Category Archives: Informania Interviews

Planning for the future: Resources for scholarships and job opportunities discussed on KRUA’s Informania!

Monday, April 13, Deb the Librarian shared the following sources that may be useful to students.

Scholarship Opportunities

Go to to register for scholarships at the University of Alaska Anchorage!

Interested in Federal Student Financial Aid?  Go to

Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education has links to multiple financial aid sources, plus an eportfolio system to help you track courses, explore career matches for your interests and skills and create resumes.  Check this out at

Testing and Education Reference Center, a source that has information on multiple colleges and universites, scholarships, and college, and career exams.  Available to all Alaskans!  Find this at

Foundation Directory Online (at UAA’s Consortium Library)

Job Opportunities

Interested in working at the University of Alaska?  Check out job openings from all UA campuses at

Search for jobs nationally through the Consortium Library’s ReferenceUSA database.  UAA students can log onto this with their Blackboard user name and password.

Check out, where employers can post jobs, and university graduates can search for them!

Visit UAA’s Career Services Center!  They can provide guidance on finding jobs and internships, and assist you with creating resumes, and preparing for interviews!



Informania explores distance education and gamification, Thursday at 5pm on, 88.1FM.

UAA Instructional Designer Melissa White shares information about distance education curriculum design and the inclusion of games (gamification) in learning course content.  The UAA department, Academic Innovations and eLearning will be co-hosting the event, Serious Fun, on April 17, 2015.  Students and faculty are welcome to attend!

As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Informania explores traumatic brain injury, Monday at 9am, replayed Thurs. at 5pm, on, 88.1FM.

Informania shares databases! Learn a language, watch BrainPop videos, find engine repair manuals, research family history!

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

Interested in attending Jazz Week events?  See the list of events at!

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!

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

Informania explores the LibQual Survey, and how student feedback has changed the Library. Thursday at 5pm on, 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,

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,, 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!