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Milham Lecture and Reception – Oct. 27th

Junior Gleaners and Beaver Books: the colourful children’s books of Fredericton’s Brunswick Press in the 1950s and 60s.

An illustrated talk with accompanying exhibition

Presented by Susan Fisher, Curator Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection, UNB Fredericton

Date: Thursday, October 27th

Time: 4:00pm with a reception to follow from 4:45-5:30pm

Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library


With over 70 titles for children, ranging from newly illustrated classic poems and tales to locally authored poetry, fiction and non-fiction, Fredericton’s Brunswick Press was an early innovator in Canada, defining what regional children’s publishing could be. Managed by Brigadier Michael Wardell in close correspondence with financial backer, Sir Max Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook), the press was part of a larger publishing venture which also included Fredericton’s local paper, The Daily Gleaner.

In this image-rich presentation, Susan Fisher will discuss the origins of Brunswick press, show examples of its children’s books (including original artwork for an unpublished volume of Desmond Pacey’s children’s poetry), and look at how the press and The Daily Gleaner combined to engage the child reader in 1950s New Brunswick.

The Milham Lecture is presented in conjunction with a book/archival exhibit of Brunswick Press materials to be held in the Stewart Room, Harriet Irving Library, beginning October 24th.

Alcuin Society’s 2015 prize-winning books on display in HIL

alcuin Winning books from the 34th annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada are currently on display at the Harriet Irving Library in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room until 28 October 2016.

Viewing hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Harriet Irving Library on the UNB Fredericton campus is the only New Brunswick venue hosting the book exhibit.

Judges selected 43 winning titles from 230 Canadian entries published in 2015, from nine provinces and 98 publishers. Gaspereau Press (Kentville, NS) was recognized for 7 of its designs. Thirty-eight of the prize-winning books are on display.

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 or by telephone (453-4748).

The Future of Libraries: A Conversation with Chris Bourg

UNB Libraries invites you to join us for a presentation and discussion with Chris Bourg, Director of Libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), on Thursday, October 6 at 3:00-4:00 PM in the Milham Room at the Harriet Irving Library. Dr. Bourg is on campus to deliver the opening keynote at Access 2016, Canada’s library technology conference, hosted by UNB Libraries.

Dr. Bourg has been leading a task force composed of MIT faculty, staff, and students, which has been charged with seeking input from the MIT community and from domain experts, on how MIT libraries ought to evolve to best advance the creation, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge, and to serve as a leader in the reinvention of research libraries. In this presentation, she’ll share some findings from the task force’s report (due to be released later this year), and lead discussion with the audience on the future of research libraries.

Dr. Bourg is the Director of Libraries at MIT, where she also oversees the MIT Press. Prior to assuming her role at MIT, Chris worked for 12 years in the Stanford University Libraries, most recently as the Associate University Librarian for Public Services. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University, and spent 10 years as an active duty U.S. Army officer, including 3 years on the faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Chris is keenly interested in issues of diversity and inclusion in higher education, and in the role libraries play in advancing social justice and democracy. She is currently serving as Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion of the Association of Research Libraries and has written and spoken extensively on diversity, inclusion, and leadership.

Library Showcase


University of New Brunswick Libraries Fredericton will host a half-day event designed to introduce and update faculty members to our resources and services in support of their teaching, research, and scholarly output.

There is no cost to attend; however, registration is requested.

Complete Agenda:
08:45am    COFFEE/TEA
09:00am    Welcome
09:10am    Assistive Technologies
09:25am    Scopus
09:45am    American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals
09:55am    Incorporating Librarians in D2L
10:05am    BREAK
10:20am    Scholarly Publishing & Research Data Management
10:35am    Keeping it legal: checking Permitted Uses for Electronic Resources
10:40am    Library Reserves
10:50am    ARTStor: Teaching with Images
11:00am    Archives and Special Collections
11:10am    Q & A
11:30am    Evaluations

If you have any questions or food sensitivities/requests/allergies, please contact Siobhan Hanratty ( or Phil Taber (



During the mid-morning break, participants will have the opportunity to view the newly-renovated study space on the 3rd floor.

This space was opened in the Fall of 2015 adjacent to the Library’s Accessibility Centre and has quickly become a favourite destination for students.





Carto 2016


50 Years:
Mapping our past; Navigating our future

50th Annual Conference of the
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA)

Harriet Irving Library
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick
14-17 June 2016

Since its inception in 1967, the ACMA has actively served as the representative professional group for Canadian map librarians, cartographic archivists and others interested in geographic information in all formats.

As the ACMLA celebrates its 50th anniversary, a “golden” opportunity exists to reflect upon the ways in which the Association and its members have supported changing needs across Canada, and celebrate the contributions that have increased awareness, understanding, and value of geospatial and cartographic materials. While embracing lessons learned from the past, we look towards the future to anticipate changing needs, new opportunities, and new strategies for success.

Read abstracts of the conference presentations.

Find out more about the ACMLA, including its history and past conferences.

For more information, please contact Siobhan Hanratty, Data/GIS Librarian, by email or by telephone (451-6803).