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Frazzle free finals, stress relieving activities in Dimond Library

December 3, 2012

Join us for a week of stress relieving activities! The ever-popular Cookie Break will be Monday, December 10 at 2pm in Dimond Library and all the branches!

Monday December 10

  • Study Buddies - 9am-8pm, various locations in Dimond Library
    Help beat stress with furry friends. Come pet and play with pet therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Cookie and Coffee Break - 2pm, Dimond Library Level 4 Mezzanine and all branch libraries
    Take a break with coffee, donated by Zeke's Cafe, and cookies, baked fresh by Library Faculty & Staff and members of the Parents Association.
  • Guided Meditation - 2-2:30pm, Level 5, Faculty Lounge
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services Staff.
  • Chair Massages - 2-4pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from Health Services' license massage therapists, Corinne Douglas and Kristin Harrison. Spots are limited, so sign up at 1:45pm. Brought to you by Health Services.
  • Study Snacks - 8-10pm, Level 3, Lobby
    Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining to study longer and harder!
  • Primal Scream - 11:45pm, Level 3, Lobby
    Have you ever wanted to scream in a library? Here's your chance. Ease your tension with a one-minute Primal Scream hosted by Student Senate.

Tuesday, December 11

  • Guided Meditation - 2-2:30, Level 5, Faculty Lounge
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services Staff.
  • Chair Massages - 2-4pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from Health Services' license massage therapists, Emily Lahut and Janice Callaghan. Spots limited. Sign up at 1:45. Brought to you by Health Services.

Wednesday, December 12

  • YoNola Bar - 2-4pm, Level 4, Mezzanine
    Join us for a stress-busting snack of organic granola and yogurt.

New database trial: Congressional Hearings Digital Collection

November 27, 2012

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial: Proquest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection.

In these hearings, Congressional committees assess, amend, approve or kill legislation, as well as oversee the implementation and effectiveness of previously enacted legislation falling under their jurisdiction. This database gives researchers access to the content of both published and unpublished hearings. The database consists of 3 parts – Retrospective A covering 1823-1979 (approximately 73,000 titles); Retrospective B, covering 1980-2003 (approximately 44,000 titles); and the "prospective" subscription, 2004 – present. We are trialing Retrospective B.

To search only the hearings, go to advanced search in the left hand column. Then on the lower center of the screen deselect everything other than the hearings. Otherwise you will be including in the search other congressional publications that are not part of the trial. If you wish, you may want to specify the dates of collection B (1980-2003).

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

Participants needed for web usability testing

November 27, 2012

The Library is doing a usability test of a web site on the morning of Thursday, November 29, 2012 and we need a few participants. It will take about an hour of your time in Dimond Library.

For your participation, you will receive a Dining Services card with a value of $15, good at any Dining location on campus, or a USB flash drive.

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

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UNH Granite Yearbook Viewable Online!

November 27, 2012

Digital Collections currently has 16 University of New Hampshire Yearbooks, "The Granite" available to either download or view online in your browser through our brand new Book Reader software. Please visit the collection and let us know what you think. And keep checking back for more yearbooks. The Book Reader software was built through a collaboration of the the UNH Library and the UNH Alumni Association.

New Featured Resource: American Latino heritage sites from the National Park Service

November 27, 2012


Government information presents its latest featured resource from the National Park Service, American Latino Heritage: Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary.

The National Park Service creates thoughtful and compelling historical travel itineraries and this one is no exception. This particular tour takes visitors through the world of the American Latino experience via key sites around the country.

First-time visitors will want to look through the Essays section to get a better context for all of these destinations. The essays include commentary by historical experts and provide a great introduction for visitors looking into the List of Sites. This area is quite exhaustive and covers everything from the Sitka National Historical Park in Alaska to the Assateague Island National Seashore in Virginia. Each entry includes a bit of information about each site's relationship to the Latino experience in the United States.

Since the age of exploration, Latino peoples have played a profoundly important role in American history, contributing to and shaping the rich heritage of the United States in many ways for some 500 years. Explore their stories and their legacy by visiting the units of the National Park System and places listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

New celebrity closing announcements in Dimond: Fritz Wetherbee and Off the Clef

November 27, 2012

If you're in Dimond Library at closing time, you might just hear writer and television host Fritz Wetherbee or UNH a capella group Off the Clef remind you to bring your study materials to the circulation desk for check-out.

For those not in Dimond Library at closing time, listen to the announcements:

Hurricane Sandy and online e-resources

November 27, 2012

The staff offices for our online publishers in New York and New Jersey have been affected by the storm. If there are any problems accessing e-journals or e-books we will make every attempt to troubleshoot the problem; please use our online help form. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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Traditional Jazz Series presents the Taylor Haskins Quartet, November 12

November 27, 2012


The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents the Taylor Haskins Quartet on Monday, November 12 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

General admission tickets are $8 each and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at the UNH Paul Creative Arts Center Ticket Office and at the door one hour prior to the performance. You may also order tickets online or call 862-PCAC (7222).

Taylor grew up in the quiet woods of New Hampshire, where he began his musical life around the age of 4 by plunking out television and movie themes by ear on the family piano. Taylor studied classical trumpet with Dr. Robert Stibler at UNH, and there he found a mentor in the great Clark Terry, who frequented the university. In 1994 he relocated to New York City to study with trumpet legend Lew Soloff at the Manhattan School of Music. In 1997 he was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition.

The Traditional Jazz Concert Series is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz. The library, established in 1978 by Dorothy Prescott, comprises books, recordings, and memorabilia and is housed in Dimond Library. Prescott’s generous endowment funds its activities including the Traditional Jazz Series concerts.

Dimond Library open 11am-8pm Tuesday October 30

November 27, 2012

Dimond Library will open for reduced hours from 11am-8pm on Tuesday, October 30th with very minimal services. Please call the Circulation desk at 862-3125 between 11am-8pm if you have questions about what services will be available.

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UNH Library Closed Thursday, January 2

November 27, 2012

The University of New Hampshire has curtailed operations effective 4:00 am Thursday, January 2. UNH Library (Dimond and all four branch libraries) will be closed. We plan to re-open at 7:30 am on Friday, January 3, but please call the library hours' line (603) 862-1534 or check back here to confirm.

For more information, please see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

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