March 31, 2010

Library Hours: Easter Break

Library Hours for Easter Break:
  • Thursday, April 1st - Close 4:00 pm
  • Friday, April 2nd - Closed
  • Saturday, April 3rd - Closed
  • Easter Sunday, April 4th - Closed

Regular hours resume at 7:45 am on Monday, April 5th. Have a safe and joyous Easter Break.

March 30, 2010

Library Spotlight: Census Day

April 1, 2010 is "Census Day" for every household in the U.S. As you prepare for the arrival of your 2010 Census questionnaire take a few moments to view "From Inkwell to Internet: The History of the U.S. Census 1790 to 2000."

Featured Video: From Inkwell to Internet
The History of the U.S. Census

More information about the Census is available on the U.S. Census Bureau History site. Be sure to visit the Census display in the library basement, directly across from the elevators.

-- submitted by Karin Hootman

March 24, 2010

OhioLINK EJC and Databases

OhioLINK has reported more problems with keyword searching in the Electronic Journal Center and various OhioLINK databases, not including those from EBSCO.  For assistance contact our reference librarians at 491-289-5402 or

Author Visit: Denise Fleming

AU to Host Children’s Author and Illustrator

"Ashland University will host professional children's author and illustrator Denise Fleming on Tuesday, April 6, at 10 a.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Fleming’s presentation is free and open to the public, however seating is limited. Fleming has written and illustrated 14 picture books. In 1994, her book, “In a Small, Small Pond,” was awarded a Caldecott Honor Award, which is the highest honor in children's literature. There will be a book signing after the presentation. Fleming's visit to Ashland University is part of the Guest Author Lecture Series, which is supported by a donation from the Hire Family Foundation and sponsored by the Early Childhood Department at Ashland University." -- AU News 3/20/10

Interested in books by Denise Fleming? The library juvenile collection includes Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp, The Cow Who Clucked, Alphabet Under Construction, perennial favorite Barnyard Banter and Caldecott Honor Award winner In the Small, Small, Pond.

Click here to view a complete listing of Denise Fleming titles in the library catalog.

-- Originally posted on IRC News Blog 3/23/10

March 22, 2010

Problem Resolved: OhioLINK EJC & OSearch

From the OhioLINK user services list and OhioLINK What's New Blog:

"The remaining issues in this problem have now been resolved. If you encounter EJC or OSearch problems, please be sure to report them to your library."

"Thanks, and sorry again for the inconvenience."

Update: OhioLINK EJC & OSearch

From the OhioLINK user services list:

"The EJC and all OSearch databases should now all be available for use (as always, if you still see problems, please clear your browser cache and try again before reporting them)."

"Searching on EJC (which includes OLinks-to-EJC linking) is not back up yet, and OARnet is still on the case. "

OhioLINK EJC & OSearch Down

From the OhioLINK user services list and OhioLINK's What's New blog:

"As of 8:00am Monday, the EJC is unavailable for users, as are all OSearch databases *except* for PsycINFO, Historical PsycINFO, ERIC, and BIOSIS. We have an urgent ticket open with our systems group to restore access ASAP, and will post updates as needed. Our apologies for the inconvenience."

March 5, 2010

Library Hours: Spring Break

Library hours for spring for Spring Break:
  • Saturday 3/6 & Sunday 3/7 - Closed
  • Monday 3/8 through Friday 3/12 - 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday 3/13 - Closed
The library will be open Sunday evening, March 14th, from 6 pm to midnight. Regular hours resume at 7:45 am, Monday, March 15th.

Have a safe and happy Spring Break!

IRC Hours: Spring Break

March 4, 2010

Library Spotlight: Renewing Your Books

Spring Break is just around the corner, now is a good time to check your library account to check due dates, renew items, and verify the standing of your OhioLINK requests. The easiest way to do this is to use the My Library Account link.

Located with Quick Links on the library home page, choose My Library Account and enter your name and university ID to view your current record. Information regarding items checked out to you, including OhioLINK and AU library titles, due dates, and holds is presented. When renewing, be sure to verify renewals are accepted and make note of the new due date displayed after the renewal is accepted.

As always, you can call the circulation desk and renew books over the phone.
Refer to the AU Library Circulation Policies page for additional information regarding loan periods, fines, renewals, holds and recalls, overdue notices, and OhioLINK returns and pick up.

March 1, 2010

LexisNexis Scheduled Maintenance

Because of required maintenance, LexisNexis Academic will be unavailable to users from Saturday, March 13, 11:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Sunday, March 14, 6:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).