17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers

UNB Libraries is delighted we now have access to the 17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers!

The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of ‘news’ and ‘newspapers’ and the “free press”, totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. These treasures can now be searched, browsed and discovered again within Gale Digital Collections.

http://www.lib.unb.ca/eresources/index.php?id=3548

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.

 

Women’s History: Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

UNB Libraries is excited to announce our new e-resource Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs!

This database is the definitive cross-cultural resource for information on women’s history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million pages in full image. Users can trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country’s feminist movement on other countries and their movements. The Gerritsen Collection also provides immediate access to many primary sources from around the world that were previously available only in a limited number of rare book rooms.

www.lib.unb.ca/eresources/index.php?id=3547

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