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BLC WorldCat catalog unavailable Saturday, January 3

December 19, 2014

On Saturday, January 3, 2015, the catalog for the Boston Library Consortium (BLC WorldCat) will be undergoing a system upgrade. Search the catalog and requesting items from the Boston Library Consortium will be unavailable from 12:01 AM to 3:00 PM (approximately 15 hours).

During this time, you can still search UNH holdings through the UNH Library Catalog. You can also request items not held at UNH through Interlibrary Loan.

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Library Now Hiring for Spring 2015

December 11, 2014

The Library is now hiring student workers for spring, 2015.

Our starting rate is $8.00 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy book carts (up to 325lbs) to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the application thoroughly and accurately

The UNH Library has positions for student employment in various departments within the library. In addition to Dimond Library, the main library, there are four branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the edge of campus. Please visit our Student Employment page for more information.

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Dimond Library will be open 24 hours during finals

December 2, 2014

Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day during finals this semester.

Beginning on Friday, December 12th at 7:30am, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until we close on Saturday, December 20th at 5:30pm. There will be limited services in the building during the early morning hours (2am-7:30am) each day, but most of the building will be open for study space, and there will still be access to print and online materials.

Best of luck with finals!

Frazzle Free Finals

December 2, 2014

The UNH Library wants to help you relax! There will be a series of stress-relieving activities offered in the Library, to celebrate Frazzle Free Finals.
Follow us on social media to learn about surprise additions! #unhfff

Monday, December 15th

Study Buddies

Dimond, various locations
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from ElderPet/Pet Partners.

Sanity Central

Dimond (Level 3), Room 337
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Cookie & Coffee Break

Dimond (Level 4) and Branch Libraries, 2:00pm
Take a break with coffee, donated by Zeke's Cafe, and home baked cookies provided by library faculty, staff, and the Parents Association.

Comedy Clips

Dimond (Level 2), Room 235, 3:00-6:00pm
Release stress with sitcom clips.

Primal Scream

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

Tuesday, December 16th

Sanity Central

Dimond (Level 3), Room 337
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Study Buddies

Dimond, various locations, 12:00-1:30pm
Come and relax with Hammy, Health Services' Pet Therapy Dog, and reduce your stress.

Chair Massages

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 1:00-3:00pm
Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists.
Spots are limited. Sign-ups begin at 12:45pm.
Brought to you by Health Services and Healthy UNH.

Guided Meditation

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 3:30-4:00pm
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services Staff.

Study Snacks

Dimond (Level 3), Lobby, 8:00-9:00pm
Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining.

Wednesday, December 17th

Sanity Central

Dimond (Level 3), Room 337
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Chair Massages

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 1:00-3:00pm
Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists.
Spots are limited. Sign-ups begin at 12:45pm.
Brought to you by Health Services and Healthy UNH.

YoNola Bar

Dimond (Level 4), 2:00-4:00pm
Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola and Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt, donated by UNH Dining.

Guided Meditation

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 3:30-4:00pm
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services Staff.

Comedy Clips

Dimond (Level 2), Room 235, 3:00-6:00pm
Release stress with sitcom clips.

Find more information at:
www.unh.edu/healthyunh/frazzle-free-finals

Library services assistant position open

November 26, 2014

We are currently seeking a library services assistant. The position has been filled.

Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Circulation Desk Supervisor, this position facilitates patron use of library services and reference duties as Dimond Library Circulation Department staff. Performs a variety of duties in accordance with established policies and procedures related to the circulation of various types of materials. Provides training and supervision to work-study students. Maintains confidentiality of circulation, patron, and billing records.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Associate's degree, plus one year of library work experience, or any combination of higher education and related work experience equal to three years.
  2. Public service experience; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the general public.
  3. Good communication skills.
  4. Keyboarding and computing skills including word processing, MS Office programs (Word and Excel), e-mail, internet, and database management.
  5. Ability to perform detailed work with accuracy
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Library web site experiencing slowdown

November 25, 2014

The Library web site has been intermittently experiencing slow load times. We regret the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work to resolve the problem.

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Astrida Schaeffer Book Receives Glowing Review

November 25, 2014

Historical New Hampshire, a publication of the New Hampshire Historical Society, has published a most complimentary review of Astrida Schaeffer's book, Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail. The book, which includes over 70 color photographs, and a collection of Schaeffer's own "superb instructional diagrams and schematic drawings", is particularly unique because of the level of detailed instruction focusing on recreating Victorian clothing embellishments.

Interested readers may find Embellishments in the UNH Library. You may also see examples of textiles from the UNH Irma Bowen Textile Collection, and specific pieces from Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail, which have been displayed in a past exhibit at the University Museum.

Walk on the Sun Exhibit

November 18, 2014

November 19th, Dimond Library, level 3 (main level) 10am to 4pm

Walk on the Sun is an engaging new interactive space science exhibit which facilitates perception of scientific data and imagery through music and movement. It will be showcased at the Library’s GIS Day celebration on November 19.

Since 1992, Marty Quinn has worked on numerous scientific projects to represent data through the cognitively rich domain of music. Over the past several years, he received two NASA grants for an innovative approach using image sonification to communicate the content of images from NASA's STEREO space mission. He currently works for the Space Science Center at UNH's EOS (Morse Hall) supporting two NASA missions known as CRaTER and IBEX.

Walk on the Sun provides a way to explore images of all kinds, including the over one million images of the Sun, the Corona, and the solar winds from 8 cameras on board the twin NASA STEREO spacecraft, through movement and music. In addition, images of nebula and galaxies from NASA's Hubble and Chandra telescopes may also be selected for viewing, hearing and exploring.

People's movements are visually tracked and used to select pixels in images they literally walk on. The images are data projected downwards onto a white floor. The pixels are translated simultaneously into musical notes based on color and brightness so the explorer can comprehend the scientific information contained in the images via the auditory and musical channels of the human brain, substantially increasing accessibility to those who are blind and visually impaired.

For GIS Day at the Library, Marty will also be demonstrating a number of NASA environmental change image sequences which allow one to hear the change as a change in music. A follow-on technology created by Quinn called MoveMusic will also be used during the UNH Diwali Celebration on Nov 15th to sonify the movements of models during the Indian fashion show segment.

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GIS Day 2014

November 13, 2014

GIS Day is happening on November 19th, from 10am to 4pm at Dimond Library.

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 “Walk on the Sun and Hear it as Music”, an interactive space science exhibit, as well as a poster walk throughout the library featuring various applications of geospatial technology, and presentations on uses of GIS and other software in the Natural Sciences Resource Center (NSRC) on level two.

Schedule of events:

  • GIS Freebies & GIS Software Exhibit
    10am - 4pm
    Geospatial Services Center, Room 337
  • Walk on the Sun Exhibit
    10am - 4pm
    Dimond Library Lobby
  • 10-min Oral Research Presentations
    10am - 4pm, presentations are on the hour
    Natural Sciences Resource Center, Floor 2, Dimond Library
  • Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping Exhibit & Videos
    10am - 4pm
    Natural Sciences Resource Center
    Floor 2, Dimond Library
  • Poster Session
    10am - 4pm, Wed. & Thurs.
    Natural Sciences Resource Center & elsewhere on Floors 2, 3, 4
    Voting in Room 337
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