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Pre-July 2008

Chill Out In The Library This Summer

The air-conditioned group study rooms in HIL’s Learning Commons are a big success with UNB and STU students.

There are four study rooms on the newly air-conditioned first floor of HIL. Most rooms offer SMART Board™ capability.

UNB/STU student study groups are welcome to make bookings for two hour periods. Please contact HIL’s Commons Service Desk at 453-4756.

Summer Cinema Series

UNB Libraries invites students, faculty, staff,  and on-campus guests to our Summer Cinema Series, to be held Thursday evenings throughout July.

Each week we will dip into an eclectic collection of quality films to present a feature that riffs on such perennial summer themes as music, love, and destiny.

Viewings will take place in our air-conditioned Milham Room in the Harriet Irving Library Learning Commons.  Showtime is 7:00 PM.  Admission is free.

Refreshments will be provided.

Download/View schedule: //

UNB Merit Award Winner @ HIL

UNB Libraries is proud to announce that one of their own librarians, James (Jamie) MacKenzie of Harriet Irving Library, is the recipient of a 2007-08 UNB Merit Award. UNB Merit Awards recognize outstanding contributions by both faculty and librarians in teaching, research and university service.

Jamie has played an integral role in providing instruction services to students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The success of the HIL Learning Commons, in particular the Commons Accessibility Centre, is a credit to his vision and efforts.

Congratulations Jamie from all the staff at UNB Libraries!

Trials – New Products

UNB Libraries is pleased to offer students, faculty and staff the opportunity to test-drive a variety of electronic products that are offered to our librarians for evaluation purposes.

To access any of the electronic products currently on trial, select “Trials” from the e-Resources drop down menu.


The Trials page gives a brief description, trial dates, and online access for each product under review. Your feedback on any product is appreciated and welcomed.

Canadian Learning Commons Conference 3: Building On Success

UNB Libraries is hosting the third annual Canadian Learning Commons Conference (CLCC) between June 8-10th 2008. We are bringing together an exciting array of speakers from universities and community colleges in the Atlantic Region and beyond – all of whom share our interest in bringing critical research services into one venue for our students.

The program includes a pre-conference workshop, “Success with Assessment,” led by Steve Hiller, Director of Assessment and Planning, at the University of Washington Libraries in Seattle, Washington. The keynote, “Engaging Millennial Students, will be offered by Richard Sweeney, University Librarian at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Our program will also offer many perspectives in the Learning Commons framework, from on-the-ground participants including libraries, information technology services, writing centres, accessibility services, to those with a broader scope, including university administrators, community college educators, and those who gather student feedback in satisfaction surveys on all aspects of higher education.

We anticipate that the conference will also draw in members of our UNB and STU communities with an interest in learning and teaching. For more information, please take a look at the website //

Lesley Balcom, UNB Libraries
Janice El-Bayoumi, UNB IT Services

Millennials Wanted! Reward Offered!

Are you between the ages of 18 and 25?

Participants are needed for a live panel interview as part of a presentation discussing communication, consumer and learning preferences of “millennial” students (born between 1979 and 1994).

The presentation will take place on June 9 as part of the 2008 Canadian Learning Commons Conference, hosted by UNB Libraries in Fredericton. The interview will last 30-45 minutes and participants will receive a $50 honorarium.

Interested? Contact James MacKenzie (, Tel: 458-7058) no later than May 31, 2008.

Archives & Special Collections – April 25 Closure

Archives & Special Collections (5th floor) in the Harriet Irving Library wish to advise all patrons that their Information Desk will be closed on Friday, April 25 2008. The closure will allow Archives staff to attend a day-long training session.

Regular hours (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) will resume on Monday, April 28 2008.

Student Job Opportunities In Our Libraries

Interested in working at the Library next Fall? Each year, UNB Libraries hires Student Assistants for part-time work during the Fall and Winter terms. If you’re interested in library work, it’s a good idea to submit an application now. Some departments are already working on the hiring process for jobs that start next Fall.

More information and the application form are available at //