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News Archives for October 2018

Art Exhibit: Erasing Frankenstein

Erasing Frankenstein: A Collaborative Prison Arts Project will be on exhibit on the first floor of the Harriet Irving Library from mid-September to mid-November. The project received Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funding, and is led by Sue Sinclair & Elizabeth Effinger (Department of English).

On the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this exhibit showcases the result of an artistic collaboration that brings together university students and members of the Walls to Bridges Collective, a group of incarcerated and non-incarcerated women dedicated to creating collaborative and innovative learning communities within correctional settings. Participants each “erased” several pages of the novel, strategically blotting out words to create a new literary work of art: an “erasure,” a long poem piggybacking on Shelley’s original work.

The novel has been reassembled into a rich and crinkly book, which will be on display at the library, as well as blown-up images of some of the individual pages and statements from participants.

NEW – Writing Centre Sessions

Starting September 19th the Writing Centre will be having drop-in sessions in the Science & Forestry Library every Wednesday from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, in Study Room A.

Graduate Essentials For Academic Research (GEAR)

GEAR: Graduate Essentials for Academic Research

This graduate student workshop, hosted and led by UNB Libraries, features Instruction sessions that include how to:

* Optimize citation management tools, including Mendeley and Zotero, and how to leverage them to discover new research

* Manage and share your research data, including information on the new Tri-Agency requirements

* Navigate the world of scholarly publishing, from accessing content from peers to publishing your own work

Date: Thursday, October 11th

Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room (Rm 100)

RSVP: bit.ly/2xRvKyZ

Light lunch provided.

Please contact Jeannie Bail, jbail@unb.ca  or Jamie MacKenzie, jmackenz@unb.ca for further information.

Flu Clinic

Flu Season is here!

Get your flu vaccine at the HIL Flu Clinic:

When:  Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

10:00am – 2:00pm

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

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

Cash or cheque only  – due at the time of the injection.

Some people may qualify for free flu immunization.

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

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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:

• Wednesday, Oct. 24th: 10:00am – 2:00pm at Human Resources Dept., Room 106 – near HR in Physics and Admin. building

• Wednesday, Oct. 31st: 10:00am – 2:00pm at Ludlow Hall, Room 26

• Thursday, Nov 1st: 10:00am – 2:00pm at STU – J.B. O’Keefe Fitness Centre

• Friday, Nov 2nd: 10:00am – 2:00pm at UNB Student Union Building – Cafeteria near food vendors

• Thursday, Nov 15th: 10:00am – 2:00pm at Head Hall, Room 302

• Friday, Nov 16th: 10:00am – 2:00pm at UNB Bookstore

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

Film Screening & Town Hall Discussion

As part of Open Access Week we will be screening the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. A documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. 

Followed by a a town hall discussion on open access and publishing issues lead by Mike Nason, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Please join us Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Milham Room of the Harriet Irving Library.

Document Delivery Notice

Due to recent changes to the UNB email system,  UNB Libraries  Document Delivery messages and article links may have been directed to patrons’  junk mail or trash.  If you were expecting an article, please check your Junk mail.  If you cannot locate the item, please contact the Document Delivery Unit at docdel@unb.ca (Fredericton)  or Acquisitions and Document Delivery Services at hwkacq@unb.ca (Saint John)

Halloween Celebration Of Frankenstein

HALLOWEEN AT THE HIL

[ Wednesday, October 31, 2018,  Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library ]

   CELEBRATION OF FRANKENSTEIN  [ 1:00pm – 2:30pm ]

Join us for a Halloween celebration of Frankenstein and the public humanities! Project leaders Sue Sinclair & Elizabeth Effinger (UNB, Department of English) along with UNB student participants and some project partners will be at the Harriet Irving Library to celebrate a special SSHRC-funded exhibition and discuss the project: what it is, why it is, who’s involved, and what ideas and relationships have emerged from the process.

On the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this exhibition showcases the result of an artistic collaboration that brings together university students and members of the Walls to Bridges Collective, a group of incarcerated and non-incarcerated women dedicated to creating collaborative and innovative learning communities within correctional settings. Participants each “erased” several pages of the novel, strategically blotting out words to create a new literary work of art: an “erasure,” a long poem piggybacking on Shelley’s original work.

The novel has been reassembled into a rich and crinkly book, which will be on display. Visitors will also see blown-up images of some of the individual pages and statements from participants and witness the unveiling of the project’s newest “hideous progeny” created in partnership with UNB’s MakerSpace.

FREE  |  All Welcome |  Light fare and refreshments provide

  MOVIE MARATHON  [ 3:00pm – 8:00pm ]

3:00pm – 3:30pm  *  Frankenstein from the series “The Secret Life of Books”
3:30pm – 4:30pm  *  Mary Shelley: The Birth of Frankenstein
4:30pm – 5:30pm  *  B R E A K
5:30pm – 6:50pm  *  Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff
6:50pm – 8:00pm  *  Bride of Frankenstein

FREE |  All Welcome |  Popcorn provided

Alcuin Society’s 2017 Prize-winning Books On Display In HIL

Winning books from the 36th 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 9 November 2018.

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.

Of special note this year is a winning title in the Limited Editions category co-published by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.  Designer FRANCES HUNTER tied for third prize for her work on Oscar Cahén, by Roald Nasgaard … [et al.] (Beaverbrook Art Gallery & The Cahén Archives).

This year’s judges, Sue Colberg, Shelley Gruendler, and Frank Viva, selected 38 winning titles from 235 submissions, from 10 provinces and 107 publishers.  For a list of winners see the Alcuin Society website.

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 archives@unb.ca or by telephone (453-4748).