ANLA Grand Opening -- February 22, 2013

We're moving

Rasmuson Library ANLA is moving to the Rasmuson Library. Over the next year the Archive will be transitioning from its current home in the Brooks Building to new space in the Rasmuson Library. We have already begun transferring archival documents and recordings to secure storage on the first floor of Rasmuson, and we have opened a new office on the second floor, adjacent to the Oral History Program and the Alaska and Polar Regions Archive. Over the next few months we'll be creating a public space next to the Alaska Collection on the second floor. This space will provide easy access to Alaska Native Language reference materials.

During the transition period our offline materials will be distributed between Rasmuson and Brooks, so be sure to check with ANLA staff if you have any questions or need assistance locating materials. Thanks for your patience during our move.

Save the date

Feb 22 Please join ANLA and the Rasmuson Library for a Grand Opening Celebration to dedicate the new ANLA public service point on the second floor of the Rasmuson Library. The event will begin with an open house featuring collections in the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections, the Oral History Collection, and of course ANLA. This will be followed by a special panel session entitled Honoring Alaska’s Native Languages: Past, Present, Future, reflecting on 50 years of Native language archiving at UAF.

  • When: Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Where: UAF Rasmuson Library, 2nd floor
Tentative Schedule
3:00-4:00 Open House and Workshops
Tours and hands-on demonstration workshops at the Alaska and Polar Regions Department, the Oral History Program, the Alaska Books Collections, and ANLA
  • Preservation of Archival Materials
    Dennis Moser, Director APR
    Reading Room, 3:00-3:30
  • Oral History Collections
    Robin Russell
    Reading Room, 3:30-4:00
  • Project Jukebox Open House
    Rasmuson 229, 3:00-4:00
  • Alaska Native Language Audio Collections
    Stacey Baldridge, ANLA Collections Manager
    Rasmuson 232, 3:00-3:30
  • Language research and language collections: an ongoing exchange
    Siri Tuttle, Alaska Native Language Center
    Rasmuson 232, 3:30-4:00
  • Alaska Native Language Collections at UAF
    Marvin Falk
    Rasmuson 340, 3:00-3:30
  • Alaska Native Languages: An Overview
    Gary Holton, Director ANLA
    Rasmuson 340, 3:30-4:00
4:00-5:00 Panel: Honoring Alaska’s Native Languages: Past, Present, Future
Participants to include:
  • Eliza Jones
  • James Kari
  • Michael Krauss
  • Edna MacLean

Location: Media Classroom, 3rd floor
5:00 Dedication ceremony
  • Introduction: Bella Gerlich and Gary Holton
  • Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell
  • Lawrence Kaplan, Direct, Alaska Native Language Center
  • Walkie Charles, Chair, Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council
  • Presentation of plaque: Gary Holton and Michael Krauss
  • Closing remarks: Robert Charlie
    followed by Refreshments and entertainment by the Inu-Yupiaq Dancers
    2nd floor Rasmuson Library

This event is free and open to the public.

Funding for this event is provided in part through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs, Arctic Social Sciences Program.

This event will take place in conjunction with the 40th annual Festival of Native Arts on the UAF Campus.