November 27, 2020

A Library at University of Alaska Anchorage Loans Out Skulls, Furs and Mounted Animals to the Public

From the Alaska Dispatch News:

Need to borrow a polar bear fur? Or a walrus skull complete with tusks? Or how about a beluga whale vertebrae or piece of baleen?

All you need is a library card and a trip to the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.

The library — better known as ARLIS — is home to the furs, mounts and skulls collection. It’s where hundreds of animal specimens from wolverine furs to stuffed puffins are available for checkout by the general public.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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