News & Exhibits

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.

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.

Posted November 29, 2017

photo collage of Amy beach from 3 periods of her life from young to old

A Brilliant Life: The Musical Career of New Hampshire's Amy Beach

New Hampshire Tour 2018

This is a traveling panel exhibit about the life of Amy Beach, America's first woman to write a symphony. The exhibit was planned in honor of Beach's 150th birthday by the University of New Hampshire's Special Collections and the University Museum.

Panel Set One

December (2017) - Durham Public Library
January - New Durham Public Library
February - Gilford Public Library
March - Concord Public Library
April - Gordon-Nash Public Library, New Hampton
May - Philbrick-James Public Library, Deerfield
June - Smyth Public Library, Candia
July - Langdon Public Library, Newington
August - Plaistow Public Library
September - Somersworth Public Library
October - Whipple Free Library, New Boston
November - G. H. Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown

Panel Set Two

January - Conant Library, Winchester
February - Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, Nelson
March - Tucker Free Library, Henniker
April - available
May - Campton Public Library
June - Lincoln Public Library
July - Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth
August - Goodwin Library, Farmington
September - James A. Tuttle Library, Antrim
October - New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord
November - available

More Exhibit Info

Please contact Dale.Valena@unh.edu if you would like more information.

The months of April and November are available. There is no fee for the exhibit. Each borrowing institution is responsible for delivering the panels to the next venue.

The tour can be extended into 2019 if there is interest - Amy will be just a year older!

Marie Harris Presents Amy Beach in Words & Music

Monday, December 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (snow date December 19)
Marie Harris, former NH Poet Laureate, brings Amy Beach to life in her original one-woman show celebrating the remarkable life and music of the New Hampshire composer. Arrive early and you can enjoy the Amy Beach exhibit before the show!

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!

Posted November 20, 2017

The UNH Library will have the following schedule changes for the Thanksgiving break:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 22—reduced hours
  • Thursday, Nov. 23—closed
  • Friday, Nov. 24—closed
  • Saturday, Nov. 25—closed
  • Sunday, Nov. 26—reduced hours

We hope everyone has a safe and happy break. Please visit our Hours page for more detailed hours information.

Posted November 8, 2017

For the month of November student workers in the Multimedia Center have created a display of movies and TV series that they are thankful for from the Multimedia Collection. The selection is broad and includes classics, feel good movies, and more!

The display includes these titles and more:

The display will stay up for the entire month. Stop in and borrow a movie that YOU are thankful for!

Posted October 25, 2017

We're celebrating movies that feature service dogs. Join us on Tuesdays in Studio 235 (Dimond Library, level 2). All movies begin at noon. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Movie Schedule

  • November 7: Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (101 minutes)
  • November 14: Prison Pups (59 minutes)
  • November 21: Guide Dogs - Part of the Series: Curiosity Quest (28 min)
  • November 28: Dogs on the Inside: Abused Dogs and Prison Inmates Healing (67 minutes)

Questions? Email the Multimedia Center or call 603-862-2309.

Posted October 6, 2017

Get into the Halloween spirit with a film from the Multimedia Center (Dimond, level 2) Scary Movie Display during the month of October!

Scary Film Collection

Choose from a variety of spooktacular movies, including:

Halloween Streaming

October 31, 12-1 in Studio 235
Join us for a free showing of Vampires (part of the Monsters Among Us series) on Halloween.

Be sure to stop by the Multimedia Center for all your Halloween movie needs all October!

Posted September 22, 2017

On Saturday, September 23rd, starting around 6:30 a.m., the Library web site will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes for a security update.

The downtime will not affect the catalog, meeting room booking system, or sites other than our main web site.

While the site is down, you can access some of our systems directly:

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.