News & Exhibits

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!

November 26, 2013

Government Information presents its latest featured resource from the U.S. Government Printing Office, the Warren Commission Report.

The commission was created in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren, and tasked with investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The report consists of 900 pages with photos, maps, and diagrams from the scene in Dallas, Texas.

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/

November 18, 2013

Unfortunately, the biological sciences librarian candidate presentation for today, Monday, Nov. 18th, has been cancelled due to weather in the Midwest creating problems for travel. It will be rescheduled.

November 15, 2013

Update: The presentation on Monday, Nov. 18th has been cancelled due to weather in the Midwest creating problems for travel. It will be rescheduled.

The two finalists for the Biological Sciences Librarian position will be making their presentations.

  • Friday, Nov. 15th, Prof. Marilia Antunez (Boise State University) will speak at Pettee Hall, Room 106, 2:10-3 pm
  • Monday, Nov. 18th, Ms. Jennifer Simonsen (New Mexico State University) will speak at James Hall, Room G46, 2:10-3 pm

Each candidate will speak on the topic provided by the search committee: what it means to be a biological sciences librarian at a land-grant institution & how instruction, collection development, and research support fit into that model.

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!

November 7, 2013

The UNH Library and its partner, the Earth Systems Research Center of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, have been awarded a grant in the amount of $474,156 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services though its National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. The grant will help fund the building of PLACE, the Position-based Location Archive Coordinate Explorer.

PLACE will be a geospatial search interface, available to the general public through the library website. Access to embedded geospatial information in a flexible visual interface will enable library users to develop important skills such as visual, global and environmental literacy.

The PLACE project will develop:

  • new tools not currently available in a geoportal, including a new geospatial gazetteer tool for improved searching
  • new time series capabilities to easily assess changes over time
  • usability driven interface improvements

By developing code to enable the Open Geoportal to interoperate with Fedora (the software platform used for the library’s digital collections), we will be providing other Fedora libraries with collections containing geospatial or geographic content a mechanism for making those collections searchable in Open Geoportal for the first time. All PLACE modifications to Open Geoportal will be shared with the geoportal community and may be incorporated into future releases of the technology.

The PLACE project will build on the library’s existing digital collections. In the 1990s the UNH Library was a pioneer in scanning historic USGS topographic maps and has continued to develop its digital library capabilities since then.

November 5, 2013

Government information presents its latest featured resource from the National Weather Service, The Space Weather Prediction Center.

The Space Weather Prediction Center is the nation's official source for alerts, watches, and warnings on space weather. They are the primary warning center for the International Space Environment Service. They also work with many national and international partners with whom they exchange data, products, and services.

The Space Weather Prediction Center provides real-time monitoring and forecasting of solar and geophysical events which impact satellites, power grids, communications, navigation, and many other technological systems. SWPC also explores and evaluates new models and products and transitions them into operations.

October 24, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents the Fred Buda Quintet on Monday, November 4 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).

Fred Buda is a retired drum set player for the Boston Pops after 35+ years. He has been heard on countless recordings and been seen on televised programs swinging the Boston Pops under the baton of Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, and Keith Lockhart. An alumnus of the Herb Pomeroy Big Band, Buda leads the Jazz Pops All-Stars Ensemble and Jazz Pops Swing Ensemble.

Buda is also a retired principal timpanist for the Boston Ballet Orchestra, and now serves as the new personnel manager for the Boston Ballet. He is the supervisor of orchestral personnel for the Wang Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Theatre in Boston, MA. (Zildjian)

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.

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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