August 3, 2017

Library Hours: August


AU Library's summer schedule schedule for August begins on Sunday, August 6th. We are open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.

Our fall hours schedule will begin on Monday, August 28th!

August 2, 2017

WorldCat Maintenance August 5th-6th

OCLC services will be down for maintenance from 11 p.m., August 5th, to 8:00 a.m, August 6th. This will affect WorldCat, including WorldCat.org, and the other OCLC FirstSearch databases.

July 24, 2017

ProQuest Databases: Update

The ProQuest database maintenance scheduled for Saturday, July 29th, has been cancelled.  ProQuest databases should remain continuously accessible across the upcoming weekend and into the fall.

Database downtime maintenance alerts will be posted here and on Twitter.

July 18, 2017

ProQuest Database Access Restored

Access to the ProQuest databases has been restored.  If you have trouble connecting with one of them close your browser and try again.  If you continue to have trouble please contact us at 419-289-5402.

ProQuest Databases Down

A power outage at ProQuest late Monday knocked out the ProQuest databases.  Affected databases include American Periodicals, Ancestry Library Edition, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, and Wall Street Journal.  It is not clear how soon they will be restored.

July 10, 2017

Update: Service Restored

Power has been restored in many campus locations. At this time, wifi access remains spotty and not all library computers have internet; library second floor and the Instructional Resource Center computers do not currently have internet.

Power Outage: Campus Wide

Information from Ashland University's Twitter account:

"The city of Ashland is experiencing a power outage that is impacting main campus and ATS. When information becomes available - Safety Services"

We will post information as it becomes available.

July 6, 2017

Journey of an OhioLINK Article

 
Journey of an OhioLINK Article from OH-TECH on Vimeo.

"OhioLINK has been building relationships with content providers for 20-plus years. Because of this long history and the 500,000-plus college students, faculty and staff it represents, OhioLINK is able to deliver unrivaled intellectual assets at beneficial pricing for Ohio’s academic community." - Journey of an OhioLINK Article

Learn more about the Journey of an OhioLINK Article in this blog post written by OH-TECH graphic artist Christi Playford, A User's Perspective: Don't Take OhioLINK for Granted.

June 29, 2017

Hours Update: July 4th


AU Library Hours: July 4th Holiday:
  • Saturday, July 1st:  Closed
  • Sunday, July 2nd: Open Noon - 8 pm
  • Monday, July 3rd: Open 8 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday, July 4th:  Open 8 am to 4 pm
Regular summer hours resume on Wednesday, July 5th. A complete list of library hours and updates is available on the library web site


June 26, 2017

OhioLINK Maintenance June 26th

OhioLINK Services will be unavailable Monday evening, June 26th, from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. because of maintenance. This includes the OhioLINK website, OhioLINK Catalog, OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center, and everything else OhioLink.

June 14, 2017

Library Spotlight: John Clague


John Clague from Chuck Mintz on Vimeo.

Watch this video documentary from Chuck Mintz to learn more about artist John Clague. Mr. Clague designed and constructed the Auriculum sculpturea "composite of auriculum and pendulum" known for "its sound and motion features" (John Clague, 1977). The Auriculum is centrally located on Ashland University's campus in front of Ashland University Library.

AU Library's web site features information and facts about the Auriculum, including reference from the Ashland College Collegian and Ashland University Archives. Special thanks to Ashland University's Facebook page for sharing this documentary video.

June 8, 2017

Because: Libraries Transform


"The ways in which libraries transform are as nuanced and varied as the people they serve. Physical transformations are easy to spot. Transformations in service and scope can be less apparent, but are ever changing." - Libraries Transform

June 7, 2017

Journey of an OhioLINK Book

Have you ever wondered how your OhioLINK book request arrives at AU Library?

Thousands of OhioLINK requests (books, DVDs, CDs) travel between OhioLINK member libraries every day.  Learn more about how requests are processed and arrive at their destination, watch Journey of an OhioLINK Book.


May 30, 2017

OhioLINK EJC Maintenance 5/31

The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC) will be down for maintenance Wednesday morning, May 31st, for perhaps half an hour in the period between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Library Spotlight: Recreational Reading

Did you know the library has a recreational reading collection on the main floor? Titles added to this collection include Alex Awards, Pulitzer Prize novels, and general fiction. When shelf ready, titles are featured in the new books area on library main floor near the patio doors.

May 24, 2017

Library Hours: Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, AU Library hours are:
  • Saturday, May 27: Closed 
  • Sunday, May 28: Closed 
  • Monday, May 29: Closed 
AU library's summer hours schedule resumes on Tuesday, May 30.

May 15, 2017

Database Access May 21st and 22nd

Scheduled maintenance at OCLC is expected to disrupt off-campus access to all library databases on Saturday, May 20th, from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21st.

May 12, 2017

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 library@ashland.edu for more information.

May 8, 2017

AU Library: Summer Hours

AU Library's Summer Hours schedule begins today, Monday, May 8th. Exceptions to regular summer hours, including holiday and Sunday hours, are detailed on the library web site.

May 8 - August 27, 2017

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm 
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Saturday: Closed 
  • Sunday: Closed

May 3, 2017

Library Hours: After Finals


AU Library hours after finals and during graduation weekend are:

  • Thursday, 5/4:  7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday, 5/5:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 5/6:  Closed
  • Sunday, 5/7:  Closed

Summer hours begin on Monday, May 8th.  A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on the library web site.

May 2, 2017

Therapy Dogs: There's still time!


Did you miss the therapy dogs earlier this week? Don't worry, there's still time (even today)!
  • Tuesday, May 2nd:  1 - 3 pm, and 6 - 8 pm
  • Wednesday, May 3rd:  10 am to noon, 2 - 4 pm, and 6 - 8 pm
  • Thursday, May 4th:  9 - 11 am
Remember to tag your photos #DoggyTherapy.

May 1, 2017

Returning Library Materials

Remember to return all borrowed library materials, books, CDs, DVDs, IRC resources, and especially OhioLINK items, before leaving campus for summer break.

Returning after hours? There is a book drop located on the library ground floor, across from the Chapel, near the UPS pick up.

April 28, 2017

Extended Hours Schedule

AU Library's extended hour's schedule continues through Wednesday, May 3rd providing study and work space for students during finals. A complete list of AU Library hours updates is available on the Library web site.

April 30th - May 3rd

Sunday, 4/30
2:00 pm to 2:00 am

Monday, 5/1 - Wednesady, 5/3
7:45 am to 2:00 am

Thursday, 5/4
7:45 am to 5:00 pm


The Instructional Resource Center, located on the second floor, does not participate in extended hours. Color printing and IRC resources are not available during AU Library extended hours.

April 26, 2017

Therapy Dogs Schedule


It's doggy time! Therapy dogs will be visiting AU Library for finals week. Remember, tag your photos #DoggyTherapy.

  • Monday, May 1st:  10 am to noon, 2 - 4 pm, and 6 - 8 pm
  • Tuesday, May 2nd:  9 - 10:30 am, 1 - 3 pm, and 6 - 8 pm
  • Wednesday, May 3rd:  10 am to noon, 2 - 4 pm, and 6 - 8 pm
  • Thursday, May 4th:  9 - 11 am

Thanks to Racheal Yocum, Center for Academic Support, Library 7th floor, for coordinating the therapy dog visits.

April 25, 2017

Finals Week: Quiet Spaces

Looking for a quiet space to study during finals? 
AU Library has designated the 3rd and 4th floors as quiet spaces during extended hours and finals week, April 24th - May 3rd.

Interested in reserving a study room? 
Stop at the circulation desk and reserve a study room for three hours. Please note, students using a previously reserved study room will be asked to vacate the room.

Have a favorite library spot? 
Create your own quiet space using the free ear plugs available at the main floor circulation desk and the 2nd floor print station outside the IRC.

April 23, 2017

Extended Hours Schedule

Monday, April 24th, AU Library will begin its extended hour's schedule opening at the regular time and remaining open until 2:00 a.m. providing study and work space for students during the last week of classes and finals.

April 24th - April 29th

Monday, 4/24 through Thursday, 4/27
7:45 am to 2:00 am

Friday, 4/28
7:45 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, 4/49
Noon to 4:00 pm

A complete list of AU Library's extended hours is available on the AU Library Hours & Updates page.  The Instructional Resource Center, located on the second floor, does not participate in extended hours. Color printing and IRC resources are not available during AU Library extended hours.

April 18, 2017

Extended Hours: Coming Soon


It's almost time! 

Monday, April 24th, AU Library will begin its extended hour's schedule opening at the regular time and remaining open until 2:00 a.m. providing study and work space for students during the last week of classes and finals.



April 17, 2017

National Library Week Survey: Still Time



AU Library Student and Faculty Surveys:  Open through April 17th

It's not too late!  The National Library Week survey is open through the end of the day. We would like to know more about your Ashland University Library experiences. When you've completed the survey, enter your email for a chance to win one of three $10 Subway gift cards.

Need the survey link? Check your AU email or AU portal announcements. You may also chat with or text the IRC at 419.938.4134, and we'll send you the student or faculty link.

Thank you for celebrating #NationalLibraryWeek with us.

April 12, 2017

Library Hours: Easter Break


AU Library Hours for Easter Break:
  • Wednesday, April 12th:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 13th:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday, April, 14th: Closed
  • Saturday, April 15th & Sunday, April 16th:  Closed
Regular hours resume on Monday, April 17th.  A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our web site.

April 11, 2017

National Library Week Surveys

#National Library Week Survey Links


Are you looking for the AU Library Student or Faculty survey?

  • Links are included with AU Portal National Library Week announcements.
  • Text 419.938.4134 or chat with the IRC and we will send you the link (be sure to request the student or faculty survey).
  • AU Library Student Orientation in Blackboard has a link with announcements.
  • AU Library Faculty Resources in Blackboard has a link with announcements.

Thank you for participating in our survey ... and good luck in the gift card drawing.

National Library Week: Buttons


Did you get your National Library Week button? We have three different styles of buttons featuring a variety of book sculpture images. Buttons are available at the circulation desk, library main floor. There's still time, be sure to get yours while they last.

April 10, 2017

National Library Week: Guess How Many Books?


Coming or going ... front to back ... left to right ... top to bottom

There are a lot of books in the main floor library display case. Take a guess at how many books we have loaded in the display case and enter to win a #NationalLibraryWeek prize. Stop at the circulation desk, AU Library main floor, to enter the contest. We will share the answer, and the contest winner, next week.


National Library Week: Cookie Day

Cookie Day: Monday, April 10th


We are celebrating National Library Week with cookie day> Come in to the library and enjoy a variety of tasty homemade cookies. Our cookie table is located on the Library main floor, near the main entrance. Hope to see you soon! #NationalLibraryWeek

April 9, 2017

National Library Week: April 9-15

It's National Library Week!


"First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate."
- ALA National Library Week

AU Library Student and Faculty Surveys:  April 7th - April 17th
In recognition of #NationalLibraryWeek, we would like to know more about your Ashland University Library experiences. When you've completed the survey, enter your email for a chance to win one of three $10 Subway gift cards.

Need the survey link? Check your AU email or AU portal announcements. You may also chat with or text the IRC at 419.938.4134, and we'll send you the student or faculty link.

National Library Week Cookie Day: Monday, April 10th
Stop in the library for a cookie break! Our cookie table will be located on the main floor.

National Library Workers Day: Tuesday, April 11th
Celebrate with us by saying thank you to our AU Library student workers. Circulation and Instructional Resource Center student workers play a big role in our every day success.

Guess How Many Books: April 7th - April 17th
Use your powers of observation (and maybe math) to guess how many books are located in the display case on the main floor. Submit your guess at the circulation desk and be registered to win a National Library Week surprise.

National Library Week Buttons: While supplies last
Back by popular demand, a variety of limited edition National Library Week buttons will be available at the circulation desk on the main floor.


April 7, 2017

Coming Soon: National Library Week

Next week is National
Library Week! 


Stay tuned for a week of planned activities:
  • How Many Books in the display?
  • National Library Worker Day 
  • AU Library Cookie Day
    Monday, 4/10
  • AU Library Survey & gift cards
    April 7th to April 17th 
  • National Library Week buttons 
Check for an announcement in the portal for survey links. Daily blog posts, here and on the IRC News Blog, will keep you up to date. Follow the IRC on Twitter and Pinterest, and AU Library on Facebook for additional resources.

April 4, 2017

Library Spotlight: Recreational Reading

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 have been added to the library's main recreational reading collection.

March 22, 2017

Journey of an OhioLINK Book

Have you ever wondered how your OhioLINK book request arrives at AU Library?

Thousands of OhioLINK requests (books, DVDs, CDs) travel between OhioLINK member libraries every day.  Learn more about how requests are processed and arrive at their destination, watch Journey of an OhioLINK Book.


March 21, 2017

OhioLINK Maintenance: 3/21

Please note the following announcement from OhioLINK:

OhioLINK maintenance will take place today (3/21) from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. During the outage, all OhioLINK services will be unavailable.

March 1, 2017

Library Hours: Spring Break


AU Library Hours for Spring Break:
  • Saturday, 3/4 & Sunday, 3/5: Closed
  • Monday, 3/6 - Friday, 3/10:  Open 8 am to  5 pm
  • Saturday, 3/11 & Sunday 3/12:  Closed

Regular hours resume on Monday, March 13th. A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on the AU library web site.


February 9, 2017

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 have been 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 library@ashland.edu for more information.

January 30, 2017

AU Library Courtesy Notices

Did you know AU Library sends overdue and hold / pickup courtesy notices to your AU Gmail account?

If you currently are not receiving these email notices from the library, check your email spam folder. Mark email messages from AU Library as “not spam,” so future messages are not classified as spam.


Use the My Library Account link on AU Library's web site to view and renew books online and check status of requests. Questions? Stop at the circulation desk, AU Library main floor, for additional information.

January 25, 2017

OhioLINK: Requesting Resources

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?  Is there a DVD you would like to view that is on reserve and cannot leave the library?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, be sure to check OhioLINK availability 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.


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 can help with renewals. Ask for help at the main desk, we'll take it from there.

January 11, 2017

Library Hours Update: MLK Holiday



AU Library Hours for the MLK holiday weekend are noted below:

  • Saturday, January 14th: Closed
  • Sunday, January 15th: Closed
  • Monday, January 16th: Open 6 pm to 11 pm

January 6, 2017

Library Hours: Spring 2017


AU Library's spring 2017 hours schedule begins Monday, January 9th. 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.

New Login for Library Databases

Welcome back from what we hope was a restful break!  We made a small change while you were gone (so small you may not notice): to log in to library databases you now use the same username and password you use for Blackboard or WebAdvisor.

Try it from off campus, and if you have any trouble let us know (library@ashland.edu or 419-289-5402).

January 2, 2017

Library Hours: After Winter Break

Welcome back! AU Library hours for after winter break are noted below:
  • Tuesday, January 3rd - Friday, January 6th
    Open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 7th
    Closed
  • Sunday, January 8th
    Closed

Our spring semester hours schedule begins on Monday, January 9th. A complete listing of AU Library hours and updates is available on the library web site.