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Library Instruction for Winter 2021

UNB Libraries is dedicated to developing critical information and digital literacy skills within our undergraduate and graduate students. For the 2020/2021 academic year, librarians have been developing a wide range of digital materials to support faculty and instructors, whether instruction will be provided in-person, or remotely via Alternative Delivery Methods (ADM).

To incorporate either synchronous, or asynchronous library instruction into your course for winter term, please reach out to the Liaison Librarian in your discipline to discuss content and selected delivery platform, if other than D2L. Librarians are also available for consultation regarding instructional design for class assignments, or activities that incorporate library research skills or resources.

Also, consider including a relevant Library Help Video or Research Guide in your D2L course shell, along with Liaison Librarian contact information. The inclusion of this information will help familiarize students with the people available to help them, and introduce key resources and tips tailored to your discipline or course.

Other options include:

Virtual GEAR sessions - December

Learn about archival research at New Brunswick archives during December's virtual GEAR (Graduate Essentials of Academic Research) session!


World of Archives

Tuesday, December 8

11:00 am - Noon

Have you ever wondered how to identify relevant archival collections for your research, or how to access primary documents?

This hour-long workshop will begin with an overview of how archives function and will be followed with an introduction to some of the major collections held at UNB and the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.

This session will appeal to graduate students in the humanities.

When registering please indicate your area of research interest.

Instructor: Christine Lovelace (UNB Archives & Special Collections) and Heather Lyons (Provincial Archives of New Brunswick)


Virtual GEAR sessions - November

Are you a Graduate Student looking to boost your research skills? Check out our virtual Graduate Essentials of Academic Research (GEAR) session this November:

Intro to Zotero

Wednesday, November 18  •  11am - Noon

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Instructor: Richelle Witherspoon


Managing citations with Mendeley

Tuesday, November 24  •  11am - Noon

This session gives an overview of Mendeley and covers the basics of using Mendeley for reference management as well as advanced functions such as editing citation style, using 'Watch folder', creating groups, and sharing references.

 Learn how to:
    •    create Mendeley account
    •    add, edit and organize references
    •    create bibliographies and manage PDF documents
    •    collaborate, use social networking options and discover new research in your field

Instructor: Tatiana Zaraiskaya


Click here for more information on the GEAR series!

Pick-Up Service

UNB Libraries is pleased to make our print collections available to UNB and STU students, faculty, and staff. We are offering a pickup service for on-shelf, circulating materials.

Our Pick-Up service is easy to use:

  • Sign in to the library catalogue (UNB WorldCat)
  • Search for the items you need
  • Select the Request Item button, and your pickup location (for users unable to retrieve from a designated library location, please put your address in the Notes Field, and items will be mailed to you)
  • Once your items are ready, you will receive an email notification.

Pickup locations:

Once your items are ready, you will be contacted by library staff via email. You can pick items up at the main service desk at your designated library location.

  • Fredericton: Harriet Irving Library
  • Saint John: Hans W. Klohn Commons


Things to note:

  • For borrowers outside the Fredericton or Saint John regions, a limited number of requested items will be mailed.
  • Allow at least one business day for requested items to be processed and prepared by staff.


If you have any questions, please contact:

For assistance with identifying materials for your research, or questions about our services, please contact AskUs.

STEM Virtual Office

This Fall a team of STEM librarians is available to provide research help through MS Teams, Virtual Office to students, faculty, and researchers in the UNBF faculties of Science, Engineering, Computer Science, and Forestry & Environmental Management, as well as the UNBSJ Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering.

Book an appointment or contact one of UNB Libraries STEM team:


About UNB Libraries STEM team:

Barry has been a teaching and learning librarian at the University of New Brunswick for over two decades, and is currently located at the Science & Forestry Library. He helps students and faculty understand, access, and use research and scholarship. He helps researchers use appropriate databases and other research tools and services, and is especially interested in motivating students to develop their creative thinking and deep reading skills, on paper and on-screen. This is also his ongoing area of research, and a selection of his publications can be found on his web profile.

Tatiana works with five departments in the Faculty of Science, including Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, as well as the Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management. Tatiana helps graduate as well as undergraduate students finding, accessing, and evaluating scholarly research information. She provides virtual group sessions as well as in-person consultations on how to use academic databases such as Scopus, Inspec, SciFinder, IEEE, and more, the citation management program Mendeley, and how to deposit research datasets into UNB data repository Dataverse.  If you have any questions or need help with your research project, contact Tatiana using any method outlined above at any time!

Saran has been the Engineering and Computer Science librarian at the Engineering and Computer Science library for nearly eight years. In this capacity, as the liaison librarian for the Engineering and Computer Science faculties, he provides instruction, reference and collection development services for the faculty, and both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to his liaison responsibilities, he also provides annual workshops in patent searching and graduate seminars during the fall and winter terms. Saran is also part of Canadian national library organizations such as CARL, and his research interest includes information seeking behaviour of STEM researchers, and equity, diversity and inclusion within Canadian academic libraries.

Alex is the liaison librarian to the Faculty of Science, Applied Science and Engineering on the Saint John campus. She assists undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and researchers with their information needs. This can include helping to find articles for assignments, instruction on navigating databases and evaluating sources, buying books, and consulting on systematic reviews. Alex is a member of, and provides knowledge synthesis support for, the Centre for Research in Integrated Care and the UNB Saint John Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence.

Sally is the Entrepreneurship Librarian providing research support to all students, faculty, and researchers involved in entrepreneurship or considering commercialization opportunities for their research. She provides research support in areas such as competitor and customer intelligence, market validation, and emerging technology trends. She also provides expert instruction on resources including Frost & Sullivan, BCC Research, Pitchbook, and many other entrepreneurship databases. As a member of UNB’s Entrepreneurship Working Group she organized last year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week on campus which included a graduate seminar on conducting market research.