Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes presents ‘Writing, Rewriting, and Publication: Before and After Blonde Indian’-Feb 8th

Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes presents ‘Writing, Rewriting, and Publication: Before and After Blonde Indian’
Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes belongs to the Kaagwaantaan clan of the Eagle side of the Lingit nation. Her memoir, Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir received the American Book Award in 2007 and is the 2016 Alaska Reads selection.
According to Jonas Lamb (Juneau Empire), Blonde Indian “celebrates Tlingit culture, the strong connection between the people, this magnificent land, the animals and the spirits, it also brings to light the historic and contemporary fallout of colonialism and racism. The structure of the book will challenge many and the content will confront others, but all readers will find they are changed by the experience.”

Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes received her MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Arts from UAA and is an assistant professor of English at UAS.

For this event there is free parking in the Library Lot, Library NE Lot and East Parking Garage.

This event is sponsored by the Alaska Center for the Book and the UAA Campus Bookstore.

When
Mon Feb 8, 2016 5pm – 7pm Alaska Time
Where
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Ian Hartman presents his book ‘In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett’- Feb 6

Ian Hartman presents his book ‘In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett’
In his book In the Shadow of Boone and Crockett: Race, Culture and the Politics of Representation in the Upland South, Ian Hartman explores American race theories concerning people of the Upland South (Southern Appalachia to the Ozarks).
While analyzing the Southern stereotypes of there being a pure, superior “American race” with those portraying poor, debased, white “imbeciles,” Ian Hartman describes how the eugenics movement “sought to regenerate and purify a once proud but now impoverished and degraded people through policies that included forced sterilization.”

Also addressed are the ways in which the contradictory identity of the Upland South affected broader national debates about imperialism, crime and punishment, and poverty and inequality.

Ian C. Hartman is an assistant professor of history at UAA. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Southern History, Cultural Studies—Critical Methodologies, Appalachian Journal and Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia, among other publications.

All UAA Campus Bookstore events are informal, free and open to the public. Note: There is free parking at UAA on Saturdays.

For more information, contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782 or repstein2@uaa.alaska.edu.

When
Sat Feb 6, 2016 1pm – 3pm Alaska Time
Where
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Informania explores longboarding, starting a business, and literacy advocacy with 907Boards owner, Casey Conner, age 16. 88.1FM, kruaradio.org

On Wednesday, February 3, from 9am-10am, Informania host Deb the Librarian interviewed Casey Conner (age 16), and 907Boards co-owner (and Casey’s Mom), Lisa Conner, about Casey’s longboard business, 907Boards. Casey first developed interest in creating longboards while a middle school student at Hanshew in an afternoon wood shop program.  For seven months now, he has been running his own longboard store in Anchorage, near Dimond and Old Seward (between Papa John’s and the Pink Elephant Car Wash).  On this Informania show, Casey and Lisa discuss the steps they took to establish Casey’s business of designing and making longboards and opening a store.  They have also expanded services to include longboard lessons, field trips, and birthday parties (they have a half pipe in the back of the store!).   Casey welcomes opportunities to be a guest speaker at schools, and invites field trips to his business.

Longboarding

In addition to sharing about business development, Casey provides education about longboarding, differences between a longboard and skateboard, and talkes about the longboarding community events he organizes.  Casey welcomes opportunities to teach people of all ages how to longboard.  Safety equipment is a must!!!

Check out this article about 907Boards:  http://www.concretewavemagazine.com/page/3/

LB4C

Casey and Lisa are passionate about helping students that learn differently develop literacy.  They are advocating for this through Longboards for Change, LB4C.  They believe all people have the right to a good education, and strive to promote literacy for all.  Lisa and Casey want to bring awareness to literacy services, and help parents easily find the resources they need to help children struggling with dyslexia and other learning challenges.  Longboarding provides a healthy way to engage students and draw attention to this important cause.  Way to go, 907Boards!

You can call 907Boards at 907-242-0166, or check them out at 907Boards.com or on Facebook.  Their store on Old Seward is open 12pm-6pm, 7 days per week.

This Informania show will be replayed on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5pm.  Listen and be informed!

Holocaust Resources

January 27th was Holocaust Remembrance Day, so I thought I would offer a few relevant websites, reference titles, and films.

Museum Websites
These links are for the primary museums in the United States, Israel, and Germany; there is a wealth of online material offered:

http://www.ushmm.org              United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
http://www.yadvashem.org       Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum
http://www.jmberlin.de/main/EN/homepage-EN.php          Jewish Museum, Berlin

Reference Collection Resources
Here are a few Reference Collection titles that are either focused on the Holocaust or else have significant sections concerning the Holocaust:

REF D804.3.E53 1990
Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (4 vols.)

REF D804.3.O94 2010
Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

REF D805.A2 U55 2009…
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and
Ghettos, 1933-1945
(4 books in 2 volumes out of a projected 7 volumes)

REF D804.19.H55 2006
The Holocaust (Primary Sourcebook Series)

REF DS102.8.E496 2007
Encyclopedia Judaica, 2nd ed., vol. 9 (Her-Int)

REF DS134.255.J8313 2010
The Jews in the secret Nazi reports on popular opinion in Germany, 1933-1945

REF HV6322.7.E532 2005
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

REF JC578.H386 2006
Handbook of Reparations

Other Works
We also have many titles on the Holocaust beyond the Reference Collection. You can search in the Library Catalog or in QuickSearch on relevant terms such as Holocaust or Jewish Resistance to find them. WorldCat offers many more titles, although you will need to make interlibrary loan requests for many of them.

Films about the Holocaust: A Short and Very, Very Incomplete List
We don’t have many Holocaust-related films at the Consortium Library, but here are a few that are available from Anchorage Public Libraries, NetFlix, and other sources:

Documentaries
Shoah (1985; 6 DVDs) – APL Loussac – DVD FOR FREN 940.53 SHOAH
Night and Fog (1955; 31 minutes) – APL Loussac – DVD FOR FREN 940.5317 NIGHT-A

Feature Films
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) – APL Loussac – DVD FOR FREN AU-REVO
Schindler’s List (1993) – APL Eagle River – DVD FE SCHINDL
The Shop on Main Street (1965) – APL Loussac – DVD FN SHOP-ON
Kapo (1959) – APL Loussac – DVD FOR ITAL KAPO

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Check out the Consortium Library Prize

The Consortium Library Prize lauds an exemplary undergraduate research project from any discipline which demonstrates evidence of significant scholarly investigation and utilization of library resources, print as well as electronic. The winning student author will be officially recognized university-wide and will receive a $500 award.

Deadline: March 22, 2016 at 5:00pm
For more information, please visit the Consortium Library Prize webpage.

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Justice Data and Research

Are you doing research in relation to criminal justice topics?  If so, did you know that the Justice Center does all kinds of research studies and produces data that can be highly useful.  See information about what is available on their website.  Also, during 2015 the Justice Center celebrated 40 years 1975-2015.

 

 

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How can we engage business-corporate leaders to invest in early care & learning?-Feb 4th

Think Tank Series
Thursday, February 4
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 307
Guest agency: thread “connecting early care & education to Alaska”
Topic: How can we engage business-corporate leaders to invest in early care & learning?
Learning doesn’t start at kindergarten, it begins at birth. That is why programs that provide early care and education services play such an important role in the growth and development of young children. In addition to helping ensure that children arrive at school ready to succeed, early care and education programs enable parents to meet the financial needs of their families and businesses to attract and retain a high quality workforce. thread is a statewide network of professionals who work individually with families and early educators to ensure that they are knowledgeable and supported in guiding children to lifelong success.

Alaska lags behind many other states that have established sustainable public private partnerships that invest in high quality early care and learning as a means of boosting economic infrastructure. How do we engage business and corporate leaders in Alaska in conversations about the long-term economic benefits of investing in high quality early care and learning?

Think Tanks are a monthly community engagement experience in which a nonprofit agency presents a challenge or issue and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization. Students, faculty, staff and community members–join us to assist this organization and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the discussion!

Pizza is provided by Moose’s Tooth. Parking note: Free parking for this event is available in the Library Lot and the East (CPISB) Garage. Please allow extra time to find parking.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/935027083247576/

We hope to see you and your students at the Think Tank!

Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL)
University of Alaska Anchorage
LIB 211N 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508
907-786-4062 p 907-786-4966 f
engage@uaa.alaska.edu

Connect with us!
www.uaa.alaska.edu/engage
facebook.com/uaaccel
twitter.com/uaaengage

Got Textbooks?

Well, no actually.  The Consortium Library does not purchase textbooks for classes.  Luckily, you have some alternatives:

1) Stop by the Library’s circulation desk to see if the book for your class has been put on reserve by your professor. Make sure you know the instructor’s last name and the title of the item. Or you can check for yourself by going to Course Reserves and looking for the course by instructor last name, course name, or course ID.

2) Check if you are able to rent the textbook through the UAA Campus Bookstore or purchase a used copy.

3) Try one of the websites listed in our Textbook guide to rent, download, purchase used, or access an open textbook.

Good luck with the spring semester!

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