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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).

Intro to Palaeography

Do you need help reading handwritten documents?

If so, come to this 2-part session to learn techniques and strategies that you can use to approach reading and analyzing manuscripts.

Part One:

Tuesday, February 16th (2-2:50pm), HIL Milham Room
Topics include transcription, writing materials, and styles (hands).

Part Two:

Tuesday, February 23rd (2-2:50pm), HIL Learning Lab
Hands-on practice using 18th-century and 19th-century sources from North America and Great Britain.

This free session is primarily intended for undergraduate and graduate students working with primary documents. No registration is required.

For more information, please contact Dr. Leah Grandy by email or by telephone (453-4834).


Are you new to UNB Libraries?

UNB Libraries will offer a session designed to introduce international students to the library system, including the various resources, services, and study spaces that are available to support your academic success.


  • What kind of materials the library offers (books, journal articles, newspapers, films, and more)
  • How to find materials using the catalogue UNB WorldCat, databases, and UNB Libraries’ Subject Guides
  • Where physical materials can be found in the library
  • How to get to the fulltext of online/electronic resources
  • How to print, save, and organize your research findings


  • Research Help Desks: Ask Us for help in using any of UNB Libraries’ resources or services
  • Subject Area Librarians: Ask your librarian for subject-specific research support
  • Commons Service Desks: Sign out materials with your library card, pick up printed course reserves, pick up keycard for group study rooms, borrow equipment (e.g. laptops, mobile chargers, headphones, external DVD drives, calculators, tools, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and molecular model kits)
  • Document Delivery Service: Borrow materials from other libraries
  • CURBA Card: Borrow materials when visiting other libraries
  • Graduate Student Services: Find the services UNB Libraries offers to support graduate students’ research, writing, and teaching
  • Printing, Scanning, & Photocopying: available at all libraries
  • Accessibility Services: Find the services UNB Libraries offers to students with disabilities
  • Lockers: Rent a locker at the HIL to store your belongings while you study
  • Information Technology Services (ITS Helpdesk): Find help with technical issues on your computer or mobile devices (e.g. login id/password, wifi, printing, UCard) from ITS in the HIL
  • Writing Help: Find help with your writing during “drop-in hours” in the HIL and the Engineering Library

Study Spaces

Wednesday, February 3rd (2:30-4pm)
Learning Lab (Room 112), Harriet Irving Library
UNB Fredericton

2:30-3:30pm – Presentation & Tour of the HIL
3:30-4:00pm – Open question/discussion period

Refreshments will be provided

Bring questions and learn how to make the best use of your library!

This free session is intended for all international students studying at the undergraduate or graduate level.

No registration is required.

For more information, please contact Alicia McLaughlin (; 506-453-4749).

Alcuin Society’s Best-Looking Books of 2014

Winning books from the 33rd annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada are currently on display in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room, 5th floor, Harriet Irving Library. Viewing hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The prize-winning books will be available for viewing until 7 January 2016.

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

Judges selected 31 winning titles from 201 Canadian entries published in 2014, from nine provinces, and 79 publishers. Gaspereau Press (Kentville, NS) was recognized for five of its designs. Thirty 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).

Panel Discussion and Student Showcase – Nov. 19th

Panel Discussion and Student Showcase: A UNBF Libraries Common Read event open to all

Join us for a lively evening exploring the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks. A Panel Discussion featuring members of the UNB community will be followed by a Showcase of undergraduate student research.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot raises a variety of important issues at the intersection of science, research ethics, race, and poverty.

The book has been read by first year students and many instructors in the Faculties of Arts, Nursing, Renaissance College and Science. Copies are available to be borrowed at each of our libraries.

Conversation will be guided by Dr. Alan Sears’ PhD students from the Faculty of Education.

All are welcome to come and listen or to be part of the discussion.

The reception and showcase are open to all as a celebration of the student projects which have been inspired by UNBF Libraries Common Read.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

7:00  pm, Tilley Hall, Room 303

Followed by a student showcase and reception, Harriet Irving Library