Learn about UAA’s Summer Engineering Academies for grades 6-12, Haiti roof design, and more on Informania, Monday at 9am, Thurs. at 5pm, on kruaradio.org, 88.1FM.

Deb the Librarian talks with Scott Hamel, Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  He is organizing the College of Engineering’s Summer Engineering Academies.  These week-long academies include the following options:  Structure Destruction, 3D Modeling, Java Programming, Robotics, Energy, and Gears and Sprockets.

Professor Hamel has also been involved in providing international help as a member of the group, Engineers without Borders.  Read the Anchorage Daily News article about Professor Hamel’s work on roof design and development for Haiti.

Dr. Hamel will also talk about the College of Engineering courses he teaches, and his work on the Board of the Tanaina Development Center.  Listen to Informania, and learn!





Feeling Stressed during Exams? The therapy dog will be back in the Library.

Feeling Stressed during Exams? The therapy dog will be back in the Library and this time for more sessions.

Research suggests that interactions with therapy dogs can temporarily affect the release of various neurotransmitters in the brain; oxytocin (a chemical heavily linked with bonding) and dopamine (a chemical associated with reward and motivation) levels are increased, while lowering cortisol levels (an immunosuppressant) associated with stress.

The Library will have a trained therapy dog ready to help in the main lobby on the following dates:

10am- noon on Tuesday, April 29th
Noon- 2pm on Wednesday, April 30th
2pm-4pm on Thursday, May 1st
4pm-6pm on Friday, May 2nd

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2 “Not-to-be-Missed” Research Tools

For those of you still looking for unique content from Library Research tools, take a look at these!

The Times (London) Digital Archives – allows you to browse the pages of this historic newspaper from 1785 to 2008.


National Geographic Virtual Library – Search the pages of this acclaimed Geographic publication back to 1888.


Take time to explore what is available to you at the Consortium Library today.

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Are You Studying Library Information Sciences? Apply for the Roger K. Summit Scholarship today!

As a member of the ProQuest® Discover More Corps, you may be interested to learn about the 2014 Roger K. Summit Scholarship, presented annually in honor of Dialog’s founder, a pioneer in information systems design. Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2014.

This $5,000 (USD) award is presented to a student currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program anywhere in the world. It is one of the many ways ProQuest shows its support for librarianship.

To learn more about the scholarship or to download an application, click here.

If you are an LIS instructor, please share this information with your students. If you are a student, we encourage you to apply for the scholarship. After all, someone is going to receive $5,000. Why not you?

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Participate in yard sale to benefit UAA/APU Consortium Library-May 17

Participate in yard sale to benefit UAA/APU Consortium Library

Rain or shine, library employees and friends are having a yard sale on the UAA/APU Consortium Library Plaza on Saturday, May 17. At least 10 percent of the total proceeds will benefit the library. Clean out your home closets and join the yard sale (advance notification is required to participate). For more information or to sign up, contact Dawn Harrison at (907) 786-1870 or dmharrison2@uaa.alaska.edu.

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