“Creating a Culture of Democracy on Campus: What’s Your Role?”-Sept 25

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

“Creating a Culture of Democracy on Campus:
What’s Your Role?”

6:00 pm | UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Jennifer Domagal-Goldman is the Associate Director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. Prior to joining the ALL IN, Dr. Domagal-Goldman served for seven years as the national manager of the American Democracy Project, a national civic learning and democratic engagement network of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Dr. Domagal-Goldman serves on the editorial board of the eJournal of Public Affairs. She has contributed to a number of civic engagement publications including co-authoring chapters in Reimagining Democratic Societies: A New Era of Personal and Social Responsibility (2013), Becoming a Steward of Place: Four Areas of Institutional Focus (2014), and Student Civic Outcomes in Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Methods (2017), She also contributed to Higher Education’s Role in Enacting a Thriving Democracy: Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Theory of Change (2018). Dr. Domagal-Goldman earned her doctorate in higher education from the Pennsylvania State University. She received her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs administration from the University of Vermont and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.

Sept. 25: ‘Meet me in the Middle: Insights into Middle College Programs at UAA’

Meet Me in the Middle: Insights into Middle College Programs at UAA

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2:30–4 p.m.

UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 and via videoconference to community campuses*

Middle College Programs represent Alaska’s foray into an expanding area in education across the country: high school students attending college classes and earning substantial college credits before earning a high school diploma. Because our Middle College programs are still relatively new, questions stem from a range of issues:

Are there different considerations that come with the range of ages represented in a classroom?
Do FERPA considerations apply to Middle College students?
How does it work to blend administrative responsibilities (UAA + School District partners, etc.) and does that influence teaching and learning?
We’ve gone from having just one Middle College at the Chugiak-Eagle River Campus to three Middle Colleges in Southcentral Alaska this fall (one each at Mat-Su College, CERC, and UAA) and a Middle College in Kodiak starting up next year. In this session, we’ll hear about Middle College Programs from administrators, faculty, and students and national expert Annalies Corbin who will share their insights, some pitfalls to be avoided, and best practices to adopt as well as provide attendees with an opportunity to ask questions regarding high school students on campus.

*Community campus videoconferencing locations: Homer – Pioneer 204; Kenai – CTEC 105; Kodiak – BBB 134A; Mat-Su – FSM 201; Valdez – Room 153

How Can We Safely Reduce the U.S. Prison Population?-Sept. 20th

How Can We Safely Reduce the U.S. Prison Population?
Thursday, Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
Pizza Provided

About the Think Tank Series: A non-profit agency presents a challenge or issue, and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization. Students, faculty, staff and community members — join us to assist this agency and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the discussion!

Hosted by UAA Coalition for Democracy & Civic Action and ACLU of Alaska

The Legacy of Sadako Exhibit in Reading Room

The Legacy of Sadako
Unveiling of the Exhibit

The members of Japanese Educational Tour of Colony High School met Mr. Masahiro Sasaki on March 11th, 2017 where he shared his thoughts about peace in the world. Mr. Masahiro Sasaki is an elder brother of Miss Sadako Sasaki who is the model for “The Children’s Peace Monument” in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. After being exposed to the atomic bomb, Sadako Sasaki suffered from leukemia and died at age of 12. Since her death, Mr. Sasaki has spent his time as an advocate of the world peace movement. Mr. Sasaki donated paper cranes that were folded by Sadako-san to the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, The Pearl Harbor Museum, and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri. Mr. Sasaki continues to appeal for world peace.

The members of Japanese Educational Tour of Colony High School presented a dream catcher as an Alaskan native art craft, an autographed letter from U.S. Congressman Don Young, and the flag of the United States of America that flew on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on February 11, 2017. February 11th is “National Foundation Day” in Japan. In return, Mr. Sasaki presented the Japanese Educational tour group with connected paper cranes which were folded by Mr. Sasaki. Colony High School is the first school in the world to receive one of Mr. Sasaki’s connected paper cranes. The members of the Japanese Educational Tour of Colony High School decided to donate the connected paper cranes to the UAA/APU Consortium Library as part of a permanent display which will be seen by tens of thousands of library visitors each year. The exhibit includes not only the connected paper cranes by Mr. Sasaki but hundreds of other paper cranes (Orizuru) folded by people in support of world peace.

Library South Entrance and Main Circulation Desk will be closed as of May 14th until further notice.

Library South Entrance and Main Circulation Desk will be closed as of May 14th until further notice.

A portion of the 1973 heating system is being replaced this summer. The impact of this renovation project on the library will be significant.

• The South Entrance and the library entrance gate at the SSB building will be closed as of May 14th. The public entrances to SSB will remain open during the library renovation project.

• The North Entrance will be the only public entrance to the library until further notice. Library operations normally handled by the main circulation desk will be available at the North Entrance desk.

• The Alaskana Collection on the second floor will be unavailable after May 14th since it will be under protective sheeting and inside the construction area.

• Wolfcards will not be issued in the library during the construction project while the main circulation desk is closed.

• Because of limited work space, the library is not accepting book donations during the construction project.

• On May 7th, most of the library’s north parking lot will be fenced off for the contractors and construction crews. The path between the north parking lot and the central SSB parking lot will be unavailable during most of the summer.

Because of the renovation project, the Justice Center and Academic Innovations and eLearning will be relocated during the week of May 7th to University Center. The Alumni Office is temporarily moving to the ADMIN building.

Why Take the LibQUAL Survey? Because We Listen!- After Hours Study Now until Midnight

Why Take the LibQUAL Survey? Because We Listen!

It is clear from the comments from the last LibQUAL survey that the library’s schedule was not addressing the needs of the university students in providing more evening hours. In responding to this concern, the library’s after hours study facility will close at midnight instead of 11pm, Sunday – Thursday starting in the spring semester. The Access Services Department is to be commended for providing the staff to cover the additional hours.

Prior to the budget cuts in FY15, the library was open with its afterhours study facility until 1am, Sunday –Thursday and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday for a total of 111.5 hours. The new schedule, closing at midnight, Sunday – Thursday and at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday during the Spring 2018 semester, totals 102.5 hours or about 8% less hours per week than in FY15.

The library will continue to monitor the use of the building to determine if the library schedule is meeting the needs of most of the university students for an afterhours study facility.

Writing and Math Tutoring

Are you looking for some help with Writing or Math.  Good news, the Library has a partnership with the Learning Commons Writing Center and Math Labs to provide tutors during evenings and weekends.

Hours in the Library:

Writing Tutors available in Rm 110:  Mon – Thurs,  6-9pm and Sat – Sun 12-5pm

After November 5th, all math tutoring will be available in SMH 108.

Additional tutoring services are available in the Learning Commons and online via Live Homework Help

Have a great semester!

The Censorship Quiz II

 

Come to the second annual Censorship Challenge! In celebration of banned books week, the Anchorage Public Library and UAA/APU Consortium Library are hosting a pub quiz. Entry is free! Teams should consist of no more than six people. The quiz will consist of six rounds – including one visual round…

Alaska Maps

If you are traveling around Alaska this summer, you may want to check out some maps. You can take a look at topographical maps, road maps, fishing maps, historical maps and much more. A simple way to find out what we have is to type in to the Quick Search box: Alaska map.