Planning for the future: Resources for scholarships and job opportunities discussed on KRUA’s Informania!

Monday, April 13, Deb the Librarian shared the following sources that may be useful to students.

Scholarship Opportunities

Go to to register for scholarships at the University of Alaska Anchorage!

Interested in Federal Student Financial Aid?  Go to

Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education has links to multiple financial aid sources, plus an eportfolio system to help you track courses, explore career matches for your interests and skills and create resumes.  Check this out at

Testing and Education Reference Center, a source that has information on multiple colleges and universites, scholarships, and college, and career exams.  Available to all Alaskans!  Find this at

Foundation Directory Online (at UAA’s Consortium Library)

Job Opportunities

Interested in working at the University of Alaska?  Check out job openings from all UA campuses at

Search for jobs nationally through the Consortium Library’s ReferenceUSA database.  UAA students can log onto this with their Blackboard user name and password.

Check out, where employers can post jobs, and university graduates can search for them!

Visit UAA’s Career Services Center!  They can provide guidance on finding jobs and internships, and assist you with creating resumes, and preparing for interviews!



Library survey – priorities identified

As we continue to analyze the results of last fall’s LibQUAL survey, we can see the top five priorities identified by UAA and APU survey respondents.  Happily, there is some overlap between what users find most important (priorities) and what users think we do well (successes).

LibQUAL Top 5 priorities

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The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize honors authors writing in languages other…

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize honors authors writing in languages other than English and is shared equally between author and translator. Many of these titles and other works by these authors can be found in the library catalog.

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015: Foreign fiction contenders announced
Haruki Murakami has been shortlisted for the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, alongside two authors translated into English for the first time – one of whom is a dissident described as Equatorial Guinea’s “most important living writer”.
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Informania explores distance education and gamification, Thursday at 5pm on, 88.1FM.

UAA Instructional Designer Melissa White shares information about distance education curriculum design and the inclusion of games (gamification) in learning course content.  The UAA department, Academic Innovations and eLearning will be co-hosting the event, Serious Fun, on April 17, 2015.  Students and faculty are welcome to attend!

Library Survey results

UAA and APU LibQUAL survey respondents were in pretty close agreement about what the Consortium Library does well.  Take a look!

 LibQUAL Top 5

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Celebrate 75 years of MathSciNet

MathSciNet, the comprehensive database covering the world’s mathematical literature from the American Mathematical Society, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.  The database includes reviews, abstracts, and citations for much of the mathematical sciences literature, with over 100,000 new items added every year.  Coverage goes back to the early 1800s.


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