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The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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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3 Open Faculty Positions at Library

Posted March 3, 2015

The Library has posted the following open faculty positions:

  1. Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian
  2. Business and Data Reference Librarian
  3. Head of Cataloging and Metadata

Application review will start on April 3, 2015. The postings can be found at https://jobs.usnh.edu/

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Online Evaluation Form for Library Dean Candidate Dr. Tara Fulton

Posted February 23, 2015

Please fill out the online evaluation for Tara Fulton, our Dean of the Library candidate, by 12 noon on Feb. 26.

The Library Dean Search Committee has invited candidate Dr. Tara Fulton to visit campus.
The University community is invited to an open forum, on Monday, February 23 (10:00-11:00) in Dimond Library, Natural Sciences Resource Center (Room 201). We hope you will attend and participate in an informal conversation with Dr. Fulton.

Pet Therapy at Dimond Library

Posted February 19, 2015

Mark your calendar - Hamilton, the therapy dog, will be coming to visit you at the library this semester!

Health Services provides pet-assisted therapy and activities services free on campus. Pet-therapy is an evidence based activity proven to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Hamilton (aka Hammy) is a Great Dane mix and a certified Canine Good Citizen, a certification offered through the American Kennel Club. Hamilton is also a nationally certified therapy dog through Pet Partners. He works out of Health Services with his owner and handler Maria Caplan MS, RD Nutrition Counselor/Educator.

Hamilton will be visiting Dimond Library on the following days:

  • Monday, March 23 - 2:30 to 4:30
  • Tuesday, March 24 - 12:00 to 2:00
  • Monday, April 6 - 2:30 to 4:30
  • Monday, April 20 - 3:30 to 4:30
  • Tuesday, April 21 - 3:30 to 4:30
  • Monday, May 4 - 2:30 to 4:30
  • Thursday, May 7 - 12:00 to 2:00 and 4:00 to 5:00

Black History Month Display in Multimedia

Posted February 12, 2015

The Multimedia Center (Dimond Level 2) has created a display to help raise awareness during Black History Month.

This collection is quite large, and highlights some interesting selections from the Multimedia room. The display features films and CDs, and includes a few music box sets as well. This display will stay up through the month of February.

Come over to the Multimedia Center to see the full collection of films and CDs on display, or you can search the catalog to find out what else we have.

Some of the Films being displayed:

The display also features CDs from these artists:

Frazzle Free Finals

Posted December 2, 2014

The UNH Library wants to help you relax! There will be a series of stress-relieving activities offered in the Library, to celebrate Frazzle Free Finals.
Follow us on social media to learn about surprise additions! #unhfff

Monday, December 15th

Study Buddies

Dimond, various locations
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from ElderPet/Pet Partners.

Sanity Central

Dimond (Level 3), Room 337
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Cookie & Coffee Break

Dimond (Level 4) and Branch Libraries, 2:00pm
Take a break with coffee, donated by Zeke's Cafe, and home baked cookies provided by library faculty, staff, and the Parents Association.

Comedy Clips

Dimond (Level 2), Room 235, 3:00-6:00pm
Release stress with sitcom clips.

Primal Scream

Dimond (Level 3), Lobby, 8:30pm
Have you ever wanted to scream in a library? Ease your tension with a one-minute Primal Scream hosted by Student Senate.

Tuesday, December 16th

Sanity Central

Dimond (Level 3), Room 337
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Study Buddies

Dimond, various locations, 12:00-1:30pm
Come and relax with Hammy, Health Services' Pet Therapy Dog, and reduce your stress.

Chair Massages

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 1:00-3:00pm
Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists.
Spots are limited. Sign-ups begin at 12:45pm.
Brought to you by Health Services and Healthy UNH.

Guided Meditation

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 3:30-4:00pm
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services Staff.

Study Snacks

Dimond (Level 3), Lobby, 8:00-9:00pm
Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining.

Wednesday, December 17th

Sanity Central

Dimond (Level 3), Room 337
Reduce stress by getting creative with crafts and games.

Chair Massages

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 1:00-3:00pm
Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists.
Spots are limited. Sign-ups begin at 12:45pm.
Brought to you by Health Services and Healthy UNH.

YoNola Bar

Dimond (Level 4), 2:00-4:00pm
Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola and Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt, donated by UNH Dining.

Guided Meditation

Dimond (Level 5), Room 502, 3:30-4:00pm
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services Staff.

Comedy Clips

Dimond (Level 2), Room 235, 3:00-6:00pm
Release stress with sitcom clips.

New Database Trial: PolicyMap

Posted September 2, 2014

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial, through October 31, 2014: PolicyMap.

PolicyMap is a US-National web-based Geographic Information System used to understand communities. It is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level. Included in the tool is access to PolicyMap’s extensive data collection, with 15,000+ indicators used to understand communities, organized into general categories including demographics, income and spending, housing, lending activity, quality of life, economy, education, health, federal guidelines, and other analysis. In addition, students and faculty can easily upload and incorporate their data into and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap.

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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