Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014….

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014. This week we'll be raising awareness of banned and challenged books and the protection of our First Amendment rights.

Test your own literary knowledge about censorship issues with our online quiz and be entered into a drawing for free prizes: http://svy.mk/1yjGhPx


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Informania explores Interlibrary Loan, Thursday at 5pm, KRUA, 88.1FM, kruaradio.org.

Deb the Librarian interviewed Dawn Berg, the Consortium Library’s Interlibrary Loan Technician, on Monday, September 15, 2014.  This interview will be replayed on Thursday, September 18, from 5pm-6pm on www.kruaradio.org and 88.1FM.

All University of Alaska and Alaska Pacific University students, faculty and staff have the ability to order materials (books, videos, CDs, articles) from other libraries through the Consortium Library’s Interlibrary Loan Department.

The Anchorage Public Library also offers Interlibrary Loan services to Anchorage community members for a nominal fee.

Listen to Informania and discover more about this service!  Listen and learn.

Open access Japanese language textbook published via Scholarworks@UA

Open access Japanese language textbook published via Scholarworks@UA
September 10, 2014
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami left devastation in its wake and claimed the life of Montgomery “Monty” Dickson. A 2009 graduate of UAA with a degree in Japanese, he was teaching English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching program at the time of his death. In his memory, UAA Professor Hiroko Harada and colleagues from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of California San Diego, Sacramento State University, California State University Long Beach and Memphis University collaborated to produce a new, freely accessible textbook for future students of the language generously funded by the Japan Foundation and Center for Global Partnership.

Scholarworks@UA, the University of Alaska’s Institutional Repository, was selected by the group for publication and distribution of their work based on its ability to provide open access to the world of teachers and students at no cost. In addition, Scholarworks@UA provides comprehensive descriptive metadata with indexing by major search engines and niche library databases alike to ensure that prospective users of the textbook are always able to find it regardless of their search preferences.

The end product, Monty’s Bridge to Tomorrow, can be found on Scholarworks@UA by teachers, students and other interested parties worldwide. More information on how to publish, deposit and archive your work visit https://scholarworks.alaska.edu

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