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Archived OWL Videoconferences 2013

December 2014

E-Rate Form 470 Assistance with Valerie Oliver

Presenter: Valerie Oliver
Description: Valerie Oliver answers question and provides assistance to libraries filing their form 470 for funding year 2015.
Length: 1 hour 10 minutes

November 2014

Brown Bag: Cutting, Splitting, & Curing Firewood in Alaska, November 18, 2014

Presenter: Glen Holt, Eastern Alaska Forester, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Description: How to cut, split, cure, and store firewood in Alaska.
Length: 35 minutes

Alaska Suicide Prevention, November 14, 2014

Discussion on the suicide problem in Alaska.
Runtime: 1 hr 15 min

October 2014

Brown Bag Energy: Warming up the Arctic, October 21, 2014

Presenter: Art Nash, Energy Specialist, UAF School of Natural Resources and Extension
Description: Climate change, fossil fuels, and their effect on Alaska.
Length: 53 minutes

How I Became a Poet, October 9, 2014

Presenter: Ron Spatz, Editor, Alaska Quarterly Review
Description: A dramatic reading of a short story written by Steven Shutzman and published in the Alaska Quarterly Review.
Length: 16 minutes

September 2014

Brown Bag Energy: Biomass in Schools, September 30, 2014

Presenter: Art Nash, Energy Specialist, UAF School of Natural Resources and Extension
Description: Alaskan renewable schools - burning wood into educational dollars.
Length: 53 minutes

Navigating the Affordable Care Act, September 23, 2014

Presenter: Andrea Thomas, SEARHC Outreach & Enrollment
Description: This video will help you understand the new Affordable Care Act. It will take you through the website and explain how the site works.
Length: 1 hour

Nenana Public Library Presents: iPad Quick Edit Videography, September 19, 2014

Presenter: Wes Fryer, 4th/5th grade STEM teacher in the Yukon Public Schools (Oklahoma)
Description: Using your iPad to post videos to the web.
Length: 54 minutes

Adult Protective Services Resource Fair, September 19, 2014

Presenter: Adult Protective Services
Description: Highlights of issues surrounding vulnerable adults in Alaska and the resources to help them.
Length: 3 hours

August 2014

An Informal Visit with Author Natalie D. Richards, August 26, 2014

Presenter: Natalie D. Richards
Length: 37 minutes

July 2014

What to Read - Transition Planning, July 10, 2014

Presenter: Freya Anderson, Alaska State Library
Description: It seems like we have more retirements every year. There are books that will help you plan for the transition, whether you’re the retiree or a colleague is. We’ll highlight some good ones, and even throw in some suggestions for living the good life in retirement.

Length: 49 minutes

March 2014

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill - 25 Years Later, March 24, 2014

Presenter: Seldovia Public Library
Description: Stories from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound Alaska.

Length: 2 hours

OWL Videoconference: Energy Brown Bag: Heat for the Off-Grid Camp or Cabin, March 4, 2014

Presenter: Art Nash
Description: Art Nash of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service offers alternative ways to heat your cabin without hauling as many fuel barrels.

Length: 49 minutes

February 2014

Let's Go Whale Watching in Glacier Bay, February 25, 2014

Presenter: National Park Service
Description:A Glacier Bay National Park ranger describes the enviornment in the park with special reference to whales.

Length: 48 minutes

Radon: Health Happy Hour February 24, 2014

Presenter: Art Nash, UAF Cooperative Extension
Description: Art Nash of the UAF Cooperative Extension provides an overview of the health effects of radon, its distribution in Alaska and what you can do about it.

Length: 54 minutes

We Can Valdez! - February 20, 2014

Presenter: Julie Cascio, UAF Cooperative Extension
Description:Julie Cascio of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service offers advice on energy balance, body mass index, portion distortion and tips on eating right and building exercise into your day.

Supplementary Material: Portion Distortion slides (PDF)
Length: 1 hour 6 minutes

Radon in Alaska / We Can! - February 6, 2014

Presenter: Julie Cascio, UAF Cooperative Extension
Description: Two back to back programs from Julie Cascio of UAF Cooperative Extension. First part is on Radon safety and second part is on promoting activity and good eating habits in children.

Length: 1 hour 22 minutes

Digital Literacy Training with Jamie Hollier - February 4, 2014

Presenter: Jamie Hollier, Commerce Kitchen
Description: Jamie Hollier of Commerce Kitchen provides an overview of digital literacy resources, especially those available on Jamie was working with a group of OWL librarians gathered in Anchorage.

Length: 31 minutes

Tuzzy Talk 4: Oil Dispersants! - February 1, 2014

Presenter: Nancy E. Kinner, University of New Hampshire
Description: Prof. Nancy Kinner of the University of New Hampshire continues her class on oil in the environment to people attending from Barrow, Alaska.

Length: 1 hour 35 minutes

January 2014

Kiligvak Hunter: A Story from Anaktuvuk Pass - January 31, 2014

Presenter: Raymond Paneak, Ruth Rulland and Jeff Rasic
Description: The Inupiat have lived in the North Slope since the beginning of time. They were even there hunting mammoths about 12,000 years ago! The Inupiat Heritage Center is opening a new exhibit to showcase the Inupiaq legend of hunting mammoths near Anaktuvuk Pass. Simon Paneak and Elijah Kakinya were two well-known story tellers who both have versions of this very legend. Their stories give cultural meaning and context to the Ice Age fossils that we are displaying from the Ikpikpak River. The Inupiat Heritage Center is honored to invite Raymond Paneak (Paneak's son) and Ruth Rulland (Kakinya's daughter) to share with the public the importance of oral history and memories of their fathers, the great story tellers themselves. Jeff Rasic, Archaologist from Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, has also been invited to talk about the prehistoric and modern use of mammoth ivory to make tools and sculptures.

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes

Lunch and Learn with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra - January 31, 2014

Presenter: Maestro Randy Fleischer and Violinist Rachel Barton
Description: Maestro Randy Fleischer and Violinist Rachel Barton have a lively noon-time discussion of music.

Length: 1 hour 4 minutes

Beginning Lingit Language - January 30, 2014

Presenter: Joanne Elsie Spud, Kaawjeil
Description: Beginning Lingit Language Instructor, Joanne Elsie Spud, Kaawjeil, will introduce easy words and commonly used phrases in a fun and easy learning atmosphere. If you are brave and want to try and say the words you can! But even if you are feeling a little shy, hearing the words and phrases is a very good introduction to the Lingit Language.

Length: 58 minutes

Culture Day @ Your Library - January 30, 2014

Presenter: Sally Burattin
Description: An evening of storytelling with Sally Burattin, a Tlingit elder from Klukwan. Sally will be sharing traditional Tlingit stories from Raven, the messenger bird, to Kooshdakhaa, the land otter man. This video begins with the stories in progress. We regret this technical glitch.

Length: 1 hour 48 minutes

Dena'inaq' Huch'ulyeshi: The Dena'ina Way of Living - January 28, 2014

Presenter: Aaron Leggett
Description: Learn about the original people of southcentral Alaska. Join curator Aaron Leggett (Dena’ina) for a tour of "Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living" – the first major exhibition about Dena’ina Athabascan culture. Audience Q&A to follow.

For resources from the Dena’ina exhibition, including lesson plans, multimedia and exhibit links, go to "Dena’ina Tools for Teachers" on the Anchorage Museum website at:

Length: 53 minutes

Steamfitters Union Apprenticeship Presentation - January 27, 2014

Presenter: Byron Flippin, Apprenticeship Coordinator for the Alaska Steamfitters Union
Description: Byron Flippin, Apprenticeship Coordinator for the Alaska Steamfitters Union, speaks to students in Unalaska about apprenticeship opportunities.

Length: 2 hour 43 minutes

AOE Local 302 Apprenticeship Presentation - January 24, 2014

Presenter: Adam Ferguson
Description: Video joins Adam Ferguson in the process of presenting on apprenticeship opportunities with the Alaska Operating Engineers (AOE) union. Additional information on AOE opportunities can be found at

Length: 35 minutes

Project WILD: Alaska Wildlife Curriculum - January 23, 2014

Presenter: Tennie Bentz
Description: Tennie Bentz (Dept. Fish & Game) shared information on conservation workshops, resources and the Project Wild curriculum. These workshops are fun, hands-on, interactive and designed to fit the needs of classroom teachers, environmental educators, para-professionals, parents, or community members.

Length: 1 hour 17 minutes

Energy Brown Bag: Alaskan Emerging Energy Applications - January 21, 2014

Presenter: Art Nash, UAF Cooperative Extension Service
Description: Join Art Nash of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Cooperative Extension Service talk about emerging energy resources in Alaska such as biomass, in-river hydro, geothermal, methane from thermokarst lakes and small scale hydro.

Length: 1 hour 10 minutes

Tuzzy Talk 3: Crude Oil Biodegradation - January 18, 2014

Presenter: Nancy E. Kinner, University of New Hampshire
Description: Nancy E. Kinner of the University of New Hampshire talks to an audience at the Barrow (Alaska) Public Library about oil issues.

Length: 1 hour 45 minutes

Service Animals and the ADA – January 15, 2014

Presenter: Jason Burke, Alaska State ADA Coordinator
Description: State of Alaska ADA Coordinator Jason Burke offers advice about helping library patrons utilizing service animals.
Supplementary material: Service Animals and the ADA (PDF)

Length: 1 hour 12 minutes

Biofuels in Alaska - January 14, 2014

Presenter: Art Nash
Description: Several potential heating fuels "grow" around us in Alaska, and new methods are being explored to utilize these alternative fuels. This discussion looked at how Alaska's natural resources — including biomass, grain seeds, salmon waste and biochar (charcoal) — are being investigated for energy potential.

Length: 1 hour

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