The library will open at the regular time and remain open until 2:00 a.m. providing study and work space for interested students.

A complete extended hours calendar is available on the library web site.

Week of April 25th

Sunday, April 25th 1:00 pm - 2:00 am

Monday, April 26th - Thursday, April 29th 7:45 am - 2:00 am

Week of May 2nd

Sunday, May 2nd 1:00 pm - 2:00 am

Monday, May 3rd - Wednesday, May 5th 7:45 am - 2:00 am

Extended hours do not apply to the Instructional Resource Center (IRC), library second floor. Color printing and IRC materials and supplies are not be available during extended hours. Ashland University Library wishes everyone success on the end of year studies and exams.

April 23, 2010

OhioLINK Catalog Maintenance

The OhioLINK Central Catalog will be down on Saturday, April 24th, at 9:00 pm for approximately one hour for scheduled maintenance. All services that rely upon access to the central catalog will be unavailable for this time.  This will affect information available through the "Find It" links in databases as well as book ordering or renewals.

What's New: 21st Century Learning Skills

From AU News and the Dwight Schar College of Education, information about the 21st Century Learning Skills Summit scheduled for Columbus in early May.

21st Century Learning Skills Summit

Named as a “leadership state” with the national Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the state of Ohio has made a commitment to transform the public education system, improve the college readiness of students and build a globally competitive labor force. To kick off this commitment, an Ohio Summit on 21st Century Learning Skills will be held on May 4 at the Crown Plaza Hotel Columbus North at 6500 Doubletree Ave. in Columbus. This Summit is co-hosted by Ashland University and the Ohio Department of Education. More information is available at
http://bit.ly/94uFYF. -- AU News

April 22, 2010

Library Spotlight: Earth Day 2010

Looking for Earth Day 2010 resources? A great place to start is the Earth Day CyberExhibit created by the UB Libraries, University at Buffalo.

Earth Day 2010 - 40 Years of Environmental Learning
1970-2010: 40 Years

The UB Libraries presents a CyberExhibit (originally curated in 2000 on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day) commemorating the anniversary of Earth Day, which includes: a brief history of Earth Day, a listing of selected international, national, state, local, and campus Internet resources, and other materials. A special feature on education is added for the 40th Anniversary with expanded resources for kids,and teachers/educators in formal K-12 and non-formal (nature centers, museums, parks, camps, zoos, etc.) settings. -- University at Buffalo Libraries

April 6, 2010

Ronk Lecture Hall: Denise Fleming

A quick reminder, Denise Fleming will be presenting at 10:00 am today in the Ronk Lecture Hall, Dwight Schar COE.

Ashland University to Host Children’s Author & Illustrator

Ashland University will host professional children's author and illustrator Denise Fleming on Tuesday, April 6, at 10 a.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Fleming’s presentation is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. Fleming has written and illustrated 14 picture books. In 1994, her book, “In a Small, Small Pond,” was awarded a Caldecott Honor Award, which is the highest honor in children's literature. There will be a book signing after the presentation. Fleming's visit to Ashland University is part of the Guest Author Lecture Series, which is supported by a donation from the Hire Family Foundation and sponsored by the Early Childhood Department at Ashland University.

April 5, 2010

EBSCO's Enhanced PDF Viewer

EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, and Education Research Complete have a new PDF viewer that allows quick navigation from one article to full text of other articles in the same journal.  A brief video describing the new features can be viewed at http://www.ebscohost.com/special/movies/pdfViewer/ThePDFViewerInEBSCOhost.htm

If you have trouble viewing PDF articles in an EBSCO database, contact the AU Reference desk at library@ashland.edu or 419-289-5402.