Dimond Library

Pet Therapy at Dimond Library

February 19, 2015

Mark your calendar - Hamilton, the therapy dog, will be coming to visit you at the library this semester!

Health Services provides pet-assisted therapy and activities services free on campus. Pet-therapy is an evidence based activity proven to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Hamilton (aka Hammy) is a Great Dane mix and a certified Canine Good Citizen, a certification offered through the American Kennel Club. Hamilton is also a nationally certified therapy dog through Pet Partners. He works out of Health Services with his owner and handler Maria Caplan MS, RD Nutrition Counselor/Educator.

Hamilton will be visiting Dimond Library on the following days:

  • Monday, March 23 - 2:30 to 4:30
  • Tuesday, March 24 - 12:00 to 2:00
  • Monday, April 6 - 2:30 to 4:30
  • Monday, April 20 - 3:30 to 4:30
  • Tuesday, April 21 - 3:30 to 4:30
  • Monday, May 4 - 2:30 to 4:30
  • Thursday, May 7 - 12:00 to 2:00 and 4:00 to 5:00

Journal Integration Project

February 19, 2015

A project is underway in Dimond Library to shift books and integrate journals in the Library’s main stacks. This move is required for Library stacks to be in compliance with the current fire code.

To make room for the shift, some bound journals (for which UNH owns electronic access) will be removed from the collection and offered to UNH faculty (first) and then other groups.

Other bound volumes (for which the library does not own electronic access) will be available from the Library’s on-campus storage building. The volumes’ locations will be indicated and can be requested through the online catalog.

To make access even faster and easier, a scan-on-demand service has been implemented for items in library storage.

Valentine's Day Film Display in Multimedia

February 12, 2015

The Multimedia Center (Dimond, Level 2) has created a Valentine's Day display with some classic Valentine's Day films. Below are just some of the many romantic films available. If you don't see your favorite on the display list, check the catalog to see if we have it!

This display will only be up for a short time, so come visit soon!

Some examples from the display:

Black History Month Display in Multimedia

February 12, 2015

The Multimedia Center (Dimond Level 2) has created a display to help raise awareness during Black History Month.

This collection is quite large, and highlights some interesting selections from the Multimedia room. The display features films and CDs, and includes a few music box sets as well. This display will stay up through the month of February.

Come over to the Multimedia Center to see the full collection of films and CDs on display, or you can search the catalog to find out what else we have.

Some of the Films being displayed:

The display also features CDs from these artists:

Geospatial Services Center

February 3, 2015

The Geospatial Services Center (GSC) is now open for the semester. The GSC provides basic-level assistance with geospatial technology, and help in finding data sources for analysis using geographic information system software.

The GSC is located at: Room 337, Dimond Library Level 3 (Main Floor).

For Spring 2015 hours, services, and more, visit the Geospatial Services Center.

For questions, contact Government Information.

Upcoming Museum Exhibit

January 20, 2015

Conflict Zone: Photojournalism from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

January 26 - March 6, 2015 University Museum, Dimond Library, Level 1

The University Museum, with funding from the UNH English Department, will host an exhibit and related programs entitled Conflict Zone: Photojournalism from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a collection of images from the front lines and the post-war home front, captured by combat photographers and journalists, both military and civilian.

Conflict Zone was established in 2010 to honor Joao Silva, a New York Times photojournalist who lost both legs to a landmine in Afghanistan. Chris Hondros, Joao’s colleague and a Conflict Zone featured photographer, was killed in Libya in 2011. Conflict Zone is now dedicated to him.

A formal opening is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 5th at 5:00 PM, and will include an artist’s walkthrough by Nathan Webster, a Lecturer of English at UNH whose photography is part of the exhibition. Webster reported from Iraq as a freelance photojournalist from 2007-09. In addition to his Conflict Zone work, other examples of his photography will be displayed.

The exhibit will also include a reading and discussion with Elliot Ackerman, author of the upcoming novel Green on Blue. Ackerman has written for The New Yorker and Daily Beast and is a Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Ackerman’s reading will take place Thursday, Feb. 26th at 5:00 PM at the UNH Memorial Union Building, Theater II.

Learn more at ConflictZone.org and ElliotAckerman.com.

For more exhibit information, contact Dale Valena, 603-862-1081, or Nathan Webster, 603-862-1313, Nathan.Webster@UNH.edu.

Changes to Milne Special Collections and Archives Hours

January 20, 2015

As the Milne Special Collections and Archives unit reorganizes and seeks to hire new staff, there will be some changes to our reference desk hours.

Starting Tuesday, January 20th, reading room hours for the spring semester will be:

  • Monday: 12-4pm
  • Tuesday: 12-8pm
  • Wednesday: 12-4pm
  • Thursday: 12-4pm
  • Friday: 12-4pm

Milne Special Collections and Archives will continue to open by appointment for those who are unable to make regular reading room hours.

Like most Special Collections and Archives, we are closed on the weekends.

These changes are in response to reduced staff, a growing backlog, an increase in remote reference, and a shift in photo/scanning requests stemming the closure of Photo Services last spring. In addition, our statistics show that two-thirds of our face-to-face research occurs after noon.

As a group, we strive to provide the best possible public service, in person and remote, as possible. We are hoping that with your help and understanding we can make this solution work as well as possible until we are fully staffed.

If you have questions, or wish to make an appointment, please contact Contact Special Collections, Archives, and Museum staff.