Dimond Library

Dancing Through Time and Place

September 17, 2012

Dancing and music are distinguishing parts of cultures all over the world. Each generation brings new twists and moves to the world of dance. Visit the Dimond Library Multimedia Room’s display of dance related movies and you will find old classics, modern, and international dance movies for an entertaining movie break.

Black Swan
Carmen Jones
Chicago
A Chorus Line
Dancer in the Dark
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Every Little Step
Follow the Fleet
The Hard Nut
Last Dance
Michael Jackson's This is It
Monkey Dance
Saturday Night Fever
Shall We Dance (1937)
Shall We Dance (1996)
Showgirls
Style Wars
Swing Time
Tango
That's Dancing
They Shoot Horses Don't They?
Top Hat
War Dance
West Side Story

UNH Library in the news: Nicholson Baker's favorite library

September 17, 2012

Dimond Library received considerable mention recently when author Nicholson Baker named it his favorite library in the world.

It’s quiet, full of blond wood, full of neatly shelved books, and in the summer very few people are there in the reading room. I find a table near an electrical outlet and sit and listen to the HVAC system blow through the building — keeping all those books cool, waiting for readers who will want them.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

Summer and Coming of Age Movies at the UNH Library

July 7, 2012

Upcoming Exhibit: The Literary Horse comes to UNH

May 25, 2012

The Literary Horse is a unique exhibit touring libraries which pairs photos of horses and their riders with quotes from great pieces of literature.

Mark your calendars for this upcoming exhibition hosted by the University Museum and the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program. Programming is being planned with the Durham Public Library.

The exhibit will be held at the University Museum, Dimond Library, Level 1, June 1 through June 23.

Exhibit hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23: Open 10am-2pm

For more information, contact the University Museum at 603-862-1081.

Library staff recognized for 250 collective years of service

May 4, 2012

Fourteen library staff celebrate milestones today for their years of service to the University. Collectively, they have contributed 250 years:

10 years

Elizabeth Fowler-Camara (Circulation)
Heather Gagnon (Physics library)
Nancy Mason (Special Collections)
Jan Salas (Interlibrary Loan)

15 years

Sean Jones (Library IT)
Jean Putnam (Circulation)
Kevin Roddy (Circulation)
Jake Viebrock (Collection Management)

20 years

Lise Bargardo (Collection Management)
Ann Cloutier (Collection Management)

25 years

Alan Chase (Circulation)
Monique Couillard (Collection Management)

30 years

Roland Goodbody (Special Collections)
Francis Hallahan (Biological Sciences library)

Congratulations to all of our hard working staff!

Design workshop participants needed: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty

April 9, 2012

The Library is redesigning our web site and we need your help. What new and innovative features would you find useful? This is a chance to dream big! (And enjoy some free pizza!)

We'll be holding a design workshop each for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. It will take about an hour of your time in Dimond Library. They will be held:

  • Undergraduate students: Wednesday, April 25 at 6pm
  • Graduate students: Thursday, May 3 at 1pm
  • Faculty: Friday, May 4 at 3pm

If you are interested and available, please send an email to Cliff.Poulin@unh.edu or use his contact form.

Women's History Month: Movies available at the UNH Library

March 21, 2012

March is Women's History Month. Check out the movies available for circulation at the UNH-Library that highlight the diverse experience of women in history around the world. Our collection includes films about suffragists, whistleblowers, politicians, artists, athletes and more.

Affaire de Femmes
Babettes Gæstebud
Born into Brothels
China Blue
Chisholm '72 : Unbought & Unbossed
La Ciociara
Dayereh
Cruel and Unusual
Education of Shelby Knox
Elizabeth
Erin Brockovich
The Great Step Forward
Hammering it Out: Women in the Construction Zone
Iron Jawed Angels
Joy Luck Club
A League of Their Own
Lion in Winter
Magdalene Sisters
A Midwife's Tale
Not For Ourselves Alone
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Rosa Parks Story
Say My Name
Senorita Extraviada: Missing Young Woman
Sex in Africa
Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders
They Call Me Muslim

Alexander Street Press: American History in Video and Alexander Street Anthropology: Ethnographic Video Online also have a number of movies related to Women's History Month. These on-line resources are available to UNH Faculty, Staff and Students as well as on-site visitors.

At Highest Risk: Maternal Health Care in the High Peruvian Andes
Boran Women
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit
Fit Surroundings
Kamala and Raji
Margaret Mead: A Portrait by a Friend
Miyah: The Life of a Javanese Woman
Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce
Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
One Woman, One Vote
Through the Negev
Town Bloody Hall
(Un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab
A Week Of Sweet Water

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