Dimond Library

Workshop Series Spring 2018

Posted January 19, 2018

Join us for a series of hands-on learning activities using tools, techniques, and strategies. Bring your laptop!

Spring Schedule

These opportunities are eligible for one point toward the CEITL Participation Certificate.

The CEITL Participation Certificate recognizes participation in a variety of teaching- and learning-related activities, demonstrating a commitment to promote the highest quality of student learning through implementation of best practices in college teaching.

Finding & Accessing Data for Reuse

Location: Dimond Library 235
Date/Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. February 15
Presenter: Louise Buckley

This hands-on workshop focuses on datasets available through ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Social & Political Research). Other sources for data will also be discussed, with an emphasis on social sciences and health data.

Active Citizenship

Location: Dimond Library 235
Date/Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. February 21
Presenters: Megan Bresnahan and Ben Peck

Take this non-partisan opportunity to discuss voting rights, and discover how to find out who your national, state, and local representatives are, how to contact them, and what issues are actively on their agendas. Critical knowledge for the start of an election year!

Teaching with Primary Sources & Rare Books

Location: Milne Archives and Special Collections, Dimond Library Level 1
Date/Time: 12:40-2:00 p.m. March 1
Presenter: Bill Ross

Archives, special collections, and rare books provide wide-ranging sources for original research; however, the traditional class visit “show & tell” often does not promote meaningful student engagement and learning. Increasingly, archivists and librarians are using active learning techniques to promote student-centered, hands-on learning and reflection in a variety of disciplines. We will demonstrate both the techniques used to promote the desired learning outcomes, and discuss strategies for introducing active learning and exercises/assignments using primary resources into the classroom.

Power Searching Google Scholar & Google Books

Location: Dimond 235
Date/Time: 2:15-3:15 p.m. March 20
Presenter: Louise Buckley

Are you getting all you can when searching Google Scholar or Google Books? Come to this session for tips on how to better use and search these resources.

Getting Started with Genealogy

Location: Dimond 235
Date/Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m. March 30
Presenter: Kathrine Aydelott

Hearing all the talk about genealogy and want to get in on the fun? This workshop, aimed at beginners, will dispel myths and introduce tools and strategies for starting what can be a life-long research project.

Brown Bag Lunch Series Spring 2018

Posted January 19, 2018

Join us for lunch-time, open-discussion teaching and learning opportunities aimed at faculty, staff, and graduate students. All are welcome to attend.

All brown bag events will be held from 12-1 p.m. in Dimond 352.

Spring Schedule

These opportunities are eligible for one point toward the CEITL Participation Certificate.

The CEITL Participation Certificate recognizes participation in a variety of teaching- and learning-related activities, demonstrating a commitment to promote the highest quality of student learning through implementation of best practices in college teaching.

Teaching through the Frames of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education: Scholarship as a Conversation

Date: Tuesday, February 20
Presenter: Kathrine Aydelott

The ACRL Information Literacy Framework presents a unified vision for building information literacy skills that bridge both the library and disciplinary perspectives. Come discuss the ways the “Scholarship as a Conversation” frame can be used to collaboratively design research assignments and heighten information literacy skills across the curriculum.

Teaching through the Frames of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education: Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Date: Tuesday, March 20
Presenter: Kathrine Aydelott

The ACRL Information Literacy Framework presents a unified vision for building information literacy skills that bridge both the library and disciplinary perspectives. Come discuss the ways the “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” frame can be used to collaboratively design research assignments and heighten information literacy skills across the curriculum.

The Company We Keep: Researching Companies Beyond Glassdoor

Date: Tuesday, April 3
Presenter: Wendy Jo Girven

This brown bag will highlight specialized methods and tools for doing company research. From annual reports to corporate social responsibility to financial statements to corporate culture, learn how to find out data and details on public and private companies, big or small! This session is especially helpful to students on the job market and for faculty who want to incorporate business research into their classroom.

Smart Money Week: Resources to Improve Financial Literacy

Date: Tuesday, April 24
Presenter: Wendy Jo Girven

April is Financial Literacy Month and April 21-28 is Money Smart Week, jointly sponsored by the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve. Financial literacy is important to all communities and your library can help! Whether you are looking for tools to incorporate into the classroom or wanting to manage your personal finances better, join our Business Librarian for this brown bag to discuss helpful resources.

Help Sessions for First-Year Research

Posted January 19, 2018

Instructor talking to student
We're hosting free, open sessions—no appointment needed—to support first-year students in developing their research skills for their foundational-level courses.

All sessions are held in Dimond Library, room 421. First-year Instruction Librarian Ben Peck will be available to answer research and library-related questions, and will help students get the most from our library resources.

Stop by during these times:

  • Tuesdays 5-7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 2-4 p.m.

Sessions run continuously from March 6 to May 2. You can get reminders about these sessions and other events by following us on Twitter @unhlibrary.

Frazzle Free Finals Fall 2017

Posted November 29, 2017

Students with therapy dog

Monday, December 11

Study Buddies

Various times
Dimond and Branch Libraries
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet/Pet Partners.

Puzzle

Addison Reading Room in Dimond and Branch Libraries
Take a break from studying and help add to the puzzle.

Photo Booth

Various times
Lobby of Dimond Library
Document that you're at the library studying!

Music Break

Room 231 in Dimond Library
Add your favorite songs to the student study playlist and play the electric piano.

Coffee & Donuts

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2nd Floor of Smith Hall
Get studying tips from Student Accessibility Services and the Center for Academic Resources.

Yonola Bar

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Level 4 of Dimond Library
Join us for a healthy snack of organic yogurt and granola donated by UNH Dining.

Cookie Break

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Level 4 of Dimond and Branch Libraries

Open Study

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Studio 235 of Dimond Library
Bring your notes and study snacks and join us by the (digital) fire.

Massage Therapy

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room 352 of Dimond Library
Unwind and relax with a chair massage from a licensed professional provided by Health & Wellness.

Tuesday, December 12

Study Buddies

Various times
Dimond and Branch Libraries
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet/Pet Partners.

Puzzle

Addison Reading Room in Dimond and Branch Libraries
Take a break from studying and help add to the puzzle.

Photo Booth

Various times
Lobby of Dimond Library
Document that you're at the library studying!

Music Break

Room 231 in Dimond Library
Add your favorite songs to the student study playlist and play the electric piano.

Coffee & Donuts

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2nd Floor of Smith Hall
Get studying tips from Student Accessibility Services and the Center for Academic Resources.

Study Snacks

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Level 4 in Dimond Library
Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining.

Open Study

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Studio 235 in Dimond Library
Bring your notes and study snacks and join us by the (digital) fire.

Guided Meditation

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Studio 235 in Dimond Library
Quiet your mind with an hour long meditation session offered by Health & Wellness.

Primal Scream

8:00 PM
Lobby of Dimond Library
Ease your tension with a one-minute primal scream hosted by Student Senate.

Good luck with your finals, wildcats!

November Multimedia Display

Posted November 8, 2017

For the month of November student workers in the Multimedia Center have created a display of movies and TV series that they are thankful for from the Multimedia Collection. The selection is broad and includes classics, feel good movies, and more!

The display includes these titles and more:

The display will stay up for the entire month. Stop in and borrow a movie that YOU are thankful for!

Service Dogs Film Series

Posted October 25, 2017

We're celebrating movies that feature service dogs. Join us on Tuesdays in Studio 235 (Dimond Library, level 2). All movies begin at noon. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Movie Schedule

  • November 7: Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (101 minutes)
  • November 14: Prison Pups (59 minutes)
  • November 21: Guide Dogs - Part of the Series: Curiosity Quest (28 min)
  • November 28: Dogs on the Inside: Abused Dogs and Prison Inmates Healing (67 minutes)

Questions? Email the Multimedia Center or call 603-862-2309.

October Scary Movie Display

Posted October 6, 2017

Get into the Halloween spirit with a film from the Multimedia Center (Dimond, level 2) Scary Movie Display during the month of October!

Scary Film Collection

Choose from a variety of spooktacular movies, including:

Halloween Streaming

October 31, 12-1 in Studio 235
Join us for a free showing of Vampires (part of the Monsters Among Us series) on Halloween.

Be sure to stop by the Multimedia Center for all your Halloween movie needs all October!

Celebrating 110 Years as a Federal Depository Library

Posted September 13, 2017

University of New Hampshire’s Dimond Library celebrates 110 years in the US Government Publishing Office’s (GPO’s) Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). UNH became a US depository in 1907 due to its status as a land-grant institution. GPO has operated the FDLP since 1895, though the program's roots can be traced back to the act of Congress dated December 27, 1813 (3 Stat. 140), which stated that one copy of the journals and documents of the Senate and House must be sent to each university, college, and historical society in each state.

The FDLP ensures that the public has free access to Federal documents in approximately 1,150 participating libraries across the United States. These libraries, in partnership with GPO, work in support of Keeping America Informed. In 2015, Dimond Library became the first depository library in New Hampshire to receive a Depository Library Spotlight.

The UNH Library is proud to have served UNH and the broader community in providing access to tens of thousands of Congressional and federal agency publications. We also provide expert assistance in navigating digital copies of historical and current US government publications through sources such as govinfo, GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, and the UNH library catalog. The UNH Library looks forward to continuing to serve our communities by providing access to and service for FDLP-supplied government resources, which are complemented by many commercial databases and websites.

To commemorate this anniversary, several exhibits are being planned to enhance awareness of the range of government publications available in our collection or online.

Government Information Displays

Throughout the fall semester we'll be displaying historical publications, posters, illustrated books, and more. Explore the main level (level 3) of Dimond Library or follow @unhlibrary on Twitter to see what we have.

Constitution Week

Coinciding with the opening of the lobby exhibit is Constitution Week (September 17-23, 2017), which will be the focus of our rotating display. We’ll have a colorful Constitution-related jigsaw puzzle available in the Addison Reading Room for people to work on and enjoy.

Brown Bag Lunch Series Fall 2017

Posted September 12, 2017

Join us for lunch-time, open-discussion teaching and learning opportunities aimed at faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Events with asterisks are eligible for CEITL Participation Certificate points for program enrollees. Please remember to sign in at activities to confirm attendance.

All brown bag events will be held in Dimond 352.

Schedule

September 27
* Introducing the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education
Kathrine Aydelott, 12-1 p.m.

October 11
* Fake News in the Classroom
Kathrine Aydelott, 12-1 p.m.

October 18
* What Are Digital Badges?
Wendy Jo Girven & Ben Peck, 12-1 p.m.

October 26
* Working with Primary Sources
Bill Ross, 12-1 p.m.

November 8
* ICPSR Data and Membership Benefits
Louise Buckley, 12-1 p.m.

November 14
Finding a Repository for Your Data (or Publishing and Sharing Your Data)
Patti Condon, 12-1 p.m.

Fall Workshop Series 2017

Posted August 30, 2017

We are hosting a series of hands-on teaching and learning opportunities covering a range of tools and strategies. Many are aimed at a broad audience of faculty, staff, and both graduate and undergraduate students.

* Items with asterisks are specifically aimed at UNH Faculty and graduate students and are eligible for CEITL Participation Certificate points for program enrollees. Please remember to sign in at activities to confirm your attendance.

Workshop Schedule

All sessions in Dimond Library 235. Please bring your own devices (laptop, etc.).

September

September 7
Introduction to Scholarly Citation, Kathrine Aydelott, 3-4 p.m.

September 20
Creating a Data Management Plan, Patti Condon, 2-3 p.m.

September 21
Citation Managers: RefWorks, Kathrine Aydelott, 3-4 p.m.

October

October 5
Citation Managers: RefWorks, Kathrine Aydelott, 3-4 p.m.

October 12
Citation Managers: Mendeley, Hannah Hamalainen, 2-3 p.m.

October 19
Citation Managers: RefWorks, Kathrine Aydelott, 3-4 p.m.

October 25
Citation Managers: Zotero, Eugenia Liu, 2-3 p.m.

November

November 8
Citation Managers: Zotero, Eugenia Liu, 2-3 p.m.

November 16
* Teaching & Learning with Genealogy, Kathrine Aydelott, 3-4 p.m.

November 21
Making Your Scholarship Open, Eleta Exline, 2-3 p.m.

November 30
Citation Managers: Mendeley, Hannah Hamalainen, 2-3 p.m.

December

December 5
* Introduction to the Scholars Repository, Eleta Exline, 2-3 p.m.

December 7
How to Find Citations and Metrics at UNH, Emily Poworoznek, 1-2 p.m.