March 28, 2016

Update: OhioLINK web site

The OhioLINK web site is 'back up.'
Visit the OhioLINK web site for information about OhioLINK, resources available to members of the Ohio Academic Library consortium, and FAQs about OhioLINK.

OhioLINK web site

The OhioLINK web site is currently not available; OhioLINK databases and the OhioLINK catalog are not affected by this outage and remain available for use.

March 21, 2016

Library Hours: Easter Break

AU Library Hours for Easter Break are:
  • Wednesday, 3/23 and Thursday, 3/24: Open 8 am to 5 pm
  • Friday, 3/25: Closed
  • Saturday, 3/26 and Sunday 3/27:  Closed

Regular library hours resume on Monday, March 27th. A complete listing of hours and updates is available on the Library web site.

March 17, 2016

AU Day of Giving

Ashland University Day of Giving is a single day event held online and on campus. It is an opportunity for alumni, students, employees, and friends to show PRIDE in Ashland University! All gifts made on the Day of Giving will benefit the Ashland Fund.

Gifts to the Ashland Fund support three basic aspects of university life: scholarships and student life, academic programs, and operations. 98% of undergraduate students receive scholarships through the Ashland Fund. Gifts also enrich academic programs through purchase of resources and equipment and the support of student led initiatives. These funds maintain amenities in the classroom, in the dorm, and elsewhere on-campus. These are essential aspects of university life, without them Ashland University could not put its Accent on the Individual.

How can you show your PRIDE? Participate in the Day of Giving! One gift to the Ashland Fund equals one vote. Cast your vote for an area of the university to increase that areas chance of winning a challenge. The Alumni Association has sponsored a cash prizes for each challenge and you decide the winner!

If you're on campus come by the student center, recreation center, or convo to get your Day of Giving t-shirt and post a selfie to social media showing your #AUeaglepride

Ashland University (2016). Ashland University Day of Giving. Retrieved from

March 14, 2016

Ask the IRC: Chat

Chat has returned to the Instructional Resource Center. Questions? Ask the IRC chat is staffed by the curriculum librarian and IRC student workers.

Chat hours for Spring 2016
Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 2 pm to 6 pm

Why chat? Sometimes you have IRC questions while working online in your dorm, somewhere on campus, or even off campus. Chat provides opportunity to connect with the IRC quickly and easily while remaining at your current location.

What Questions? Ask the IRC can help with basic questions, such as general information about the IRC, collections, juvenile books, equipment, and hours.

Where can I chat?  Ask the IRC chat widgets are available on the IRC main page, as well as on the IRC Services and Pricing and IRC Chat policy pages.  You will also find chat widgets on the IRC FAQs page and several IRC Course LibGuides.

How does it work? Easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Visit one of the pages with a chat widget, click to open chat box, or -

2. Wait. The chat widget will open in 30 seconds. Choose to chat now or click no thanks to close the box.

3. Enter your name, type in a question, and start chat.

But wait ... there's more!

Chat will also work on your mobile device

Take time to visit the IRC Chat policy page. It details information about question types, acceptable use of the chat service, and availability of chat transcripts sent via email.

* Originally posted on the IRC News Blog: Questions? Ask the IRC.

March 3, 2016

Library Hours: Spring Break

AU Library spring break hours
  • Saturday, 3/5 and Sunday, 3/6: Closed
  • Monday, 3/7 through Friday, 3/11: Open 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday, 3/12 and Sunday, 3/13: Closed

Regular hours resume on Monday, March 14th. A complete listing of hours and updates is available on the  AU Library web site.