Dimond Library

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.

Reduced Hours, February 15-16

Posted February 15, 2016

Due to weather, the University has delayed opening until 9:30 am on Tuesday, February 16.

Dimond Library will close early at midnight on Monday, February 15. All branch library locations (Parsons, DeMeritt, and Kingsbury) will close at their regularly scheduled times. All library locations will re-open at 9:30 am. See all library hours.

Of course, many library resources are always available online. Stay safe and warm!

For more information, see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

Reduced Hours, Monday February 8

Posted February 8, 2016

The University has curtailed operations beginning at noon on Monday, February 8. Dimond Library will remain open with limited services until 5:00 pm. All branch library locations (Parsons, DeMeritt, and Kingsbury) will close at 12:00 pm. We plan to be open regular semester hours on Tuesday, February 9.

Of course, many library resources are available online. Stay safe and warm!

For more information, see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

Multimedia Display: Remembering Alan Rickman

Posted January 15, 2016

Beloved actor, Alan Rickman, died earlier this week.

We've pulled together a display in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library to share and celebrate Rickman's work.

Come check out some of the movies that Alan Rickman starred in over the years.

New Museum Exhibit Celebrates Traditional Dance in NH

Posted January 15, 2016

Exhibit runs from January 15 to March 11, 2016, in the University Museum.

Gents Bow - Ladies Know How: Traditional Dance in the Monadnock Region, 1750-2015

The exhibit features the music, artifacts, and stories that document the long and continuous tradition of country dance in the Monadnock Region - from the days of the early settlers to the present.

Drawing on photographs, early records, stories, documents, and music, the exhibit will take the viewer on a journey from the community dances of the 18th century, kitchen dances of the 19th century, and the days of Ralph Page and his Orchestra in the 1940s.

Featured in the exhibit will be an audio compilation of music and text developed and curated by Randy Miller who wrote the authoritative book, The New England Fiddler’s Repertoire. A selection of materials from the UNH Library’s New Hampshire Library of Traditional Music and Dance will accompany the traveling exhibit.

The exhibit was created by the Monadnock Folklore Society and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, with support by a grant from the NH State Council for the Arts.

The opening at UNH corresponds with the Ralph Page Legacy Weekend, an annual celebration of New England dance traditions dating back to 1988. To mark the occasion the exhibit, along with an accompanying sale of dance related books, periodicals, and sound recordings, the exhibit will be open from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 16th.

For information on hours or , visit our University Museum page. The University Museum is located on Level 1 in Dimond Library in Special Collections & Archives.

Multimedia Display: Staff & Student Top Picks

Posted January 13, 2016

The Multimedia room has a new display, featuring favorite movies and TV series chosen by staff and students.

The items on display are available to borrow.

Staff picks

...and many more!

Student picks

...and many more!

We will be rotating in some new selections every week, and the display will be up through February. Come by to revisit an old favorite, or find a new favorite!

Multimedia on Display: David Bowie

Posted January 13, 2016

David Bowie had a profound effect on music and pop culture. However, few people know about his strong connection to books - particularly, the dictionary.

Time Magazine's article David Bowie and the Oxford Dictionary Had a Mutual Love Affair describes Bowie's love of the dictionary.

If you're looking for some reading inspiration from the beloved icon, check out the Los Angeles Times article Remembering David Bowie through his 100 favorite books.

In honor of this artist who has made enormous contributions to the world, we've put together a small collection of David Bowie related items in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library. Come check them out!

We also have Bowie-related electronic resources: