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News Archives for September 2016

Course-related Use Of Library EBooks

UNB Libraries are seeking the cooperation of faculty to ensure online access to the titles they need to deliver their courses.  Faculty who use specific e-books in their courses are asked to check the library catalogue // for continued availability before the start of classes, both in September and in January.  If access is lost, be sure to contact the appropriate liaison librarian immediately so that measures can be taken to restore it.  The list of liaison librarians by department and faculty can be found on the Library website at //

Atlantic Loyalist Connections


Offering glimpses into The Loyalist Collection, this blog illuminates relations within the British colonial Atlantic world as reflected through the wealth of primary sources, such as letters and administrative documents.

Be amused by fun facts about Edward Winslow, a key Loyalist figure in New Brunswick, such as his penchant for creative insults (e.g. “a great lubberly insolent Irish rebel”) or his having stopped what became the province of New Brunswick from being named “Guy”!

In the entry “License for Piracy,” learn about the 18th- and 19th-century Atlantic world of privateering (sanctioned seizure of cargoes or ships belonging to enemy nations) that emerges from the impressive collection of primary documents.

Current and upcoming blog post topics include slavery, loyalist biographies, local government, piracy and privateering, and palaeography.

Look, explore, share Atlantic Loyalist Connections!

For more information, please contact Dr. Leah Grandy (; 453-4834).

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.