Dimond Library

New energy saving lights and sensors coming to Dimond

February 18, 2014

Work is now underway to replace lamps and add motion light sensors on Levels 2 and 4 in Dimond Library. This work has been funded by a federal grant and is designed to improve energy efficiency.

The existing motion lights on Levels 1, 4, and 5 will be adjusted so they come in within 2-5 feet of each row entrance. The new motion lights are dual sensing – they sense heat as well as motion – so, no getting up to wave your arms when sitting motionless for more than a few minutes.

New closing announcements by alums Mike O'Malley and Dan Kloeffler

February 6, 2014

If you're in Dimond Library at closing time, you might just hear alums actor/writer Mike O'Malley or ABC News anchor Dan Kloeffler remind you to bring your study materials to the circulation desk for check out.

For those not in Dimond Library at closing time, here are the announcements:

Multimedia Activism Display

January 31, 2014

The UNH Library Multimedia Display Activism: Exposing Truth and Inspiring Change is a collection of movies that reveals exploitation, injustice, and corruption while inspiring and motivating viewers to stand up for the truth. Whether they are feature films or documentaries, these films address a wide range of topics including environmental issues, political struggles, class, etc. Movies such as the political thriller Syriana starring Matt Damon and George Clooney and documentary Rich Media, Poor Democracy are included in the display.

Check out these movies and more in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library.

Blue Vinyl
Born Into Brothels
Bowling for Columbine
Bread and Roses
Crude
Crude Impact
Fahrenheit 9/11
Fast Food Nation
A Fierce Green Fire
Food, Inc.
In Whose Honor?
An Inconvenient Truth
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
North Country
Oil on Ice
#ReGeneration
Rich Media, Poor Democracy
The Rosa Parks Story
Seabrook 1977
Stolen Childhoods
Syriana
Thank You For Smoking

NH Authors Series presents Mike Pride on January 26

January 21, 2014

Mike Pride

Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, January 26 at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews author and historian Mike Pride.

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, please use our online form.

Pride is a historian, journalist and he is the former editor of the Concord Monitor where he worked for 30 years. He is the co-author of Too Dead to Die: A Memoir of Bataan and Beyond and "My Brave Boys: To War with Colonel Cross and the Fighting Fifth,” a history of Colonel Edward E. Cross and the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers. He also was co-editor of The New Hampshire Century: Concord Monitor Profiles of One Hundred People Who Shaped It.

Light refreshments will be served and Pride will be available to sign his books. The event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience and will be recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for broadcast and web streaming.

Three times a year, in the style of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, Rebecca Rule serves as host and interviewer for The New Hampshire Authors Series from the Dimond Library at UNH. It features an author who lives, summers, teaches or was born in New Hampshire.

For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call (603) 862-1540.

Celebrate Mardi Gras early with the new University Museum exhibition

January 17, 2014

Mardi Gras isn't until March 4th this year, but the University Museum welcomes you to celebrate early with its latest exhibition, The Beat on the Street: Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians, and the Photography of Gary Samson.

This exhibition of photographs and folk art focuses on the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans. This working class, African American tradition is distinctively part of New Orleans’s parade culture, and more broadly related to black Carnival celebrations throughout the world.

The exhibit runs from February 10 through March 28, 2014 with its formal opening on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

The opening includes the showing of the film, Bury the Hatchet, which traces the Mardi Gras Indian tradition through the eyes of three “big chiefs” or leaders of these Mardi Gras Indian gangs. The event will feature special guest Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows, who also appears in the documentary. He will answer questions about the film and this centuries old tradition in a discussion moderated by Professor Burt Feintuch of the UNH Center for the Humanities.

The film and discussion will take place from 3-5:00PM at the Memorial Union Building, Theater I. An opening reception will follow the program at the University Museum, Dimond Library, Room 101, 5:30-7:00PM.

The exhibit will feature Mardi Gras Indian suits and art work, as well as the photography of Gary Samson, chair of the Photography Department of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The exhibit, film, and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the reception.

The exhibition is underwritten, in part, by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Library catalog, interlibrary loan, other services unavailable January 14-15

January 10, 2014

We will be performing critical updates to the library catalog server on Tuesday, January 14 starting at 8am. Starting then, the library catalog and related services will be unavailable until 8pm that evening 3pm on Wednesday, January 15.

Unavailable services will include:

  • Local library catalog searching
  • Requesting through the Boston Library Consortium
  • Interlibrary loan

However, you will still be able to:

  • Access online databases
  • Search the library catalog using BLC WorldCat from the library home page
  • Check out physical items from the library

We regret the interruption and aim to make the downtime as limited as possible.

Watch the Primal Scream in Dimond Library

December 6, 2013

The UNH Library will be hosting events all week to provide some stress relief. Dimond Library will be hosting our Primal Scream on Monday, December 9th at 9pm. Students will gather in the atrium to let off some steam by screaming for a minute. Video of the Fall 2011 Primal Scream provided by the fine people at UNH Video Productions:

Good luck on finals!

Student Art Exhibit in Dimond Library

November 21, 2013

Student considers her canvas painting outside in Italy

There is a student art exhibition in the Dimond Library reference area on Level 3: UNH in Italy — Summer Painting Intensive.

This exhibit presents a selection of En Plein Air paintings from the students who participated in the 5 week intensive painting program in the summer of 2013. The works on exhibit range from depictions of the architecture in the cultivated Italian landscape to nighttime views of the old city of Ascoli, to abstract works inspired by the observed landscape.

The exhibition was curated by Jennifer Moses and Rick Fox of the UNH Department of Art and Art History. Professor Moses and Mr. Fox accompanied the 2013 program in Italy. It will remain on display until Spring break.

For more information about the program, visit http://www.unhinitaly.unh.edu/

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GIS Day in Dimond Library on November 20

November 14, 2013

As part of global Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on November 20th. we invite you to join us in our new Geospatial Services Center. The Center, in Dimond Library room 337, was recently launched and this is a great chance to find out what this new resource is all about.

Geospatial technologies are increasingly used in research and teaching within the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and other disciplines. Here at UNH, we are experiencing this growth of Geographic Information Systems and related technologies in classes and research.

As part of the events, there will be treats in the Geospatial Services Center, an Applications of GIS poster walkthrough around the library, and presentations on the uses of GIS throughout the day. The presentation schedule:

  • 10am-10:15am – Introduction to GIS
  • 11am-11:15am – Intro to Google Earth
  • 12pm-12:15pm – Marketing with GIS
  • 1pm-1:15pm – Introduction to GIS
  • 2pm-2:15pm – UNH Courses in GIS
  • 3pm-3:15pm – Introduction to GIS

The Geospatial Services Center is located in Dimond Library room 337. Hope you can join us!

Hydration Stations in Dimond Library

October 22, 2013

Hydration Station

We have installed two new hydration stations in Dimond Library on Level 1 and Level 3 (Main Floor). They are located between the bathrooms where the old water fountains were previously. These stations have been installed across campus to promote sustainability and to provide clean, filtered water to all students. The hydration stations make filling your water bottle easier, more hygienic, and more environmentally friendly than a normal water fountain.

Read more in the Campus Journal.

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