Events

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.

 

Systematic Review Bootcamp

Learn how to write a systematic review from beginning to end.

Graduate students & Faculty you’re invited to this free 8-session workshop series. It will teach you everything you need to know to write a high-quality, publishable systematic review by the end of the summer.

Sessions will be from 9:00 AM – Noon (1/2 instruction and 1/2 hands-on application).

May 15: Getting started with your systematic review
May 22: Developing a search strategy (Part 1)
May 29: Developing a search strategy (Part 2)
June 5: Unstructured*
June 12: Article screening and grey literature
June 26: Unstructured*
July 17: Critical appraisals and their tools
July 31: Data extraction and synthesis

*Unstructured sessions will allow for additional in-person guidance and/or time to expand on any topics of interest.

If there is a session that you are unable to attend, we will record our lectures and make them available on D2L. Classes will not be live-streamed.

Please Register: Eventbrite √
(Course offer is based on a minimum number of registrants.)

Early Modern Maritime Recipes Project Launch

Please join UNB Libraries for the launch of the Early Modern Maritime Recipes project on Thursday, April 11, at 3:30 in the Milham Room (Room #100) of the Harriet Irving Library.

Led by Dr. Edith Snook (UNB) and Dr. Lyn Bennett (Dalhousie), and developed in partnership with UNB Libraries, Early Modern Maritime Recipes is a database that collects recipes circulating before 1800 in print and manuscript in the area now defined as Canada’s Maritime provinces. Dr. Snook, Dr. Bennett, and James MacKenzie (UNB Libraries) will introduce the EMMR database and its images, transcriptions, and essays.  This research was undertaken with funding support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, UNB Libraries, and Dalhousie Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

All are welcome and light refreshments will be served

Registration Deadline For New Brunswick Bibliography Symposium – March 20

Please note that Registration closes on March 20, 2019 for the full-day for the full-day New Brunswick Bibliography Symposium  to be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.  Subtitled Embarkation, Setting Sail, the symposium will bring together scholars, librarians, archivists, and others interested in bibliography and book history, and in the preservation of the published heritage of New Brunswick.  The symposium will offer a varied program of speakers on current and prospective research, will review developments since the first symposium (held March 2018), and will consider next steps on the journey.   The keynote address at this event will be delivered by Tony Tremblay, Professor of English and Canada Research Chair in New Brunswick Studies at St. Thomas University.

To view the full program and to register, please follow this link:  //go.lib.unb.ca/nbbiblio

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. Sessions will take place in the Learning Lab (Room #112), in the Harriet Irving Library.

Date Time Session
January 28 10:00am – 11:30am Zotero
February 7 10:00am – 11:30am Mendeley
February 28 10:00am – 11:30am Image Use and Copyright
March 14 10:00am – 11:30am Theses and Dissertation
March 21 10:00am – 11:30am Market Research

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

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.
Please RSVP
Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya

Image Use and Copyright: Images are playing an increasingly prevalent role in every facet of our digital expression. This session will explore the effectiveness, sourcing and evaluation of images for personal and professional use. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week in Canada, we will practice the skills presented in the session for a few rousing rounds of the Canadian Copyright Card Game!
Please RSVP
Instructors: Josh Dickison, Marc Bragdon, and Kim Vose Jones

Theses and Dissertation: A primer on how you can make your life easier by utilizing thesis/dissertation templates provided by UNB Libraries and the School of Graduate Studies.
Please RSVP
Instructors: Mike Nason and Rob Glencross

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.
Please RSVP
Instructor: Sally Armstrong

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.

Teachings And Tea – March 25

Join us for Teachings and Tea: Thirteen Moon with Opoloahsomuwehs – UNB Elder-in-residence Imelda Perley. This session will include a talking circle, ceremonies, traditional teas, and ancestral teachings.

Sunday, March 25th
1pm – 3pm
Harriet Irving Library
1st floor, Reading Room #(109)

All are welcome!

Fair Dealing Week

Join Jeannie Bail and Joshua Dickison in a discussion about the current state of Fair Dealing in the context of the Canadian Copyright Act Review. Sharing small portions of work for educational purposes has been added to the acceptable uses within the Canadian Copyright legislation, this right is now being debated by the publishing community and there is a potential that education could be removed from the language.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 28th, in the Milham Room (#100) at the Harriet Irving Library, 12:00 – 1:00pm with your questions and concerns for a brown bag discussion over lunch.

Teachings And Tea: Feb. 25th

Join us for Teachings and Tea: Thirteen Moons with Opoloahsomuwehs – UNB Elder-in-residence Imelda Perley. This session will include a Talking Circle, ceremonies, traditional teas, and ancestral teachings.

Sunday, February 25th
1pm – 3pm
Harriet Irving Library
1st floor, Reading Room #(109)

All are welcome!

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 sfisher@unb.ca; 506 452-6044