Dimond Library

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.

Talking New Orleans Music

Posted November 24, 2015

Join us as we celebrate the publication of a new book by Burt Feintuch, English Department and UNH Center for the Humanities, and photographer Gary Samson, New Hampshire Institute of Art.

  • Milne Special Collections and Archives, Dimond 101
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Drawn from eleven interviews with musicians and accompanied by 65 of Gary Samson’s images, this book celebrates the diversity of New Orleans music ranging from traditional jazz to r&b and zydeco.

Signed copies of their new book will be available (cash and personal checks only), as well as refreshments.

Sponsored by the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz.

GSC Thanks GIS Day Participants

Posted November 23, 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in GIS Day. The seminar presenters, poster authors, faculty, students, and Library Administration all helped make the day a success.

GIS Day 2015, which took place in Dimond Library last Wednesday (Nov. 18), helped the UNH community celebrate the world of geospatial technologies.

As GIS applications continue to involve more disciplines across campus, attendance and interest continue to grow. We are happy to host an event with such a diverse and expanding audience.

We look forward to seeing you next year—Wednesday, November 16—for GIS Day 2016.

With gratitude,

The UNH Library Geospatial Services Center (GSC) Team

GIS Day - November 18th

Posted November 13, 2015

Join us as we celebrate GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day on Wednesday, November 18th.

GIS Day is a chance to explore the world of geospatial technology. Geospatial technologies are increasingly used in research and teaching within the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and other disciplines, as well as in many consumer products.

The Library’s Geospatial Services Center (GSC) on the main level will be open and will host refreshments and other activities. This year's GIS Day features a poster walk throughout the library featuring various applications of geospatial technology, interactive pollution maps, and presentations on the uses of GIS and other software in the Natural Sciences Resource Center (NSRC) on level two.

Schedule of events

GIS Freebies & GIS Software Exhibit

10:00 to 4:00, Geospatial Services Center, Room 337

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping Exhibit & Interactive Pollution Map

10:00 to 4:00, Natural Sciences Resource Center, Floor 2, Dimond Library

Poster Session

10am to 4pm, Wed. & Thurs., Natural Sciences Resource Center, and elsewhere on Floors 2, 3, 4. Voting in Room 337

15 Minute Oral Research Presentations

Natural Sciences Resource Center, Floor 2, Dimond Library

Presentation schedule

  • 10:00-10:15 Robust Changes in Future Heat Stress Within a Land Surface Model
    Presented by: Jonathan Buzan
  • 11:00-11:15 Using GIS to Understand the UNH Water Supply
    Presented by: Anne Lightbody
  • 11:30-11:45 Application of GIS for Post-Landslide Mapping in Snohomish County, Washington
    Presented by Michael Bogonko & Jean Benoit
  • 12:00-12:15 Changes in Yearling Moose Dispersal in Northern New England Between 2001 and 2015
    Presented by: Kyle Ball
  • 12:30-12:45 Remote Sensing and GIS Methods in the World of Professional Research
    Presented by: Lindsay Ledoux
  • 1:00-1:15 Space Archaeology:  Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Understand Spatial Patterns in Human Settlements
    Presented by: Mike Palace
  • 2:00-2:15 Modelling Forests in 3-Dimensions
    Presented by: James Perkins
  • 3:00-3:15 Using ArcGIS Online to Teach a Social Science Class
    Presented by: Tu Lan

GIS Day is sponsored by UNH Library and New Hampshire View.

Pet Therapy in November

Posted October 29, 2015

Hamilton the therapy dog wants to help you de-stress.

Stop by to visit Hamilton on these days:

  • November 2 - Dimond 11:30-12:30
  • November 3 - Kingsbury 11:30-12:30, Dimond 12:30-2:00
  • November 16 - Dimond 11:30-12:30
  • November 17 - Kingsbury 11:30-12:30, Dimond 12:30-2:00
  • November 24 - Kingsbury 11:30-12:30, Dimond 12:30-2:00
  • November 30 - Dimond 11:30-12:30

Display Celebrates 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

Posted October 21, 2015

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, we have created a display in Dimond Library with various representations of Lewis Carroll's classic story. Many items from the display are available for circulation, including:

  • Children's adaptations of Alice in Wonderland
  • Books in multiple languages including English, Spanish, and Russian
  • DVDs, music on CDs, and audiobooks

We've included many items from Special Collections, and digital photos courtesy of the UNH Department of Theater and Dance, from their past performances of Alice in Wonderland.

In addition to the display items, the UNH Library has many electronic resources related to Alice in Wonderland.

eBooks

Musical Score

Streaming Video and Audio

Come see the display on the main level of Dimond Library near the circulation desk. The display will be up through the end of November.

Spooktober Multimedia Display - Scary Movies!

Posted October 8, 2015

In celebration of Halloween, there is now a very scary film display in the Multimedia Room (Dimond, Level 2)!

The display includes:

...and many more films that are guaranteed to spook you to the bones!

This display will be up for the entire month of October, so be sure to bring your friends and be ready to get scared!