November 12, 2018

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.

November 5, 2018

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.

October 29, 2018

Library Spotlight: Faculty Publications

Did you know AU Library has a database of faculty publications available on the library web site? The database is searchable by year, name, department, college, or type of publication, and links to copies of the resource available in our collections.

We routinely review MyAU Portal for publication announcements and welcome notifications directly from faculty concerning new publications to add to our database and library collection.

Contact the library via email at for more information.

October 22, 2018

Library Spotlight: Orientation in Blackboard

Need a refresher on all things AU Library?  
AU Library Student Orientation in Blackboard Learn can help.

AU Library student orientation features information about resources and services available to Ashland University students in person and online. It is a starting point for all things Ashland University Library including research, resources, and library guides.

Explore our topics in the order presented, or start with items that interest you. Return at any time to review library and IRC tutorials, catch up with Library News, or find someone to help with your library or research.
  • Overview: Get started with AU Library Orientation by reviewing what's available, watching the introductory video, seeing what's new with AU Library News, and help us help you by taking our orientation survey. 
  •  AU Library: Learn more about AU Library on Campus, resources available to you online, and how to borrow items from AU Library & OhioLINK. 
  • Library Research: Review our introductory research videos for finding books, finding articles in library databases, and finding help from the reference team. 
  • Welcome to the IRC: Take a tour of the Instructional Resource Center, learn more about our collections, and see what's available with the IRC online. 

Navigating the information landscape can be challenging, we are here to help. AU Library Student Orientation is available to all students, faculty, and staff in Blackboard Learn.

October 15, 2018

Library Hours: Fall Break

It's fall break time! Library Hours for fall break are:

  • Thursday, October 18:  Close 5 pm
  • Friday, October 19:  Close 5 pm
  • Saturday, October 20:  Closed
  • Sunday, October 21, Open 6 - 11 pm

Enjoy your holiday weekend.  A complete listing of AU Library hours, including holiday and extended hours, is available on our web site.

October 8, 2018

Library Spotlight: Research Appointments

Not sure where to start your research? 
Feeling stuck? Don't know where to look? No Problem! Librarians are here to help and there are many ways to contact us.

Need even more help?
Schedule a research appointment with a librarian: Click here to get started

October 1, 2018

Getting Social with AU Library

In addition to our news and information 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.

September 23, 2018

Library Spotlight: Banned Books Week

Today is the first day of  Banned Books Week;, 2018;  this year's theme is "Banning Books Silences Stories."

What is Banned Books Week?

"Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. " -- ALA Banned Books Week

IRC Pinterest features a Banned Books Week board with great resoruces:

Follow IRC's board Banned Books Week on Pinterest.