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.

FLIP meeting: Friday, March 26

The March 26 FLIP meeting will feature Julie Varee and Pa Ja Yang talking about Libraries in Bloom. Pa Ja leads the project, which is dedicated to highlighting narratives of nontraditional librarianship as told by library professionals from culturally diverse backgrounds. Nontraditional library positions or services involve innovative and sustainable processes of adapting libraries to meet their community needs in the 21st century. Follow along as we capture the many ways in which libraries are blooming, impacting the environment around them.
Be sure to take a look at the Libraries in Bloom feature on Julie Varee and outreach archivism in Alaska.
Hope you can join us! Friday, March 26 from noon-1pm.

Join FLIP at UAA’s eLearning Luncheon, Feb 26

The February FLIP meeting will be a little different from our usual fare. We have permission from the organizers for FLIP participants to register for the UAA eLearning Luncheon, 11:30am – 1:00pm on Friday, February 26, 2021. Yes, this used to be a real luncheon with real food (deliciously prepared by the UAA Culinary Department) at Lucy’s in Cuddy Hall, but like last year, will be a Zoom event instead.
Register here to attend.  A Zoom invite will be included in the confirmation email.
This year’s theme is Online Community and Innovation: Taking the Distance out of Distance Education and will feature a keynote on “Self-care for Educators” presented by Drs. Hattie Harvey and Sara Buckingham from UAA’s Psychology Department.
Other presentations will feature innovative online teaching strategies being used at UAA by Drs. Ray Ball (History), Mark Fitch (Math), and Mary Dallas Allen (Social Work).
For over a decade, this luncheon has been dedicated to introducing exciting and cutting-edge faculty initiatives to support student learning at UAA. The event is hosted by the UAA Academic Computing, Distance Learning, Instructional Technology, and eLearning Committee, and is generously sponsored by UAA Information Technology Services.
Hope to see you there!
FLIP will be back on March 26 with Julie Varee and Pa Ja Yang, Project Lead of Libraries in Bloom, a blog highlighting innovative librarianship as told by library professioanals from culturally diverse backgrounds to broaden perspective and encourage progress.

Next FLIP meeting: January 29

The first FLIP session of 2021 will feature VILDA, aka Alaska’s Digital Archives, with Arlene Schmuland, Head of Archives & Special Collections at the UAA/APU Consortium Library, at noon on Friday, January 29th.
To make this a more interactive session, Arlene requested that FLIP participants share their questions in advance to get the conversation started. Please send your questions to the FLIP co-chairs (Rebecca or Daria) to pass along to our speaker.
So, what would you like to know? What is VILDA? What/how is metadata used? What is metadata anyway? What is the criteria for describing photos? Who decides what to include in the photo archive? What else?
Thanks for your input. We look forward to an interesting presentation!

FLIP meeting – Nov 20: MLIS Programs Explained : A FLIP Panel

Please join us Friday, November 20, from noon to 1pm, for a panel discussion of library school programs. Recent grads will be providing information about four MLIS programs. Are they offered in person or online? What are the types of online delivery (synchronous vs. asynchronous, course management systems, etc.)? What degrees are offered? What are the costs, benefits, and deficits of each program?

We hope this can be an interactive session! Our speakers are:
Clarion University – Sam Dinges
San José State University – Rochene Hellén
Syracuse University – Adrienne Canino & Chris Turner
University of Washington – Meneka Thiru

Assistant Archivist position in Fairbanks

The Alaska Polar Regions Collection and Archives at UAF is hiring for an Assistant Archivist to work with our patrons directly in public services.

Have you ever been the person at a party talking about the cool 1905 photograph you found in a thrift store? Does the phrase “history immersion” excite you? Do you love people and helping them? Does creating order make you happy? If so, then you may be the perfect candidate for the Public Services Assistant Archivist position at the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives! The University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks engaging, team-oriented applicants for the position of Assistant Archivist.

More information here: https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/514234/assistant-archivist

This is a great entry level position for someone interested in archives and special collections work. Please spread the word! The posting closes on January 28th, 2020.

Part-Time Reference Openings at UAA

The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage is recruiting for our Reference Services part-time labor pool. These positions work at the Research Help Desk, a combination of evening, weekend, and day hours, and will participate in departmental project work. These positions work no more than 14 hours per week. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and these positions will remain open until filled. For more information and to apply, please see the complete job descriptions below. Contact Page Brannon at  plbrannon@alaska.edu or 907.786.1873 with any questions.

Postings expire on Friday, January 31, 2020. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received.

Summer Internships at Alaska State Library

The Alaska State Library is currently accepting applications for two internships in public libraries for the summer of 2019. Interns will receive travel reimbursement, per diem ($60/day for 50 days), a honorarium and free housing during the eight-week internship.

The Alaska State Library Internship Project is a grant funded project that will bring two interns who have recently received or are near completion of their Master’s degree in Library or Information Science to work in Alaska public libraries for two months in the summer of 2019. The goals of the project are to provide assistance to public libraries in Alaska who lack staff expertise to sustain long-term projects that would benefit their libraries and communities, provide internship and professional development opportunities to MLIS graduates, and increase the number of MLIS graduates applying for jobs in Alaska. Application period will close February 16, 2019.

To learn more about the Alaska State Library Internship Project and to apply visit:

For more information contact:
Julie M. Niederhauser
Public Library Coordinator
Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building
Mail: PO Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811
Visit: 395 Whittier St., Juneau, AK 99801
phone: 907.465.2916