All UNB Fredericton faculty members are invited to attend UNB Libraries’ annual showcase of resources and services that support teaching and research.
Our half-day schedule includes short sessions on such topics as new library services and resources, key library apps, UNB Scholar (research repository), open access, copyright and reserves, SciVal: revealing research at UNB, UNB Common Read: a first-year success initiative, data extraction, and more.
A light lunch will be provided, and we have door prizes (including a Kindle Fire).
Date: Tuesday, 19 August, 2014 (8:45am–1:30pm)
Location: Milham Room (Rm. 100), Harriet Irving LibraryPlease register by August 11th.
Are you about to start using RefWorks? Are you a RefWorks user with questions?
The third Thursday of every month, at 10am, there will be a RefWorks drop-in session in the HIL Learning Lab (112).
The A-Team (Aggie and Alicia) will be available to assist you!
Summer Drop-In Dates:
Are you looking for a great part-time job? UNB Libraries hires about 50 students a year, with positions in each of our libraries and in most departments. A job at the library is convenient, pays better than many part-time jobs, and provides terrific opportunities to build your employment skills. Your shifts will be scheduled around your classes and the needs of the department. Returning student assistants are offered an increase in pay and responsibility.
It’s easy to apply! Just complete the application form, indicating which position(s) you’re applying for. We welcome all applications, but will only contact those selected for an interview. The application deadline for fall positions is August 15th at 4pm.
Positions are potentially available in the following departments and areas:
- Science and Forestry Library
- Archives and Special Collections
- Center for Digital Scholarship (Electronic Text Center)
- Harriet Irving Library Research Help Desk (seeking graduate students) – Please note alternate application deadline is August 8th.
Application forms, and more information is available here: https://www.lib.unb.ca/about/student.php
A planned power outage (coordinated by Facilities Management) at the Harriet Irving Library will occur this coming Sunday, July 27, from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Please be aware that the outage will make unavailable the library website, e-resources, and any services requiring authentication (eg. reserves and the library’s proxy server). For basic catalogue searching, UNB WorldCat will remain available (visit http://unb.worldcat.org/), but any links to electronic resources within will be inaccessible for the duration of the outage
Library Systems is prepared for the outage and will be ready to restart servers once power is stable. Access should be restored after 2:00 PM.
UNB Libraries can help you, with print and online access to many books, articles, reports and other documents. Here are just a few:
- Follow this link to journal articles from peer-reviewed publications.
- Richer, Karine. (2008). Abortion in Canada: Twenty Years After R. v. Morgentaler.
Parliament of Canada: Law and Government Division.
- Feldberg, Georgina. (2003). Women, health and nation: Canada and the United States since 1945. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
- MacGuigan, Mark. (1994). Abortion, conscience & democracy. Toronto: Hounslow Press.
- McBride, Dorothy. (2001). Abortion politics, women’s movements, and the democratic state: a comparative study of state feminism. Oxford: OUP.
- Brown, Lori. (2012). Contested spaces: abortion clinics, women’s shelters and hospitals: politicizing the female body. Burlington: Ashgate.
- Collier, Carol, et al. (2011). Bioethics in Canada: a philosophical introduction. Toronto: CSPI.
- Shaw, Jessica. (2006). Reality check: a close look at accessing abortion services in Canadian hospitals.
Ottawa: Canadians for Choice.
- Chapman, Roger. (2010). Culture wars: an encyclopedia of issues, viewpoints, and voices. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
- Read some recent newspaper stories from NB Newspapers.
The Microforms office has been relocated to Room 309 in the HIL.
Still on the 3rd floor, it is now located at the back of the building, near the rear elevator, across from the Government Documents, Data, and Maps/GIS Department.
All other contact details remain the same:
Summon 2.0 is coming soon and nowâs your chance to try it!
Summon lets you search for books, articles and more all at once. It searches multiple library resources, including the library catalogue, our digital collections like the Digital Archive Initiative (DAI) and many of our library databases and indexes for your research terms.
Summon 2.0 offers a new and improved look -let us know what you think of it! Send your comments to Krista Godfrey (email@example.com).
UPDATE from Physical Plant: “Please be advised that with unforeseen circumstances we are rescheduling the HIL power outage to a future date.”
A planned power outage at the Harriet Irving Library will occur this coming Sunday, July 13, from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please be aware that the outage will make unavailable the library website, electronic resources, reserves, and any services requiring authentication (eg. the library’s proxy server). The library catalogue, UNB WorldCat (visit http://unb.worldcat.org/), will remain available but electronic books or journals requiring login will remain inaccessible for the duration of the outage.
Power is expected to resume at 3:00 PM.
Congratulations on your new position at the Mount Library, Terri!
Thank you to Librarian Terry Paris for 42 years of dedicated service to the Mount. Congratulations on your retirement!
Read more about Terry's contributions to the Mount . . .
Memorial Universityâs Queen Elizabeth II Library (QEII) is hosting a commemorative exhibit of travelling artistsâ books from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. This international arts coalition continues to sponsor a number of different projects in response to the horrific car bombing on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq, that killed 30 people and wounded more than 100 on March 5, 2007. The street, named after 10th century Arab poet Al-Mutanabbi, is famous for its booksellers and book market.
The exhibit includes 45 limited-edition books from 10 countries. The works encompass a variety of styles including accordion-folded books, flag books, pop-up books, books in boxes and scrolls, and employ a wide variety of media such as wax, metal, mirror, roof shingles, gold leaf, ribbons, ash, thread, sand paper, and velvet.
“There are two aspects to the exhibit which stand out to me over and above the qualities of the individual books,” said Patrick Warner, exhibit curator and special collections librarian in the QEII Library. “One is that it draws attention to a tragedy, the bombing of a street market in Baghdad and the killing and maiming of people who just happened to be there on that day. Focusing on a particular incident â one of the many bombings that happened and continue to happen in Iraq â gives the tragedy a human face, one that can easily be lost in the flow of news reports, statistics and political rhetoric about the conflict. The second is that this particular bombing was not just an attack on people, it was an attack on culture. The response organized by the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition is the response of a literate culture which has at its heart creativity, not destruction.”
The exhibit is on display on the 3rd floor of the QEII Library from June 20-Aug. 31.
June 30th marks the end of an era as John Teskey steps down as Director of Libraries (UNBF) after 23 years at the helm. John has led the system through major change, taking advantage at every opportunity of technological advances that have transformed both library collections and library services.
Evidence of John’s impact on UNB Libraries can be seen all around. From digital collections to online reference services, food in the library (the opening of the HIL coffee shop in the late 1990s caused quite a stir!), the launch of the Electronic Text Centre, the development of the Learning Commons, the introduction of group study rooms, and the implementation of two automated library systems (QUEST in 1995 and WMS in 2013), John has pulled us, sometimes kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century!
A celebration of John’s many achievements and contributions to UNB is being planned for the fall. Notices and invitations will be sent closer to the date.
In the meantime, we wish him well!