Contact Julie Niederhauser if you reside in Juneau and would like to make arrangements to attend an OWL video conference.
Contact your local library if you reside outside of Juneau to make arrangements to attend an OWL video conference.
February 7, 4 pm - 5 pm
Mike Folkerts, recreational boating specialist for the Coast Guard, will discuss what safety equipment boaters are required to carry onboard. Make sure your vessel is properly equipped with personal floatation devices, navigation lights, sound signals and more to be safe and smart on the water
Seaweed of Alaska
March 7 , 4 pm - 5 pm
Mandy Lindeberg, a federal fisheries research biologist with NOAA’s Auke Bay Laboratory in Juneau, will share her fascination with Alaska’s coastal ecology and seaweeds. Mandy has been studying coastal ecology in Alaska for over 20 years and various projects have taken her all over the state’s extensive and remote coastlines. Her specialty and passion lies with seaweeds. She recently published the book “A field guide to Seaweeds of Alaska”. Come hear her talk about seaweeds found in Alaska and see some beautiful imagery she has collected during her explorations. Mandy will also show you how to get started using her field guide
The Home Energy Rebate Program-Read Your Rating
March 18, 3 pm - 5 pm
Betty Hall’s 2 hour presentation explains the Home Energy Rebate Program and also touches on the Weatherization Program. She takes the homeowner through the rebate process, how to calculate the rebate amount, explains the energy rating paperwork and provides a better understanding of the recommended energy improvements. She will also cover where to find additional information resources.
Early Intervention Alaska Infant Learning Program
April 4, 4 pm - 5 pm
Erin Kinavey, Program Manager for the Alaska Infant Learning Program, will discuss the fundamentals of the Infant Learning Program: federal law and authorization for ILP services, when to make a referral, how to access ILP and the services provided.
Maintaining Your Fuel Oil Tank
May 2, 5 pm - 6 pm
What can kill your grass, make your house smell and make your neighbors really unhappy? Join Sarah Moore from the Department of Environmental Conservation as she discusses home heating oil tank installation, inspection and maintenance and what to do if your house begins to smell bad. Sarah will also talk about the pros and cons (not many!) of replacing your underground heating oil tank with an above ground tank, how and why tanks fail and how to spot the pending problem that may be lurking in your back yard.
June 7, 3 pm - 4 pm
Confidentiality is a core tenet of librarianship, both as a philosophical matter and as a legal one. Sometimes issues of confidentiality and privacy are straightforward, but it can be difficult when faced with an irate parent or someone in uniform. Each library needs to make their own decisions, and as non-lawyers we can’t provide legal advice, but we’ll go over some of the basics, including: Alaska law, gag orde
June 14, 12:15-1:15
Do you deal with confidential information at work? Do you sometimes use your home computer to catch up on a work task? Do you deal with sensitive matters with your smart phone or tablet? These are growing issues in our modern, mobile, and often wireless society. Join us to learn some of the tricky areas in privacy and confidentiality in the digital arena, and pick up tips about how to minimize risk. Contact: Freya.Anderson@alaska.gov