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Maker literacies in K-12 and Higher Education - hybrid talk this week

The UNB Faculty of Education Work In Progress Series and the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons present:

Maker literacies in K-12 and Higher Education

March 30th noon to 1pm, online and in the Data Visualization Lab of the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons

The integration of making and makerspace resources into curricula can strengthen the academic experience. Maker-centred learning supports this by exposing students to experiential, inquiry-driven learning while exploring a diverse assemblage of materials.  When permitted to construct ideas in a maker learning environment students tend to refine skills that may receive less emphasis in more traditional coursework like collaboration, design thinking, and iterative problem-solving.

In this session, Marc Bragdon (Head of the Research Commons, UNB Libraries) will discuss the integration of maker literacies in non-STEM disciplines in higher education, and Jacob Lingley (Director of Instructional Design with Brilliant Labs) will speak on the influence that a culture for making can have on resources developed by teacher candidates.

This long running series of research and professional shop talks touches down in the Harriet Irving Library this March 30th at noon and welcomes graduate students from across disciplines to learn more about goings on in the world of Education research.

To join online:

Meeting ID: 891 5256 3098 and Passcode: 850229

Contact Marc Bragdon with questions:

Workshop Series: RDM For Busy People

Thursdays 11 am-12 pm
(March 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 2022)
Innovation Hub (316)/Digital Scholarship Hub (320D)

Research Data Management (RDM) is a fast-changing and challenging area in the academic landscape requiring that the research data be maintained over the entire lifecycle of the research project with effective management practices. This workshop series aims to introduce RDM practices that researchers can adopt, regardless of their data management skills or level of expertise. The series presents a set of lectures and hands-on workshops focusing on best RDM practices in line with the new Tri-Agency RDM Policy announced in March 2021. The participants will expand their knowledge by learning about new RDM resources developed by the Canadian Research Data Alliance RDM Team, as well as the RDM Services available from the UNB Libraries.    

The lecture component will lay the foundation to understand the RDM landscape, focusing on Canadian resources and linking them to the notions of Open Scholarship and Open Science. The hands-on workshops will allow participants to learn RDM by doing it! Participants will utilize a DMP Assistant online tool to develop a data management plan and a Dataverse sandbox to learn how to share their data for publishing and further academic research.

This training is mainly aimed at graduate-level researchers; however, anyone interested in this topic is welcome!
To register:

3D Print Workshops

If you are curious about the applications of 3D printing, how it works, and would like to try it out, visit one of our introductory one-hour regular weekly workshops, running from March 1 to April 8, where you will learn how to: 

-design or find and download a 3D model 
-prepare the model for 3D printing 
-3D print! Each participant walks away with a 3D model 

Visit the Fabrication Lab (310) in the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons 

Choose from 3 days/times: 
Tuesdays 3-4pm 
Wednesdays 6-7pm 
Fridays 2-3pm 

These are free events! No registration required, just show up and bring your questions, see you there! 

Zotero Workshop

Join instructor Richelle Witherspoon for this hands-on session to get you up and running with Zotero, a free, easy-to-use citation management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

This workshop will be hosted in the Harriet Irving Library Learning Lab (Room 112). Personal laptops are recommended but desktop PCs will be available.

Register and choose from two dates:

March 1, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

March 16, 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Images of Research

Do you ever find it difficult to explain your research to family and friends? Show them instead! Capture your work in a single image and let it tell your story.

You could WIN prizes up to $500!

For more information, please contact Sasha Mullally.

This competition is a new collaboration of the School of Graduate Studies and the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons.

Visit the Images of Research contest page for more information and to submit your entry.

Scholar 101: Mendeley Citation Management

Join instructor Tatiana Zaraiskaya for an introduction to Mendeley! We'll cover the basics of using Mendeley for reference management, and explore advanced functions such as editing citation styles, using 'watch folder', creating groups, and sharing references.

Learn how to:

  • create a 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

When & Where:

Friday, November 5, 2021
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Harriet Irving Library
Room 112 (Learning Lab)

Please RSVP