News & Exhibits

News & Exhibits

Posted October 19, 2016

The Book Reconstruction Project is a new art display located at the Natural Sciences Resource Center (Dimond, level 2). The display was made by students in the Introduction to Sculpture class taught by Professor Sachiko Akiyama of the Art Department.

Inspired by making art with found objects, each sculpture is a transformation of abandoned books by means of ripping, gluing, sawing, soaking, drilling, and folding. The books live on as works of art while still subtly hinting at their old identities.

The display will be available for the month of October, so drop by and check out the display next time you are at the library!

Posted October 14, 2016

Celebrate international Open Access Week with the Library!

Open Access means making research available online, free of charge, with as few restrictions as possible. Check out our series of 20-minute presentations on a variety of “open” topics. Drop in for one or two (or more!) during the last week of October.

All presentations will be held in Dimond Library, Studio 235.

Monday, October 24: Open Access Publishing

The Scholarly Publishing Crisis

Jennifer Carroll, Collection Management Librarian
12:10–12:30 PM

Learn about the recent global history of scholarly publishing and its affects on the UNH Libraries. Open Access publishing offers one possible solution to the budget pressures we face.

Practice Safe Publishing: Finding a Great OA Journal

Eleta Exline, Scholarly Communication Librarian
12:30–12:50 PM

Avoid publishing scams and learn how to find a high-quality Open Access journal for your next article.

Tuesday, October 25: Open Data

Open Access Geospatial Data

Hannah Hamalainen, Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian
12:40–1:00 PM

The landscape of open-access geospatial data is vastly growing with an abundance of open source software, websites, and datasets available to the public. How do we find and access these resources? Find out from the Geospatial Services Center.

Exploring U.S. Census Data

Wendy Jo Girven, Business Librarian
1:00–1:20 PM

The US Census provides us with demographic and economic data, but did you know you can also access infographics, working papers, maps, and more from the Census website?

Wednesday, October 26: Open Educational Resources

Open Education at UNH

UNH OER Ambassadors Support Team
11:30–11:50 AM

Last year UNH faculty helped save students nearly $150,000 by assigning Open Educational Resources in place of expensive textbooks. Find out more about this exciting project!

Thursday, October 27: Open Science

U.S. Federal Mandates & Open Access

Emily Poworoznek, Engineering & Physical Sciences Librarian
12:40–1:00 PM

U.S. federal agencies with annual research & development expenditures over $100 million are now required to increase access to the results of funded research. We’ll look at what this means for researchers and their audiences.

Getting Starting with the Open Science Framework

Patti Condon, Research Data Services Librarian
1:00–1:20 PM

The Open Science Framework is a free, open source web application that helps researchers manage workflows and facilitates open collaboration.

Friday, October 28: Open Tools

Open Genes: Tools for Genealogy

Kathrine Aydelott, Instruction Librarian
12:10–12:30 PM

Not everything you need to trace your roots is online, but our resident genealogy enthusiast will help get your started--and then show you how to hook into the library resources to help you further!

WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders

Eugenia Liu, Health and Human Services Librarian
12:30–12:50 PM

WISER helps identifies hazardous substances based on their properties and side effects, offers advice on assisting those who have been exposed, and provides information on containing and suppressing those materials.

Posted September 26, 2016

We are pleased to welcome five new faculty librarians to the UNH Library: Megan Bresnahan, Wendy Jo Girven, Hannah Hamalainen, Eugenia Liu, and Benjamin Peck.

Megan Bresnahan

Megan comes to us from the Tisch Library at Tufts University where she coordinated library support for research, teaching, and learning for departments in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering. Prior to Tufts, Megan worked at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was the Head of the Gemmill Library of Engineering, Mathematics & Physics, and she started her career as a Medical Librarian at Boston University.

Her research focuses on emerging services for scholarly communication and research data management in libraries and developing practical learning opportunities to help subject librarians provide support in these areas. She is the co-director of the DataQ Project and a member of the New England E-Science Program Advisory Board.

Visit Megan's profile for contact information.

Wendy Jo Girven

Wendy Jo recently joined the Library as the Business and Data Reference Librarian. She serves as the subject librarian for the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, providing reference services for business disciplines and for social and health sciences data.

Prior to joining UNH, Wendy Jo was the Director of Library Services at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, ME. Wendy Jo holds an MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and an MS in International Logistics Management from Maine Maritime Academy. She received her undergraduate degrees from Penn State University.

Visit Wendy Jo's profile for contact information.

Hannah Hamalainen

Hannah recently joined the Library as our Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian. With a background in both geology and the humanities, Hannah joins UNH from Stanford University where she was the Earth Sciences Librarian.

Previous to that she worked at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the RTP Environmental Protection Agency Library and was a rural newspaper reporter in North Carolina. She is currently the VP/Pres-Elect of the Geoscience Information Society. Originally from southern Maine—after 15 years away—she is glad to be back home!

Visit Hannah's profile for contact information.

Eugenia Liu

With experience at the Health Sciences Library at SUNY Buffalo and the College of Pharmacy at Western New England University, Eugenia is eager to bring her dedication to collaboration and evidence-based practice into her role as Health and Human Services Librarian. Eugenia earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Georgia State University and a Master of Library Science degree from SUNY Buffalo.

Visit Eugenia's profile for contact information.

Benjamin Peck

Ben has joined the faculty as our First Year Instruction Librarian. He will lead initiatives focused on teaching foundation level information literacy and research skills to first-year students and assist subject librarians in delivering instruction for other first-year undergraduate courses and programs across the university. As an instruction librarian he brings a passion for information literacy and experience with innovative lesson planning to the UNH Library.

Ben earned a bachelor’s degree in Music from Bates College and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Indiana University.

Visit Ben's profile for contact information.


Posted September 21, 2016

To highlight our large music collection, the Library Multimedia Room presents Music for Studying. This display features mostly classical and instrumental music that provide a calm study environment.

The display includes:

and many more from Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Pachelbel, and others.

UNH professors gave their own recommendations for what students might listen to while studying:

Our student workers also contributed their favorite CDs for studying, which adds some modern music to the collection.

Also check out the online classical music database, the Classical Music Library, or one of the many more music databases available to UNH students, faculty, and staff!

This display will be open until mid-October, so make sure to stop by when studying for classes!