Category Archives: Announcement

Zotero Workshop – Feb. 14th

Richelle Witherspoon, from UNB Libraries, is holding an open Zotero workshop in the Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab ( Room #112) on February 14th at 2:00 pm.  The workshop will consist of two parts:

2:00 – 3:00          Getting set up with Zotero and learning its basic features

3:00 – 3:30          Setting up and using Zotero Groups

If you are already a Zotero user and would just like to learn about Groups, feel free to skip the first hour and come at 3:00.  If you are not a Zotero user but would like to learn about Groups, you are welcome to stick around for the second part.

UNB Libraries closing early on Dec. 20th

Please be advised that UNBF Libraries (HIL, Science & Forestry, Engineering & Computer Science, & South Gym) will be closing at 2:45pm on, December 20th for a holiday staff party. The Law  Library is not affected.

Regular hours will resume on Dec 21st.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection presents the 2017-18 Wallace Fellowship Lecture – Dec. 5th

Dr. Helene Staveley, this year’s Eileen Wallace Research Fellow, will be presenting a talk entitled, “At Play in the Atlantic Playground: Children and Communities in the Maritime Books of the Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection.” Dr. Staveley is a lecturer at Memorial University with research interests in Canadian, Atlantic Canadian and Children’s & Young Adult Literature.

The talk will take place in the Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection, Room 413, Harriet Irving Library, Tuesday December 5th, at noon.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Sue Fisher at; 506 452-6044


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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Citation Management Workshops

Please be reminded that UNB Libraries has made the decision to cancel our subscription to RefWorks in favour of supporting freely available citation management alternatives like Zotero and Mendeley.  Our license with RefWorks will come to an end on August 31st of this year.  Any RefWorks content that has not been transferred from RefWorks into a new software will be irretrievably lost on that date.

We encourage current RefWorks users to continue using citation management software, and recommend transitioning to one of the popular online tools: Zotero or Mendeley. For more information about how these tools compare to one another, and to RefWorks, see the Comparison of Citation Management Software Programs table on the library website.

UNB Libraries staff and resources are available to support you as you make the transition from RefWorks to a free online option.  In addition to video support for Zotero and Mendeley, and individual in-person assistance, we will be hosting two workshops at the Harriet Irving Library on UNB Fredericton Campus.

Session 1 –  June 28th at 2:00 PM (Learning Lab, Room 112)

Session 2 –  July 20th at 10:00 AM (Learning Lab, Room 112)

A workshop will also be hosted on the Saint John Campus in the HWK Commons.

SJ SessionJuly 13th at 9:30 AM (Commons Room #G16)

We recognize the inconvenience that cancelling RefWorks will cause current users, and offer our apologies.  If you require support for your content migration and none of the sessions above work with your schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us directly for individual support.  In Fredericton, you can book an appointment with Richelle Witherspoon (phone: 453-4602 | email: ); in Saint John, requests can be directed to Diane Buhay (phone: 648-5712 | email:

We are ready and willing to assist you as you make this transition.