News

Milne Room Renovations

Posted June 1, 2015

The Milne Room (New Book Room) in Dimond Library will be closed for renovation from Wednesday, June 3 to Friday, June 19. During the renovation, all materials will be available.

  • New Books will be located in the alcove next to the North Elevator on Level 3
  • Magazines and Newspapers will be located in the Addison Room on Level 3

Be sure to ask a staff person if you need help finding anything.

All library locations closing for curtailed operations

Posted February 5, 2016

The University has curtailed operations for Friday, February 5. Dimond Library and all branch library locations (Parsons, DeMeritt, and Kingsbury) will close at 3:00 pm and plan to re-open tomorrow, Saturday, February 6.

Of course, many library resources are available online. Stay safe and warm!

For more information, see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

Multimedia Display: Remembering Alan Rickman

Posted January 15, 2016

Beloved actor, Alan Rickman, died earlier this week.

We've pulled together a display in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library to share and celebrate Rickman's work.

Come check out some of the movies that Alan Rickman starred in over the years.

New Museum Exhibit Celebrates Traditional Dance in NH

Posted January 15, 2016

Exhibit runs from January 15 to March 11, 2016, in the University Museum.

Gents Bow - Ladies Know How: Traditional Dance in the Monadnock Region, 1750-2015

The exhibit features the music, artifacts, and stories that document the long and continuous tradition of country dance in the Monadnock Region - from the days of the early settlers to the present.

Drawing on photographs, early records, stories, documents, and music, the exhibit will take the viewer on a journey from the community dances of the 18th century, kitchen dances of the 19th century, and the days of Ralph Page and his Orchestra in the 1940s.

Featured in the exhibit will be an audio compilation of music and text developed and curated by Randy Miller who wrote the authoritative book, The New England Fiddler’s Repertoire. A selection of materials from the UNH Library’s New Hampshire Library of Traditional Music and Dance will accompany the traveling exhibit.

The exhibit was created by the Monadnock Folklore Society and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, with support by a grant from the NH State Council for the Arts.

The opening at UNH corresponds with the Ralph Page Legacy Weekend, an annual celebration of New England dance traditions dating back to 1988. To mark the occasion the exhibit, along with an accompanying sale of dance related books, periodicals, and sound recordings, the exhibit will be open from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 16th.

For information on hours or , visit our University Museum page. The University Museum is located on Level 1 in Dimond Library in Special Collections & Archives.

Multimedia on Display: David Bowie

Posted January 13, 2016

David Bowie had a profound effect on music and pop culture. However, few people know about his strong connection to books - particularly, the dictionary.

Time Magazine's article David Bowie and the Oxford Dictionary Had a Mutual Love Affair describes Bowie's love of the dictionary.

If you're looking for some reading inspiration from the beloved icon, check out the Los Angeles Times article Remembering David Bowie through his 100 favorite books.

In honor of this artist who has made enormous contributions to the world, we've put together a small collection of David Bowie related items in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library. Come check them out!

We also have Bowie-related electronic resources:

New database trial: PsycTESTS

Posted January 11, 2016

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial: PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration. Please note that not all tests are full-text.

As always, if this database is useful for your research, please leave a comment here or contact our electronic resources librarian.

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ProQuest Scheduled Maintenance

Posted January 7, 2016

On January 16, 2016, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall product reliability.

The maintenance is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for 8 hours. ProQuest products will not be available during this time.

Affected databases and services include (but are not limited to):

  • ProQuest Congressional
  • Dissertations & Theses
  • Online Newspaper Archives
  • RefWorks
  • ebrary® e-books

See the ProQuest blog for a complete list of affected products.

If you need help accessing other databases, online journals, or e-books, you can report an access problem.

Digital collections currently unavailable

Posted December 24, 2015

Update: access to our digital collections has been restored.

Our digital collections are currently unavailable due to an unforeseen technical problem. We are currently working to restore access.

In the meantime, you can also access many of our digitized items via the Internet Archive.

This outage does not affect access to the library catalog or our databases.

Digital collections contains digital versions of books, letters, photographs, and other items from our collections. The focus of Digital Collections is the history of New Hampshire, its people, places, events, governance, and industries, including the history of UNH.

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Library Welcomes Sarah Theimer

Posted December 23, 2015

We warmly welcome Assistant Professor Sarah H. Theimer as our new Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. Prior to joining us, she was Principal Cataloger and Metadata Librarian at Syracuse University, where she worked for 17 years.

After getting her Master of Library Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park, Sarah worked in the Washington, DC area for several years at Advanced Sciences, Inc. and the Brookings Institution. She then moved to Boise, ID, to work at the Library and Archives Division of the Idaho State Historical Society, first as Senior Librarian, then as Administrator.

Sarah’s publications include “All Metadata Politics is Local: Developing Meaningful Quality Standards,” a chapter in New Directions in Information Organization (2013), and “What Language Death and Language Planning Tell Us About MARC and RDA,” which appeared in the Journal of Library Metadata (2012).

Sarah's additional research interests include creative problem solving and improving written communication.

Please visit Sarah's profile for contact information.