News & Exhibits

Posted December 23, 2015

We warmly welcome Assistant Professor Sarah H. Theimer as our new Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. Prior to joining us, she was Principal Cataloger and Metadata Librarian at Syracuse University, where she worked for 17 years.

After getting her Master of Library Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park, Sarah worked in the Washington, DC area for several years at Advanced Sciences, Inc. and the Brookings Institution. She then moved to Boise, ID, to work at the Library and Archives Division of the Idaho State Historical Society, first as Senior Librarian, then as Administrator.

Sarah’s publications include “All Metadata Politics is Local: Developing Meaningful Quality Standards,” a chapter in New Directions in Information Organization (2013), and “What Language Death and Language Planning Tell Us About MARC and RDA,” which appeared in the Journal of Library Metadata (2012).

Sarah's additional research interests include creative problem solving and improving written communication.

Please visit Sarah's profile for contact information.

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.

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

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.

Posted December 8, 2015

Finals are here! The UNH Library has many activities planned to make your finals week as stress free as possible.

Monday 12/14

Sanity Central

Available at all times and at various locations.
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Study Buddies

Available at all times and at various locations.
Relieve stress by visiting the furry friends from ElderPet and Pet Partners.

Cookie & Coffee Break

2pm, Level 4
Take a break with coffee, donated by Zeke's Café and home baked cookies provided by library faculty and staff.

Art Therapy

2-3pm, Room 502
Become more focused with a creative relaxation session

Primal Scream

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

Tuesday 12/15

Sanity Central

Available at all times and at various locations.
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Study Buddies

Available at all times and at various locations.
Relieve stress by visiting the furry friends from ElderPet and Pet Partners.

Chair Massages

12-2pm, Room 502
Feeling tense? Get a 5 minute chair massage from a licensed therapist. Brought to you by Health Services and Healthy UNH.

Study Snacks

8-9pm, Level 3, Lobby
Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining

Wednesday 12/16

Sanity Central

Available at all times and at various locations.
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Study Buddies

12-2pm, around Dimond
Our canine friend, Hamilton, will be stopping by to help you relax.

YoNola Bar

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

Guided Meditation

2:30-3:30pm, Room 502, Level 5
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services.

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.

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.

Posted November 23, 2015

The Library will have the following schedule changes for the holiday break:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25—reduced hours
  • Thursday, Nov. 26—closed
  • Friday, Nov. 27—closed
  • Saturday, Nov. 28—closed
  • Sunday, Nov. 29—reduced hours

Please visit our Hours page for more information.

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

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.