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UNH Wireless Network Name Change

August 20, 2014

UNH IT has changed the names of our wireless networks. This change began on August 5, but the existing networks will remain until October 7. These changes are being made based on user feedback and should better reflect their intended function. This will impact all UNH students, faculty, staff and non-affiliates.

The networks formerly known as "unhwireless" (non-secure wireless) and "unh-highspeed" (secure wireless) will become "UNH-Public" and "UNH-Secure" respectively. UNH IT encourages all users to connect to the UNH-secure network to better protect personal and institutional data.

For more information, read the article in the UNH IT newsletter, Signals, contact the UNH IT Service Desk at 862-4242 or via their online form.

Water unavailable in Dimond Library on Friday, August 1

July 29, 2014

Due to the core campus reconstruction taking place this summer, a water main has to be redirected and will require an all-day water shutdown on Friday, August 1. Dimond Library and the Physics Library in DeMeritt Hall will be open but there will be no water or bathroom facilities.

This shutdown will also impact Conant Hall, Murkland Hall and Thompson Hall.

Bathrooms will be available in James, Spaulding, Hewitt, and Hamilton Smith halls as well as others buildings on campus.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Update for VPN Users

July 23, 2014

The old VPN sites, vpn.unh.edu and ecgvpn.unh.edu, have been retired by campus IT. VPN users now use connect.vpn.unh.edu and an application called Junos Pulse.

If you are a VPN user and access library resources from off-campus, you will need to use the alternate "all traffic" Junos Pulse configuration. This option sends all traffic (not just UNH traffic) through the VPN. When configuring your Junos client, the Server URL or URL field should be set to https://connect.vpn.unh.edu/all_traffic.

If you do not use the UNH VPN, off-campus access to library resources remains the same. The VPN is not needed for remote access to these resources, but does add a level of security for the user.

If you have any questions about or problems with the UNH VPN, please contact the UNH IT Service Desk at 603-862-4242, Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 5:00pm or visit them online.

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Featured Resource: Pan Inuit Trails Atlas

July 23, 2014

Government Information presents its newest featured resource: Pan Inuit Trails Atlas.

Viewers of this atlas can explore the source maps to better understand Inuit mobility patterns and the cultural importance of their trails and place names.

Place names and trails are integral parts of Inuit culture and heritage. Inuit have used place names to describe different features of the land, water, and ice since time immemorial. Place names are often (but not always) descriptive of the features they are associated with, including lakes, hills, rocks, caribou passes, ice ridges, bays, islands, etc. The names are linked to places of significance, often denoting important fishing and hunting areas and camps. They are also used to describe routes of travel, and in that sense many of them are connected to well-established trails and routes.

Summer Movies at the UNH Library

July 22, 2014

The UNH Library has pulled together a selection of movies for your viewing entertainment this summer. Movies from many genres are in the display including action, romance, horror, thrillers, and even educational documentaries. For the days you can't get to the beach, come borrow one of these movies.

They are available for circulation from the UNH Library Multimedia Center.

American Hustle
Blue Planet
Bourne Identity
Bourne Supremacy
Bourne Ultimatum
Brave Little Toaster
Dog Day Afternoon
Endless Summer
EuroTrip
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Jaws
Jurassic Park
King Kong
Oceans
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Stand By Me
Wet Hot American Summer

Library now hiring for fall 2014

July 17, 2014

The Library is now has completed hiring for fall, 2014.

Our summer 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 (up to 325lbs) book carts to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the 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 four branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the edge of campus.

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Additional Databases Available July 1st

June 30, 2014

Starting on July 1st, UNH will have access to several additional databases.

These databases include:

  • Academic Search COMPLETE (Upgrade from Premier)
  • Business Source COMPLETE (Upgrade from Premier)
  • ERIC
  • Medline
  • Health Source NA
  • Green File
  • Masterfile Premier
  • Military and Govt.
  • Newspaper Source
  • CINAHL Complete
  • Environment Complete (new)
  • Education Source (new)
  • Library Lit and Info Science Full text (new)

If you have any questions, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll.

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Letters Between Poets site launched

June 18, 2014

The result of a recent collaboration between Colby College Special Collections in Waterville, Maine & Milne Special Collections at the University of New Hampshire, Letters Between Poets focuses on an exchange of letters over a period of eight years between emerging poet Wesley McNair, whose papers are held at Colby, and nationally recognized poet Donald Hall, whose papers are at UNH. The correspondence, conducted prior to the publication of McNair’s first book of poetry, "Faces of Americans, 1853," reveals what it’s like to develop as a poet under the guidance of a mentor, as well as how poets think about their craft, how they make poems and revise them, and how they bring their creative work to readers.

Cancelled: Water unavailable in Dimond Library on Tuesday, June 24

June 18, 2014

Update: The water main shut-off has been cancelled. Water will be available in Dimond Library on Tuesday, June 24.

As part of core campus reconstruction taking place this summer, a water main has to be redirected and will require an all-day water shutdown on Tuesday, June 24. Dimond Library will be open but there will be no water or bathroom facilities.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Dimond Library Level 2 closing temporarily starting June 23

June 11, 2014

The Biological Sciences collection will move to its new home in Dimond Library this summer to serve as the foundation for the Natural Sciences Resource Center on Level 2. Beginning June 23, bound periodicals will be shifted to make space for the collection moving from Kendall Hall. While this transition is taking place (anticipated to be through July 16th), library users will not be able to access the collections in this area. Items can be requested through the library catalog and will be paged at 9am and 1pm Monday through Friday.

The Library's multimedia collection will be open and available during this time and the Parker Media Lab has on call hours; both can only be accessed from the West elevator (with library staff escort) or staircase. The former Current Periodicals Room and new Natural Sciences Resource Center will be available, as will the microforms collections in both Rooms 210 and 225. Public rest rooms will also be open on Level 2. For safety reasons, the stacks will be closed and library users needing print materials from the stacks on Level 2 should visit the circulation desk.

Questions can be directed to Val Harper, Project Manager.

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