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STEM Virtual Office Hours

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This Summer term a team of five librarians will be working to provide research help 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.

Librarians offering Virtual Office Hours using MS Teams, available for research help via email, and by appointment via MS Bookings:

Librarians available for research help via email, and by appointment via MS Bookings:

 

About UNB Libraries STEM team:

BARRY CULL, MLIS
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 ZARAISKAYA, MLIS, PhD
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 below at any time!

SARAN CROOS, MPA, MLIS
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 GOUDREAU, MA, MLIS
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 ARMSTRONG, MI
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.

 

Isolation Recreation

Our team of librarians and staff present a curated list of subscribed and open web resources intended to stimulate and "edutain" during these days of relative isolation.

 

 

Isolation Recreation

 

Wiki-edit-a-thon

Join us Friday, March 13th from 1-4 pm at Milham Room 100 in the Harriet Irving Library for The Charlotte Smith Beachy Head Wiki-edit-a-thon!  

This is a public humanities event, led by students in Dr. Elizabeth Effinger's ENGL 3400 class, and in partnership with UNB Libraries and Art+Feminism, an international organization dedicated to expanding women’s place in Wikipedia both in terms of content and as content-creators.

Despite her status as one of the Romantic era’s most influential poets, Charlotte Smith fell into obscurity in later life and soon after her death, disappeared from both art and academia for nearly 200 years. This will soon change!  We will bring attention to Charlotte Smith through editing the Wikipedia page for her final—and most ambitious—work. Participants will undergo hands-on training in digital editorial practices to edit and expand the Wikipedia entry for Beachy Head. Special remarks will be made by Dr. Elizabeth Dolan (Lehigh University), Deputy Provost for Graduate Education, and leading Charlotte Smith scholar; and Jeannie Bail (UNB Libraries), Director of Learning & Research Services.

All are welcome as we recognize Charlotte Smith’s magnum opus!  Light refreshments will be served.

Follow us on Twitter @smithbeachy and email questions to Dr. Elizabeth Effinger, eeffinge@unb.ca.

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE

Due to a planned power shutdown to upgrade its electrical infrastructure, Harriet Irving Library will be closed on Saturday, February 29th. Access to many electronic services such as the Library website, e-resources, research guides and document delivery will be affected during this outage for all library users on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses.

The electrical shutdown is scheduled to begin at closing (9pm) on Friday, February 28th, and will extend into the next day (Saturday). As such, the entire HIL building will be closed Saturday, February 29th, and will reopen on Sunday, March 1st at 10am. Please note that access to electronic services will be affected slightly earlier on Friday night (8pm). 

Alternative study space is available on Saturday at the Engineering & Computer Science and Science & Forestry Libraries, which will be open usual hours (noon-5:00pm). 

Fair Dealing Week 2020

What is fair dealing?

You probably make use of fair dealing every day without even realizing it, whether emailing a news article to a friend, using a clip from a song, using a copyrighted image on social media, or quoting passages from a book when writing an essay.  Activities such as these are not considered to be copyright infringement – in fact, the ability for users to make copies for specific purposes is an integral part of the Canadian Copyright Act.

Every year libraries and educational institutions across North America celebrate the rules that allow sharing of portions of published works for research and education. In celebration of Fair Dealing Week 2020 please join us for one of the following events!

More information on Fair Dealing in Canada!

Date Time Location Event
Feb 25, Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am Harriet Irving Library, Board Room #206

Essential Copyright Exceptions for Students and Staff

We will be examining the exceptions beyond fair dealing that students can use in the course of their education. These exceptions are also essential knowledge for instructors, librarians, and staff who advise and assist students. This webinar will cover four main topics: user-generated content, image use, theses, and issues raised by e-textbooks.

Feb 25, Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Hans W. Klohn Common,

Room #107

Copyright and Scholarly Publishing

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 by applying some of the rules of the Canadian Copyright Act and how to properly (and legally) use others’ works in our own.

Feb 26, Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Harriet Irving Library,

Milham Room #100

A not-so-painful way to learn Copyright basics

Learn to recognize some of the basic rules around sharing and distributing published works with a rousing hand of the Canadian Copyright Card Game!

Cancelled due to weather conditions —to be rescheduled

 

Harriet Irving Library,

Learning Lab Room #112

Copyright and Scholarly Publishing — to be rescheduled

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 by applying some of the rules of the Canadian Copyright Act and how to properly (and legally) use others’ works in our own. RSVP