State library accepting internship applications

Interns get a per diem and housing.

Alaska State Library is accepting summer internship applications

The Alaska State Library is accepting applications for two summer internships in public libraries. Interns will receive travel reimbursement, per diem ($60/day for 50 days), an honorarium and free housing during the eight-week internship. The internship is sponsored by the Alaska Library Network.

The Alaska State Library Internship Project is a grant-funded project that will bring two interns who have recently completed or are near completion of their Master’s degree in Library or Information Science to work in Alaska public libraries for two months in the summer of 2019. More information can be found at

Applicants must provide a resume, copy of unofficial transcripts, two letters of recommendation (one must be an academic recommendation) and a one-page cover letter.

All materials except letters of recommendation can be emailed to with “Internship application for [applicant’s name]” in the subject line.

Letters of recommendation can be sent to by recommendation writers with the subject line “Letter of Recommendation for [applicant’s name].”

The application period will close Feb. 16.

CBJ Docks & Harbors Marine Park wall coating will take place

Purcell Painting & Coatings from Tukwila, Washington, will be repainting the Marine Park sheet pile wall from Jan. 7-March 8.

Parts of Marine Park will be fenced off during construction activities.

Alaska Railroad seeks train-related artwork

The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) is seeking submissions from artists around the state depicting ARRC trains, routes and adventures.

Entries for the 2020 art print contest are due by Friday, Feb. 22.

Once an entry is selected, ARRC will commission the artist to create a final version to be the basis for the railroad’s official 2020 commemorative print, poster and gift shop merchandise.

From the completed artwork, the Alaska Railroad produces up to 750 signed and numbered prints, several thousand posters and several thousand lapel pins. The railroad pays the artist $3,000 and provides 10 artist proofs and 20 posters. The artist agrees to participate in print/poster sale-and-signing events in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Signing events may also occur in an additional community, depending on the subject of the artwork. The Alaska Railroad pays for the artist’s travel expenses.

Artists should submit a sketch no larger than 11-by-17 inches.

To provide some context, artists should also include several samples of their finished artwork.

Mail submissions to the attention of John Simmons, Passenger Depot Services Manager, Alaska Railroad, P.O. Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510-7500.

Blueprint Downtown walking tours continue

The Blueprint Downtown project team is hosting a series of public walking tours to explore topics such as business vitality, parking and sustainability. Each tour focuses on different themes from previous public meetings and includes a discussion on what is working, what is not and potential future improvements. The hourlong tour will end with 30 minutes of conversation and warming up at a coffee shop.

Blueprint Downtown is a planning effort of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Community Development Department to set a community vision for the future of downtown Juneau.

The second tour is Saturday, Jan. 12, and it will focus on vehicles, parking and the pedestrian experience. It will be 1-2:30 p.m. and meets at Heritage Coffee, at the corner of Front and Seward streets.

The third tour will focus on cultural identity, sustainability and the environment and will be 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, and it meets at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center at 350 Whittier St.

Interested members of the public are encouraged to sign up in advance for one or more tours at or by calling the Community Development Department at 586-0715. ADA accommodations are available upon request with at least 72 hours’ notice.

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