Author Archives: Page Brannon

April 8th Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse is coming. This longer than normal eclipse is bringing a storm of excitement for the lower 48. We won’t see this one, but you have plenty of time to get your eclipse viewing supplies ready for the next eclipse that will be visible in Alaska on March 28, 2033.  

Grab your solar eclipse viewing device, semicircular snacks and log in to the Consortium Library to do your research. Learn all about the upcoming eclipse and its trajectory in the journal “Astronomy” April 2024, Vol. 52, Issue 4. You can find the journal in our ProQuest Database. Want to know more about Astronomy? On the main Consortium Library page go to Guides. There is a Topic Guide for Astronomy, which has a link to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. Check out the journal “Sky and Telescope” or use one of our databases like “ProQuest Science and Technology” to find out why a solar eclipse can only happen during a new moon or search how to take a good photo of the eclipse with your phone. Read about the “unusual behavior” in animals during an eclipse to plan for your own study in 2033.

Alaska may miss the solar eclipse but we are getting some great northern lights. Check out UAF’s Geophysical Institute Aurora Forecast to find out where and when to see the northern lights. 

Final Exams and Library Resources, Spaces, and Services

Final exams and projects are upon us! the most hectic time of the semester! The library has resources, spaces, and services 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 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. We also welcome the opportunity to talk with you in-person in the Library.

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! 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.  

“Writers as Detectives: Celebrating Research and Writing in Alaska Native Culture & History” – November 15

Wednesday, November 15th at 6pm, please join us in Library 307 for a wonderful panel discussion: “Writers as Detectives: Celebrating Research and Writing in Alaska Native Culture & History”.

Featuring: Dr. Holly Miowak Guise from University of New Mexico, Dr. Ian Hartman from University of Alaska Anchorage History Department, and Professor Arlene Schmuland, Head of the Consortium Library’s Archives & Special Collections. Moderated by Dr. Maria Williams from Alaska Native Studies at UAA.

This is an event celebrating Alaska Native Studies’ 30th and the Consortium Library’s 50th Anniversary. Co-sponsored by the Alaska Center for the Book.

Parking is free and pizza will be provided.

Jane Hirshfield

Last week, Jane Hirshfield read her poetry at the Anchorage Museum. She also led a panel at the Consortium Library as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration year events.

If you are interested in learning more about her writings, you can find those in the collections of the Consortium Library. Her works can be found through QuickSearch and through the Library Catalog.

She also has a website called Poets for Science.

If you’d like help finding her writings, you can connect with us through our Ask Us page on our website.