’40 Years in Corrections: Are We Going Forward or Backward?’-March 2

’40 Years in Corrections: Are We Going Forward or Backward?’
Mon, March 2, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

In recognition of National Criminal Justice Month, join us for a special presentation by Allen Ault, Ph.D., dean of the College of Justice & Safety at Eastern Kentucky University.

Ault will share his experiences working as commissioner of corrections in Georgia, Colorado and Mississippi; warden of a maximum-security prison; and chief of special projects for the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. He will discuss his years in corrections, his work on corrections initiatives such as re-entry and inmate mental health, and how his experiences have shaped his view on the death penalty.

Free parking for this event is available in the following lots only: Library Main Lot, Library NE Lot and East Parking Garage. (The Central Parking Garage and surface lot are pay-parking only.)
Click here for Google map (click on markers to find free parking areas).

Troy Payne, Ph.D., and Jason Brandeis, J.D., are the Justice Center faculty advisors for this event.

This event is co-sponsored by the Justice Center and the Pre-Law Society.

In 2009, the United States Congress established March as National Criminal Justice Month. The purpose of National Criminal Justice Month is to promote societal awareness regarding the causes and consequences of crime, as well as strategies for preventing and responding to crime.

Think Tank Series- Covenant House-March 5th

The upcoming Think Tank session features Covenant House. We look forward to seeing you and your students on Thursday!
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.

Think Tank Series
Thursday, March 5
1:00-2:15 p.m.
UAA Consortium Library, Room 307
Guest agency: Covenant House Alaska
Topic: How can we better help those experiencing mental illness get connected to the services they need?
Forty percent of the homeless youth in our city are experiencing some form of mental illness. Those youth are extremely vulnerable to addiction, violence, commercial sexual exploitation and other issues.

Students, faculty, staff and community members–join us to assist Covenant House and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the discussion of how to better serve those experiencing mental illness.

Pizza will be provided by Moose’s Tooth. Note: There is a fee for parking on campus. Please allow extra time to find parking.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544944535764652/

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

Even Charles Bradley hangs out at the library!

Even Charles Bradley hangs out at the library!


UAA Student Activities

Pics of Charles kickin' it on campus before his show tonight!Tickets are available at: www.uaatix.comTIME: 7:30pmLOCATION: UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium
Posted in Uncategorized

What is a review of the literature?

Do you have an assignment where you are needing to complete a literature review on a topic and are not sure what a literature review is or how to find them?

A literature review is an examination of the significant works (books, scholarly articles, dissertations, and other works) published on a particular issue, area of research, or theory which provides a critical evaluation of each significant work.

To find out more about literature reviews and the specific search techniques to use within a particular database see the library guide entitled Literature Reviews.


Posted in Uncategorized

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  http://www.base-search.net/!