Announcement

GEAR – Free Workshops For Graduate Students

All graduate students are welcome to attend GEAR [Graduate Essentials for Academic Research] a series of free workshops hosted by UNB Libraries.

Date Time Session Location
Oct. 17 2pm - 3:30pm Zotero Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Oct. 29 10am - 11:30am Library Research Tools for STEM Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Nov. 5 10am - 11:30am Mendeley Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Nov. 21 2pm - 3:30pm Market Research Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab #112
Nov. 25 6pm - 7:30pm Issues in Scholarly Publishing UNB Grad House, Windsor Street

Zotero: An intro to Zotero, which is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
Instructor: Richelle Witherspoon and Aggie Sliwka

Library Research Tools for STEM: This session will review how to effectively use a variety of databases for patents and standards research. Topics include an overview of the advanced Scopus features and functions, such as journal analytics and metrics,  author profile, research trends, PlumX metrics, alerts, and export citations to Mendeley and other programs.  We will compare Google Scholar and Scopus, and demonstrate how to set up off-campus access to full-text publications in Google Scholar. Please bring your laptop with you if you wish to follow along!
Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya

Mendeley: Learn how to optimize Mendeley for your research projects. By the end of this session, you will be able to create your first bibliography, network with colleagues and peers, and discover new research in your field! You’re encouraged to bring your own laptop.
Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya

Market Research: Discover UNB Libraries market research databases. Learn how they can help validate a business idea, lead you to competitors, provide information on emerging technologies, and more.
Instructor: Sally Armstrong

Issues in Scholarly Publishing: Scholarly Publishing is increasingly evolving. Navigating these shifts can be overwhelming. Researchers are being asked to consider open access. Bad faith publishers and vanity presses are preying on folks under pressure to publish. Funding bodies are requiring more public access to publications and research data. And, on top of it all, researchers have more ways to connect with their communities of practice than ever before. There are an overwhelming amount of ways to share your work. This session addresses some of these trends in publishing, intellectual property, and scholarly profiles.
Instructors: Mike Nason

 

 

 

Word Feast: Fredericton's Literary Festival

Shining a Light on New Brunswick Writers:

Collecting and Preserving our Literary Heritage

Friday, September 20, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Harriet Irving Library, Lobby

All are welcome to join Jocelyn Thompson and Christine Lovelace for a lively and interesting talk about The New Brunswickana Project and the Literary Archives at UNB Libraries. This is part of Word Feast: Fredericton's Literary Festival an annual literary festival in Fredericton comprised of readings, workshops, and more. Believing books are nourishing!

Welcoming Remarks – Lesley Balcom
The New Brunswickana Project – Jocelyne Thompson
Literary Archives at UNB Libraries – Christine Lovelace
Closing Remarks & Refreshments

There will be an accompanying display of recently published literary works from Frog Hollow, Goose Lane & Gaspereau Press.

 

Art Exhibition at the HIL: Magic in the Real

Magic in the Real: The Mystery That Breathes Behind Things

The Harriet Irving Library is pleased to present the most recent collection of drawings and micro-photographs by alumnus ('74), and College for Extended Learning instructor, Biff Mitchell. This newest exhibition Magic in the Real: The Mystery That Breathes Behind Things takes us on a journey into the woods. The photos imbue the silence and mystery of nature, while the abstract drawings on wood bring us deeper into the energy of movement and form within the forest itself. The collection offers the viewer time to contemplate the interconnectivity of nature to the human experience, and attempt to act as Mitchell states; "as a portal into vestiges of the tree’s life energy containing the tree’s memories."

 Mitchell is a well- respected Fredericton artist and the author of seven novels. An inventive photographer, Biff professes that "photography is my passion. Every second, from capturing the image to post-processing, is sheer joy."

 The show is located on the main floor of the HIL, and runs from September through the end of October. All are welcome.

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New E-resource: Forrester Research

Forrester Research, a leader of emerging-technology analysis, provides objective research on technology change and its impact on business. Forrester Research delivers real-world insights from analysts who are in constant contact with business directors, IT experts, marketing specialists, and senior executives across various industries.

Recently published reports include:

  • How To Modernize Digital Customer Self-Service
  • The Global Tech Market Outlook For 2019 To 2020
  • The Art And Science Of Retail eCommerce
  • Build The Business Case For Cybersecurity And Privacy
Forrester

Philosophy E-Resource: Past Masters

Past Masters

InteLex Corporation’s Past Masters series is the largest collection of primary source full-text electronic editions in philosophy in the world.  The series includes significant collections in the history of political thought and theory, religious studies, education, German studies, sociology, the history and philosophy of science, economics, and classics.

InteLex acquires and develops definitive editions of the full corpora of the seminal figures in the history of the human sciences, including published and unpublished works, articles, essays, reviews, and correspondence.

Congratulations, Eileen Wallace!

We are delighted to announce that Eileen Wallace, long-time educator and advocate for children’s literature and literacy, has been awarded  The Order of New Brunswick. We at UNB Libraries are proud and honoured to steward her collection of children’s books and to carry on her work of mentoring future educators and supporting the research, publication, and promotion of children’s literature in New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada, Canada and beyond.

To learn more about the collection, visit our website or contact Sue Fisher (sfisher@unb.ca).

Science & Forestry Library Closed: April 23 – August 31

The Science & Forestry Library will be closed to library users April 23rd – August 31st, 2018.

Materials from this collection are available by request. Email SCILIB@unb.ca or phone 506-453-4756 to request materials or for an appointment to retrieve items from the stacks. Requested items including document delivery requests may be picked up at the Harriet Irving Library or the Engineering & Computer Science Library

The Harriet Irving Library and Engineering & Computer Science Library will be open as usual: Hours of Operation.

We are sorry for any inconvenience. The Science & Forestry Library is being used this summer to manage a large library system-wide storage project.

Photography Exhibit

We are excited to host the photography exhibition Transformation by the SilverFish Photography Collective which include members of the UNB community Rob Blanchard, Oliver Flecknell, Peter Gross, Mike Meade, Lori Quick and Roger Smith. It will be on display in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room on the 5th floor of the Harriet Irving Library from May 10th to June 22nd, 2018.

All are welcome to view the exhibition from Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.

SilverFish Transformation: May 10 to June 22, 2018

Summer Employment Opportunities

UNBF Libraries is hiring for the following summer positions.

Please submit all applications through our online application by April 20th.

Make sure you select the  Summer Moving Project  ✅ option to apply.


Student Assistants:

1-2 full-time positions are available beginning late April to assist with a Library moving project.

Key responsibilities include:

  • lift heavy boxes
  • load and unload cargo van
  • experience with Excel
  • operate a Scissor Lift (training provided)

Qualifications:

  • have a valid Canadian Driver’s license
  • be a minimum of 21 years of age (required by vehicle rental agreement)
  • attention to detail
  • be available Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm

Mailroom Student Assistant:

1  full-time general labor position is available.

Key responsibilities include:

  • assist with mail delivery
  • inter-campus deliveries
  • general Library maintenance
  • other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • have a valid Canadian Driver’s license
  • be available Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm