Where you could be working!
Have you ever been the person at a party talking about the cool 1905 photograph you found in a thrift store? Does the phrase “history immersion” excite you? Do you love people and helping them? Does creating order make you happy? If so, then you may be the perfect candidate for the Public Services Assistant Archivist position at the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives! The University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks engaging, team-oriented applicants for the position of Assistant Archivist.
Come work down in the Archives with rare original documents relating to Alaska’s fascinating history! Thrill at the sight of glass plate negatives! Talk to people from all over the world seeking out the amazing information we hold!
More information (including how to apply) can be found here: https://careers.alaska.edu/en-us/job/514234/assistant-archivist
This is an amazing entry level job opportunity for someone seeking experience in an archives with a public service focus. Deadline to apply is January 28th, 2020.
And if you’re not sure the job is for you, please spread the word far and wide.
Apply now for the Paul H. McCarthy Research Award, a $2,500 award for research projects using any collection in the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. Undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline are encouraged to apply.
What kinds of projects are eligible?
- Projects must use some collection in the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives.
- Projects must focus on the library’s history.
- Projects must culminate in a final product—this could be a library exhibit, short film, a series of web publications, or something else that you propose (additional funds may be available for production of this final product).
- Projects must be completed no later than May 3, 2020.
Rachel Cohen, Archivist at the Alaska Polar Regions Collection and Archives at the Rasmuson Library, will mentor awardee during the experience. Applicants are welcome to contact her with questions during the application phase at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply by December 1, 2019 at uaf.edu/ursa.
You’re invited to the Alaska and Polar Regions Collection & Archives (APRCA) Open House on Oct. 17th, 5:00pm-7:00pm.
- Celebrate the re-opening the Paul H. McCarthy Research Room
- Meet our new Archivist, Rachel Cohen
- Exhibits featuring materials from:
- Michael Krauss Collection
- Candace Waugaman Collection
Questions? Contact UAF-APR-reference-Service@alaska.edu or call 907-474-6400 for more information.
Parking is free after 5:00pm in the Signers’ Hall & Eielson Parking Lots (3A, 3C & 3G).
Light refreshments will be provided.
Tanana Chiefs Conference, Doyon, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks present the community WORLD PREMIERE of ATTLA, a new PBS documentary on legendary dogsled racer George Attla.
Screenings will be held in:
FAIRBANKS on October 16 & 17 – 7:00pm at the Regal Goldstream
ANCHORAGE – October 24 & 25 – 7:00pm at the Regal Tikahtnu
Information on how to obtain your free ticket will be available on the ATTLA Documentary Facebook page on October 1st!
We are thrilled to share that ATTLA will be broadcast nationwide on PBS’ Independent Lens on December 16, 2019!
UAF Libraries are pleased to announce and welcome our new Archivist, Rachel Cohen, who will begin her duties on Tuesday, September 3rd.
Originally from southeast Alaska, Ms. Cohen comes to us most recently from a position as User Services Librarian/Archivist at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
She holds degrees in English and Writing, Library and Information Science, Theatre History, and Instructional Design.
Want to know more about the life of an Archivist? Listen to this fabulous interview with Becky Butler, an Archivist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives. The collections that she mentions in the interview, including the Ernest Gruening papers and the The Fabian Carey Collection of Fairbanks Red Light District Photographs, can be found by searching UAF’s Archives Catalog. Thanks for listening!
We currently have two Archivist candidates scheduled to give presentations for the Archivist position.
Presentation topics are to be determined.
For each candidate A small reception will follow in the library staff lounge. An opportunity will be provided for you to give feedback candidate presentations.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 3:30pm, Mary Anne Hamblen
Mary Anne was the Stevens Archivist from July 2011 until Feb 2014. Mary Anne will give her presentation in the Library Media Classroom (room 340 Rasmuson Library).
Friday, May 31, 2019 at 1:30pm, Rachel Cohen
Rachel Cohen is the Assistant Librarian and Archivist and User Services Librarian for the Special Collection at Samford University in Alabama. Rachel will give her presentation in the Library Media Classroom (room 340 Rasmuson Library).
The Alaska & Polar Regions Collections and Archives Department (APRCA) of the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library is accepting applications for an Archivist to develop, manage, and promote manuscript and archival collections at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).
For details and information on how to apply see http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/512458/archivist
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Alaska & Polar Regions Collections and Archives (APRCA) Digital Repository accessible at archives.library.uaf.edu.
The APRCA Digital Repository was created to provide access to some of Rasmuson Library’s unique digital resources, including items from the Alaska Film Archives, the Archives unit, the Oral History unit, and the Rare Books & Maps unit.
Visitors to this site are invited to browse by subject, collection, topic and type of object. The repository is in its early phase and library units are continuing to add content.
Funding for this project was provided as a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For inquiries about this project, contact Ilana Kingsley at email@example.com
There’s a mystery afoot in the APR Collection and Archives Research Room! Well, technically, it’s been a mystery here at UAF since 1938. Some of you may already know the story: Otto Geist, self-made paleontologist and well-known Fairbanksonian, reportedly buried mammoth tusks somewhere on campus. Some say it was to spite a rival, others say it was to test “proofing” methods to better preserve the fragile material. Whatever the reason, no one knows where the tusks are now. They sit, gaining value, just waiting for some lucky Goonies.
Before you all pull out your shovels and we have a full-on Sacharian Holes situation here, I should explain that students with the MAYmester documentary class have been hard at work treasure-hunting in the APR Archives. Using the Otto Geist papers, they’ve pored over his field notes, diaries, and reports looking for clues. They’ve even found a 1952 interview with Geist held by the Oral History Program. If anyone’s going to find those tusks, my money’s on them.
Do you have any campus legends you’d like to learn more about? Do you have any leads to other campus treasures? Tell the Archives about it! We love a good caper. Email us at UAF-APR-reference-Service@alaska.edu.