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Library Now Hiring for Summer 2015

Posted April 28, 2015

The Library is now has completed hiring student workers for summer, 2015.

Our starting rate is $8.00 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy book carts (up to 325lbs) to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the Summer 2015 Application thoroughly and accurately

The UNH Library has positions for student employment in various departments within the library. In addition to Dimond Library, the main library, there are three branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the edge of campus. Please visit our Student Employment page for more information.

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Solar Dynamics Observatory - Featured Resource

Posted April 28, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which NASA launched in February 2010, is a "sun-pointing semi-automatic spacecraft," a mini space observatory that is designed to study the sun so that scientists may better understand the causes of solar variability and its effects on Earth.

For educators who are teaching about the power of our solar system's only star, or for anyone interested in breaking research on the sun, this is a fascinating website.

Readers might like to start with the Mission tab, which lists information about the SDO's science, the spacecraft itself, the team that is running the project, and 1968 refereed publications. News & Resources is interesting for its Mission Blog, which offers updates on the mission as instruments are repaired, data is gathered, and conclusions are drawn.

The Gallery section also offers some powerful images, animations, and videos of the sun. SDO even has a YouTube Channel and can be followed on most social media outlets.

Visit our Government Information page to learn more about our collections, services, and more.

Edwin & Mary Scheier Exhibit in Portsmouth

Posted April 28, 2015

April 30th – October 2nd, 2015
Edwin & Mary Scheier: Mid Century Modern New Hampshire Artists
UNH Museum Director Dale Valena, Guest Curator

Exhibit Location: Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, N.H.

Experience a world of art and craft that began during the depression in New Hampshire. This is a collaborative exhibition with Portsmouth Historical Society, at the Discover Portsmouth Center. The collaboration is through the loan for UNH Scheier pottery through guest curator Dale Valena. There are around 80 pieces from private collectors and institutions such as UNH Special Collections, the Museum of Art at UNH, the Currier Museum of Art, and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

“While the focus is on Scheiers’ Mid-Century New Hampshire years, we’ve gathered examples of their full careers as artists. The life and art of these two remarkable people is a great New Hampshire story, and we hope it delights and inspires!” explains UNH Museum Director Dale Valena, guest curator.

Ticketed gala opening reception will be on April 30th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.

New University Library Dean Named

Posted April 1, 2015

Professor Tara Lynn Fulton, former librarian at Eastern Michigan University, has been named the new university library dean. She will assume the position May 29.

Prior to joining Eastern Michigan, Fulton was university dean of library and information services and associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Penn. She also held positions at Bucknell University, Loyola University of Chicago, Northwestern University, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Fulton to the university, and excited about her leadership for the university library,” says Lisa MacFarlane, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “Academic libraries, especially those at research universities, are in a period of enormous transformation; Tara’s experience and professional associations across the region and the country will help us to develop an even better understanding of those, and how UNH can best meet them with clarity, transparency, and deep attention to serving our students and faculty.”

“The position of dean of the university library at UNH promises to be an exciting one,” says Fulton. “The university has a very clear strategic plan, and the centrality of the library in achieving excellence as an institution is widely acknowledged on campus. I have felt warmly welcomed at UNH and believe the campus culture is a good match with my leadership style.”

Fulton received a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree in library and information science from Indiana University followed by a master’s in education from the University of Texas at Austin, and a doctorate in philosophy in higher education from Pennsylvania State University. In 2013 she attended a Fulbright International Education Administrators seminar in Germany.

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Off-campus database access unavailable Sunday, March 15 AM

Posted 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 https://www.unh.edu/it/help.

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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

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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