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“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.

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.








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.