Need Some Help with a Project?

Do you have a project that is close to completion but is waiting for the finishing touches? Need someone to tweak the spelling, fix the grammar errors or simply make it read better? Sometimes you can become so close to your work, you just can’t stand back and see mistakes. And then there’s the reference list! Maybe you don’t have complete references for all your sources. Then there’s that picky formatting business. Some disciplines prefer APA style or perhaps MLA; specific journals require your paper be submitted in their own unique style. You have done the research and writing, but these final steps can be tedious and time consuming. However, the library’s databases can help chase down and verify faulty citations. The library also has RefWorks, a program that provides formatting information for hundreds of different styles. In short, Consortium Library Info Quest(CLIQ) can handle this for you in short order, and at a reasonable cost, including university researchers with big projects and tight deadlines.

http://www.consortiumlibrary.org/blogs/cliq/

Posted in Uncategorized

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

Posted in Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Uncategorized

Think Tank-exposure to chemicals-April 17

Think Tank

Thursday, April 17
11:30-12:45 p.m.
UAA Consortium Library Room 307

Guest agency: Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Brainstorm Topic: What is the best way to convey information about exposure to harmful chemicals in our food, products, and environment in a way that empowers people to take action?

Think Tank Series: an interactive community engagement experience
A non-profit agency presents a challenge or issue, and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization.
Students, faculty, staff and community members – join us to assist this agency and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the discussion!
Pizza is provided by Moose’s Tooth. Note: fee for parking (and please allow extra time to find parking).

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/679268308776115/

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
engage@uaa.alaska.edu
www.uaa.alaska.edu/engage
Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/uaaccel

Posted in Uncategorized

Feb. 20th: Serving the homeless: walking the ethical tightrope between compassion and enabling.”

Think Tank
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Location: UAA Consortium Library Room 307

Guest agency: Catholic Social Services, Susan Bomalaski, Executive Director
Presenting this issue: “Serving the homeless: walking the ethical tightrope between compassion and enabling.”

Think Tank Series –
Each month a different non-profit agency presents a challenge or issue, and those attending brainstorm solutions for the organization. This month, Catholic Social Services will present an issue they are facing “Serving the homeless: walking the ethical tightrope between compassion and enabling.” Students, faculty, staff, and community members – join us to assist this agency and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the discussion!
Pizza is provided by Moose’s Tooth.

Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/823834264309071/

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
engage@uaa.alaska.edu
www.uaa.alaska.edu/engage
Find us on Facebook!
facebook.com/uaaccel

Posted in Uncategorized

Feeling Stressed during Exams? Perhaps a Therapy Dog can Help.

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 Thursday December 12th from noon-4pm.

Posted in Uncategorized

Not Quite Black and White,’ photographs by Joe Kashi, Nov. 8–Dec. 13

Arc Gallery: ‘Not Quite Black and White,’ photographs by Joe Kashi, Nov. 8–Dec. 13

Location: arc gallery (UAA/APU Consortium Library, First Floor, Entrance Area)
Show dates: Friday, Nov. 8–Friday, Dec. 13
Opening and reception: Friday, Nov. 8, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Joe Kashi presents full color spectrum photos that, although RGB images, hold an overall ambience reminiscent of traditional black and white photographs, primarily due to his choice of subject material and lighting.

Posted in Uncategorized

Program prioritization open briefings for faculty and staff, Oct. 2, 3 and 4

Program prioritization open briefings for faculty and staff, Oct. 2, 3 and 4

The Program Prioritization leadership teams would like to invite you to join them at one of these three scheduled briefings. At these briefings, the chairs of both the Academic Task Force and the Support Task Force, as well as Provost Baker and Vice Chancellor Spindle, will share information about where we are in the prioritization process. They will also be available to answer questions raised by faculty and staff.

Briefings will be held in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 on the following days:
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 3–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 3–4:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Please plan to attend one of these briefing sessions.
Thank you,
Tara Smith, Mark Fitch, Robert Boeckmann, AcTF tri-chairs
Sandi Culver and Dewain Lee, Support Task Force co-chairs

Posted in Uncategorized

“Divination,” a mixed media presentation and installation by Liu Liu


Show: “Divination,” a mixed media presentation and installation by Liu Liu


Location: arc gallery (UAA/APU Consortium Library, First Floor)


Show dates: Sept. 13–Oct. 7

The Chinese character 卜[ bu], is an ideograph that illustrates the cracks on an oracle bone. These cracks can be found on the shoulder blade of an ox, or alternatively, on a tortoise shell (plastron). 卜 is commonly translated in English as divination. The ancient Chinese used the cracks on bones to seek divine consultation to guide their lives just as someone might consult the Delphic Oracle in ancient Greece for advice. The purpose behind these “readings” was to give an individual a chance to achieve a harmonious life. In divination procedures, a bone was marked with encrypted words, a question on one side and drilling pits on the other side, then put into a fire, resulting in cracks at various points for an answer, favorable or unfavorable. Viewed as a chance operation, the actual outcome may have happened or not. No matter what, the intent was to obtain a good outcome.
Artist Liu Liu on the inspiration for the works in this exhibit: “This past year, I have been researching the anatomy and physiology of the human heart by focusing on electrocardiograms (EKG) and how to interpret the electrical impulses of the heart. EKG linear graphing consists of waves that move up and down when the heart’s pulse is recorded. These linear patterns operate metaphorically for me as a kind of electrical ideograph or modern form of divination with their crack-like affinities. From electrical pulses to conceptually stroking the ancient cracks on the oracle bones, I find myself linked to the ancient Chinese diviners. We live in troubled times and my question is: ’Does humankind have a future?’”

Posted in Uncategorized