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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.

Request Your Spring Course Reserves

Posted December 10, 2015

If you are teaching a course in the spring, submit your requests early to ensure that your course reserves are in place before classes start.

Electronic reserves

Email e-reserve requests to Course.Reserves@unh.edu.

  • Class notes or practice exams
  • Links to articles or ebooks
  • Scans of book chapters (limit one per title)

Books & other physical reserves

Place items on reserve using our online form.

  • Personal copies of textbooks
  • Assigned readings from library books
  • Almost any other kind of material

Multimedia reserves

Contact the Multimedia Center or fill out the Multimedia reserves form.

  • Audio reserves, such as music
  • Visual reserves, such as movies
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Holiday Music on Display

Posted December 9, 2015

Through the month of December there is a display of holiday music in the Multimedia Room (Dimond, Level 2).

Come in to borrow some of your favorites today!

In addition to the display items, the UNH Library has numerous electronic resources that include holiday music within their collections:

You can filter your searches by keyword, subject, or even specific songs.

As with other electronic resources, these music databases are available on-site to all users and off-site to UNH students, faculty, and staff.

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.

Library Seeks Business Librarian

Posted November 3, 2015

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a dynamic, innovative librarian for the newly created position of Business Librarian. This librarian will serve as liaison to the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics; will provide reference, research, instruction, and collection development support for business disciplines; and will participate in general reference and instruction activities. The Business Librarian will work closely with other members of the reference staff and the Government Information unit.

In addition to experience in teaching and use of business and economics resources, the successful candidate will have general knowledge of data sources in business areas and the ability to provide general reference and instruction in the humanities and social sciences. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Faculty Chair, this is a 12-month, tenure track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to meet University and Library promotion and tenure requirements, which, among other things, include scholarship and active participation in library, university, and professional service.

The minimum salary will be $72,320 for the rank of Assistant Professor with a competitive benefits package.

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of over 15,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. UNH tenure-track faculty are represented by the AAUP for collective bargaining.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Visit the USNH Employment site for additional details.

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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

Renovations in the Multimedia Room

Posted October 26, 2015

The Multimedia Room in Dimond Library will undergo renovations the week of October 26. The room will remain open, but be sure to ask staff if you need help finding anything, as we put up new shelving. When the renovations are complete, the majority of our video collection will be in open shelving and more easily accessible.