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Job Openings at the Anchorage Public Library

Via Elizabeth Moreau Nicolai

The Anchorage Public Library is recruiting two librarians for the Mountain View branch library. Mountain View is the most diverse census district in the United States and the library has become a strong neighborhood partner with agencies and community groups serving the diverse residents and helping to revitalize the neighborhood.  The library itself is only three years old, LEED certified and a welcoming and friendly environment. While Mountain View Library welcomes and provides programming and services for all patrons, the library shares a parking lot with a middle school and is in walking distance of two elementary schools. As a result the library has a large number of thriving youth and teen programs.

Currently we are recruiting a youth services librarian to plan, present, and evaluate programming for youth from birth to age 18. The YS librarian will also assist with system wide collection development, do outreach to local schools, work on the reference desk, and manage the library in the branch manager’s absence.

We are also recruiting a branch manager who will manage the library staff, facility, and adult collections. The manager also plans and presents programs for adults, builds partnerships with local agencies and community groups, and participates as needed with system-wide initiatives.

For general information about Anchorage Public Library jobs:  http://www.muni.org/jol

For the youth services librarian job:  http://tinyurl.com/k8du2ay

For the branch manager librarian job:  http://tinyurl.com/ll3tel7

Both positions will be open until January 7th.

FLIP Meeting Cancelled

Hi everyone,

Well, we hate to do this, but we are cancelling the December 13 FLIP meeting. We just have too many events going on that day–no one can say the library isn’t a busy place! We will reschedule the ListenAlaska ebooks session for a future meeting. In the meantime, if you do have any questions about ListenAlaska or other ebooks, please feel free to contact Electronic Resources Librarian, Christie Ericson or visit the Ebooks How-To Guide.

Enjoy the holidays!

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.