Events

Interim Dean of the University Library open forum dates

December 5, 2012

The Office of the Provost has announced three open forum dates as part of the search for an interim Dean of the University Library. All forums will be held in MUB Theater I:

  • William Ross, Wed. 12/12, 12pm-1pm
  • Elizabeth Slomba, Thurs. 12/13, 12:40pm-1:40pm
  • Annie Donahue, Thurs. 12/13, 3pm-4pm
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Frazzle free finals, stress relieving activities in Dimond Library

December 3, 2012

Join us for a week of stress relieving activities! The ever-popular Cookie Break will be Monday, December 10 at 2pm in Dimond Library and all the branches!

Monday December 10

  • Study Buddies - 9am-8pm, various locations in Dimond Library
    Help beat stress with furry friends. Come pet and play with pet therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Cookie and Coffee Break - 2pm, Dimond Library Level 4 Mezzanine and all branch libraries
    Take a break with coffee, donated by Zeke's Cafe, and cookies, baked fresh by Library Faculty & Staff and members of the Parents Association.
  • Guided Meditation - 2-2:30pm, Level 5, Faculty Lounge
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services Staff.
  • Chair Massages - 2-4pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from Health Services' license massage therapists, Corinne Douglas and Kristin Harrison. Spots are limited, so sign up at 1:45pm. Brought to you by Health Services.
  • Study Snacks - 8-10pm, Level 3, Lobby
    Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining to study longer and harder!
  • Primal Scream - 11:45pm, Level 3, Lobby
    Have you ever wanted to scream in a library? Here's your chance. Ease your tension with a one-minute Primal Scream hosted by Student Senate.

Tuesday, December 11

  • Guided Meditation - 2-2:30, Level 5, Faculty Lounge
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services Staff.
  • Chair Massages - 2-4pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from Health Services' license massage therapists, Emily Lahut and Janice Callaghan. Spots limited. Sign up at 1:45. Brought to you by Health Services.

Wednesday, December 12

  • YoNola Bar - 2-4pm, Level 4, Mezzanine
    Join us for a stress-busting snack of organic granola and yogurt.

Traditional Jazz Series presents the Taylor Haskins Quartet, November 12

November 27, 2012


The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents the Taylor Haskins Quartet on Monday, November 12 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

General admission tickets are $8 each and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the UNH Paul Creative Arts Center Ticket Office and at the door one hour prior to the performance. You may also order tickets online or call 862-PCAC (7222).

Taylor grew up in the quiet woods of New Hampshire, where he began his musical life around the age of 4 by plunking out television and movie themes by ear on the family piano. Taylor studied classical trumpet with Dr. Robert Stibler at UNH, and there he found a mentor in the great Clark Terry, who frequented the university. In 1994 he relocated to New York City to study with trumpet legend Lew Soloff at the Manhattan School of Music. In 1997 he was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition.

The Traditional Jazz Concert Series is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz. The library, established in 1978 by Dorothy Prescott, comprises books, recordings, and memorabilia and is housed in Dimond Library. Prescott’s generous endowment funds its activities including the Traditional Jazz Series concerts.

Call for entry, UNH student art exhibition in Dimond Library

November 27, 2012

We're happy to announce another UNH student art exhibition! This exhibit will be during spring semester in the exhibit space on Level 3 (Main Floor) in Dimond Library. It is open to all UNH students, both art and non-art majors.

This is a juried exhibit. Each artist may submit two entries. All submissions must be framed and ready to hang.

If you'd like to participate, please submit your entry form online. You will also need to send an accompanying photo to library.displays@unh.edu. Entries must be received by November 30, 2012.

If you prefer, you may send or deliver a paper copy to:

University Museum, Dimond Library
18 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824-3592

If you have any questions, please contact Dale Valena.

International Open Access Week 2012

November 27, 2012

October 22-26, 2012 is International Open Access Week.

Open Access is about changing the way scholars share their work with the world. Open Access means making research available on-line to the public to read and use free of charge. Authors participating in Open Access benefit from greater distribution of their work to a more diverse audience. Readers and researchers benefit from having access to the best and most up-to-date information available, including medical research and scientific discoveries. Open Access Week is a campaign to broaden awareness and understanding of how scholarly publishing models are changing and the impact on researchers at all levels.

The University Library is celebrating Open Access Week by distributing information in Dimond Library and the branch libraries throughout the week. Library staff will be available at the Benefits Fair on Tuesday, October 23 to answer questions about Open Access.

For more information about Open Access, please visit the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide.

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Open and Low Cost Educational Resources event, 10/22

November 27, 2012

UNH IT Academic Technology and the UNH Library present an event on open and low cost educational resource options on October 22 at the Strafford Room in the MUB.

Outline of the day:
10:00 to 12:30 – Open House
12:45 to 2:00 – Vendor Panel discussion
2:00 to 3:30 – Open House/QA

You are welcome to come for any part of the Open House or Vendor Panel, even if you cannot stay for the entire duration.

Please RSVP at this site.

According to a College Board report, students at typical public, four-year universities spend almost $1200 per year on textbooks. As the cost of textbooks continues to rise, it puts a serious financial burden on students by taking a larger percentage of the overall cost of their education.

Several states have issued reports advocating alternative textbook models for students and faculty. Most recently, California became the first state in the nation to enact laws around the creation and distribution of free open digital textbooks.

With the rising interest in alternative models for textbooks and related course material, we are inviting several textbook vendors to the UNH Durham campus to present their offerings. These vendors have business models ranging from completely free downloadable books, to free ebooks supported by advertising, to existing commercial publishers that offer low cost ebook options of their print textbooks. In addition to the textbook, these vendors also provide supplementary material (e.g test banks, presentations etc.) to support faculty in course delivery.

This event is a great opportunity to learn about some of the new and emerging issues in the textbook space and to get your questions about these new options answered.

Later in November, Academic Technology will be hosting another event titled 'Practical advice for creating eBooks'. We are hoping to have a couple of vendors present about their ebook authoring tools to help you plan any eBook development work you may be considering.

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NH Authors Series presents Terry Farish on October 14

September 20, 2012


Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, October 14th at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews author Terry Farish.

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

Author of picture books and novels for young adults and adults alike, Terry Farish is also recording postcard-sized oral histories told to her by Seacoast NH residents. Farish's works include: The Good Braider, The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup, and Why I'm Already Blue.

From TerryFarish.com:

Terry has worked with refugees from Sudan, Vietnam, Cambodia and other countries from which people have come to the U.S. to find safety and a peaceful place where their children can go to school. She is the Literacy Director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and works with new Americans arriving in the U.S. from all over the world. Through the Council she directs the Bilingual Folktale Project and has worked with the largest group of refugees in New Hampshire, Nepali-speaking people from Bhutan, to produce and publish a Bhutanese folktale in Nepali and English.

Light refreshments will be served and Farish will be available to sign her 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.

Upcoming Exhibit: The Literary Horse comes to UNH

May 25, 2012

The Literary Horse is a unique exhibit touring libraries which pairs photos of horses and their riders with quotes from great pieces of literature.

Mark your calendars for this upcoming exhibition hosted by the University Museum and the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program. Programming is being planned with the Durham Public Library.

The exhibit will be held at the University Museum, Dimond Library, Level 1, June 1 through June 23.

Exhibit hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23: Open 10am-2pm

For more information, contact the University Museum at 603-862-1081.

Design workshop participants needed: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty

April 9, 2012

The Library is redesigning our web site and we need your help. What new and innovative features would you find useful? This is a chance to dream big! (And enjoy some free pizza!)

We'll be holding a design workshop each for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. It will take about an hour of your time in Dimond Library. They will be held:

  • Undergraduate students: Wednesday, April 25 at 6pm
  • Graduate students: Thursday, May 3 at 1pm
  • Faculty: Friday, May 4 at 3pm

If you are interested and available, please send an email to Cliff.Poulin@unh.edu or use his contact form.

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