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News Archives for November 2016

Library Loaner Laptops


Take the library with you on a Loaner Laptop!

UNB students can borrow a laptop for 2-hour and 24-hour loans at all libraries–inquire about availability at each library.

  • Connect to the myUNB WiFi network with your UNB login ID and password.
  • Access UNB Libraries’ e-resources, search WorldCat, check D2L, work on assignments, check email.
  • Book a group study room online.
  • Use the Wireless Presentation System (AirMedia).
  • Borrow a laptop, headphones, and an external DVD drive to watch a movie anywhere you want–inside or outside the library!

*Please note that STU students can borrow laptops for 24 hours from the STU computer lab on the 2nd floor of James Dunn Hall, connect to the eduroam WiFi network with their STU Network Account username and password, book group study rooms online, use the Wireless Presentation System (AirMedia), and borrow headphones and/or external DVD drives. See the STU Guide to Technology at the HIL for full details.

AskUsLogoLgNoShadowFor additional help using UNB Libraries’ resources, consult our online
Research Help pages or contact the help desk of any library at UNB.

You can also Ask Us for help by email, by Instant Message, or by
Text (506.800.9044).



Flu Clinic @ HIL

Flu Season is here!

Get your flu vaccine at the HIL Flu Clinic:

When:  Thursday, Nov. 17th

12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Where:  Reading Room (Rm. 109), Harriet Irving Library, UNBF

Cost:  $15 for students, $25 for faculty and staff

Please note that you will be required to wait for 20 minutes following your injection for your own safety!


In addition to the HIL Flu Clinic, flu shots are now available at the Student Health Centre and at one of the following clinics on campus:

• Friday, Oct 28th: 9:00am – 12:30pm at Ludlow Hall,  Room 28

• Wednesday, Nov 2nd: 12:00pm – 3:30pm at Head Hall – Gillin Hall D117

• Thursday, Nov 3rd: 12:00pm – 3:30pm at Human Resources Dept., Rm 106 (near HR in Physics & Admin Building)

• Friday, Nov 18th: 9:00am – 12:30pm at STU –  J.B. O’Keefe Fitness Centre, STU

Cost: $15 for students, $25 for staff and faculty.

Some people may qualify for free flu immunization.

We can only accept cash or cheque at the time of the injection!

Be prepared to wait 20 minutes AFTER your injection.

Exhibition Of Children’s Books By Brunswick Press

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


H. R. Stewart Exhibition Room
5th floor of the Harriet Irving Library
UNB Fredericton

This book/archival exhibit of Brunswick Press materials follows the Milham Lecture presented by Susan Fisher, Curator of the Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection in the Harriet Irving Library, UNB Fredericton.

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.

Introduction To R: A Language For Statistical Computing

introtorR is an environment for statistical computing and graphics.

This one-day workshop, organized by the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit, will provide a brief introduction for new users, with a focus on practical applications:

  • R syntax and objects (e.g. matrices, data frames)
  • Importing, exporting, and manipulating data
  • Creating and using functions
  • Basic plotting and data analysis

Participants are not expected to have any previous experience working with R, but should have some familiarity with basic data manipulation and statistical analysis in other software, such as SAS, SPSS, S-PLUS, or STATA. Computers are available on-site; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

Date & Time:
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 (9am-4pm)
Data/GIS Lab (Rm 310)
Harriet Irving Library [map]
UNB Fredericton campus
5 MacAulay Lane
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H5

REGISTER for this free workshop.


Book Launch On NB Archaeology – Dec 2nd

The Harriet Irving Library at the University of New Brunswick (UNBF) will be hosting a book launch on December 2nd for a new, expanded edition of Someone Before Us: Buried History in Central New Brunswick by George Frederick Clarke.

Dr. Clarke’s book tells the story of his life-long, pioneering archaeological work in the St. John River watershed. The first edition was published in 1968. The new edition features a major Afterword by Professor David W. Black (UNB Anthropology), which appraises Clarke’s work and updates NB archaeology since his time. Editor, Mary Bernard, has contributed a comprehensive introduction, which also provides valuable information for understanding the context and significance of Clarke’s archaeological work and the importance of his book. Extensive notes and references have been added to the new edition as well.

The book launch will take place from 4 -6 PM in the Milham Room (#100) on the first floor of the Harriet Irving Library. The program will begin with remarks by Mary Bernard, editor and Clarke’s granddaughter, via Skype from Cambridge, England. It will continue with reflections by grandson, Ian Bernard, and long time friend of the family, David Myles. Professor David Black will provide the main presentation on the book and Clarke’s place in NB archaeology.

The other Clarke books now in print are Six Salmon Rivers, Song of the Reel, The Ghost of Nackawick Portage (short stories), and Jimmy-Why and Noël Polchies: Their Adventures in the Great Woods (a book for young readers). Someone Before Us and the other Clarke’s books will be on display and available for purchase at the book launch. Clarke published thirteen books and was one of New Brunswick’s best-loved authors. The GFC Project is bringing them all back into print.

For further information see

Contact person for Chapel Street Editions

Keith Helmuth