Monday, June 27, 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

Friday, June 24, 2016

AU Library: Facebook

Are you following Ashland University Library on Facebook?

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Library Spotlight: New Books

New books are added to the library collection throughout the academic year. When shelf ready, titles are featured in the new books area on library main floor, near the computers and recreational reading. The following titles have been added to the library's main collection.

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

Update: OhioLINK Catalog & EJC

The OhioLINK Library Catalog and Electronic Journal Center (EJC) have been restored. Please be sure to let us know if you experience any residual problems with these resource.  Thank you for your patience.

OhioLINK Catalog & EJC

We have received notice that the OhioLINK Catalog and Electronic Journal Center (EJC) are down this morning. High priority tickets have been submitted. Updates will be posted as we learn more about the situation.

AU Library's catalog is not effected by this outage.If you need help or have questions, please feel free to call AU Library at 419-248-5400 or ext 5400 on campus.

Monday, June 20, 2016

AU Library FAQs

You have questions? We have answers.

AU Library FAQs is a searchable knowledge base providing quick answers to a variety of frequently asked questions about AU Library (general), Circulation & Reserves (including OhioLINK), the Instructional Resource Center, Interlibrary Loan, and Reference & Instruction.

Getting Started: Type your question in the search box, it will auto-fill if a matching answer is available. If an answer does not display, use the Browse Our Answers tabs to review popular, recent, or select featured FAQs.

Browse Group FAQs: Does your question pertain to one of our groups? Select that group, for example Circulation & Reserves, from the Groups drop down menu located next to the search box.

Search all FAQs: Do you want to see what topics, keywords, and groups are available? Select All from the main page menu and search all the available FAQs. Use the limiters provided and narrow your search to specific topics or groups.

Submit a Q: If your question is not answered, contact information for each group including phone numbers, email, and IRC chat is available.  You may also use the submit a question form and submit your query for review and inclusion in the knowledge base.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Library Circulation: Overdue & Courtesy Notices

Due to a Sierra system issue, overdue and courtesy notices for OhioLINK and AU Library items are currently not being sent / emailed. The problem has been reported to Innovative; updates will be posted as they become available.  Thank you for your patience.

Remember, you may use My Library Account on the library web site to view and renew books online and check status of requests. Questions? Call library circulation at ext. 5400 or ask at the main desk, AU Library main floor, for additional information.

Monday, June 13, 2016

AU Library Text: Instant Answers

AU Library's Instant Answer service is a quick, convenient way to receive AU library hours and phone information from AU Library and the Instructional Resource Center. Instant Answers provides opportunity for you to text* us and have answers sent to your phone, tablet, or other mobile device.

Choose one these key* words:
  • library hours - receive AU library hours
  • library phone - receive AU library main and reference phone numbers
  • IRC hours - receive IRC hours
  • IRC phone - receive the IRC phone number

But, wait. There's more! Text welcome to receive an automatic welcome message and save the number to use at a later date.  During summer scheduled IRC chat hours, texts may be answered live. Submitted text questions must adhere to IRC chat policy,

*Key words are not case sensitive. Standard messaging rates may apply for each text.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Library Spotlight: Collection Update DVDs

AU Library is continuing with our project to replace faculty requested and high-use VHS titles in our existing media collection in DVD or Blu-ray format. AU Library's DVD collection is located on the second floor, room 201.  Having trouble finding a DVD? Ask in the IRC for help. The following DVDs have been added to the circulating collection.
Media, including CDs and DVDs, are selected by AU librarians and subject to the library's collection development policy which includes faculty recommendations and requests and professional reviews.

If you have a purchase recommendation or request, contact your library liaison or email for more information.