Friday, June 06, 2008

University of Alaska - Anchorage

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Originally uploaded by J Semenza
So many things to blog about, it was hard to choose just one. In the end, I chose this one cause I think all of us can use this. They had complaints about not having videos to watch for entertainment purposes, so they asked for donations. This collection is all based on donations from individuals. Complaints about why this is here and that is not is addressed by telling the complainer, that all the videos are donated and they are welcome to donate something to improve the collection...

Okay I can't help it. Take a look at the chairs in the foreground. See how they are curved towards the back. These chairs allow a student to either sit upright or lean (tip) back. I thought they were great! I believe Fairbanks uses similar chairs in their library too.

-- Jenny

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

University of Alaska - Fairbanks

Originally uploaded by J Semenza
Lots of serious library stuff was discussed, of course. But what I thought I'd share with you is an anecdote related to me by my tour guide librarian. I know we're all looking for art to place in our libraries. This picture is of a very heavy metal sculpture that magically appeared in place one day. Perhaps some student couldn't figure out how to get it home. Who knows. All they know is an anonymous artist and donor somehow made it happen with no one knowing about it. -- Jenny

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