Reference librarians are available for in-person discussions as well as by:
- phone (419.289.5400, x5400)
- text (419.768.6106)
- e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The IRC Curriculum Library is available for help via:
- phone (419.289.5406)
- office phone (419.207-6406)
- text (419.438.4134)
- email (email@example.com)
A faculty librarian is assigned to each academic department. The Library Liaison is your primary contact for:
- Requesting new materials to be purchased for the Library;
- Requesting library instruction for your courses;
- Familiarizing you with the Library's services and resources.
Ashland University Library maintains a database of faculty publications. Please contact a reference librarian about your recent publications so we may add them to our database and purchase copies of published works. View a complete listing of faculty-authored books currently in our collection via the Library catalog..
Free interlibrary loan service is available for materials that cannot be accessed through the Ashland University Library's collections, databases or OhioLINK. Books borrowed via interlibrary loan must be picked up at the Library Circulation Desk. Periodical articles are mailed directly to requesters via their Ashland University e-mail account. Separate online interlibrary loan request forms are available within the Ashland University Library's website for books and articles.
Faculty members may borrow hard copies of journals. All journals must be signed out at the Library's Circulation Desk.
Need a particular book for longer than the traditional borrowing period? Ask at the Circulation Desk to extend the borrowing period for Ashland University Library books.
You can renew Library materials, view due dates and check the status of OhioLINK requests through the MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT feature. Logging in requires only your seven-digit Ashland University ID number and your name. Linked access to My LIBRARY ACCOUNT is available as a Quick Link on the Ashland University Library homepage as well as from search pages of the Library's online catalog.
OhioLINK and SearchOhio policies differ from Ashland University Library policies in that these entities charges $0.50/day for each overdue item.
Additionally, for OhioLINK materials, on the 30th day of being overdue the fine changes automatically to $50. A $125 fine is charged for OhioLINK materials that are lost, destroyed or not returned.
OhioLINK circulation privileges for faculty cease once fines equal or exceed $25.
OhioLINK and SearchOhio policies and fines are determined solely by those entities and therefore cannot be waived by Ashland University.
The Rowe Room, on the fifth floor of the Ashland University Library, is a private mid-sized study room set aside exclusively for faculty use. Contact Judi Humphrey (x5400) to reserve the room in advance.
Retired and emeriti faculty living in Ohio have full library privileges at no cost to themselves. Retired and emeriti faculty living outside of Ohio cannot borrow library materials, but otherwise have full library privileges at no cost to themselves.
Services for Instruction
For information about Ashland University Library traditional course reserves (electronic & non-electronic) and reserve policies, contact Head of Circulation Judi Humphrey (419.289.5400, x5400).
- Electronic Reserves Submission Form
- Non-electronic (books, CDs, DVDs) reserves in the Ashland University Library Catalog
- E-Reserves search portal
If you need the Library to purchase new materials to be placed on reserve, or if you need an item to be moved from the circulating collection to the reserve collection, contact your department's library liaison.
The following guidelines are provided for faculty members considering the use of electronic reserves for a course:
Blackboard Learn & AU Databases
You can link directly to periodical articles located within Ashland University Library's databases. Please contact a Reference Librarian if you need help with this process (x5400). Learn more about this process on the Linking Full-Text to Blackbard and Course Web Pages tutorial.
Created by faculty librarians, Ashland University Library's LIbrary Guides serve as a starting point for student research. Guides are also created to support library instruction, provide course support, and feature additional resources such as copyright and Banned Books Week information.
The Reference and Instruction Librarians are always happy to provide library instruction to classes both on the main campus and at regional centers. Library instruction can be tailored to meet your objectives for a particular course or assignment and/or introduce your students to key sources used in the discourse of your particular discipline.
Please contact the Library at least two weeks in advance of the session date to allow for standard preparation. Contact a Reference and Instruction Librarian by phone at 419.289.5400 (x5400) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Face-to-face discussions are likewise welcome.
The Library Instruction Classroom (LIC) is located on the ground floor of the Library. Designated primarily for library instruction, the LIC may be reserved for class sessions requiring student computer work stations. Contact reference staff at 419.289.5402 (x5402) to schedule a class session in the LIC.
Please encourage your students to ask the Reference Librarians for help. We can make their search more efficient and rewarding. We also offer one-on-one research appointments. Contact us at email@example.com or 419.289.5402
Our goal is for all Ashland University graduates to be information-literate citizens. Our SLOs focus on students learning to think critically about information. See Information Literacy for Faculty and Administrators (Association of College and Research Libraries).
These tips were developed to reduce plagiarism and may result in more successful projects as supported by scholarly resources. Contact Ashland University Library's Reference and Instruction Librarians if you would like suggestions for creating a library-based assignment:
The Library Lecture Room, located on the ground floor, is scheduled exclusively through the President’s office (x5048).
Faculty are welcome and encouraged to schedule use of display cases on the Library's main floor. Contact the library via email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the circulation desk, extension 5400, library main floor, for additional information. Students may use display cases only when supervised by an instructor.