Category Archives: Informania Interviews

Informania celebrates Jazz Week with Music Professor Karen Strid-Chadwick. Listen Thursday at 5pm on www.kruaradio.org or 88.1FM.

Interested in attending Jazz Week events?  See the list of events at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/music/Events/index.cfm!

On February 2, Informania explored ScholarWorks, UA’s institutional research repository.

ScholarWorks is a searchable database of research conducted by faculty, students, and staff at the University of Alaska.  Erik Carlson, the Consortium Library’s Metadata Librarian is responsible for overseeing the development and management of ScholarWorks at UAA.  On February 2, 2015, Erik shared insight into institutional repositories, and the evolving contents of UA’s ScholarWorks database.  Search ScholarWorks to discover what has been added.

Erik also introduced me to a database that searches open source research from a multitude of institutions.  The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) includes more than 70 million documents, including research from UAA.  Check it out at  http://www.base-search.net/!

Informania explores ePorfolios, Monday Feb. 16, 9am-10am, on UAA’s 88.1FM, kruaradio.org.

Informania explores the LibQual Survey, and how student feedback has changed the Library. Thursday at 5pm on www.kruaradio.org, 88.1FM.

Guests, and members of the Library Assessment Team, Anna Bjartsmardottir and Rebecca Moorman share insight about the LibQual Survey, and how the LibQual Survey results from 2008 and 2011 have been used to evolve Library resources, services, and facilities.  All UAA and APU students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to complete the survey.  Make your voice count!

PRPE writing courses are explored this week on Informania, 88.1FM, www.kruaradio.org.

Deb the Librarian interviews Community and Technical College (CTC) Associate Professor, Shannon Gramse, about the Preparatory Development (PRPE) composition courses, and the role of PRPE courses for incoming university students.  The evolution of the program, course content, and resources are discussed.

Listen to Informania on Monday, 9am or Thursday 5pm.  Listen and be informed!

Dr. Kim Patterson discusses Student Support Services on Informania, KRUAradio.org, 88.1FM, Thurs. at 5pm.

Learn about UAA’s Student Support Services this week on Informania, as Deb the Librarian interviews Dr. Kim Patterson, Director.  UAA Student Support Services (SSS) serves 160 students through this federally-funded program.  These students include first generation students, adult students returning to college, veterans, and others who may need additional educational and financial support, but have the will to succeed in college.  SSS provides helpful workshops, resources and opportunities, and a mentor relationship as well.

For UAA students interested in these services, but not eligible for SSS, check out the following resources:   UAA Tutoring Resources

UAA’s Online Student Success Workshops

Your Guide to Selecting a Major

Listen and learn!

Informania explores Interlibrary Loan, Thursday at 5pm, KRUA, 88.1FM, kruaradio.org.

Deb the Librarian interviewed Dawn Berg, the Consortium Library’s Interlibrary Loan Technician, on Monday, September 15, 2014.  This interview will be replayed on Thursday, September 18, from 5pm-6pm on www.kruaradio.org and 88.1FM.

All University of Alaska and Alaska Pacific University students, faculty and staff have the ability to order materials (books, videos, CDs, articles) from other libraries through the Consortium Library’s Interlibrary Loan Department.

The Anchorage Public Library also offers Interlibrary Loan services to Anchorage community members for a nominal fee.

Listen to Informania and discover more about this service!  Listen and learn.

Tips for the student from Deb the Librarian (like using me.uaa.alaska.edu to find username, create password… )

Welcome to a new semester at UAA!  As a student you may have questions about your student ID, what support resources you have access to, and who to ask for help.  Following are answers to these questions and more!

1) me.uaa.Alaska.edu is the website you can go to find your username, and reset your password.  As a student, this username and password will be your log in for Blackboard, your UAA email account, and Library computer internet access, and Library databases from outside of the Consortium Library.

2) Your WolfCard/student ID is your Library Card.  Use this to check out books from the Consortium Library and the Anchorage Public Library branches.

3) Your WolfCard has $12.00 for printing on campus if you are registered as a student at UAA.  You can use this to print at the Consortium Library, or in the Computer Labs on campus.  This $12 comes from your Tech Fee payment.

4) You can get your WolfCard / student ID at the front desk at the Consortium Library.  You can also get replacement WolfCards here.

5) You can place holds on items from Southcentral and Southeast Alaskan libraries by using your student ID number as a username, and the last four numbers of your student ID as the PIN (Personal Identification Number).

6) You can look up what textbooks and other course materials are on Reserve at the Consortium Library and the Learning Resources Center (LRC), located in the Sally Monserud Bldg, by searching the Library Catalog for Course Reserves.

7) Reference Librarians are here to help you during most hours that the Library is open.

8) You can set up research consultations for one-on-one research help with a subject librarian.  To find the list of subject-resource specialist librarians, go to http://consortiumlibrary.org/about/directory/liaisons.php

So, if you have ANY questions about UAA, finding information, deciding on a subject for a paper or presentation, writing a bibliography/list of references, or identifying resources for further assistance on a multitude of topics, ask a librarian!  Call 786-1848 to speak with a librarian, or select Ask A Librarian at www.consortiumlibrary.org.  Librarians are here to support you in your research success at UAA!  Please ask!

I wish you abundant success in your academic and professional careers.  To discover more about resources, faculty, staff, campus support and opportunities, listen to my KRUA Informania radio show this semester, Mondays at 9am, and repeated Thursdays at 5pm.

If you have questions or suggestions for a radio show guest or topic, email Deb the Librarian at dlmole@uaa.Alaska.edu.  And remember, if you can Imagine it, you can Become it!

 

 

Explore Communication with professor Marsha Olson on the next Informania, Mon. at 9am, Thurs. at 5pm on www.kruaradio.org, 88.1FM.

Explore the Consortium Library’s past, present & future with Dean, Steve Rollins, Thurs. at 5pm on Informania, kruaradio.org, 88.1FM!

Consortium Library Dean, Steve Rollins, shares insight into the Consortium Library’s evolution, and decision-making process.