Digital Scholarship Day June 6

Posted May 17, 2017

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Dimond Library, Room 421

The University Library invites faculty and researchers to learn more about how colleagues from UNH and elsewhere use digital tools and methods for research, teaching, publication, and collaboration.

This program will include a series of short project presentations, opportunities to network, and information about how the library can support your digital scholarship.

Contact: Eleta Exline (eleta.exline@unh.edu)

Program

10:00-10:15 Introductions

10:15-10:55 Keynote Presentation
Patrick Rashleigh, Data Visualization Coordinator, Brown University

11:00-11:30 Library Digital Scholarship Centers
Eleta Exline, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of New Hampshire

11:30-12:00 Discussion

12:00-1:00 Lunch and Networking

1:00-2:00 UNH Projects Panel
Bill Ross and Elise Daniel
Siobhan Senier
Ben Stewart

Frazzle Free Finals Spring 2017

Posted May 2, 2017

students doing yoga on Thompson Hall lawn
Join us for a series of stress relieving activities to help get you through your finals!

Tuesday, May 9th

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library and branch libraries
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet/Pet Partner

YoNola Bar

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Dimond Level 4
Join us for a stress-busting snack of organic yogurt and granola donated by UNH Dining.

Massage Therapy

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Dimond Room 352
Unwind with a relaxing chair massage from a licensed professional, provided by Health Services.

Guided Meditation

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Dimond Room 352
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with an hour long meditation session offered by Health Services.

Color Me Coping

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Dimond Room 327
Learn different coping strategies and draw out a map for surviving finals with the UNH Counseling Center.

Primal Scream

8:00 PM, Dimond Lobby
Ease your tension with a one-minute primal scream hosted by Student Senate.

Wednesday, May 10th

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library and branch libraries
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet/Pet Partner

Fuel Your Brain

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Dimond Level 4
Make your own trail mix to snack on while studying. Brought to you by Health Services.

Yoga

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Dimond 421
Manage stress and feel good mentally, and physically with a yoga session hosted by Health Services.

Fun Fitness Challenges

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Murkland Courtyard
Exercising is a great way to relieve unwanted tension. Eliminate stress and step up to some fun fitness challenges hosted by Campus Recreation!

Study Snacks

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Dimond Level 4 and Kingsbury branch library
Refuel your body with some healthy snacks from UNH dining!

Follow the fun on social media, and share your photos with us! #UNHfff

New Research Guide: Fake News, Misleading Information, and Evaluating Sources

Posted March 7, 2017

Staying informed and making sound judgments are difficult when news stories fabricate facts or events. Help tell fact from fiction online with a new research guide from the library.

The ability to tell accurate news from fake is a skill you'll use for the rest of your life. Learn more about the problems created by fake news, how to fact-check and evaluate sources, and how fake news can influence real news outlets and the population.

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Changes to Boston Library Consortium WorldCat

Posted January 18, 2017

The BLC WorldCat catalog is being updated. It will continue to display books and media owned by the UNH Library as well as over 10,000 libraries worldwide. However, it will no longer display results from individual Boston area libraries. Instead, books and media from Boston area libraries are now included under the worldwide level.

The request function is unchanged and as fast as ever. Items requested through Interlibrary Loan automatically go to the Boston Library Consortium for fulfillment – then, to libraries worldwide.

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UNH Welcomes Five New Librarians

Posted September 26, 2016

We are pleased to welcome five new faculty librarians to the UNH Library: Megan Bresnahan, Wendy Jo Girven, Hannah Hamalainen, Eugenia Liu, and Benjamin Peck.

Megan Bresnahan

Megan comes to us from the Tisch Library at Tufts University where she coordinated library support for research, teaching, and learning for departments in the sciences, social sciences, and engineering. Prior to Tufts, Megan worked at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was the Head of the Gemmill Library of Engineering, Mathematics & Physics, and she started her career as a Medical Librarian at Boston University.

Her research focuses on emerging services for scholarly communication and research data management in libraries and developing practical learning opportunities to help subject librarians provide support in these areas. She is the co-director of the DataQ Project and a member of the New England E-Science Program Advisory Board.

Visit Megan's profile for contact information.

Wendy Jo Girven

Wendy Jo recently joined the Library as the Business and Data Reference Librarian. She serves as the subject librarian for the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, providing reference services for business disciplines and for social and health sciences data.

Prior to joining UNH, Wendy Jo was the Director of Library Services at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, ME. Wendy Jo holds an MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and an MS in International Logistics Management from Maine Maritime Academy. She received her undergraduate degrees from Penn State University.

Visit Wendy Jo's profile for contact information.

Hannah Hamalainen

Hannah recently joined the Library as our Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian. With a background in both geology and the humanities, Hannah joins UNH from Stanford University where she was the Earth Sciences Librarian.

Previous to that she worked at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the RTP Environmental Protection Agency Library and was a rural newspaper reporter in North Carolina. She is currently the VP/Pres-Elect of the Geoscience Information Society. Originally from southern Maine—after 15 years away—she is glad to be back home!

Visit Hannah's profile for contact information.

Eugenia Liu

With experience at the Health Sciences Library at SUNY Buffalo and the College of Pharmacy at Western New England University, Eugenia is eager to bring her dedication to collaboration and evidence-based practice into her role as Health and Human Services Librarian. Eugenia earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Georgia State University and a Master of Library Science degree from SUNY Buffalo.

Visit Eugenia's profile for contact information.

Benjamin Peck

Ben has joined the faculty as our First Year Instruction Librarian. He will lead initiatives focused on teaching foundation level information literacy and research skills to first-year students and assist subject librarians in delivering instruction for other first-year undergraduate courses and programs across the university. As an instruction librarian he brings a passion for information literacy and experience with innovative lesson planning to the UNH Library.

Ben earned a bachelor’s degree in Music from Bates College and a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Indiana University.

Visit Ben's profile for contact information.

 

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Celebrate 150 Years: Library Events and Exhibits

Posted September 9, 2016

UNH 150: 1866-2016 Throughout the anniversary year the Library will host exhibits and programs that will highlight this special occasion. Please join us!

Who Knew? Fun Facts You May Not Know About UNH

Who Knew? Where: University Museum, Dimond Library, Level One
When: September 29, 2016 – November 18, 2016


What do an alien abduction, a popular cereal brand, and Disney’s Olaf have to do with UNH? Come to the University Museum and find out about these and other UNH fun facts. You’ll be asking yourself, “Who knew?”

A Campus Built Twice

A Campus Built Twice Where: Dimond Library Foyer
When: September 29, 2016 – December 16, 2016


The exhibit is a brief history of UNH’s beginnings in Hanover, NH in 1866 and the move to Durham in 1893. A period model of the proposed 1920s landscape and building campaign is featured.

Celebrating the Student

Celebrating the Student Where: Dimond Library Foyer
When: September 29, 2016 - Spring 2017


A selection of full-sized photo images of students from several eras will mingle in the foyer and invite “selfies.”

Ben Thompson’s Vision

Ben Thompson Where: Dimond Library Foyer
When: September 29, 2016 - Spring 2017


This year long series examines the evolution of benefactor Thompson’s vision for the College.

ED Talks: UNH Celebrates 150 Years of Learning In and Beyond the Classroom

Where: Dunleavy Reading Room, Special Collections, Dimond Library, Level One
When: Fall and Spring Semesters


Sponsored by the UNH Library, in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire’s Celebrate 150, this series of six lectures will feature members of the University community –faculty, emeriti, and alums – who explore its rich heritage of fostering inquiry in the classroom and beyond. Presentations will explore this culture of learning across the curriculum and are intended to be thought provoking and engaging. ED Talks will be held in in the Dunleavy Reading Room of Special Collections on the last Wednesday afternoon of the month, with the exception of the first, which will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Refreshments will be served. Each is scheduled from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Professor Erik Swartz (Kinesiology)

Football Tackle When: September 29, 2016

“Reducing Head Impacts in American Football: The HuTT® Helmetless Tackling Training Technique”

Professor Meghan Howey (Anthropology)

Students at Dig Site When: October 26, 2016

“Using Geospatial Technologies to Create Better Understanding of Ancient Sites”

Professor Emeritus Arthur Borror (Biology)

Students at Microscope When: November 30, 2016

“Students Getting their Feet Wet and their Vision Widened”

Rebecca Rule (Writer/Humorist)

Donald Graves and Donald Murray When: February 22, 2017

“Writing With the Dons: Donald Graves and Donald Murray, My Life as a Writer”

Professor Neil Niman (Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Paul College, Economics)

Pokemon Go When: April 12, 2017

“Pokémon Go: A Harbinger for the Future of Higher Education?”

Professor Nancy Kinner (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Ready Set Go When: April 26, 2017

“Ready, Set, Go! Preparing Engineering Students for the Work Place”

Arts 651 - Alternative Photographic Arts Student Exhibition

Photographic Arts Student Exhibit Where: Reference Area, Dimond Library, Level Three
When: Fall and Spring Semesters


The combination of modern photographic digital technologies with historical processes will be featured in this year’s revolving and evolving library exhibition. The student work on display will reveal the course’s conceptual current topics and historical photographic methods in use today, which requires the mixing of light sensitive emulsions and coating paper by hand.

Celebrate 150 Mural

Mural Where: Dimond Library, NSRC Room, Level Two
When: Fall Semester


Professor Jennifer Moses (Art & Art History) will teach a Fall 2016 undergraduate class in mural making and design. The class will research, design, and paint a mural whose theme will celebrate UNH’s 150th anniversary. The project, supported by UNH Celebrate 150 and the UNH Library, will be unveiled early Spring semester, 2017.

Equine Sesquicentennial: Riding Through the Years

Students with Horse Where: University Museum, Dimond LIbrary, Level One
When: November 28, 2016 – December 16, 2016


The students of Equine class ANSC 795 will curate a special exhibit for the University Museum. This exhibit will be underwritten by UNH Celebrate 150.

Pop-up Collections

Pop Up Collection Where: Dimond Library foyer, Kingsbury Library, Chemistry Library & Physics Library
When: Fall and Spring Semesters


Ever-changing “pop-up” displays will feature examples from collections in the University Museum, University Archives, and Special Collections.

150 Years of Technology at UNH

150 Years of Technology Where: University Museum, Dimond Library, Level One
When: January 24, 2017 – June 5, 2017


Explore examples of technology used at UNH such as 1910s Ediphone, a 1980s laptop, and Virtual Reality!

Librarian Bob Morin Gifts $4 Million to UNH

Posted September 2, 2016

Robert Morin was a cataloger in Dimond Library for almost 50 years. A campus icon, everyone recognized him in Murkland courtyard smoking his pipe.

When he died last year, he left a generous $4 million gift to UNH and $100,000 to the Library specifically. Here in the Library, this money will provide scholarships to our student employees, staff members who continue their studies, and help renovate one of our multimedia rooms.

Bob's demonstrated commitment to UNH through his philanthropy is tremendously inspiring. His generous gift allows us to address a number of university priorities.
President Mark Huddleston

UNH is using $2.5 million to launch and expand a career center for use by students and alumni. They will also be using $1 million to help fund the video scoreboard for the new football stadium. UNH is grateful for the money and is putting it to use on their highest priorities.

Morin was a voracious reader, which might be expected as a librarian. Extraordinarily, he read every book published in America from 1930 to 1940 — besides children's books, textbooks, cook books, and books about technology — which amounted to 1,938 books!

For more, read the article in the Washington Post.

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New Databases Added Over the Summer

Posted August 31, 2016

We've added new databases over the summer! See what's new:

Thomson Databases

Biosis Citation Index
Unique BIOSIS content that is critical to life sciences research with powerful citation indexing.

Data Citation Index
Connects digital research to powerful new discovery tools, giving researchers the ability to quickly and easily identify and access the most relevant digital research.

Derwent Innovation Index
Value-added patent information from Derwent World Patent Index as well as patent citation information from Patents Citation Index.

Book Citation Index (Science Edition)
Access the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly and scientific research. This index allows you to measure the contribution of books in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators.

Zoological Record Current and Archive
The world's leading taxonomic reference and oldest continuing database of animal biology.

Current Chemical Reactions
Current Chemical Reactions delivers the latest synthetic methods reported in over 100 of the world's leading organic chemistry journals. Each reaction provides complete reaction diagrams,critical conditions, bibliographic data, and author abstracts.

Index Chemicus
Covering more than 100 of the world's leading organic chemistry journals, Index Chemicus is text- and substructure-searchable, and offers full graphical summaries, important reaction diagrams, and complete bibliographic information.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index Science
Access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide in the sciences.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index Social Science & Humanities Edn.
Access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide in the social sciences and humanities.

Additional Databases

Kanopy Streaming Service
12,473 streaming titles are available. Partners with some of the world’s most creative filmmakers and respected distributors, offering tertiary institutions access to an ever-growing library of videos across diverse content areas like architecture, teacher education, health and safety, culture and politics in media, health studies and more.

Colonial America Modules 1-5
Consists of all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series of Colonial Office files held at The National Archives in London, plus all extracted documents associated with them. This unique collection of largely manuscript material from the archives of the British government is an invaluable one for students and researchers of all aspects of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American history and the early-modern Atlantic world.

Colonial America will be released in five modules, organized thematically:

  • Module 1: Early Settlement, Expansion and Rivalries (2015)
  • Module 2: Towards Revolution (2016)
  • Module 3: The American Revolution (scheduled 2017)
  • Module 4: Legislation and Politics in the Colonies (scheduled 2018)
  • Module 5: Growth, Trade and Development (scheduled 2019)

Shakespeare in Performance
Showcases rare and unique prompt books from the world-famous Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theaters throughout Great Britain, the United States, and internationally between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.

Springer Journal Archive Online
Access to all Springer journal backfiles from their first issue to 1996.

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Featured Resource: Pomological Watercolor Collection

Posted August 31, 2016

Government Information presents its latest featured resource, the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection.

These pomological paintings were created in response to the rise of fruit breeding and production by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the mid 1800's. The site includes over 7,000 paintings that document fruits and their variety. These paintings were used in bulletins and yearbooks which were distributed to farmers and growers.

These paintings are now preserved in the National Agricultural Library and used for research. The digitized versions are available in high definition and are free to view and download.

Readers can learn more about the history of this collection, the artists, and find paintings of specific fruits using their common or scientific name.

Visit our Government Information page to learn more about our collections, services, and more.

Magna Carta exhibit comes to the UNH Law Library

Posted April 6, 2016

An exhibition about the Magna Carta is coming to the UNH School of Law in Concord from April 11 to April 22.

Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015 is a traveling exhibit created by the American Bar Association and the Library of Congress. It is open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Groups larger than 10 interested in viewing the exhibit should contact Sue Zago, Law Library Director, for an appointment. There is no admission fee.

The exhibit includes up to 16 large banners with images of objects from the Library of Congress collections, an interpretive video, and other artifacts highlighting the impact of the Magna Carta on modern democracy.

In celebration of the visit, the law school’s chapters of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy will be hosting a symposium, open to the public on Tuesday, April 12. The evening will begin with a reception with refreshments at 5:15 pm in the Intellectual Property Library on the 3rd Floor of the UNH Law Library in Concord. Lectures at 6:00 pm in Room 204 will follow. The exhibit will be installed in Intellectual Property Library for the event. RSVPs to Sue Zago are much appreciated.

Further details about the Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015 traveling exhibit are available from the American Bar Association online. The exhibit is sponsored by the American Bar Association, Library of Congress, and Law Library of Congress.

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