Winter Bear Project Sept 14, 18-19

The Southcentral Foundation and Alaska Humanities Forum are cosponsoring a week of events related to Anne Hanley’s play, “The Winter Bear.” This show, about a troubled village kid set straight by an elder, also debuted at Cyrano’s and has since toured widely. “The Winter Bear Project” includes a discussion with the playwright and poet Stephen Bolen at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 in room 307 of UAA/APU Consortium Library, a screening of a documentary about the play at 5:30 p.m. at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and two productions of the play at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18-19 at Alaska Pacific University’s Grant Hall.

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Chat with a librarian

Are you at a dead end in your research and need help finding sources? Or have you found a citation that you need help accessing? Chat with a Research and Instruction Librarian to get assistance with these and other questions related to succeeding in research.  Librarians are also available via email, phone and in-person at the reference desk on the 1st floor of the UAA/APU Consortium Library.

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ePortfolio researchers Helen Chen and Tracy Penny Light share insights and best practices on Informania, Thursday at 5pm, 88.1FM, kruaradio.org.

On August 31, 2015, Deb the Librarian had the great fortune to interview Helen Chen, Senior Researcher for the Designing Education Lab and the Director of ePortfolio Initiative at Stanford University, and Tracy Penny Light, Executive Director of the Centre for Student Engagement and Learning at Thomson Rivers University in British Columbia.  Listen to this Informania to discover the value and many applications of ePortfolios; and how they are used as an effective high impact learning opportunity and a tool to demonstrate skills, competencies and learning abilities.

Deb the Librarian interviews Helen Chen and Tracy Penny Light

Deb the Librarian interviews Helen Chen and Tracy Penny Light

We know textbooks can be expensive. One way to save some money is to use Library Course Reserves. We don’t have every text book, but check to see if your professor has put course materials on reserve: http://bit.ly/1Jk30NT

We know textbooks can be expensive. One way to save some money is to use Library Course Reserves. We don’t have every text book, but check to see if your professor has put course materials on reserve: http://bit.ly/1Jk30NT

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Student Union services and activities (i.e. free food, gear rentals) discussed this week on Informania! (Mon. 9am, Thurs. 5pm) on kruaradio.org, 88.1FM.

August 24, Deb the Librarian spoke with Dana Bonifacio-Sample, the Associate Director of Student Union, Student Activities, and Commuter Student Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA).  Dana shared useful information about student services, and her goals for expanding the services and opportunities for students at the Student Union.  Currently, complimentary food is served in the Daily Den (1st floor of Student Union), Monday through Friday, at 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm.  Summer and winter gear  (mountain bikes, kayaks, snowshoes, and more) is available for rental on the 2nd floor of the Student Union. There is also musical entertainment in the Student Union on Wednesdays during the lunch hour, and rooms in the Student Union for student clubs to use for meetings and events.

Additionally, there are many student job opportunities at the Student Union, Interested in exploring what student job opportunities are available at UAA?  Check out  www.uakjobs.com!

For more information about resources and services offered through the Student Union and Student Activities, check out the Student Union and Commuter Services website!

 

Did you know that online tutoring is available?

Thanks to the Alaska State Library, all Alaskans have access to Live Homework Help, 7 days a week from 12:00 noon until 2:00 AM.  This online tutoring service is offered as one of the Alaska State Library’s SLED (Statewide Library Electronic Doorway) databases.  The website for SLED is  http://lam.alaska.gov/sled/

Tutors knowledgeable in curricular content from kindergarten through entry-level college courses are available through SLED.  If you have questions about this or other resources, Ask A Librarian!  Email a librarian, stop by the Consortium Library, or call the Consortium Library to ask a question at 907-786-1848.
Consortium Library faculty are here to help!

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