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For Librarians

“An excellent library in every community for every Alaskan.”

Our Core Values

  • Collaboration: We believe the pathway to sustainable and relevant libraries is through cooperation, collaboration and partnership.
  • Professionalism: We believe that libraries benefit when we model positive, respectful and forward-looking leadership. Library development staff are committed to developing our personal expertise through continuous learning.
  • Service: We believe that providing compassionate, equitable and responsive support to libraries fosters the development of a literate and empowered citizenry.

For Alaska Librarians

Library Guides

New Librarian Toolkit and other resources

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:

  1. Search the Alaska Library Catalog.
  2. If the books you need are in Juneau, call 907.465.2920 to place your request.
  3. Staff in Juneau will search the circulation system to see if you have already been issued a Capital City Library card.
  4. If you do not have a card, they will create one for you over the phone.
  5. The library science books will be mailed to you if you live outside of Juneau.
  6. The loan period is three weeks.
  7. You can always call to renew your books.
  8. You are responsible for mailing the books back to the State Library in Juneau.
  9. If you prefer, you can also request these titles through interlibrary loan.

Page last updated 11/16/2020