Monthly Archives: May 2023

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

An InterLibrary Loan is yet another service that is offered at the Consortium Library. It is a free service that lets you borrow materials from libraries around the world. You are able to place a hold using your UAA/APU email and password. The material(s) is then sent from the other library to the Consortium library where it will be available for you to pickup.

Depending on the type of item requested will determine the length of time that it will take to get to the library.

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SLED is another resource in the Consortium Library that is able to house various databases. It is the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway. You are able to have live homework help and learn how to speak a new language to name a few of the great things that SLED has to offer.

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Armed Forces Day

Thanks to Harry S. Truman, every third Saturday in the month of May is Armed Forces Day. It’s a designated day to pay tribute to those brave men and women that serve in all branches of the military. The UAA Consortium Library has some interesting information on the different branches of the military.

Here is a list of celebrities that have served in the military.

Armed Forces Day: A History of Recognition and Appreciation


A great resource that is housed in your Consortium Library is the AMIPA Collection. It is an Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association that collects endangered materials and provides technical assistance and knowledge regarding archival needs and techniques. It is a great resource to become familiar with the history of the state of Alaska. 

International Nurses Day

Florence Nightingale made a difference in the world of nursing and health. She started by volunteering at hospitals in 1850 and worked her way up to being a hospital manager. In 1854 the Crimean War started, and the mortality rate of injured soldiers was significantly high. She was able to provide clean environments, fruit and water for the soldiers and by doing so decreased the mortality rate by more than half. Florence Nightingale - Wikipedia

Florence Nightingale started the first nursing school, Nightingale Nursing School in 1860. In addition to putting together an astonishing school, she wrote reports and books on her work. She emphasized that it was essential in building a trusting relationship with patients. It is in her footsteps that we celebrate nurses and the healthcare that they provide.

International Nurses Day 2022: How the Nurses Community Have Been A  Backbone To The Medical Community, Especially During The Times Of A Global  Healthcare Crisis, ET HealthWorld