National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! Check out our display of healthy cookbooks and nutrition books near the north elevator on the 3rd floor of Dimond.

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

Workshop Series Spring 2018

Posted January 19, 2018

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

Spring Schedule

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

Finding & Accessing Data for Reuse

Location: Dimond Library 235
Date/Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. February 15
Presenter: Louise Buckley

This hands-on workshop focuses on datasets available through ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Social & Political Research). Other sources for data will also be discussed, with an emphasis on social sciences and health data.

Active Citizenship

Location: Dimond Library 235
Date/Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. February 21
Presenters: Megan Bresnahan and Ben Peck

Take this non-partisan opportunity to discuss voting rights, and discover how to find out who your national, state, and local representatives are, how to contact them, and what issues are actively on their agendas. Critical knowledge for the start of an election year!

Teaching with Primary Sources & Rare Books

Location: Dimond Library 235
Date/Time: 12:40-2:00 p.m. March 1
Presenter: Bill Ross

Archives, special collections, and rare books provide wide-ranging sources for original research; however, the traditional class visit “show & tell” often does not promote meaningful student engagement and learning. Increasingly, archivists and librarians are using active learning techniques to promote student-centered, hands-on learning and reflection in a variety of disciplines. We will demonstrate both the techniques used to promote the desired learning outcomes, and discuss strategies for introducing active learning and exercises/assignments using primary resources into the classroom.

Power Searching Google Scholar & Google Books

Location: Dimond 235
Date/Time: 2:15-3:15 p.m. March 20
Presenter: Louise Buckley

Are you getting all you can when searching Google Scholar or Google Books? Come to this session for tips on how to better use and search these resources.

Getting Started with Genealogy

Location: Dimond 235
Date/Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m. March 30
Presenter: Kathrine Aydelott

Hearing all the talk about genealogy and want to get in on the fun? This workshop, aimed at beginners, will dispel myths and introduce tools and strategies for starting what can be a life-long research project.

Open Access Browser Plugins

Location: Dimond 235
Date/Time: 12:10-12:40 p.m. April 16

OA Button, Unpaywall, and other browser plugins make it easy to find open access versions of research articles. We’ll walk through installation and use of these helpful tools.

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.

Polar Exploration & Research Exhibits

UNH's two museums, the Museum of Art in the PCAC and the University Museum in Dimond Library, are collaborating on two disparate exhibits about the Earth's polar regions, and New Hampshire's connection to polar exploration and research.

A Brilliant Life Goes on Tour

Panels from the University of New Hampshire's Special Collections and University Museum's exhibit on Amy Beach will be traveling around New Hampshire throughout 2018!

A Brilliant Life Goes on Tour

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!

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!