Monthly Archives: February 2023

Those Lights, Tho!

If you’ve visited or lived in Alaska during the Winter months you may have had the chance to check out the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Have you ever wondered about the Science Behind the Aurora. These lights are remarkable and even more amazing if you are able to capture them on video or through pictures. It may be a bit tricky to do this, so here are some tips on how to make your Northern Lights experience even more breathtaking!

How to See the Northern Lights in the Summer | Condé Nast Traveler




Black History Month

February is Black History month. The Consortium Library provides access to excellent resources that can be used to research important people in all walks of life: history, science, literature, and more. Use Quicksearch or any of our databases to find information, including the HistoryMakers Database .

We have some specialized guides to resources:

Black History Month Libguide

African American history in Alaska archival collections       

African American History 

Black Power and Civil Rights 

If you need help with your research  Ask Us.








Dog Mushing

Musher, wheel dog, racing, and sled are some of the dog mushing terminologies that is used in this sport. A team of 6 to 8 dogs is typically used to pull a sled with a driver for races or to pull heavy loads from one place to another.

A race that is known in Alaska is the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. There are certain breeds of dog that are allowed to partake in the Iditarod, and it includes Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and Alaskan Husky. This race consists of 12 to 16 dogs for each team. The Iditarod race is also called the “Last Great Race on Earth” and rightfully so, with it having more than 1,000 miles from start to finish. This race can easily take from 9 to 20 days to complete while enduring freezing temperatures and tough terrain.

The Iditarod is taking place this year on March 4, 2023. There are other library resources that can be searched at the Consortium Library.

Tips for Dog Sledding in Alaska with Kids | SheBuysTravel

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Today, February 16, is Elizabeth Peratrovich day. She was a civil rights activist whose work was instrumental in the passing of the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945; landmark legislation that was a first for the United States and Alaska as a territory. This legislation paved the way for advocacy of Alaska Native rights and for Indigenous people across the country.

Join us in celebrating Elizabeth Peratrovich. Learn more about her by using resources from the Consortium Library and libraries around the state.

What Kind of Planner Are You?

When it comes to working on your planner, what kind of planner do you gravitate towards? Is it a paper planner, or are you more into digital planners? There are different ways to help plan out your day and your goals. It is now a matter of becoming familiar with which type of planner better suits your needs. Digital planning can be helpful to have the planner at your fingertips while paper planners can give you more of a visual approach of how your day/week/month is looking. Whether you are a paper planner or a digital planner, you have the UAA faculty to help you this semester (and every semester). Plan accordingly.

Digital Planner Vs. Paper Planner Which Is Better For You - Society19