Developing strong, vibrant libraries in Alaska!
Library Development provides leadership, assistance and expertise to Alaska’s libraries, in support of a cooperative network of strong and vibrant libraries that serve Alaskans’ educational and cultural needs. (Revised November 2013)
About the State Library
- Contact information, mission statement, hours, and more
- Library Development Staff: Find the specialist you need to consult!
- Governor's Advisory Council on Libraries
For Alaska Librarians
- 800# and Interlibrary Loan and Reference Backup Service (PDF)
- Alaska Libraries Reciprocal Borrowing Program
- Alaska Library Directory
- Alaska Library Law
- Alaska Library Network
- Alaska Native Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (ANLAMS)
- Alaska School Librarian Handbook
- Alaska Statewide Summer Reading Program
- Cataloging & Interlibrary Loan
- Current News from the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (Friday Bulletin)
- Digital Pipeline
- E-rate: The Universal Service Fund in Alaska
- Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Issues
- Internet Circle of Safety
- Library Statistics (state and national)
- Ready to Read Resource Center
- Talking Book Center
Alaska State Publications & Statistics
Grants for Libraries and schools
Library Associations Serving Alaska
- Consumer Health Resources
- Copyright for OWL (and more): Copyright tools and best practices
- Educator's Toolkit
- Emerging Technologies
- Foreign Language Resources
- Free video programming for libraries
- Getting Started with eBooks
- iPads for Alaskans Libraries
- Libraries and Community Sustainability
- New Librarian Toolkit
- Professional Development Resources for Public Librarians
- Public Doman/Royalty Free Multimedia
- Resources for Library Trustees
- Technology Planning for Libraries
- Web Conference Participant Resources
Library Quick Topics & White Papers
- Background on Library Construction Grants in Alaska (PDF)
- Quick Topic 1: Starting a New Job in an Alaskan Library? Then These FAQs Are For You (PDF)
- Quick Topic 2: Cooperation... an Alaskan Library Tradition: Statewide Resources for Alaskan Libraries (PDF)
- White Paper 1: Charging Non-Residents for Library Services (PDF)
Library Science Professional Collection
Do you need to check out practical books about managing computers in libraries, supervising staff or volunteers, developing your library collection, doing storytime for children or booktalks for adults, fundraising to enhance your budget, or serving special populations of patrons? To access the library science collection for books like these and more:
- Search the Joint Library Catalog.
- If the books you need are in Anchorage, call 800.776.6566 to place your request.
- If the books you need are in Juneau, call 907.465.2920 to place your request.
- Staff in Anchorage or Juneau will search the circulation system to see if you have already been issued a Capital City Library card.
- If you do not have a card, they will create one for you over the phone.
- The library science books will be mailed to you if you live outside of Anchorage or Juneau.
- The loan period is three weeks.
- You can always call to renew your books.
- You are responsible for mailing the books back to the State Library in Anchorage or Juneau.
- If you prefer, you can also request these titles through interlibrary loan.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
- Grants for Libraries: Federal & State
- LSTA Alaska State Plan 2013-2017 (PDF)
- LSTA Alaska State Plan 2008-2012 (Revised 2007) (PDF)
- LSTA Five-Year Evaluation Report 2008 – 2012 (PDF)
- LSTA Alaska State Plan 2008 -2012 (PDF)
- 2003-3007 Evaluation (PDF)
- LSTA Alaska State Plan 2003-2007
- 1998-2002 Evaluation
- LSTA Alaska State Plan 1998-2002