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Best-Looking Books of 2013

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Winning books from the 32nd annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada are currently exhibited in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room (HIL, 5th floor).

Judges selected 37 winning titles from 232 Canadian entries published in 2013, from eight provinces, and 107 publishers. Gaspereau Press (Kentville, NS) was recognized for five of its designs. Twenty-nine of the prize-winning books are on display.

The Harriet Irving Library is the only New Brunswick venue hosting the book exhibit.

Place: H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room (HIL, 5th floor)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am until 4:00pm
Dates: 4 September until 15 October 2014


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The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver-based, non-profit society for the support and appreciation of fine books. In addition to the annual Book Design Competition, the Society publishes a quarterly journal, Amphora, and organizes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and field visits on various aspects of the book.


For more information, please contact Archives & Special Collections by email archives@unb.ca or by telephone (453-4748).

STU Faculty Showcase

At the start of the new academic year, all St. Thomas University faculty and staff members are invited to attend the annual Library Showcase of resources and services. Tailored specifically to STU, this event will focus on library resources and services most relevant to teaching and research in the social sciences, humanities, and professions.

Date: Thursday, August 28, 9:45 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Milham Room (Rm. 100), Harriet Irving Library (HIL)

This year, our half-day schedule includes short sessions on such topics as the library’s mobile app guide, Eduroam WiFi access at HIL, our new Express Press bookmaking machine, citation tools, and various new online resources.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided, courtesy of the STU Office of Research Services and Deans’ Office.

Registration is required by e-mailing research@stu.ca before August 26th.

For more information, please contact: Barry Cull, the STU Liaison Librarian at HIL  (bcull@unb.ca; 458-7057)

RefWorks Drop-In Sessions

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Are you about to start using RefWorks? Are you a RefWorks user with questions?

The third Thursday of every month, at 10am, there will be a RefWorks drop-in session in the HIL Learning Lab (112).


The A-Team (Aggie and Alicia) will be available to assist you!

Summer Drop-In Dates:

June 19th

July 17th

August 21st

Reception in honour of Donald A. Macdonald

The Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management invites you to a reception in honour of UNB alumnus Donald Angus Macdonald (B.Sc.F., 1914), Canada’s third and last Dominion Forester.

When: 23 June 2014

Where: Forestry & Geology Building, Room 202

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to yolanda@unb.ca

Staff from Archives & Special Collections will give a brief talk accompanied by images and illustrations. In addition, items from the recently acquired collection of D.A. Macdonald will be on display.

Further information can found at: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry/news/mcdonaldreception.html

Best wishes Steve Rosenfeld!

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Best wishes to Stephen Rosenfeld, Director of Library Systems, on the occasion of his retirement!

Steve has been a fixture at UNB for 40 years and it is almost impossible to think of Library Systems without Steve in the lead. He has recruited and retained an amazingly talented group within Library Systems, and they have created a systems architecture to support the library well into the future.

Most recently, Steve led us through the implementation of OCLC’s WorldShare, which puts the library LMS back on the leading edge, positioning UNB Libraries in a very favourable and stable position from which to move forward.


Steve’s last day in the Library will be Wednesday, April 30th, 2014, but there will be a party in June to celebrate his contributions to UNB. Notices and invitations will be sent closer to the date, but mark your calendar now and plan to join Steve’s retirement celebration on Thursday, June 12th in the Milham Room (HIL).