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FLIP Meeting Cancelled

Hi everyone,

Due to the high number of conflicting obligations, the November 8th FLIP meeting will be cancelled. The next meeting will be December 13th and we will be giving an overview of downloading ListenAlaska ebooks. Stay tuned for more information.

I Need A Library Job (INALJ.com)

FLIP members might be interested in this upcoming presentation and opportunity to network with folks in the library field:


Hello AkLA-Anchorage Chapter, AkLA E-Council and other colleagues!

Naomi House, editor, publisher, and founder of I Need A Library Job (INALJ.com) and 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, will be speaking at the Alaska State Library in Anchorage on Friday, September 20th, at 4 pm.

This presentation on personal and library branding and marketing is in part sponored by AkLA-A and is open to the public.


Following the speaker, you are welcome to an evening of fun with colleagues at a restaurant nearby – currently we’re thinking Brown Bag Sandwich Co. for drinks &/or dinner, but open to other suggestions.

A big thanks to Freya Anderson for making this happen!


Please consider joining us for this exciting opportunity, and bring along your library friends, and/or forward this to anyone you think may be intersted!

Feel free to contact me with questions.

Hope to see you there!



PS – the Alaska State Library’s address is 344 W. 3rd Ave., Suite 125.


Jodi Jacques

President, AkLA-A

A career in library technical services, anyone?

At FLIP meetings, we often talk about different types of librarianship and the variety of career paths in libraries. Here is a chance to learn all about one of those potential options.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services New Member Interest Group (ALCTS NMIG) is offering a FREE webinar developed with all in mind—from the aspiring graduate student to the experienced library professional looking to undertake new responsibilities or for a career change.

Step behind the scenes to learn about the exciting variety of rewarding careers available in technical services librarianship. Our panel of experienced technical services librarians from a variety of positions and institutions will be the tour guides to the world of technical services. This isn’t your grandmother’s technical services department.

Often on the edge of developing technology and the implementation of it on a local level, technically able technical services librarians are necessary in the growth and development of the future of libraries. Panelists will speak about their daily work, what led them to decide on a career as a technical services librarian, and recommendations for those interested in pursuing a similar career path.

Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will better understand:

  • The different and varied positions available in technical services.
  • What a day in the life of a technical service librarian is like.
  • Ideas and tips regarding pursuing a career in librarianship—including grad school classes, internships, and skills.

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. (Alaska)
For more details and registration information, visit the ALCTS page for Technical Services Librarians Matter at Your Library: Finding a Career in Technical Services

FLIP gets published

In case you missed it: an article about the founding and development of FLIP was published in the January 2013 issue of College and Research Libraries News, the official newsmagazine and publication of record for ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries). We were very excited to record our experiences with FLIP and see it all in print! We hope you enjoy the article and encourage any comments or feedback you may have.

Un-mentoring in the Last Frontier: The University of Alaska Anchorage experience

by Daria O. Carle, Christie Ericson, and Kristi D. Powell
College and Research Libraries News
January 2013 74:10-13

First meeting for 2013

Date: Friday, January 11, 2013
Time: 1-2 pm
Place: UAA/APU Consortium Library Room 309

If you can’t make it to the Consortium Library, we are happy and prepared to present the meeting via Elluminate Live! If you are interested in participating virtually, please send an email to kdpowell@uaa.alaska.edu to RSVP and receive the link required to join online.

Elluminate Live! meeting for November

This month is the first time we are presenting a FLIP meeting via Elive – we hope you will be able to join us either in person or virtually!

Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
Noon – 1pm
Consortium Library Room 309

 Join ELive Session (presented by Jennifer McKay): https://elive.uaa.alaska.edu:443/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1258018735350

Please let us know what you think, any feedback is appreciated! Should we try this again in the future?

October meeting recap

We had 7 people attend our Oct. 19 meeting, which kept the discussion lively and engaging. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it!

For those who weren’t there, we talked a lot about how to promote and plan future FLIP meetings in a way that would allow even more people to attend and participate. Do you have any ideas to put forth regarding future meeting days, times, locations, discussion topics, presentation formats, etc? If so please comment here to let us know! We really do want to make FLIP meetings more accessible to more people.

On that note, we’ve decided that our November meeting will be presented via E-Live from a classroom in the UAA/APU Consortium Library. This means that anyone interested my attend either in person or via a desktop video feed. We’re still working on the details, but for now mark November 9 at Noon on your calendar for the next meeting date.


Museum job opening

The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center has an immediate opening for a Reference Specialist in the Bob and Evangeline Atwood Alaska Resource Center.  This position performs library and reference services and assists in planning and coordinating research visits.  A primary responsibility is to administer and implement the image rights and reproduction process.  The person in this position serves as the primary guide to patrons in locating requested information so that they become informed users of the Center’s historical materials including historic photographs, rare books, and printed and electronic resources. 

 To review the complete job description including the minimum qualifications of this position or apply, please visit the Anchorage Museum website employment page. The position is open until filled.

Library job opportunities

Here is a list of a few positions that have opened up at libraries here in Anchorage:

  • The Anchorage Museum Bob and Evangeline Atwood Alaska Resource Center is seeking enthusiastic applicants for this year’s William E. Davis Internship. This summer internship position is funded by the Cook Inlet Historical Society and the Anchorage Museum Association. The recipient will receive a stipend of $3000. Training will include assisting with library and archival work, including processing and describing photograph collections, creating finding aids, and reference services.  To apply or for further details, please visit the Museum’s website. Any questions about the internship should be directed to Brandi Kirk, HR Director at employment@anchoragemuseum.org or (907) 929-9217. The position will last for 10 weeks, May-September 2012, start and end dates are flexible. Work schedule will be Monday – Friday. Open until filled.
  • The UAA/APU Consortium Library seeks a Circulation Evening Supervisor. The person in this position will be the key circulation contact to manage and guides evening operations of the library, particularly in its function as an “After-Hours Study Facility”. This position provides supervision of the Library Patrol student pool and direction for other circulation staff working in the evenings. Work hours are typically Sunday-Thursday, 4:00pm – 1:00 AM, with an earlier shift during the summer.   Application deadline: April 30. Details and instructions for applying can be found at UAKJobs.
  • The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is now accepting applications for a part-time Student Temporary Employment Program position at its Anchorage facility. Duties include performing routine and repetitive tasks which are incidental to the  placement, storage, and maintenance of Federal agency records. More information can be found via NARA’s Facebook page.

Spring 2012 FLIP meetings

At the December 2011 FLIP meeting we decided which dates to meet for the Spring semester. We are still meeting on Fridays, but note that  we moved the meeting start times to 1 p.m. in hopes that this will make it easier for more people to attend.

All meetings are scheduled to take place in room 204 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library. We’ll send out a notice if we ever have to change the meeting location. Please mark your calendars:

What: FLIP meetings Spring 2012
Where: UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 204
When: 1pm – 2pm

Friday, January 20: Bring a Friend to FLIP!
Friday, February 17
Friday, March 9
Friday, April 20
Friday, May 18

As usual we welcome comments, suggestions, and feedback for fun ideas, meeting topics, and future discussions. Hope to see you at a meeting soon!