February 24, 2010

Library Notices via Email

The library circulation system is currently experiencing problems sending email overdue notices and OhioLINK pick-up notifications. We are sorry for this inconvenience and are working with the systems technicians to rectify the problem.

When managing your library account, don't forget:
  • Due dates are stamped on all items at check out.
  • Patrons remain responsible for renewing items prior to their due date and returning materials on time.
  • It is possible to view and renew your library record at any time using the My Library Account link under Quick Links on the library home page.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the library circulation and reserve desk at extension 5400.

February 16, 2010

Library Spotlight: Alex Award Winners

The following titles, 2010 Alex Award Winners, are part of the library collection. This award is administered by YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, and announced at ALA's midwinter meetings as part of the annual Youth Media Awards.

"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."

"The award is sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust. Edwards pioneered young adult library services and worked for many years at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore. Her work is described in her book Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts, and over the years she has served as an inspiration to many librarians who serve young adults. The Alex Awards are named after Edwards, who was called “Alex” by her friends." -- YALSA, Alex Awards

Alex Award winners may be located in the juvenile, general circulating, and recreational reading collections. Check location in the catalog and please feel free to ask if you need assistance locating one of these books.

Additional 2010 Youth Media Award winners were announced January 18, 2010.

February 11, 2010

Planned Internet Outage

Please note the following message from Public Relations & IT:

Planned Internet Outage:

Our Internet Service Provider will be performing emergency network maintenance tonight, Feb. 12, from 12 midnight to 3 A.M.

During this time all services available from off campus including ANGEL, the AU website and Exchange will be unavailable. On-campus users can expect to have access to all campus resources with the exception of internet access. While we expect around 5 minutes of down time, some resources may be down for the entire duration of the maintenance window.

Off campus use of the Library Catalog, LibGuides, and OhioLINK should not be affected by this outage. During this time, please use OhioLINK for your database access.

February 9, 2010

Library Hours Update

Due to the weather, the library is closing at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, February 9th and will be closed Wednesday, February 10th.

For additional information on campus closings, see the Cancellation List: Campus to be Closed Wednesday, February 10th.