Dimond Library

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:

Library Welcomes Sarah Theimer

Posted December 23, 2015

We warmly welcome Assistant Professor Sarah H. Theimer as our new Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. Prior to joining us, she was Principal Cataloger and Metadata Librarian at Syracuse University, where she worked for 17 years.

After getting her Master of Library Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park, Sarah worked in the Washington, DC area for several years at Advanced Sciences, Inc. and the Brookings Institution. She then moved to Boise, ID, to work at the Library and Archives Division of the Idaho State Historical Society, first as Senior Librarian, then as Administrator.

Sarah’s publications include “All Metadata Politics is Local: Developing Meaningful Quality Standards,” a chapter in New Directions in Information Organization (2013), and “What Language Death and Language Planning Tell Us About MARC and RDA,” which appeared in the Journal of Library Metadata (2012).

Sarah's additional research interests include creative problem solving and improving written communication.

Please visit Sarah's profile for contact information.

Library Welcomes Meg Eastwood

Posted December 11, 2015

We warmly welcome Assistant Professor Meg Eastwood as our new Life Sciences & Agriculture Librarian. Prior to joining us, she was an Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences Librarian at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Between getting a B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College in 2005 and an M.S. in Information Studies from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012, Meg spent several years working as a biology research assistant. She worked on projects in Honduras, on Mt Lemmon in Arizona, on the coast of northern California, and more. One of her favorite jobs was here in the Seacoast NH area, at UNH’s own Shoals Marine Lab.

Meg’s academic interests include finding efficient ways to share and archive scientific data – one big challenge here is including enough metadata to allow future researchers to understand how the data were collected.

She is looking forward to providing research and instruction help to the students and faculty in Life Sciences & Agriculture.

Meg can be reached by phone (603) 862-1532 or email.

Frazzle Free Finals Fall 2015

Posted December 8, 2015

Finals are here! The UNH Library has many activities planned to make your finals week as stress free as possible.

Monday 12/14

Sanity Central

Available at all times and at various locations.
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Study Buddies

Available at all times and at various locations.
Relieve stress by visiting the furry friends from ElderPet and Pet Partners.

Cookie & Coffee Break

2pm, Level 4
Take a break with coffee, donated by Zeke's Café and home baked cookies provided by library faculty and staff.

Art Therapy

2-3pm, Room 502
Become more focused with a creative relaxation session

Primal Scream

8:30pm, Level 3, Lobby
Have you ever wanted to scream in a library? Ease your tension with a one minute primal scream hosted by Student Senate.

Tuesday 12/15

Sanity Central

Available at all times and at various locations.
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Study Buddies

Available at all times and at various locations.
Relieve stress by visiting the furry friends from ElderPet and Pet Partners.

Chair Massages

12-2pm, Room 502
Feeling tense? Get a 5 minute chair massage from a licensed therapist. Brought to you by Health Services and Healthy UNH.

Study Snacks

8-9pm, Level 3, Lobby
Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining

Wednesday 12/16

Sanity Central

Available at all times and at various locations.
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Study Buddies

12-2pm, around Dimond
Our canine friend, Hamilton, will be stopping by to help you relax.

YoNola Bar

2-4pm, Level 4
Join us for a stress busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola and Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt, donated by UNH Dining

Guided Meditation

2:30-3:30pm, Room 502, Level 5
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services.

Seeking Archives Assistant (Temporary)

Posted November 24, 2015

New temporary Archives Assistant position open at Dimond Library.

The Sesquicentennial Archives Assistant will provide content support for the sesquicentennial co-chairs. This position would report to the sesquicentennial co-chairs with the University Archivist providing day-to-day supervision. The sesquicentennial co-chairs set the work priorities and field requests for the Archives Assistant.

The position runs from December 2015 – December 2016. The incumbent will handle immediate needs for content development for projects prior to announcement in February 2016 and subsequent need for content and materials for programming prior to the sesquicentennial kick-off in Fall 2016 and anticipated support needs throughout the sesquicentennial year ending in April 2016.

The job hours are 15 to 18 hours a week and the pay ranges from $15 to $20 an hour depending on experience, and would be located in Special Collections and Archives, Dimond Library.

For more details or to submit an application for this position, visit the USNH Employment site.