Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS)

Publications and Records on ARLIS and Its History

Government Documents

Date AuthorTitle
1972United States Department of the Interior. Office of the SecretaryNews Release: Secretary Morton Completes Withdrawal of Almost 79 Million Acres for Study as Potential Additions to National Park, Forest, Refuge and Rivers Systems

The actions described in this September 13, 1972, news release were in accordance with the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and precipitated the call the following month for a natural resources library in Alaska.

ARLIS call number:   S930.U6 1972

1972 or beforeUnited States Bureau of Land Management. Departmental LibraryRecommendations for the Establishment of a Library/Information Resource Data Center--Alaska State Office

Cited in the memorandum dated October 12, 1972.   No known copy available at this time despite inquiries made in August 2023.

1972United States Department of the Interior. Office of the Secretary (Rogers C.B. Morton)Establishment of Natural Resources Library in Alaska

Original document.   This reproduction is difficult to read.

Transcription of document

The original secretarial order of October 12, 1972 establishing a federal natural resources library in Anchorage.   It requests the establishment and operation of such a library under the Bureau of Land Management.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44U6 1972

1980United StatesAlaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, PL 96-487.   Section 1305: Cooperative Information/Education Centers

Though a library is not explicitly mentioned, this Section authorizes the Secretary in consultation with federal agencies to plan for such centers in Anchorage and Fairbanks for visitors.

ARLIS call number:   KF3635.A328198A2 1983 (available in several resources)

1986United States. Bureau of Land ManagementOrganizational Change Proposal

Original document

Transcription of document

A proposal was written to transfer Alaska Resources Library in Anchorage, Alaska, from the U.S. Department of the Interior to the Alaska State Office of the Bureau of Land Management effective January 1, 1987.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44U59 1986

2007Murkowski, LisaAlaska Resources Library and Information Services Fee Authorization Act of 2007 (Draft)

"A bill to authorize federal agencies participating in the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services to collect fees for goods and services provided by the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services" introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski to the U.S. Senate, 2007.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44U63 2007


Reports About ARLIS for Internal Use

Date AuthorTitle
1997Alaska Natural Resources Library Group Reinvention Laboratory : Interim Report.

[Anchorage, Alaska] : [Alaska Resources Library and Information Services], [1997]

"October 1, 1997."

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44A5 1997

2002Dunn, Sandy; Malyshev, NinaAlaska Resources Library and Information Service Organizational Assessment: Final Report and Recommendations, by Sandy Dunn and Nina Malyshev.

[Anchorage, Alaska] : [Alaska Resources Library and Information Services], [2002]

"January 28, 2002."

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44D86 2002


Articles, Brochures, and Pamphlets

Several articles tell about the circulating taxidermy items (furs, skulls, bird mounts), animal replicas/models, and educational kit collection.   Most of these items are no longer owned by ARLIS.   The few that remain are on public display, but do not circulate   Many of these previously owned items are available at the Anchorage office of Alaska Department of Fish and Game.


Date AuthorTitle
1997Alaska Resource Libraries.   Page 11 in: People Land & Water, Volume 6, number 2 (February 1997).

Washington, DC : United States Department of the Interior, [1997]

This monthly news magazine published for employees of the U.S. Department of the Interior carries a blurb (page 11) under the title "Alaska Resource Libraries" about the Department starting a reinvention laboratory to address library services in Alaska's natural resources.   This plan was realized later in October 1997 as Alaska Resources Library and Information Services.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44P4 1997 (full news issue; see page 11 for this article)

1998ARLIS Opens, Expands Research Horizons.   Pages 1 and 3 in: Restoration Update, Volume 5, number 1 (January/February 1998).

Anchorage, AK : Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, 1998.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44A75 1998 (individual article)

ARLIS call number:   GC1552.P75R49 (full newsletter issue)

1998Braund-Allen, Juli; Sokolov, Barbara"Alaska Resources Library and Information Services," by Juli Braund-Allen, Barbara Sokolov.

Pages 201-206 in: International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers. Annual Conference (24th : 1998 : Reykjavík, Iceland). Electronic information and publications. Fort Pierce, Fla. : IAMSLIC, 1999.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44B728 1999

2001Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.)2001 Awards for Museum and Library Service.

Washington, DC : Institute of Museum and Library Services, [2001?]

See the chapter "ARLIS: The Alaska Resources Library and Information Service" on pages 4-5.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44A122 2001

2002Braund-Allen, Juli; Carle, Daria O."Alaska Resources Library and Information Services: Building Community in the Forty-Ninth State," by Juli Braund-Allen and Daria O. Carle.

Pages 119-123 in: Reference & User Services Quarterly, Volume 42, number 2 (winter 2002).

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44B73 2002

2002"Alaska Information Consortium Wins National Library Honor."   Page 3 in: People Land & Water, Volume 8, number 8 (January/February 2002).

Washington, DC : United States Department of the Interior, [2002]

An article in this monthly news magazine (published for employees of the U.S. Department of the Interior) tells that ARLIS has received the 2001 National Award for Museum and Library Service and gives a short overview of the library.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44A46 1997 (full news issue; see page 3 for this article)

2004Carle, Daria O.; Braund-Allen, Juli"Alaska Resources Library and Information Services: Pioneering Partnerships on the Last Frontier", by Daria O. Carle and Juli Braund-Allen.

Pages 107-133 in: Innovations in Science and Technology Libraries / Rita Pellen, William Miller, editors. -- Binghamton, NY : Haworth Information Press, c2004.

Co-published and mirrored simultaneously in the journal: Science & Technology Libraries, Volume 24, numbers 1/2 (2003).

Online access through ScholarWorks@UA (cited as 2008 and downloads as a Microsoft Word file).   Also available through the electronic book or through the journal is possible through a library computer at ARLIS or the UAA/APU Consortium Library or through Google Books (with authorized access).

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44D3 2004 (article)

UAA/APUA Consortium Library call number:   Z675.T3 I485 2004 (entire book)

2004PNLA Quarterly, Volume 68, number 2 (winter 2004)

This issue of PNLA Quarterly features four articles written by ARLIS regular and temporary staff members.   They wrote chiefly about cataloging at ARLIS and the hiring of temporary catalogers funded by grant money in 2003 and 2004.

        Contents:

  • Cataloging Alaska.
        By Lisa C. McDaniels, Kitty P. Benson, Nicole M. Jackelen, Sandra R. Macke, Catherine A. Miller, Corey T. O’Halloran, Julie Moore Iliff, and Cathy S. Vitale.   --   Pages 8-10, 21-22

  • Hiring from a Distance : Bringing Cataloging Interns to Alaska.
        By Julie Moore Iliff, Cathy S. Vitale, Pres Winslow, Lisa C. McDaniels.   --   Pages 11-14

  • Cataloging : It’s All About Connecting People With Information.
        By Julie Moore Iliff.   --   Page 15

  • Malingering at ARLIS.
        By Cathy S. Vitale.   --   Page 16

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44P17 2004

2007K​a​z​z​i​m​i​r, E​d"Library School Graduates Called to Alaska," text and photographs by E​d K​a​z​z​i​m​i​r.

Pages 6-7 in: Newspoke (Juneau, Alaska : 1987), Vol. 20, number 4 (Oct./Dec. 2007).

Two temporary catalogers (and recent library school graduates) were hired from "The Outside" using project funding.   They discuss predicaments in cataloging technical literature and their adjustment to life in Alaska.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44K29 2007

2009Carle, Daria O.; K​a​z​z​i​m​i​r, E​d​w​a​r​d; Rozen, Celia M.COMMFISH: All About Alaska's Commercial Fisheries Collections, by Daria O. Carle, E​d​w​a​r​d K​a​z​z​i​m​i​r, Celia M. Rozen

Pages 3-17 in: International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers. Annual Conference (34th : 2008 : Suva, Fiji). Sustainability In a Changing Climate. -- Newport, Oregon : IMSLIC, 2009.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44C325 2009

2015Cable News Network (CNN)The Library That Checks Out Dead Animals.

Video file     Video duration: 1 minute, 51 seconds.

Series:   Great Big Story

Originally produced and published online in 2015 by Cable News Network (CNN) in Atlanta.   Since 2020, distribution is through whynow Media in London.

Online access through the Great Big Story website or through the "Great Big Story" YouTube channel.

2015Caldwell, Suzanna"Check Out This Stuff : Need a Wolf Fur?   A Puffin Pelt?   All You Need Is a Library Card and a Visit to the ARLIS Collection", by Suzanna Caldwell.

Pages A1 and A6 in: Alaska Dispatch News, October 6, 2015

Not available online through ARLIS due to copyright.   Article is available in microfilm and online through NewsBank service (check with your library).

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44C25 2015

2015Inskeep, SteveCheck Out What You Can Borrow From a Library In Alaska.

podcast     Podcast duration: 1 minute, 34 seconds.

Originally broadcast on NPR's podcast series "Morning Edition" on October 7, 2015.

NPR journalists Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne interview Celia Rozen of ARLIS about the circulating furs, skulls, and mounts.

2015Rozen, CeliaARLIS--Furs, Skulls, Mounts, Kits and So Much More, by Celia Rozen.

Online article in: Alaska Fish & Wildlife News, November 2015

Online access through the ARLIS Document Server (a PDF reproduction) or through the online magazine.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44R742 2015

2016"Susitna Doc Finder From ARLIS".

Page 2 in: Friday Bulletin : News From the Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums, August 2021

A half-page notice about the launch of the Susitna Doc Finder, a special online catalog for documents pertaining to the Susitna Hydroelectric Power Project and the later Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.

This notice is not cataloged and not printed out.   Please consult the online PDF using the link above.

2017Rozen, Celia M.; Woods, Helen; K​a​z​z​i​m​i​r, E​d"Things Collections, Alaska-Style : Furs, Skulls, Mounts," by Celia Rozen, Helen Woods, and E​d K​a​z​z​i​m​i​r ; photographs by E​d K​a​z​z​i​m​i​r.

Chapter 15 (pages 201-224) in: Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds : Building a Library of Things / Mark Robinson and Lindley Shedd, editors. -- Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2017.

Not available online through ARLIS due to copyright.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44R744 2017 (Chapter 15 only)

ARLIS call number:   Z688.N6A93 2017 (entire book)

2019Nalewicki, Jennifer"This Library in Anchorage Lends Out Taxidermic Specimens : All You Need to Check Out a Snowy Owl or a Mounted Rockfish Is a Library Card."

Page 128 in: Smithsonian Magazine, April 18, 2019 (Travel section).

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44N25 2019

2019"Make Way for Ducklings!"   Page 128 in: Reader's Digest (October 2019).

This is a short notice in reference to the article about the ARLIS taxidermy collection that appeared in Smithsonian Magazine (April 18, 2019).   See the blurb on page 128 at the end of "The Genius Section".

Not available online through ARLIS due to copyright.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44M3 2019

2021Rozen, Celia; Henley, Jon"ADF&G's Library : It's Always Been There But It's Always Evolving!", by Celia Rozen and Jon Henley.

Online article in: Alaska Fish & Wildlife News, August 2021

Online access through the ARLIS Document Server (a PDF reproduction) or through the online magazine.

ARLIS call number:   Z733.A44R74 2021