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UNB Libraries Delayed Opening – Sept. 5th

Please be advised that on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, UNBF Libraries (HIL, Science & Forestry, Engineering & Computer Science, and South Gym) will open at 10:00 am in order for all staff to attend a session to prepare for the start of the new academic year.  The Law Library will not be affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Predatory Journals for Early Career Researchers

Please join us for a session for Early Career Researchers!

Street Pred: Sharpening your ‘Predatory Publishing’ Street Smarts

Presented by Mike Nason
Are you getting emails from journals you’ve never heard of asking you to publish with them? Are you worried about having to pay fees to publish in open access journals? Do you know how to tell if a journal is legit or not? Mike Nason, Scholarly Communications Librarian, will explain how to avoid get scammed. Don’t give your wallet to the wallet inspector!

This session will be offered twice:

  • Wednesday, May 24th at 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Thursday, May 25th at 10:00am – 11:30am

In the Harriet Irving Library, Learning Lab, Room 112.

DocTalks Workshop 2


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM APRIL 27, 2017



PRESENTERS:  Marc Bragdon, Librarian, UNB and Casey Burkholder, PhD candidate, McGill University

This workshop will explore film as both an adjunct to traditional instruction methods and, in the form of cellphilms, an alternative modality for student projects and knowledge mobilization. Cellphilms (cellphones + films) are videos made on a cellphone, and are easily disseminated from cellphone-to-cellphone, screened in classrooms and at community events, and/or uploaded onto social media.  In this workshop, our objectives are to introduce cellphilm method drawing on our own experiences with the method and to interrogate and deepen understandings about the contributions and limitations of integrating cellphones into participatory filmmaking.

(bring brown bag lunch – refreshments provided)

Intro to Palaeography (2-part session)

scanned image of a handwritten document

Do you need help reading handwritten documents?

If so, come to these two sessions to learn techniques and strategies that you can use to approach reading, transcribing, and analyzing manuscripts.

Part One:

Wednesday, February 15th (4-5:30pm), HIL Milham Room
An historical introduction to writing materials and styles (hands), plus techniques, strategies, and principles to use in approaching a manuscript, illustrated by examples from the 18th- and 19th-century Atlantic world.

Part Two:

Wednesday, February 22nd (4-5:30pm), HIL Milham Room
Hands-on practice using sources from the 18th-century and 19th-century Atlantic word (including North America and Great Britain).

These free sessions are primarily intended for undergraduate and graduate students working with primary documents, but all interested researchers are welcome. No registration is required.

For more information, please contact Dr. Leah Grandy ( | 453-4834).

EXTRA EXTRA at UNB Libraries

Need to study for exams? UNBF Libraries is the place to be.

Extra Hours:

Until December 16th, all libraries are open until Midnight!
See Complete Hours

Extra Quiet:

Shhhhhh…it’s QUIET STUDY TIME everywhere in the libraries!

Extra Study Space:

In the Harriet Irving Library, check out the new seating and study spaces on the 3rd floor–at the east and west ends of the building! Plus, all the instructional rooms in the HIL are open and quiet study spaces until the end of exams–on the 1st floor of the HIL, check out the Milham Room (100), the Learning Lab (112), and the Reading Room (109); on the 3rd floor, check out the DATA/GIS Lab (310); on the 4th floor, check out the Nan Gregg Room, the Beaverbrook Room, and the Seminar Room (417); on the 5th floor, check out the open study lounge.

In the Science & Forestry Library, check out the various study areas.

In the Engineering & Computer Science Library, check out the Reading Room and Study Hall.

And don’t forget–individual study carrels and group study rooms are located in all the libraries.

Extra Coffee:

The Commons Café in the HIL will be open for extended hours during the exam period!