Alaska’s Flora and Fauna

What is that bird I hear every morning? Is that plant poisonous? How many kinds of edible berries are there in Alaska? Where is the best place to look for mushrooms?

For answers to these and other questions, take a look in the Library’s catalog for books, field guides, handbooks, and much more on the plants and animals found in Alaska.

Don’t forget that ARLIS has a variety of these sources as well.

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Hear Benedict Cumberbatch read Kafka's The Metamorphosis.

Hear Benedict Cumberbatch read Kafka's The Metamorphosis.


Hear Benedict Cumberbatch Read Kafka’s The Metamorphosis (Free For a Limited Time Only)
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If, on the 100th anniversary of its publication, you want to do a radio broadcast of a novella famously appreciated for its surface weirdness and more rarely appreciated for its sharp sense of humor, it only stands to reason that you'd hire a famous reader with famously appreciated surface oddness a…
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Professor helps Cup’ik children discover a passion for books http://bit.ly/1zXsaRt

Professor helps Cup’ik children discover a passion for books http://bit.ly/1zXsaRt


Professor helps Cup'ik children discover a passion for books - Green & Gold News
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Dr. Kathryn Ohle recently won the Selkregg Award for promoting early literacy and language preservation by helping Cup'ik children and families access free online books that two UAA students from Chevak translated into their language from English.
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Professor helps Cup’ik children discover a passion for books http://bit.ly/1zXsaRt

Professor helps Cup’ik children discover a passion for books http://bit.ly/1zXsaRt


Professor helps Cup'ik children discover a passion for books - Green & Gold News
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Dr. Kathryn Ohle recently won the Selkregg Award for promoting early literacy and language preservation by helping Cup'ik children and families access free online books that two UAA students from Chevak translated into their language from English.
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Informania explores UAA’s College and Career Pathways, Monday, May 11, at 9am, replayed Thursday at 5pm, on kruaradio.org, 88.1FM.

Monday, May 11, Deb the Librarian interviews Kelly Donnelly, the Director of Outreach and Program Development for College and Career Pathways (CCP).  CCP is part of the Community and Technical College at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

CCP strives to enlighten Alaskan high school students about the various vocational and technical career opportunities; to build bridges between high school, college, and career; and to provide support for students pursuing a vocational or technical career path.

Many courses and programs are integrating academic skills with real-world work tasks, so students can use their math and writing  skills in workplace settings.  Also, programs like the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) demonstrates how organizations working together (for 20 years), can develop educational pathways and support structures to help students succeed academically and vocationally, and become leaders in industry.

For students interested in pursuing a vocational or technical career but feel financially overwhelmed, there may be scholarship funds available to help!  Many scholarships go unclaimed because qualified students do not apply.  All scholarships are not based on grades alone, so it may be worthwhile to submit a University of Alaska Anchorage scholarship application (including the essay)!  For more information, go to http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/scholarships/