Category Archives: Informania Interviews

KRUA’s Informania celebrates Alaska Native Heritage Month! Listen Monday, Nov. 16, 9am-10am, or Thursday at 5pm, on 88.1FM or

On November 16, Deb the Librarian will interview Willy Templeton, the Director of UAA’s Native Student Services.  Learn about the history of this department, and the resources, services, and opportunities available for Alaska Native students. Listen and be informed!

Learn about the English Dept. and General Education, this week on Informania! Monday at 9am, Thurs. at 5pm on 88.1FM,

Informania guest this week is Chair of the English Dept., Professor Dan Kline.  Listen and be informed!

Balancing studies and work? Discover best practices from a hardworking student, Thursday at 5pm on Informania.

Deb the Librarian interviewed Tessamae Endes on October 19, 2015 to learn how she manages to effectively balance her full-time schedule at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and her 20-hour-per-week work schedule at the Consortium Library.  Tessa is a hard-working, knowledgeable student, who is at the Library many hours ready to assist students with printing and technology questions.  Listen to Informania and learn her strategies for success!

Learn about the movement for free textbooks, Monday, 9am, on Informania (replayed Thursday at 5pm),, 88.1FM.

On September 24, Deb the Librarian interviewed Cable Green, Director of Global Learning for the Creative Commons, and a champion for free textbooks (open educational resources)!  Also in the studio were Dave Dannenberg, Director of Academic Innovations and  eLearning, and Michael Stormo, Production Assistant for KRUA.  Listen and be informed!

Are you taking online courses through UAA? Librarians want your feedback! Learn more on Informania, Monday at 9am or Thursday at 5pm on 88.1FM /

On Monday, September 28, Deb the Librarian interviewed Consortium Library faculty Lorelei Sterling, Christie Ericson, and Jennifer McKay about distance education, and a survey to explore distance education and library resources at UAA.  Lorelei Sterling is the Distance Education Librarian, Christie Ericson is the Electronic Resources Librarian, and Jennifer McKay is the Library’s Liaison to the College of Education.  Listen to this program to learn more about distance education, library resources, and the survey they’ve developed to learn from students!

Part 1 of September 28 Informania

Part 2 of September 28 Informania

Part 3 of September 28 Informania

Also, Banned Books Week was celebrated the week of September 28. During this week, we are reminded that we have the freedom to read books and listen to music that we choose, in spite of the popular books and numerous songs that have been challenged throughout the years.

Listen, and be informed!

Learn about UAA’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation Dept. on Informania! Mon. at 9am / Thurs. at 5pm on 88.1FM,

On Monday, September 21, Deb the Librarian will interview TJ Miller, upcoming Director of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Health, Physical Education Recreation Department.  Listen and be informed!

Learn about Student Clubs and Greek Life at UAA, Monday at 9am on Informania, 88.1FM, Replayed Thursday at 5pm!

On Monday, September 14, 2015, from 9am-10am, Deb the Librarian interviews Cody Buechner, the Leadership Coordinator for Student Clubs and Greek Life, in the Dept. of Student Life and Leadership, at the University of  Alaska Anchorage.  Listen and be informed!


ePortfolio researchers Helen Chen and Tracy Penny Light share insights and best practices on Informania, Thursday at 5pm, 88.1FM,

On August 31, 2015, Deb the Librarian had the great fortune to interview Helen Chen, Senior Researcher for the Designing Education Lab and the Director of ePortfolio Initiative at Stanford University, and Tracy Penny Light, Executive Director of the Centre for Student Engagement and Learning at Thomson Rivers University in British Columbia.  Listen to this Informania to discover the value and many applications of ePortfolios; and how they are used as an effective high impact learning opportunity and a tool to demonstrate skills, competencies and learning abilities.

Deb the Librarian interviews Helen Chen and Tracy Penny Light

Deb the Librarian interviews Helen Chen and Tracy Penny Light

Student Union services and activities (i.e. free food, gear rentals) discussed this week on Informania! (Mon. 9am, Thurs. 5pm) on, 88.1FM.

August 24, Deb the Librarian spoke with Dana Bonifacio-Sample, the Associate Director of Student Union, Student Activities, and Commuter Student Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA).  Dana shared useful information about student services, and her goals for expanding the services and opportunities for students at the Student Union.  Currently, complimentary food is served in the Daily Den (1st floor of Student Union), Monday through Friday, at 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm.  Summer and winter gear  (mountain bikes, kayaks, snowshoes, and more) is available for rental on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. There is also musical entertainment in the Student Union on Wednesdays during the lunch hour, and rooms in the Student Union for student clubs to use for meetings and events.

Additionally, there are many student job opportunities at the Student Union, Interested in exploring what student job opportunities are available at UAA?  Check out!

For more information about resources and services offered through the Student Union and Student Activities, check out the Student Union and Commuter Services website!


Learn about library services & library student jobs this week on Informania; Thursday at 5pm on or 88.1FM.

Monday, August 3, Deb the Librarian interviewed Assistant Professor Lorelei Sterling, Distance Education Librarian at the UAA/APU Consortium Library.  Lorelei spoke about library services to students taking online (Distance) courses, and services to all University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University students.  For information about placing course materials on Reserve at the Consortium Library, go to

Professor Sterling also manages student employees.  Learn about student employment opportunities and the multiple services available to students on this Informania interview with Lorelei Sterling!  To search for employment opportunities at the Consortium Library, go to