April 12, 2021

Films on Demand: Feature Films for Education

New Database

Feature Films for Education, part of the Infobase Films on Demand Collection, has been added to our list of database resources. A complete listing of Library database resources is available on the A to Z Database List.

About the Resource:

"Teach with the best Hollywood has to offer and harness the storytelling power of film as a tool for engaging and inspiring students. The Feature Films for Education Collection offers hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. Brought to you in partnership with Global Eagle, this outstanding collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more" (Infobase, 2021).

April 6, 2021

Library Celebration

    I am excited to share our new Library Display just in time for National Library Week 2021 (April 4th to 10th). 

     Learn more about AU's library with photos pulled from the Archives. There are images from previous libraries where you can sneak glimpses of buildings that have been repurposed or no longer exist. 

     There are images of the construction of the current library in 1971, as well as images from it's opening. Looking through these - it is fun to see what has changed and what is the same.     


    Sprinkled throughout are also some fun facts about libraries in general. For example do you know what "Library Hand" is and why is went out of style? Let's just say this Librarian was excited to learn new Library trivia too! Here's a tidbit that didn't make it into the display: Some famous librarians or library workers include: Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, author Lewis Carroll, former first lady Laura Bush and China's Mao Zedong! 

     The bottom is edged with Library posters of yesteryear - some dating back to Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1940s, others from previous National Book Weeks of the 60s and 70s. I think they are some great works of art and its fun to remember all the library posters from when I was younger. 

Libraries are often called invaluable because of the many great services they offer for free for their patrons, and while this can't put a number on everything, the ALA has this calculator for you to try out if you have ever wondered how much money using the library saves you. Give it a try here: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/library-value-calculator

I hope you enjoy this display and make sure to celebrate all the libraries in your life!

March 17, 2021

Library Resources Update - IBISWorld Database

    IBISWorld Database has been added back to the AU Library resources! We are happy to have this significant resource back for our faculty and students to use in their research. IBISWorld was a resource previously held by the Library, but was discontinued in Summer 2020 due to budget cuts. 


   IBISWorld offers users industry profiles with key data on more than 700 U.S. industries, arranged by NAICS code. It can be searched by NAICS code, industry, Company, and keyword. Each report is about 25- 30 pages and covers Industry definitions, Industry performance, Key statistics, Jargon and glossary, and other information.

  It is live and ready to use for your research needs. The best place to find it is through the Library's A to Z Database guide. (https://libguides.ashland.edu/az.php

    If you have any questions or want to learn more about library resources, you can always reach out to the Reference Librarians via chat, on the homepage, email at Library@ashand.edu, or call (419.289.5402).

March 4, 2021

Library Spotlight: Alex Awards

New Recreational Reading

The following titles have been recognized as 2021 Alex Award winners; they have have been added to the library's recreational reading collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display or in their regular location on AU Library main floor.

"The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002." - Alex Awards, YALSA 

Follow IRC's board Alex Award Winners on Pinterest.

February 17, 2021

OhioLINK Resource Maintenance, February 18, 24, 25- [UPDATE: February 25 Cancelled]

OhioLINK applications will have scheduled downtime for maintenance on February 18th, 23rd, and 24th.

Downtime is expected to last from 7-11pm on each of those days, and will affect access to the following:

Electronic Journal Center (journals.ohiolink.edu)
Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (etd.ohiolink.edu)
OhioLINK A-Z Database List (databases.ohiolink.edu)

We apologize for any inconvenience. If there are additional updates regarding these downtimes, we will update this post. 

[UPDATE: The maintenance scheduled for February 25, 2021 from 7-11pm has been cancelled. All applications should be working normally. Please reach out to library@ashland.edu if you experience any access issues.] 

February 16, 2021

Library Spotlight: Stress Relief LibGuide

stress relief libguide

Flex Day Ideas

Looking for coloring pages, online jigsaw puzzles, or wellness videos? What about doing yoga, or taking a walk, or trying a new hobby?  AU Library has a stress relief library guide filled with resources perfect for a snowy flex day.

If you are catching up on coursework and need help, AU Librarians are available online from 10:00 am to 7:00 p.m.  Access chat from the main library web page. The library is open, stop in and get a book from recreational reading.  We have several of the 2021 Alex Award winners available. Whatever your activity choice for today, take time for you! 

February 15, 2021

Library Hours Update: 2/15

Early Closing: 9 p.m.

Due to the winter storm warnings forecasted for Ashland and north east Ohio, Ashland University Library will be closing at 9:00 p.m. tonight.

These resources will help you stay up to date with weather information including snow emergency's and road conditions:
Weather related updates for Tuesday, February 16, will be posted here as they become available. Please call the library to verify we are open before traveling. 

January 25, 2021

Library Hours: Spring 2021

Welcome to AU Library
AU Library's spring hours schedule begins Monday, January 25th. A complete listing of library hours and updates, including exceptions to regular operating hours, such as holidays and extended hours, is located on the library web site.

  • Monday - Thursday:  8 am to Midnight
  • Friday:  8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: Noon to 4 pm
  • Sunday:  1 pm to Midnight
Please note that AU Library hours are subject to changes.