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News Archives for September 2017

New Photography Exhibit

A new Photography Exhibit REFLECTIONS is located on the 1st floor of the Harriet Irving Library.

REFLECTIONS is the product of three years of Adam Travis’ work at the Brunswickan, the campus paper of the University of New Brunswick. Each photo essay highlights a facet of life at UNB and the unique experiences lived by different groups on campus. Despite the fact that an exhibit that showcases the full diversity of UNB would require an exhibit many times larger, many students should find some similarities between their own stories and the stories shown here: from the changing seasons of campus life to the triumph and heartache felt by student athletes, the struggle to balance our wants and obligations felt by Phil Taber and truly unique academic experiences, such as the cardboard boat race.

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Author Presentation And Signing: Tappan Adney And The Heritage Of The St. John River Valley

UNB Libraries invites you to attend an introduction to a long – awaited biography of Tappan Adney being held on Friday, September 15th, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Milham Room (#100) at the Harriet Irving Library.

When Tappan Adney came to Woodstock, New Brunswick for a summer holiday in 1887, a seed was planted that grew into one of the most significant projects of cultural preservation in the history of Canada.

Adney was just 19, an accomplished artist, a budding ornithologist, and interested in everything he saw happening in the St. John River Valley – an environment intriguingly different from New York City where he had been living and studying. For one thing, he saw Peter Joe building a Maliseet birch bark canoe at Lane’s Creek on the shore of the Wolastoq (St. John River) and it changed his life. Adney became the artist/craftsman who saved the bark canoe from extinction. Upper Woodstock became his home.

But he did much more. This highly illustrated book is the first publication to cover the full scope of the Tappan Adney story: he became a linguist, ethnographer, natural history scientist, wildlife illustrator, journalist, historian, writer, and pioneering legal defender of Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) treaty rights. And always the artist, he produced paintings, drawings, carvings, photographs, and museum quality model canoes that constitute a major cultural heritage in their own right. People who knew him called him a “genius.”

But perhaps most important of all, he produced The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America, the book that became the workbench bible of all those who now, once again, are building birch bark canoes.

For further information please call the Harriet Irving Library at 506-453-3546.


Fake News On The Rise: Tips For Savvy Media Engagement

Fake news is not new but it has, in the last year or so, played an important role in conversations about news and politics. This presentation will look at examples of fake news and examine its political consequences. It will also give participants tools and strategies to identify and debunk fake news.

Friday, September 15th
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Room 2A & B, Ludlow Hall
Reception to follow from 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm.


Special Guests: Erin Steuter & Jeff Lilburn, Mount Allison University

Erin Steuter is a Professor of Sociology at Mount Allison University specializing in analysis of the news media. An award winning teacher and researcher, she has published three books, with her co-authors, on the media coverage of the “War on Terror”. Her PhD dissertation was on the monopoly ownership of the media in New Brunswick and she has published several articles on the newspaper ownership of the Irving Family and its impact in this region.

Jeff Lilburn is Public Services Librarian at Mount Allison University.  He is subject librarian for English and French Literature, Drama and Sociology.  His research areas include information literacy and media literacy, library practice surrounding social media and the corporate control of privacy, and the relationship between the rise of audit culture and use of standardized service-quality surveys by libraries.

Book Launch: Whispers Of Mermaids And Wonderful Things

Whispers of MermaidsWe’re celebrating the launch of Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things: Atlantic Canadian Poetry and Verse for Children, edited by Sheree Fitch and Anne Hunt (Nimbus, 2017).

Harriet Irving Library | Thursday, September 21, 4:00 pm | Free!

Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things reflects years of research and gathering. While the tradition of poetry for children and young adults is strong in Canada’s Atlantic region, the poems themselves are scattered over years and volumes and most have been out of print for a long while. These poems have long needed careful curation and editing. That is exactly what Fitch and Hunt have done in this landmark anthology. With work beginning in the Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection at UNB and extending well beyond, Sheree and Anne have not only unearthed a rich, engaging, and relevant poetic tradition and brought it forward for a new generation of children, they have created new communities of poets and poetry along the way. The volume, though historical in scope, is as fresh as one would hope it to be with many new and exciting voices represented.

For more information, contact Sue Fisher, Curator, Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection or 452-6044.


Movies, Pictures And Readings In Your Classroom: Copyright Basics

Tuesday, September 26, 11:00am OR
Thursday, September 28, 2:30 pm
Milham Room (Room #100)
Harriet Irving Library
UNB Fredericton Campus

Each session includes a brief overview of the UNB Copyright Guidelines and provides an opportunity for Staff and Faculty to ask specific or general questions about distributing content to students in the classroom or online.

Copyright sessions with an emphasis on the needs of course instructors continue to be offered periodically. Additional sessions will be added in response to demand. Please let us know if you or your department or faculty has an interest in having an additional session scheduled.

For further information about copyright issues or sessions, please see Copyright at UNB or contact Josh Dickison (447-3378).

Deborah Joy Corey – Reading, Signing And Reception For Settling Twice

University of New Brunswick (UNB) Archives & Special Collections is honoured to be the repository for Deborah Joy Corey’s archival collection, which currently consists of material from her award-winning first novel, Losing Eddie, and will expand, as Corey has agreed to contribute all of her archival papers to UNB!

To celebrate this fantastic acquisition, UNB Libraries will host a reception and reading, which will feature Corey’s latest memoir about growing up in rural New Brunswick, Settling Twice.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 5 at the Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room (#100), UNB Campus, 5 MacAulay Lane, Fredericton, NB from 5-7 p.m. All are invited to attend. Corey will sign books during the event.