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Cherry Tree History - Gov Info Featured Resource

April 1, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is the Cherry Blossom Festival resource, provided by the U.S. National Park Service.

The National Park Service has assembled a useful overview of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., including ways to plan a visit to the festival, maps and brochures, programs, and other resources. However, it is the section on Cherry Tree History which really stands out.

There is also a Photos and Multimedia section, which showcases the trees in videos, photographs, and even a web cam.

If you would like to learn more about this resource and other government resources, please visit our Government Information page.

Daytime Interruption in Service from Wiley

March 18, 2015

On Saturday, March 21st, there will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library.

This maintenance will interrupt access to this service for up to 10 hours, beginning at 5:00am EST.

We apologize for any inconvenienced caused during this period.

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Participants Needed for Usability Study in April

March 17, 2015

The Library is doing a usability study of a web site and we need a few participants on the morning of Friday, April 3. It will take about an hour, and will be conducted 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.

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Off-campus database access unavailable Sunday, March 15 AM

March 10, 2015

On Sunday, March 15, UNH IT will perform a hardware upgrade from 4:00 AM until 12:00 PM. This maintenance will impact all UNH Information Technology-supplied services. General Internet service to all campuses should not be impacted.

During this time, off-campus access to Library databases will also be unavailable.

If you have questions, please submit an online IT request form at http://itsupport.unh.edu/questions.

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UNH-Manchester items unavailable for request March 12-22

March 6, 2015

The UNH-Manchester campus is moving to new space during the week of spring break. Because of this, borrowing library items from Manchester will be unavailable from the evening of Thursday, March 12 until Sunday, March 22.

If there are items you will need from the Manchester campus, you may want to request them ahead of time. Thanks for your understanding.

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The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

March 5, 2015

March is Women's History Month. To help raise awareness, Government Information has a new featured resource: The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology.

The White House provides this website, a set of largely unknown stories of female pioneers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, dating from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

With women from across the Administration sharing stories of their personal heroes, this website is intended to inspire girls to go into the STEM fields. Visitors are also invited to share what they are doing in their own communities to inspire young women to pursue careers in science and technology.

Learn more about the Government Information resources we have to offer, by visiting our Government Information page.

You can also learn more about what is being done here at UNH to advance women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) fields, by checking out UNH ADVANCE.

National Nutrition Month Display in Multimedia

March 4, 2015

March is National Nutrition Month! The Multimedia Center (Dimond Level 2) has a new display with many food and diet related documentaries.

Here are some of the items on display:

Come to the Multimedia Center to see what else we have!

Currier Museum to Host Shakespeare First Folio

March 3, 2015

Last fall, UNH Manchester partnered with the Currier Museum, UNH Durham, St. Anselm College, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, in submitting a joint application to bring the traveling exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare to New Hampshire, with the Currier Museum as the venue.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, is a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

The Folger Shakespeare Library recently announced that the Currier Museum has been selected as the host site for New Hampshire. The First Folio will be displayed at the Currier, with related events taking place at all of the participating institutions and, hopefully, at venues all around the state.

The traveling exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare coincides with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616. The First Folio, published in 1623, was officially titled Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, and contains 18 of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, including "The Tempest," "Macbeth," "Twelfth Night," and "As You Like It.”

Bringing the First Folio to the Currier is a wonderful opportunity for New Hampshire residents, students and scholars alike, to see firsthand the publication that made the argument for Shakespeare’s genius. A series of events--lectures, workshops, and other activities--will be planned to accompany the duration of the exhibit.

For more information about the First Folio exhibition, check out this story in the Washington Post.

You can also read an announcement on the Currier’s Facebook page.

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New STAR Library: Dimond Library

February 25, 2015

We would like to congratulate our ILL Department for helping the library attain STAR library status, with the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative.

Dimond Library is now ranked as a 3 STAR library. ALA RUSA STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative is designed to challenge "library decision-makers to live on the front lines of rethinking resource sharing." You can learn more about this initiative on their website The Rethinking Resources Sharing Initiative.

See the announcement about our library here: New STAR Library: University of New Hampshire

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