Monthly Archives: October 2023

Midterm Exams: The Library is Here to Help!

Midterm exams are upon us: the most hectic time of the semester! You’re not alone, though. The library has lots of resources to help you prepare for your exams, research your papers, and even find a quiet spot to focus.

If you are in need of resources for a research assignment, remember that you can ask us for assistance! Librarians are available to answer your questions and help you quickly navigate thousands of resources every day of the week! You can email your questions, text (907) 312-1024, or chat a librarian. You can also call (907) 786-1848.

Are you more of a self-starter? The library has guides on a multitude of diverse topics that will point you in the right direction!

We can give you tips for those tricky citations, assist you in narrowing down your topic, or find that perfect article or book!

Stressed and overwhelmed? Just need a quiet place to concentrate? Don’t forget that the library has both group and individual study rooms available on a first come, first serve basis.

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Best of luck with your exams! We’re proud of all that you’ve done so far!

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

This October 9th, both UAA and APU recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day. 

APU will host an Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration from noon to 2:00 pm at Moseley Sports Center. RSVP in advance! UAA will host an Interactive Clan Game to learn more about the clan-based Tlingit society.

Here at the library, we offer numerous resources by and about Alaska’s indigenous peoples. Check out the Alaska Native Studies guide for lists of resources on Alaska Native languages, politics, business, community, culture, and history, as well as resources that are specific to UAA and APU, such as the Alaska Native Student Services.

It’s Alaska Book Week!

Alaska Book Week takes place this week, from October 1 – 8. It features both live events and virtual presentations throughout the state, including multiple events here in Anchorage. Check out the list of daily events here

Some of them are on APU’s campus, including the October 4th discussion An Evening with Lily Tuzroyluke and Sarah Birdsall at APU’s Carr-Gottstein Lecture Hall at 7:00 pm. Curious about books by these authors? The Consortium Library’s Alaskana Collection on the second floor includes several copies of works by Sarah Birdsall, which you can find through the library catalog. You can also put Lily Tuzroyluke’s book Sivulliq on hold.

On October 5th, in Carr-Gottstein room 102 at 5:30 pm, APU professor Dr. David Scheel will host a reading from his new book, Many Things Under a Rock: The Mysteries of OctopusesThe library has several of Dr. Scheel’s books, videos, and articles available.

Lily Tuzroyluke and Sarah Birdsall will also join authors Lori Townsend and David G. Brown on October 5th for a discussion on writing Alaskan fiction at Writer’s Block Bookstore. If you are interested in other talks by these authors, recordings of discussions by Lori Townsend and David G. Brown are available on ScholarWorks, the University of Alaska repository for works by faculty, staff, and students.

Enjoy this week’s celebration of Alaska’s books and authors!