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Consortium Library Award

The Consortium Library Award for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors an undergraduate research paper or project that demonstrates significant use of the Library’s collections or services. You can apply for this award for a project that you completed within the current or prior three semesters (spring, summer, and fall). The committee accepts applications from the Monday after Thanksgiving to the Monday after spring break.
This academic year, those dates are December 2, 2019 to March 16, 2020.
For more information, please see the Consortium Library Award guide: https://libguides.consortiumlibrary.org/award.

Tax Forms and Help

We have tax forms! You’ll find them across from the Main Circulation Desk until they’re gone.

Need help with your taxes? Visit one of the free tax preparation sites in Anchorage to have your federal income taxes prepared and filed for free. Details are available from United Way of Anchorage.

Free Workshop on U.S. Census Data & Tools

The Consortium Library will be hosting a Census workshop on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 9:30-11:00 AM. This face-to-face workshop will be led by Heidi Crawford, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Dissemination Specialist for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. Heidi is based in Oregon, so having her here in person is an opportunity not to be missed.

When: 10/18/2018, 9:30-11:00 AM

Where: Library Room 309

Who can attend: Anyone (students, staff, faculty, and community members are all welcome)

Workshop title: Census Data, Census Tools and You – How Census Data and Tools Can Help Your Project

What to expect: Participants will learn about the types of data the Census Bureau produces and where to locate Census data on census.gov using various tools.  Learn how the data helps with reports, research and other projects. The workshop will include:

  • Overview of Census data, including American Community Survey data
  • Overview of Census data tools, including American FactFinder and tools on census.gov
  • Online demonstration on census.gov, including where to search for relevant data and tools and new ways to learn about data
  • Recent and future data releases

RSVP appreciated but not required.

Please contact Ruth Terry at rterry9 at alaska.edu with any questions.

Get help with end-of-semester research projects

Are you working on end-of-semester assignments? If you’re having trouble finding sources or you’re trying to figure out whether a source is credible, contact the Reference Desk. Reference Desk Librarians can help you with every stage of the research process, from figuring out what to put in a search box to citing sources. When you’ve tried searching on your own without success for 10 or 15 minutes, talking with a librarian will save you time and frustration.

Call: (907) 786-1848

Email: http://ask.consortiumlibrary.org/ask

Live Chat: http://ask.consortiumlibrary.org/

Reference Desk First Floor Hours: https://consortiumlibrary.org/about/hours/research.php

Financial Literacy (with a prize!)

Next week, the library’s display table (near the main circulation desk) will feature information on student and personal finance. Along with books and pamphlets, you’ll find posters with information about investing, fraud, saving for retirement, and more. These posters are part of an educational program called DASH for the STASH. Read the posters and answer questions for a chance to win a $1,000 contribution to an IRA. The posters will be available October 8-15, 2017.

UAA’s Office of Financial Aid hosts workshops throughout the year to help students take charge of their finances. Here are links to their calendars for workshops focused on personal finance and financial aid.