News & Exhibits

March 18, 2014

Map indicating density of slaves in the southern US in 1860

Government Information presents its latest featured resource, NOAA's Civil War Coastal Surveys.

In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson established the Survey of the Coast to produce the nautical charts necessary for maritime safety, defense, and the establishment of national boundaries. Within years, the United States Coast Survey was the government’s leading scientific agency, charting coastlines and determining land elevations for the nation. In 1861, the agency adjusted quickly to meet the needs of a country at war.

March 18, 2014

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents Luciana Souza: Brazilian Duos featuring Romero Lubambo on Monday, March 31 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the PCAC box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., by calling (603) 862-PCAC (7222), by purchasing tickets online, and at the door one hour prior to performance.

Luciana Souza is one of Jazz's leading singers and interpreters. She was born in São Paulo, Brazil into a family of Bossa Nova innovators. Luciana's work as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, covering jazz, world music, and venturing into classical repertoire and new music.

Romero Lubambo's guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his native Brazilian musical heritage with his fluency in the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive new sound. From the cool, sophisticated rhythms of his native Brazil to hard bop, Romero is a guitarist who's comfortable in any musical setting. He is an uncommonly gifted soloist and musical improviser with a knack for unpredictable and creative musical thoughts.

The Traditional Jazz Concert Series is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz. The library, established in 1978 by Dorothy Prescott, comprises books, recordings, and memorabilia and is housed in Dimond Library. Prescott’s generous endowment funds its activities including the Traditional Jazz Series concerts.

For more information, call the UNH Music Department at (603) 862-2404.

March 17, 2014

Sharon Olds

Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews poet Sharon Olds.

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, please use our online form.

Sharon Olds is the winner of several prestigious awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2013 and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has several published volumes of poetry and is known as "a poet of constant linguistic surprise."

Light refreshments will be served and Olds will be available to sign her books. The event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience and will be recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for broadcast and web streaming.

Three times a year, in the style of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, Rebecca Rule serves as host and interviewer for The New Hampshire Authors Series from the Dimond Library at UNH. It features an author who lives, summers, teaches or was born in New Hampshire.

For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call (603) 862-1540.

March 13, 2014

The University will have a delayed opening Thursday, March 13. The UNH Library will be open from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. Please confirm closing times for all service desks.

For more information, see UNH Emergency and Storm Information

March 6, 2014

The Library is doing a usability test of our space and we need a few participants during March 19-21. It will take about an hour of your time in Dimond Library.

For your participation, you will receive a $15 Dining Services card, good at any Dining location on campus, or a USB flash drive.

If you’re interested and available, please contact Kristin Parker.

February 26, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new trial database, Historic Map Works. This trial provides access to over 200,000 high-resolution, full color antique and historic maps that trace the "residential genealogy" of families and locations over time.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

February 18, 2014

Work is now underway to replace lamps and add motion light sensors on Levels 2 and 4 in Dimond Library. This work has been funded by a federal grant and is designed to improve energy efficiency.

The existing motion lights on Levels 1, 4, and 5 will be adjusted so they come in within 2-5 feet of each row entrance. The new motion lights are dual sensing – they sense heat as well as motion – so, no getting up to wave your arms when sitting motionless for more than a few minutes.

February 18, 2014

The University has curtailed operations Tuesday, February 18 effective 12:40 pm. Dimond Library will be open reduced hours from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm and branch library locations will close at 1:00 pm. Be sure to check the library hours to confirm.

For more information, please see UNH Emergency and Storm Information

February 13, 2014

The University has curtailed operations for Thursday, February 13. Dimond Library will be open reduced hours from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and all other locations will be closed. Be sure to check the library hours to confirm.

For more information, please see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

February 6, 2014

We will be performing an update to the library catalog server on Friday, February 7 starting at 6pm until 7pm. The library catalog and related services will be unavailable during that time.

Unavailable services will include:

  • Local library catalog searching
  • Requesting through the Boston Library Consortium
  • Interlibrary loan

However, you will still be able to:

  • Access online databases
  • Search the library catalog using BLC WorldCat from the library home page
  • Check out physical items from the library

We regret the interruption and aim to make the downtime as limited as possible.

February 6, 2014

If you're in Dimond Library at closing time, you might just hear alums actor/writer Mike O'Malley or ABC News anchor Dan Kloeffler remind you to bring your study materials to the circulation desk for check out.

For those not in Dimond Library at closing time, here are the announcements:

February 4, 2014

The University has curtailed operations for Wednesday, February 5. Dimond Library will be open reduced hours from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm and all other locations will be closed. Be sure to check the library hours to confirm.

For more information, please see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

January 31, 2014

The UNH Library Multimedia Display Activism: Exposing Truth and Inspiring Change is a collection of movies that reveals exploitation, injustice, and corruption while inspiring and motivating viewers to stand up for the truth. Whether they are feature films or documentaries, these films address a wide range of topics including environmental issues, political struggles, class, etc. Movies such as the political thriller Syriana starring Matt Damon and George Clooney and documentary Rich Media, Poor Democracy are included in the display.

Check out these movies and more in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library.

Blue Vinyl
Born Into Brothels
Bowling for Columbine
Bread and Roses
Crude
Crude Impact
Fahrenheit 9/11
Fast Food Nation
A Fierce Green Fire
Food, Inc.
In Whose Honor?
An Inconvenient Truth
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
North Country
Oil on Ice
#ReGeneration
Rich Media, Poor Democracy
The Rosa Parks Story
Seabrook 1977
Stolen Childhoods
Syriana
Thank You For Smoking

January 21, 2014

Mike Pride

Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, January 26 at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews author and historian Mike Pride.

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, please use our online form.

Pride is a historian, journalist and he is the former editor of the Concord Monitor where he worked for 30 years. He is the co-author of Too Dead to Die: A Memoir of Bataan and Beyond and "My Brave Boys: To War with Colonel Cross and the Fighting Fifth,” a history of Colonel Edward E. Cross and the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers. He also was co-editor of The New Hampshire Century: Concord Monitor Profiles of One Hundred People Who Shaped It.

Light refreshments will be served and Pride will be available to sign his books. The event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience and will be recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for broadcast and web streaming.

Three times a year, in the style of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, Rebecca Rule serves as host and interviewer for The New Hampshire Authors Series from the Dimond Library at UNH. It features an author who lives, summers, teaches or was born in New Hampshire.

For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call (603) 862-1540.

January 17, 2014

Mardi Gras isn't until March 4th this year, but the University Museum welcomes you to celebrate early with its latest exhibition, The Beat on the Street: Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians, and the Photography of Gary Samson.

This exhibition of photographs and folk art focuses on the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans. This working class, African American tradition is distinctively part of New Orleans’s parade culture, and more broadly related to black Carnival celebrations throughout the world.

The exhibit runs from February 10 through March 28, 2014 with its formal opening on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

The opening includes the showing of the film, Bury the Hatchet, which traces the Mardi Gras Indian tradition through the eyes of three “big chiefs” or leaders of these Mardi Gras Indian gangs. The event will feature special guest Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows, who also appears in the documentary. He will answer questions about the film and this centuries old tradition in a discussion moderated by Professor Burt Feintuch of the UNH Center for the Humanities.

The film and discussion will take place from 3-5:00PM at the Memorial Union Building, Theater I. An opening reception will follow the program at the University Museum, Dimond Library, Room 101, 5:30-7:00PM.

The exhibit will feature Mardi Gras Indian suits and art work, as well as the photography of Gary Samson, chair of the Photography Department of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The exhibit, film, and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the reception.

The exhibition is underwritten, in part, by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

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