September 18, 2018

Library Spotlight: OhioLINK


Did you find just the right item in AU Library catalog only to realize it is checked out to someone else?  Do you need an edition of a book we do not yet have?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, be sure to check OhioLINK via the AU library catalog! The item you want may be available at another library; request the item and it can be delivered here, or to any other participating OhioLINK library location, for free.

Yes.  Free.  Really!

AU Librarian's will be able to help you locate and request OhioLINK items. Our friendly circulation staff will guide you through the check-out process when your item arrives, provide information about due dates, and assist with renewals. Ask for help at the main desk, we'll take it from there.

August 30, 2018

Hours Update: Labor Day


AU Library Labor Day Hours:

  • Saturday, September 1st:  Closed
  • Sunday, September 2nd: Closed
  • Monday, September 3rd:  Open 6:00 - 11:00 pm

Regular fall hours resume on Tuesday, September 4th. A complete list of library hours and updates is available on the library web site.

August 26, 2018

Library Hours: Fall 2018


AU Library's fall hours schedule begins Monday, August 27th. A complete listing of library hours updates including exceptions to regular operating hours, such as holidays and semester breaks, is located on the library web site.

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:45 am to 11:00 pm .
  • Friday: 7:45 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Saturday: Noon to 4:00 pm 
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm

August 22, 2018

OhioLINK Catalog Maintenance

Two maintenance windows requiring downtime have been scheduled for the OhioLINK Central Catalog have been scheduled for this week.

  • Thursday, 8/23, from 5:00 to 7:00 am · 
  • Friday, 8/24, from 5:00 am to 7:00 am 

OhioLINK's catalog will be unavailable for 15 to 30 minutes during these times. While Central is down, patrons will not be able to navigate to the OhioLINK catalog, and any renewals of items checked out through the catalog will be queued for processing until the maintenance is over.

AU Library catalog will remain available during this maintenance window. However, any OhioLINK renewals made will also be queued until updates are complete.

July 26, 2018

OhioLINK's New Look


OhioLINK recently updated it's logo and 'tagline' to reflect organizational growth. But don't worry, it's still the same great OhioLINK providing access to databases, e-books, digital services, and connecting you to academic institutions throughout Ohio. Learn more from the excerpts provided below - and follow the link to read the entire message from OhioLINK's executive director.

OhioLINK's New Look: Expanded Services, Expanded Brand
A note from OhioLINK Executive Director Gwen Evans
"OhioLINK has been enabling affordable learning and discovery in our state for 25 years. In that time, we’ve become far more than books and libraries—we’re a growing organization with expanding services and stakeholders."
"We are all continually seeing something new in this logo, from a mountain peak to a network to a nod to Ohio itself. We believe the update to our brand colors and the addition of a tagline reflect not only OhioLINK’s service to higher education, but also its maturity and stability as an organization. We are proud to debut a new look that will grow along with us.

July 17, 2018

Library Spotlight: Digital Sign

Welcome to Ashland University Library! We've updated content on the main floor digital sign to include short Animaker videos. Stop in to see what's new.



*Originally published on the IRC News Blog 7/11/18

June 28, 2018

Hours Update: July 4th


AU Library Hours for the July 4th holiday week are as follows:

  • Sunday, 7/1:  Noon to 8:00 pm
  • Monday, 7/2 & Tuesday, 7/3:  7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 7/4:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, 7/5 & Friday, 7/6:  7:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 7/7: Closed
  • Sunday, 7/8:  Noon to 8:00 pm

Regular summer hours resume on Monday, July 9th. A complete list of library hours and updates, including scheduled closings and exceptions, is available on the library web site.

June 20, 2018

OhioLINK Catalog

Planned Maintenance on 6/25

"On Monday, 6/25, there will be extended maintenance done on the Central Catalog between 2:00 am and 10:00 am. We are anticipating that the OhioLINK Catalog will not be available during this maintenance window."

"Please be aware that while Central is down, patrons will not be able to navigate to Central and any renewals of items checked out through Central will be queued for processing until the maintenance is completed." - OhioLINK User Services

If you have questions, feel free to contact library circulation at ext 5400 or reference at ext 5402.

June 8, 2018

Update: Resources Available

All online library resources are once again available. If you experience any problems with access to our catalog or databases, please contact the library at ext 5400 or email us: library@ashland.edu.

Thanks for your patience during IT's planned outage and network maintenance.

Library Resources Down as IT makes major change to network

As of late Thursday most library resources are inaccessible as IT makes a major change to the campus network.  We have been given no estimate of how long it will take to resolve the problems.

June 6, 2018

Interlibrary Loan Requests Problem

Users of our OneSearch and EBSCO databases are typically able to submit direct requests for interlibrary borrowing of articles cited in those databases.  EBSCO is currently investigating a problem with that functionality that began Friday, June 1st.  Until the problem is resolved, we have replaced the links to the request forms with a message that refers you to the Quick Link for Interlibrary Loan on the library main page.

If since Friday you submitted an interlibrary request please be aware that it has not reached us.  You can resubmit such requests using the Quick Link on the library main page.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have questions about your requests, please write to us at ill@ashland.edu

Once the database links to the request forms are restored you will again be able to use them to submit direct requests for interlibrary borrowing.

June 4, 2018

Library Spotlight: Welcome Scott Savage

AU Library Director

Scott Savage has accepted the position of Library Director at Ashland University effective June 4. Scott most recently served as interim director of the AU Library after serving for five years as director of Foundation and Government Relations for the Office of Institutional Advancement. His Master of Library Science degree is from Kent State University.

For more information, view the Campus Announcement in MyAU Portal.

May 29, 2018

Journey of an OhioLINK Book



Have you ever wondered how your OhioLINK book request arrives at AU Library?

Thousands of OhioLINK requests (books, DVDs, CDs) travel between OhioLINK member libraries every day.  Learn more about how requests are processed and arrive at their destination, watch Journey of an OhioLINK Book.

May 24, 2018

Library Hours: Memorial Day

AU Library hours for Memorial Day weekend are:
  • Saturday, May 26th: Closed
  • Sunday, May 27th:  Closed
  • Monday, May 28th: Closed 

AU library's summer hours schedule resumes
on Tuesday, May 29.

May 23, 2018

Journey of an OhioLINK Article

 
Journey of an OhioLINK Article from OH-TECH on Vimeo.

"OhioLINK has been building relationships with content providers for 20-plus years. Because of this long history and the 500,000-plus college students, faculty and staff it represents, OhioLINK is able to deliver unrivaled intellectual assets at beneficial pricing for Ohio’s academic community." - Journey of an OhioLINK Article

Learn more about the Journey of an OhioLINK Article in this blog post written by OH-TECH graphic artist Christi Playford, A User's Perspective: Don't Take OhioLINK for Granted.

May 21, 2018

Hours Update: Early Closure

Due to planned concrete work on the ground floor, AU Library will be closing at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, May 23rd. A complete listing of hours and updates is available on our web site:  AU Library Hours & Updates.

May 18, 2018

Update: Library Summer Hours


AU Library's summer hours have been updated, the new summer hours schedule begins Monday, May 21st. Exceptions to regular summer hours *, including holiday and Sunday hours, are detailed on the library web site.

May 21st - August 26th

Monday - Friday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  * Closed

May 16, 2018

AU Library: We're Social!

In addition to our blogs, AU Library News and Instructional Resource Center News, AU Library is a bit more ... social. Check out our sites.

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


IRC on Pinterest
Boards feature topic and seasonal books, materials kits, coloring pages, and IRC resources. View our entire collection of Ellison Dies!

@IRCaulibrary
News, updates, things that make us go hmmmm, and all things IRC and AU library. Check out our list of twitter accounts at Ashland University.

May 7, 2018

AU Library Summer Hours


AU Library's summer hours schedule begins today, Monday, May 7th. Exceptions to regular summer hours, including holiday and Sunday hours, are detailed on the library web site.

May 7th - August 26th

Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed

May 3, 2018

Choose Privacy Week: May 1-7


It's Choose Privacy Week! Ashland University Library cares about protecting your personal information. We will never share your personally identifiable information and we will delete all personally identifiable information as soon as we can.

Please ask a librarian or staff member if you have any questions about your privacy and personal information.

Hours Update: After Finals

AU Library hours after finals are detailed below.  Please note the library will be open limited hours during graduation on Saturday, May 5th.  A complete list of AU Library hours updates is available on the Library web site.

  • Thursday, May 3rd:  7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Friday, May 4th:  7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 5th:  Closed
  • Sunday, May 6th:  Closed

AU Library's summer schedule will begin on Monday, May 7th.

May 2, 2018

Extended Hours: Final Day

Don't forget ...
This is the last day of AU Library's extended hour's schedule.



We are open 7:45 am to 2:00 am today, Wednesday, May 2nd.

A complete list of AU Library hours updates is available on the Library web site. The Instructional Resource Center, library second floor, does not participate in extended hours. Color printing and IRC resources are not available during extended hours.

May 1, 2018

Update: Database Access

On-Campus access to EBSCO (Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Education Research Complete), Gale (Virtual Reference Library), and ProQuest (Dissertations, Ebook Central) databases has been restored.

A full list of library databases is available on the library web site. Contact the reference (x5402) desk if you have any questions regarding database access issues.

Database Access

On-Campus access to AU Library databases is temporarily unavailable. We are aware of the problem and working with IT to restore access as soon as possible.

Please note, off-Campus database access is available.

Returning Library Materials

Remember to return borrowed library materials, books, CDs, DVDs, IRC resources, and especially OhioLINK items, before leaving campus for summer.

Returning after hours? A book drop is located by the library service entrance, near the UPS pick up.  Please note, some IRC items (materials kits, big books) will not fit in the book drop and need to be returned during open hours.

April 30, 2018

Therapy Dogs: They're baaack!


Today's the day

Finals stress?  Need a hug?  The Therapy dogs are here starting today.

  • Monday, April 30th:  10 am to 12 pm,  12 pm to 2 pm, and 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Tuesday, May 1st:  1 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Wednesday, May 2nd:  6 pm to 8 pm

Therapy dogs will be located on the main floor of AU Library. See you there!

April 27, 2018

AU Library Extended Hours


AU Library's extended hour's schedule continues through Wednesday, May 2nd providing study and work space for students during finals. A complete list of AU Library hours updates is available on the Library web site.

April 29th - May 2nd

Sunday, 4/29
1:00 pm to 2:00 am

Monday, 4/30 through Wednesday, 5/2
7:45 am to 2:00 am


The Instructional Resource Center, AU library second floor, does not participate in extended hours. Color printing and IRC resources are not available during extended hours.

April 26, 2018

It's Therapy Dog Time!



Finals stress?  Need a hug?  Be sure to schedule a study break, the therapy dogs are coming to AU Library next week.

  • Monday, April 30th:  10 am to 12 pm,  12 pm to 2 pm, and 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Tuesday, May 1st:  1 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Wednesday, May 2nd:  6 pm to 8 pm

Therapy dogs will be located on the main floor of AU Library. See you there!

April 25, 2018

Library Spotlight: Reserves


Is your favorite study spot too far from an outlet?
Never fear, surge protectors are now available at the circulation desk, library main floor. Part of the reserves collection, check one out for 3 hours to use in the library.

April 20, 2018

AU Library Extended Hours


Monday, April 23rd, AU Library will begin its extended hour's schedule opening at the regular time and remaining open until 2:00 am, Sunday through Thursday, providing study and work space for students during the last week of classes and finals.

April 23 - April 28

Monday, 4/23 - Thursday, 4/26
7:45 am to 2:00 am

Friday, 4/27
7:45 am to 11:00 pm

Saturday, 4/28
10:00 am to 5;00 pm

The Instructional Resource Center, AU library second floor, does not participate in library extended hours. Color printing and IRC resources are not available during AU Library extended hours.

April 17, 2018

Coming Soon: Extended Hours


It's almost time! 

Beginning Monday, April 23rd, AU Library will follow its extended hour's schedule opening at the regular time and remaining open until 2:00 am,  Sunday through Thursday, providing study and work space for students during the last week of classes and finals. Extended hours for Friday and Saturday will also be available. Stay tuned, details will be posted here.



April 2, 2018

Library Spotlight: Faculty Publications

Did you know AU Library has a database of faculty publications available on the library web site? The database is searchable by year, name, department, college, or type of publication, and links to copies of the resource available in our collections.

We routinely review MyAU Portal for publication announcements and welcome notifications directly from faculty concerning new publications to add to our database and library collection.

Contact the library via email at library@ashland.edu for more information.

March 27, 2018

Library Hours: Easter Break


AU Library Easter Break hours are:
  • Wednesday, 3/28:  Close 5 pm
  • Thursday, 3/29:  Open 8 am to 5 pm
  • Friday, 4/30:  Closed
  • Saturday, 3/31 and Sunday, 4/1:  Closed

Regular hours resume on Monday, April 2nd.  A complete listing of AU Library hours updates is available on our web site.


March 23, 2018

Library Spotlight: OhioLINK Requests


Did you find just the right item in AU Library catalog only to realize it is checked out to someone else?  Do you need an edition of a book we do not yet have?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, be sure to check OhioLINK via the AU library catalog! The item you want may be available at another library; request the item and it can be delivered here, or to any other participating OhioLINK library location, for free.

Yes.  Free.  Really!

AU Librarian's will be able to help you locate and request OhioLINK items. Our friendly circulation staff will guide you through the check-out process when your item arrives, provide information about due dates, and assist with renewals. Ask for help at the main desk, we'll take it from there.

March 22, 2018

Ashland University #DayofGiving


Today's the day! #AshlandAllin #DayofGiving

What is Day of Giving? "The Ashland University Day of Giving is a single day every year on which the entire Ashland University community joins together to celebrate AU and support the student experience."

What is this year's goal? "This year’s Day of Giving goal is to inspire 400 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to make a gift of any size."

How do I donate? Go to ashland.edu/goALLin, click "Give Now," fill out the giving form, and share on social media using #ashlandALLin

Interested in learning more about AU's Day of Giving?  Check out the Day of Giving FAQs page.

Consider supporting Ashland University Library! 

After selecting the link to give, under Designation select "OTHER" and then write "Ashland University Library" in the response.

March 14, 2018

Library Spotlight: Recreational Reading

The following Alex Award winning books have been added to the library's recreational reading collection. You will find them shelved in the new books display in the reference area on the main floor of the library or in their regular location on the main floor.


Alex Award winners are featured on the IRC's Alex Award Winners Pinterest board.

Follow IRC's board Alex Award Winners on Pinterest.

March 1, 2018

Library Hours: Spring Break


AU Library Hours for spring break are:
  • Saturday, 3/3 and Sunday, 3/4: Closed
  • Monday, 3/5 through Friday, 3/9:  Open 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday, 3/10 and Sunday, 3/11:  Closed

Regular hours resume on Monday, 3/12.  A complete listing of library hours and updates is available on our web site.

February 27, 2018

Fair Use Week: Infographic

Each year ARL, the Association of Research Libraries, publishes a new infographic in conjunction with Fair Use Week, February 26 through March 2, 2018. The focus for 2018 illustrates How Fair Use Promotes the Creation of New Knowledge.
"Fair use is an essential right under copyright law, supporting the constitutional purpose of copyright: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts. Where copyright law might otherwise act to prevent people from accessing knowledge, fair use permits everyone to use existing cultural and scientific material without permission, under certain circumstances." - Association of Research Libraries, Infographic

ARL's Fair Use infographics are freely available to download (PDF) and use. Interested in more information about Fair Use Week? Review ARL's Fair Use Week web site.

Learn more about Fair Use and reviewing previous Fair Use infographics on AU Library's Copyright LibGuide, featuring ARL Best Practices in Fair Use.

February 23, 2018

WorldCat Scheduled Maintenance

WorldCat and other OCLC databases on the FirstSearch platform will be down for maintenance from 10 p.m. Saturday, February 24th, to 8 a.m. Sunday, February 25th.

February 13, 2018

Library Spotlight: New Books

New books are added to the library's collection throughout the academic year. When shelf ready, titles are featured in the new books area on library main floor. The following titles were recently added to the library's main general collection.


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

February 7, 2018

Getting Social with AU Library

In addition to our blogs, AU Library News and Instructional Resource Center News, AU Library is a bit more ... social. Check out our sites.

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


IRC on Pinterest
Boards feature topic and seasonal books, materials kits, coloring pages, and IRC resources. View our entire collection of Ellison Dies!

@IRCaulibrary
News, updates, things that make us go hmmmm, and all things IRC and AU library. Check out our list of twitter accounts at Ashland University.

January 29, 2018

Are you using OhioLINK?


Did you find just the right item in AU Library catalog only to realize it is checked out to someone else?  Is the item you need off-campus? Do you need an item we do not have?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, be sure to check OhioLINK! The item you want may be available at another library; request the item and it can be delivered here, or to any other participating OhioLINK library location (pick-up anywhere), for free.

Yes.  Free.  Really!

AU Librarian's will be able to help you locate and request OhioLINK items. Our friendly circulation staff will guide you through the check-out process when your item arrives, provide information about due dates, and can help with renewals. Ask for help at the main desk, we'll take it from there.

January 22, 2018

Library Spotlight: Research Appointments


Not sure where to start? 
Working on that first spring term paper? Struggling with using library resources? AU librarians are here to help and there are many ways to contact us.

  • In Person: stop by the reference desk on the main floor of the library.
  • Email us at: library@ashland.edu
  • Call us at: 419-289-5402
  • Browse our FAQs page

Need help with research?
Schedule a research appointment with a librarian: Click here to get started

January 16, 2018

Library Spotlight: OhioLINK Overview


OhioLINK Overview from OH-TECH on Vimeo.

"OhioLINK is one of the most valuable and useful services provided by the state of Ohio. This overview video details how OhioLINK has become internationally recognized as a leader in academic library services by providing cutting-edge services through a myriad of innovative, efficient methods." - OhioLINK

January 11, 2018

Hours Update: MLK Holiday


AU Library hours for the MLK Holiday are noted below:
  • Saturday, January 13:  Closed
  • Sunday, January 14:  Closed
  • Monday, January 15:  Open 6 - 11 pm

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 16th. A complete list of hours and updates is available on the AU Library web site.

January 8, 2018

AU Library Hours: Spring 2018


Welcome back! AU Library's spring 2018 hours schedule begins today, Monday, January 8th. A complete listing of library hours updates including exceptions to regular operating hours, is located on the library web site.

January 1, 2018

Library Hours: After Winter Break

Welcome back! AU library hours after winter break are noted below.


Our 2018 spring semester hours schedule begins Monday, January 8th. A complete listing of AU Library hours and updates is available on the library web site.