Dimond Library

Milne Room Renovations

Posted June 1, 2015

The Milne Room (New Book Room) in Dimond Library will be closed for renovation from Wednesday, June 3 to Friday, June 19. During the renovation, all materials will be available.

  • New Books will be located in the alcove next to the North Elevator on Level 3
  • Magazines and Newspapers will be located in the Addison Room on Level 3

Be sure to ask a staff person if you need help finding anything.

Multimedia Display: Bicycle Month

Posted May 4, 2016

For the month of May, the Library will be celebrating National Bicycle Month with a new Multimedia display. This display, located in the Multimedia Room (Dimond Level 2), features movies that are bicycle themed or have famous bicycle scenes.

Movies on display include:

Also, remember to participate in Bike to Work day, which is held on May 20th!

Gold Rush Comes to Dimond

Posted April 25, 2016

A new student art installation is on display in Dimond Library. Just walk in the main entrance and look up - you'll see what the buzz is about.

Gold Rush
Steel, casted foam, paint, nail lacquer, fishing line
Artists: Maria Tiano, Kelsey Fleet, Shannon Robertson, and Melanie Allen

This installation for Paul College is a conceptual exploration of individuals working together towards a common objective, while at the same time steadily aiming for “the top” in their personal ambitions – in this case, a bustling hive of bees as a business or economy. The bees are painted gold to indicate both commodity in the fiscal sense, as well as the fact of actual bees rapidly becoming a commodity in the face of the environmental crisis.

This sculpture was made in Sachiko Akiyama’s installation class and was originally on display in Paul College.

Multimedia Display: Celebrating Shakespeare

Posted April 8, 2016

This month is Shakespeare's birthday and to celebrate it the UNH library is featuring a display of Shakespeare DVDs, audiobooks, and music. This display will be in the Multimedia Room of Dimond Library (Level 2) and will be split up into sections of different plays. Each play has many different movie versions and almost all plays have an audiobook available.

In addition to the display, we will be showing a play a day in the Multimedia Room from April 19-22, beginning at 11:30 AM each day.

  • Tuesday, April 19: King Lear
  • Wednesday, April 20: As You Like It
  • Thursday, April 21: Macbeth
  • Friday, April 22: Hamlet

Films on display include:

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Othello
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Taming of the Shrew

Some plays even have modern movie adaptions like Macbeth and Othello. So come to the Multimedia Room and celebrate Shakespeare with us by watching films inspired by his plays!

Library Contributes to Humanities in the Digital Age

Posted April 6, 2016

Library faculty Bill Ross and Eleta Exline are just a couple of the dozens of UNH faculty exploring digital humanities projects and potential.

Digital humanities (often abbreviated as DH) looks at traditional disciplines like philosophy, linguistics, language, history, and others, through the lens of computing, digital materials, and other scientific areas. Digital humanities is unique and exciting because it requires more than just thinking outside the box - it requires collaboration and expertise across multiple disciplines.

Collaboration between faculty members working in digital humanities is already taking place. The Digital Scholarship Working Group, co-chaired by Ross and associate professor and scholarly communications coordinator Eleta Exline, began meeting last year. The group is “focused on trying to figure out what the Library’s role might be in providing digital scholarship support,” Exline says.

Support from the Library might take different forms, according to Exline, from connecting faculty to different resources, maintaining digital exhibits and databases, or helping to train the next generation of researchers in the digital humanities.

Read more about "Humanities in the Digital Age" in the The College Letter, news from the College of Liberal Arts.

Multimedia Display on Foreign Films

Posted March 11, 2016

The Dimond Library Multimedia Room has put together a great display of foreign films. This movie display was set up by a student worker and is organized by language. Languages that this display includes are French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, and more! Some films that are included in the display:

...and many more classic foreign films. Make sure to stop by and take a look!

Library to host Jake Carlson for data literacy talk

Posted March 10, 2016

Tuesday, April 5th, 3:00 PM
Courtyard Reading Room, Level 5, Dimond Library

The UNH Library invites you to attend a lecture about data literacy with Jake Carlson, the Research Data Services Manager at the University of Michigan Library.

This program is free and open to the UNH community. Light refreshments will be served, and the event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Presentation Abstract

Researchers are under increasing pressure to manage, organize, describe and document their data in ways that enable others to discover, understand, and reuse their work. Increasingly, academic libraries are applying their knowledge and skills towards developing services and support for researchers seeking to do more with their data.

In his talk, Carlson will focus on a particular aspect of data services provided by libraries: educational programming for students to prepare them to manage and curate the research data they generate.

Speaker Bio

Jake Carlson is a primary architect of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit developed by Purdue and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the PI of the Data Information Literacy project.

Carlson is also a co-editor, with Lisa Johnston, of the book Data information Literacy: Librarians, Data and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers, published in 2015 by the Purdue University Press.

For more information email Patti Condon or call 603-862-1524.

Art in the Library: Invisible Cities

Posted February 26, 2016

Look around Dimond Library in the next week and you'll see some new art. Students in Sachiko Akiyama's class, Installation: Sculpture in Context, have created mini installations to explore how cities are defined.

The installations in the library and around campus are a response to the book, Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino, a narrative which explores how cities are defined. Inspired by this definition of place, the art installations aim to create places where they did not exist before.

There will be six pieces in the library between February 25th and March 4th — see if you can find them all!

Usability Participants Needed

Posted February 18, 2016

The Library wants to improve the usability of our space and we need participants to help us figure out how. The usability study will take approximately one hour in Dimond Library.

For your hour of participation, you will receive a $15 Dining Services card, good at any Dining location on campus, or a USB flash drive.

Please note:
Current or former UNH library employees will not be eligible for the purposes of this study.
Participants will be asked to wear a GoPro while carrying out tasks during the study.

If you’re interested in helping us with our study, please contact Jenna Riley for more information.