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Summer Research Booster

Research Booster

Lay a firm foundation for your research and publishing with this action-packed introduction to useful practices, products, and people!

Join UNB librarians for this hybrid (in-person and online) introduction to a range or critical research resources and services, featuring lightning-round style talks about:

    - Personal identifiers in research

    - The HIL lightboard studio

    - Historical story maps

    - Research data management

    - UNB Archives

    - Systematic review research services

    - Text and data mining

    - Multidisciplinary market intelligence

    - and a tour of the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons!

This event is being hosted synchronously online over Zoom and in-person in the HIL's Data Visualization Lab on May 11th from 9:30 - 11:30.

To register, please visit our Eventbrite site.  While registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome!

***Eventbrite link is:



Images of Research 2022 Winners Announced

President Paul Mazerolle congratulates the winners of UNB’s first annual Images of Research competition. This collaboration between the School of Graduate Studies and the Harriet Irving Library Research Commons asked UNB graduate students to capture their work in a single image.

Starting April 6th, the images will be displayed at the Hans W. Klohn Commons and the Research Commons on the third floor of the Harriet Irving Library.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated and showed us what graduate research looks like. 

Announcement of winners may be viewed here: :


Systematic Review Essentials 2022

Instructors: Alex Goudreau, MLIS, and Richelle Witherspoon, MLIS.

UNB Libraries is offering a fast-paced free 3-day workshop will cover the essentials of conducting a high-quality, publishable systematic. This workshop will be held using a hybrid model, offering both in-person and synchronous online options

Session topics will include:

-  Developing a protocol and search strategy

- The importance of grey literature and how to find it

- Critical appraisal tools and their application in SRs

- And more

For more information, or to register for SR Essentials, visit our Eventbrite page:

Graduate Research Booster 4: Spring Tech and Tools

Lay a firm foundation for your research and publishing activities with this action-packed 45 minute introduction to useful practices, products, and people.

 Held online and in person in the Innovation Hub (Room 316) Friday, April 1, 2022 1-2pm

-Visualizing Data with Geography

-Market Intelligence

-Omeka for Digital Media Collections

With Siobhan Hanratty, Jeannie Bail, and Erik Moore

Two minute video promo here:

Walk ins are welcome. Register here to attend online:

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: