Learning Commons, Talk & Tour

On Friday, February 16th, we’re thrilled to welcome Cameron Nay, Executive Director of the UAA Learning Commons to speak with us about the services they provide and the experience of moving into the Consortium Library, followed by a tour of their space (including the 2nd floor!). 

Join us at the  UAA/APU Consortium Library Room 306, from noon-1pm. Feel free to bring your lunch, or enjoy some cookies we’ll provide.

Zoom option not available for this meeting due to the tour.

First FLIP meeting of Spring 2024 – January 26

We’re excited to announce our first meeting of 2024!

On Friday, January 26th, our guests, Rebecca Moorman, Chair of AkLA’s Intellectual Freedom Committee, and Mike Robinson, Chair of AkLA’s Library Advocacy Committee, will be joining us to discuss intellectual freedom + library advocacy: how they intersect, along with an update on current issues. Bring your lunch or munch on the goodies we’ll provide. All are welcome!

Consortium Library Room 306, and via Zoom, from noon-1pm. Parking is free on Fridays.

Learn about ScholarWorks at the December FLIP meeting

Join us on Friday, December 15 from noon-1pm in Library Room 306 for an informative session by Erik Carlson, the Consortium Library’s Metadata Librarian, on ScholarWorks, the University of Alaska’s Institutional Repository. Erik will discuss what ScholarWorks is, how it came about, and the process of adding content from eligible contributors. He will also highlight advanced search features and techniques for effectively navigating the resource.

A Zoom option will be available but sorry, goodies only for those who can attend in-person. Hope to see you there!


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.

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.