Dimond Library

Brown Bag Lunch Series Spring 2018

Posted January 19, 2018

Join us for lunch-time, open-discussion teaching and learning opportunities aimed at faculty, staff, and graduate students. All are welcome to attend.

All brown bag events will be held from 12-1 p.m. in Dimond 352.

Spring Schedule

Some of these opportunities are eligible for one point toward the CEITL Participation Certificate. See CEITL's website for a full list of included events.

The CEITL Participation Certificate recognizes participation in a variety of teaching- and learning-related activities, demonstrating a commitment to promote the highest quality of student learning through implementation of best practices in college teaching.

Teaching through the Frames of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education: Scholarship as a Conversation

Date: Tuesday, February 20
Presenter: Kathrine Aydelott

The ACRL Information Literacy Framework presents a unified vision for building information literacy skills that bridge both the library and disciplinary perspectives. Come discuss the ways the “Scholarship as a Conversation” frame can be used to collaboratively design research assignments and heighten information literacy skills across the curriculum.

Teaching through the Frames of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education: Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Date: Tuesday, March 20
Presenter: Kathrine Aydelott

The ACRL Information Literacy Framework presents a unified vision for building information literacy skills that bridge both the library and disciplinary perspectives. Come discuss the ways the “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” frame can be used to collaboratively design research assignments and heighten information literacy skills across the curriculum.

The Company We Keep: Researching Companies Beyond Glassdoor

Date: Tuesday, April 3
Presenter: Wendy Jo Girven

This brown bag will highlight specialized methods and tools for doing company research. From annual reports to corporate social responsibility to financial statements to corporate culture, learn how to find out data and details on public and private companies, big or small! This session is especially helpful to students on the job market and for faculty who want to incorporate business research into their classroom.

Smart Money Week: Resources to Improve Financial Literacy

Date: Tuesday, April 24
Presenter: Wendy Jo Girven

April is Financial Literacy Month and April 21-28 is Money Smart Week, jointly sponsored by the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve. Financial literacy is important to all communities and your library can help! Whether you are looking for tools to incorporate into the classroom or wanting to manage your personal finances better, join our Business Librarian for this brown bag to discuss helpful resources.

Help Sessions for First-Year Research

Posted January 19, 2018

Instructor talking to student
We're hosting free, open sessions—no appointment needed—to support first-year students in developing their research skills for their foundational-level courses.

All sessions are held in Dimond Library, room 421. First-year Instruction Librarian Ben Peck will be available to answer research and library-related questions, and will help students get the most from our library resources.

Stop by during these times:

  • Tuesdays 5-7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 2-4 p.m.

Sessions run continuously from March 6 to May 2. You can get reminders about these sessions and other events by following us on Twitter @unhlibrary.

Frazzle Free Finals Fall 2017

Posted November 29, 2017

Students with therapy dog

Monday, December 11

Study Buddies

Various times
Dimond and Branch Libraries
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet/Pet Partners.

Puzzle

Addison Reading Room in Dimond and Branch Libraries
Take a break from studying and help add to the puzzle.

Photo Booth

Various times
Lobby of Dimond Library
Document that you're at the library studying!

Music Break

Room 231 in Dimond Library
Add your favorite songs to the student study playlist and play the electric piano.

Coffee & Donuts

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2nd Floor of Smith Hall
Get studying tips from Student Accessibility Services and the Center for Academic Resources.

Yonola Bar

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

Cookie Break

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Level 4 of Dimond and Branch Libraries

Open Study

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Studio 235 of Dimond Library
Bring your notes and study snacks and join us by the (digital) fire.

Massage Therapy

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room 352 of Dimond Library
Unwind and relax with a chair massage from a licensed professional provided by Health & Wellness.

Tuesday, December 12

Study Buddies

Various times
Dimond and Branch Libraries
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet/Pet Partners.

Puzzle

Addison Reading Room in Dimond and Branch Libraries
Take a break from studying and help add to the puzzle.

Photo Booth

Various times
Lobby of Dimond Library
Document that you're at the library studying!

Music Break

Room 231 in Dimond Library
Add your favorite songs to the student study playlist and play the electric piano.

Coffee & Donuts

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2nd Floor of Smith Hall
Get studying tips from Student Accessibility Services and the Center for Academic Resources.

Study Snacks

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Level 4 in Dimond Library
Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining.

Open Study

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Studio 235 in Dimond Library
Bring your notes and study snacks and join us by the (digital) fire.

Guided Meditation

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Studio 235 in Dimond Library
Quiet your mind with an hour long meditation session offered by Health & Wellness.

Primal Scream

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

Good luck with your finals, wildcats!

Celebrating 110 Years as a Federal Depository Library

Posted September 13, 2017

University of New Hampshire’s Dimond Library celebrates 110 years in the US Government Publishing Office’s (GPO’s) Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). UNH became a US depository in 1907 due to its status as a land-grant institution. GPO has operated the FDLP since 1895, though the program's roots can be traced back to the act of Congress dated December 27, 1813 (3 Stat. 140), which stated that one copy of the journals and documents of the Senate and House must be sent to each university, college, and historical society in each state.

The FDLP ensures that the public has free access to Federal documents in approximately 1,150 participating libraries across the United States. These libraries, in partnership with GPO, work in support of Keeping America Informed. In 2015, Dimond Library became the first depository library in New Hampshire to receive a Depository Library Spotlight.

The UNH Library is proud to have served UNH and the broader community in providing access to tens of thousands of Congressional and federal agency publications. We also provide expert assistance in navigating digital copies of historical and current US government publications through sources such as govinfo, GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, and the UNH library catalog. The UNH Library looks forward to continuing to serve our communities by providing access to and service for FDLP-supplied government resources, which are complemented by many commercial databases and websites.

To commemorate this anniversary, several exhibits are being planned to enhance awareness of the range of government publications available in our collection or online.

Government Information Displays

Throughout the fall semester we'll be displaying historical publications, posters, illustrated books, and more. Explore the main level (level 3) of Dimond Library or follow @unhlibrary on Twitter to see what we have.

Constitution Week

Coinciding with the opening of the lobby exhibit is Constitution Week (September 17-23, 2017), which will be the focus of our rotating display. We’ll have a colorful Constitution-related jigsaw puzzle available in the Addison Reading Room for people to work on and enjoy.

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