Events

Donald Hall's 90th Birthday Celebration

Posted September 14, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 4-6 p.m.
Special Collections Reading Room
(Dimond Library, room 101)

The library will celebrate what would have been poet Donald Hall’s 90th birthday on Thursday, September 20th. Attendees are invited to bring their favorite Donald Hall poem, read it, and briefly talk about what it means to them. Professor Emeritus Charles Simic, Hall’s successor as U.S. Poet Laureate, will anchor the reading.

Hall, who died earlier this year, wrote dozens of books of poetry and prose; he was a longtime resident of Wilmot, NH, where he lived at Eagle Pond Farm. Hall graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard University, and the University of Oxford and taught at the University of Michigan. He received two Guggenheim Fellowships and served as New Hampshire poet laureate from 1984-1989 and 1995-1999 before being named the 2006-2007 U.S. poet laureate.

The UNH Library’s Special Collections and Archives houses the Donald Hall Collection, which contains his correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and ephemera, along with his library of 7,000 volumes of poetry.

For those wanting to celebrate the life and work of this New Hampshire treasure, please feel free to join an afternoon of reading, reminiscence, and discussion of Hall’s poetry. For questions about either the reading or the Donald Hall Collection, please contact Special Collections Librarian Bill Ross at (603) 862-0346 or at bill.ross@unh.edu

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and birthday cake will be provided.

Photography Exhibit on NH Cultural Diversity

Posted March 21, 2018

April 5—May 31
The University Museum is sponsoring a photography exhibition on the cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity of the Granite State. The exhibition features the work of New Hampshire photographer Becky Field, who has been documenting the lives of the state’s immigrant and refugee families since 2012.

In a state known for low cultural diversity, Field uses her camera to illustrate and celebrate the lives of new Americans. She has been welcomed into homes of recent immigrants and refugees and has photographed traditional and sacred ceremonies. A book of her photographs, Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity, has won two national awards.

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 12, 5-7 p.m.
University Museum, Dimond Library

Field will discuss her work, and the Himalayan Heritage Music Group will play traditional South Asian music. The event is free and open to the public.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the University Museum, and UNH Special Collections.

For more information about this exhibit, email Dale Valena or call 603-862-1081.

Library Welcomes William D. Adams

Posted March 20, 2018

These events are co-sponsored by the UNH Library and the UNH College of Liberal Arts.

The University of New Hampshire will welcome former National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William D. Adams as he discusses NEH’s public humanities work. Adams was appointed chairman of NEH by former President Barack Obama in 2014. Prior to serving at NEH, he was president of Colby College and Bucknell University. He is currently a senior fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York.

Adams recently shared some thoughts about Why the Humanities Matter in an interview with UNH Today.

Event Registration

Register online or call 603-862-1541

Adams will be on campus March 27 and 28 for a presentation and roundtable discussion. Attendance is free for both programs, but advance registration is required.

The Common Good: The Humanities & Public Life

Tuesday, March 27

3:30-6:00 p.m.
Huddleston Ballroom
This presentation will address the ways humanists at universities can bring their perspectives and insights to bear on public life in the United States in these challenging times.

More info: The Common Good: The Humanities & Public Life

Grand Challenges and the Humanities: A Roundtable & Community Discussion

Wednesday, March 28

3:45-6:00 p.m.
Courtyard Reading Room, Dimond Library
The panelists are William Adams; Heidi Bostic, dean of the UNH College of Liberal Arts; and Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire.

More info: Grand Challenges and the Humanities: A Roundtable & Community Discussion

UNH Libraries Bring Expertise to Wikipedia

Posted February 27, 2018

library employees participating in an edit-a-thon

The UNH libraries in Durham, Manchester, and Concord participated in the #1Lib1Ref campaign to add citations to the crowd-sourced encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Eighteen library faculty and staff contributed to the campaign, which ran from Jan. 15 to Feb. 3. The libraries exceeded their goal to add 100 references.

University students often turn to Wikipedia to begin their research. But with thousands of articles containing uncited claims, the goal of #1Lib1Ref is to make Wikipedia a more reliable resource.

The idea of the event is that if every librarian in the world added one reference, Wikipedia would not have any more “citation needed” tags.

“Librarians and library staff are experts on authoritative sources of information, so we wanted to do our part,” said Kimberly Sweetman, associate dean of the UNH Library.

As the flagship campus of the state university system, the UNH Library in Durham teamed up with the UNH Manchester Library and UNH Law Library in Concord to provide proper citations for articles related to New Hampshire. More than one-third of the references added were related to New Hampshire historical figures, cities, and attractions.

“While we are a research library contributing to the scholarship of the university, we are also a state institution, serving the citizens of New Hampshire and representing the state,” Sweetman said.

Participants either worked on their own or attended group edit-a-thons in Durham and Manchester.

The global campaign is organized by Wikimedia Foundation, which operates the encyclopedia.

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Citation Workshop Series Spring 2018

Posted January 29, 2018

Join us for a series of hands-on learning activities using citation management tools, techniques, and strategies. Bring your laptop!

All sessions in Dimond Library 235 (capacity = 24)

Spring Schedule

EndNote

Date/Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. February 5
Presenter: Eugenia Liu

RefWorks

Date/Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. February 8
Presenter: Kathrine Aydelott

Zotero

Date/Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. February 15
Presenter: Ben Peck

Zotero

Date/Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. February 19
Presenter: Eugenia Liu

RefWorks

Date/Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. March 1
Presenter: Kathrine Aydelott

Mendeley

Date/Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. March 6
Presenter: Megan Bresnahan

RefWorks

Date/Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. March 23
Presenter: Kathrine Aydelott

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!

Brown Bag Lunch Series Fall 2017

Posted September 12, 2017

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

Events with asterisks are eligible for CEITL Participation Certificate points for program enrollees. Please remember to sign in at activities to confirm attendance.

All brown bag events will be held in Dimond 352.

Schedule

September 27
* Introducing the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education
Kathrine Aydelott, 12-1 p.m.

October 11
* Fake News in the Classroom
Kathrine Aydelott, 12-1 p.m.

October 18
* What Are Digital Badges?
Wendy Jo Girven & Ben Peck, 12-1 p.m.

October 26
* Working with Primary Sources
Bill Ross, 12-1 p.m.

November 8
* ICPSR Data and Membership Benefits
Louise Buckley, 12-1 p.m.

November 14
Finding a Repository for Your Data (or Publishing and Sharing Your Data)
Patti Condon, 12-1 p.m.

Fall Workshop Series 2017

Posted August 30, 2017

We are hosting a series of hands-on teaching and learning opportunities covering a range of tools and strategies. Many are aimed at a broad audience of faculty, staff, and both graduate and undergraduate students.

* Items with asterisks are specifically aimed at UNH Faculty and graduate students and are eligible for CEITL Participation Certificate points for program enrollees. Please remember to sign in at activities to confirm your attendance.

Workshop Schedule

All sessions in Dimond Library 235. Please bring your own devices (laptop, etc.).

September

September 7
Introduction to Scholarly Citation, Kathrine Aydelott, 3-4 p.m.

September 20
Creating a Data Management Plan, Patti Condon, 2-3 p.m.

September 21
Citation Managers: RefWorks, Kathrine Aydelott, 3-4 p.m.

October

October 5
Citation Managers: RefWorks, Kathrine Aydelott, 3-4 p.m.

October 12
Citation Managers: Mendeley, Hannah Hamalainen, 2-3 p.m.

October 19
Citation Managers: RefWorks, Kathrine Aydelott, 3-4 p.m.

October 25
Citation Managers: Zotero, Eugenia Liu, 2-3 p.m.

November

November 8
Citation Managers: Zotero, Eugenia Liu, 2-3 p.m.

November 16
* Teaching & Learning with Genealogy, Kathrine Aydelott, 3-4 p.m.

November 21
Making Your Scholarship Open, Eleta Exline, 2-3 p.m.

November 30
Citation Managers: Mendeley, Hannah Hamalainen, 2-3 p.m.

December

December 5
* Introduction to the Scholars Repository, Eleta Exline, 2-3 p.m.

December 7
How to Find Citations and Metrics at UNH, Emily Poworoznek, 1-2 p.m.

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 Fall 2016

Posted November 30, 2016

UNH mascot holding good luck sign for students

Monday, December 12

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet and Pet Partners.

Art Therapy

10:30 am - 7:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Relax and become more focused with a creative coloring session.

Cookie & Coffee Break

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Level 4, Dimond and the Branches
Take a break with coffee, donated by UNH Dining, and home-baked cookies provided by library faculty and staff.

Guided Meditation

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Dimond Room 353
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute meditation session offered by Health Services.

Wild-E Cat & Gnarlz

Various locations in Dimond Library
The UNH mascots will be around to visit you for some motivation!

Tuesday, December 13

YoNola Bar

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

Power Napping

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Dimond Room 353
Manage stress and feel good mentally, and physically with a power nap offered by Health Services.

Chair Massages

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Feeling tense? Get a chair massage from a licensed massage therapist. Brought to you by Health Services.

Primal Scream

8:00 pm, Dimond Lobby
Have you ever wanted to scream in a library? Ease your tension with a one-minute primal scream hosted by Student Senate.

Wednesday, December 14

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet and Pet Partners.

Fuel Your Brain

10:00 am - 11:00 am, Dimond Level 4
Make your own trail mix to snack on while studying. Brought to you by Health Services.

Holiday Card Crafting

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Dimond Room 327
Clear your mind and create cards perfect for the holidays! Just bring your creativity, all else will be supplied by the LLC.

Chair Massages

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Unwind with a relaxing chair massage from a licensed professional, provided by Health Services.

Study Snacks

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Dimond Level 4
Refuel your body with some healthy snacks from UNH Dining!