Thursday, August 25, 2016

Library Spotlight: Welcome Anita Slack

Please join Ashland University Library in welcoming Anita Slack to the AU Community. Anita is a reference and instruction librarian and will be the library liaison for Art, Communication Studies, English, Foreign Languages, Journalism and Digital Media, and Theatre.

Anita comes to us from Ursuline College, where she served as a Reference & Instruction librarian for three years. In addition to her Masters of Library and Information Science, she also possesses a Bachelor and Master of Arts in English with a concentration in literature and writing. Prior to Ursuline, Anita was an Information Services Librarian at Vincennes University.

Anita is active in the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) serving as an executive board member, communications editor, and the communications committee co-chair. She is a regular reviewer for Reference & User Services Quarterly. Her professional interests include information literacy instruction, information seeking behaviors, educational theory, and assessment of student learning. In her spare time, Anita is a voracious reader, sporadic writer, dabbler in music, and watcher of movies.

Anita’s office is located on the main floor of AU Library, stop in and say hello! Contact her via phone at 419-289-5427 (ext 5427 on campus) or email at

*This post was originally published June 27, 2016.

Monday, August 22, 2016

New First Floor Lounge Area

We have been busy over the summer creating a new lounge area on the main floor.  Our summer student assistants, Joel, Macy, Taylor and Zula put in long hours deconstructing and reconstructing shelves and moving the paper journals to the 6th floor.  Stop in and check out the new area, complete with comfortable seating, cafe tables, current-year periodicals, and plenty of electricity for your devices. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ProQuest Scheduled Maintenance August 20th-21st

ProQuest databases will be down for maintenance from 10:00 p.m. Saturday, August 20th, until about 8:00 a.m. Sunday, August 21st.  Affected databases include American Periodicals (1740-1940), ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, Safari Books Online, and The Wall Street Journal.

Library Spotlight: Window Display

Have you seen the colorful new AU Library window displays? Presented by the Center for Academic Support and Ashland University Library, these clever and imaginative windows set just the right the tone for back-to-school. Special thanks to library student worker Zula Kile for her artistic contributions.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August Hours Update

AU Library's August hours schedule begins Monday, August 15th.

August 15th to August 28th:
  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Exceptions to the summer hours schedule are detailed on the library web site.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

OhioLINK: EJC Live

We are excited to announce the new Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is now live!  Need help? OhioLINK's YouTube channel has playlists and video tutorials available.

If you have an existing EJC account, these resources provide help copying existing journals, articles, and searches to the new EJC.

Please be advised that the RSS feed subscription is functioning with Outlook, but not other subscription utilities and apps, such as Feedly. This issue will be addressed in a planned update.  If you experience problems or need help with the new EJC, be sure to contact the library at x5400 or a reference librarian at x5402.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016



An updated EJC, Electronic Journal Center, interface will launch Thursday morning, August 4th. Improvements to the database include "the addition of full text searching, PDF links included in the search results, improved faceting, the ability to export citations in a variety of formats, accurate representation of journal subscription gaps" (OhioLINK).

Questions? Contact the library (x5400) if you need help working with the new EJC.

Monday, July 18, 2016

OhioLINK Delays

Due to the Republican National Convention taking place in Cleveland this week (7/18 – 7/21), you may notice a delay in deliveries of OhioLINK materials. Additionally, items requested from an institution in the vicinity of the convention area may also be further delayed.

Questions about your OhioLINK request? Call the library at ext. 5400, or ask for help at the main desk. My Library Account on the library web site to view may be used to renew books online and check status of OhioLINK requests.

Friday, July 15, 2016

AU Library: Solar Panels

Where are the solar panels? Are they being replaced? Are they damaged?

The solar panels located on the south side of AU Library have been temporarily removed to facilitate work being done this summer. Once progress on the south side of the building is complete, the panels will return.