Learn about ARLIS at FLIP’s first fall meeting, October 13, 2023

This Friday, October 13 from noon – 1pm, FLIP will take a tour of ARLIS, the Alaska Resources Library & Information Services. 

ARLIS is a special library whose clientele are folks working in state and federal agencies dealing with natural and cultural resources. ARLIS refers to itself as the “mother lode of Alaska resources information,” and that indeed is an accurate description. Join us to learn about this unique library in Alaska, its history, and the “hidden” collections it holds.

Note: This tour will take place in person so there will be no Zoom option.

Meet in ARLIS on the first floor of the Consortium Library at noon on Friday, the 13th, for a tour provided by Ed Kazzimir and Sammi Merritt. Google maps link. Parking at UAA is free on Fridays.

FLIP is back for Fall 2023!

FLIP meetings for the 2023-2024 academic year are happening! Join us on Friday, October 13 for the first FLIP meeting for Fall 2023.  Topic is still TBD but rest assured it will be something interesting, intriguing, and inspiring.  Watch this space!

Another FLIP meeting! See you at noon on Friday, March 31

Please join us for FLIP’s third meeting of 2023!

March’s FLIP meeting will be a recap discussion of the AkLA conference, followed by a brief presentation about the Alaska Digital Library.

Sometimes conferences are such a blur that it’s nice to take time to reflect on the experience with others and hear their impressions.

The Alaska Digital Library is a program managed by the Alaska Library Network. Jodi’s presentation will include a tour of the patron’s interface and the back-end librarian interface where reports are run and content purchases are made.

Mark your calendars! Friday, March 31 from noon – 1pm. You are welcome to bring your lunch, there will be cookies!

We’re meeting in Library Room 306, but a Zoom link will be coming soon for those who aren’t able to join us in-person.

Please help us spread the word about FLIP and forward this message on to anyone who may be interested. Suggested topics and other ideas for future FLIP meetings are always welcome!

Please join us for FLIP’s second meeting of 2023!

February’s FLIP meeting will discuss library and archives professional associations – ALA, AASL, SLA, SAA, AkLA … 

Library school students and those new to the profession are often encouraged to join and participate in library and archives associations… but there are so many! How does a new librarian or archivist evaluate which (and if) associations will be beneficial to their professional development?

FLIP will ask attendees to share their experiences, questions, and advice on this topic – even just sharing the name of a smaller library/archive-related association is valuable information!

We will also talk about conferences! Which ones are you interested in going to? Which ones have you attended in the past? What is their value?

Mark your calendars! Friday, February 24 from noon – 1pm. You are welcome to bring your lunch, there will be cookies! We’ll be meeting in Library Room 306, but a Zoom link will be coming soon for those who aren’t able to join us in-person.

FLIP meeting at noon in Room 306, Friday, Jan 20

Join us in Consortium Library Room 306 this Friday, January 20th, noon – 1pm, for the first FLIP meeting of 2023. Campus parking is free on Fridays. On tap is a discussion of current job openings in Alaska libraries with the folks who are doing the hiring. We’ll even have cookies!
Check the FLIP listserv to get the Zoom link for those who would like to be there but can’t come in person (sorry, you’ll have to provide your own cookies). Please note that this meeting will NOT be recorded.

We’re back! Join us for the first FLIP meeting of 2023!

FLIP has returned! Hope to see you on Friday, January 20th, noon – 1pm, for the first meeting of 2023 when we’ll discuss current library job openings in Alaska, including those at the UAA/APU Consortium Library. We’ll even have cookies! More details about the meeting location and a Zoom link will be coming soon.

FLIP meetings are open to anyone interested in current issues in the information field. Please help us spread the word about FLIP and share this with anyone who may be interested. Do you have any ideas for future FLIP topics? Let us know!



FLIP meeting this Friday, April 30

Join us this Friday when Erik Carlson will enlighten us on Land Acknowledgements: Making them Meaningful and Appropriate. Here’s more:
Land acknowledgements in public institution contexts can be controversial. Some believe that recognizing the Indigenous people whose land has become the site of our work is meaningful and fights the erasure of uncomfortable history, while others – including some of our Indigenous colleagues and students – feel that these acknowledgements exist mostly to help white people feel better about themselves. This presentation asserts that – when done well – land acknowledgements are an important first step in decolonizing operations and provides guidance and resources for participants interested in developing land acknowledgements to use in their own work.
Associate Professor Erik Carlson is the Metadata Librarian at the Consortium Library and UAA’s coordinator for ScholarWorks, the institutional repository for the University of Alaska.
Hope you can join us for this timely topic! Friday, April 30 from noon-1pm.