Magnitude 4.3 – 6 miles S of Girdwood
June 18, 2020 12:38:41 AKDT
60.8583°N 149.1134°W Depth 10.2 miles
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Lodge and cabins burn in 1 of 115 active fires across Alaska; Inside the Gates: Army recruiters use gaming to draw attention to military benefits; Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority offers COVID-19 response grants to service providers and more ->
KTUU: APD holds first virtual town hall, fielding community questions on policing; Family finds message in a bottle in Little Susitna River; Alaska Railroad gears up to get passenger service back on track; The FDA has apporved a video game to help with ADHD and more ->
KTOO Public Media: AFN will hold in-person annual convention this year with the theme ‘Good Government, Alaskans Decide’; Alaska’s salmon industry contends with a rumor from China that you can get COVID-19 from seafood and more ->
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Pandemic Health Guidelines Have A Long History In The Y-K Delta; YKHC Says Coronavirus Cases Will Rise As Alaska Reopens and more ->
Alaska Native News: Coast Guard rescues stranded rafter north of Haines, Alaska and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Midnight Sun Festival, a cancelled staple of solstice celebrations; Military First confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Fort Wainwright and more ->
Craig Medred: Secondhand COVID
By Courtney, Only In Your State Alaska: Why Everyone In Alaska Should Visit This One Tiny Town
The Alaska State Library and Alaska State Archives are open for appointments Tuesday through Friday, June 23-26 and Tuesday through Thursday, June 30 – July 2 from Noon – 4 p.m.
To make an appointment to use the general reading room, use the Reading Room reservation form or call (907) 465-2920.
To make an appointment with Historical Collections or the State Archives, use the Research Center reservation form or call (907) 465-2925.
The Alaska State Museum will re-open to the public on June 24, 2020 with a timed entry system Wednesday through Saturday from Noon to 4:00 p.m. and by reservation only. Please call the museum front desk at 907-465-2901 to schedule your visit.
The Sheldon Jackson Museum will re-open to the public on June 24, 2020 with a timed entry system and by reservation only. We will be open Wednesday through Saturday, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Please call 907-747-8981 to schedule your visit.
Visit our staff directory to contact LAM staff by email or phone for distance services.
Documenting the impact of COVID-19 on life in Alaska
by Daniel Cornwall on June 18th, 2020 in Archives, Libraries | Comments
May 25, 2020
Juneau – The Alaska State Libraries, Archives, and Museums Division is documenting the impact of COVID-19 on life in Alaska.
As Alaska residents like you react to new policies and recommendations aimed to restrict the virus’ spread, the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums wishes to document and preserve the materials and stories that demonstrate how you are continuing to communicate, work, commute, learn, teach, create, pray, celebrate, mourn, and give aid to others. Tell us your story or consider what objects or recordings best represent the experiences and observations that have stood out to you most. How are you and your friends and family staying in touch during this period of social distancing and self-quarantine? What do you regard as your biggest challenges? Was there a moment when you realized a historic event was taking place? We are looking for a diverse set of voices, hearing about your lived experience, and learning about your new everyday lives. Historians of the future will want to know how we spent our days.
You can help by sharing documents, images, journals, audio recordings, videos, and other digital or tangible items relating to COVID-19 in Alaska. Use the SLAM COVID-19 submission form available at https://lam.alaska.gov/our-covid19-story to tell us about your ideas.
While we can’t promise to accept any particular item for our collections, we will strive to select those having permanent historical value. We aim to preserve the materials we accept and make them available to researchers. Thank you for helping us document this important part of Alaska’s history.