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Embellishments Exhibit Extended until March 22, 2013

December 19, 2012

The UNH Museum is extending its exhibit, Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail, until March 22, 2013 and is adding special evening hours and events!

Please join us for Thursday evening informal tours of Embellishments with guest curator Astrida Schaeffer, January 17, 5-7pm.

The Sewing Tree in Dover is co-sponsoring a 6-hour hands-on Victorian techniques class on February 17.

The University Museum is open from Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturday, noon to 4pm. It is located in Milne Special Collections and Archives on Level 1 in Dimond Library.

The exhibition is sponsored by the University Museum, Blue Tree, and Fabric Place Basement and funded in part by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund and the UNH Center for the Humanities.

Preview the new Library web site coming in January

December 19, 2012

Over the past year, we've been busy designing a new web site for the Library. We hope it makes for an easier time finding resources, requesting and renewing items, getting help, and finding out what's happening in the Library.

We're happy to present a preview of the new site. Just look for the link on the Library home page. The new site is slated to go live Monday, January 14, 2013.

New site features include:

  • More intuitive organization and navigation
  • New dedicated sections specifically for graduate students, faculty, and alumni
  • Better support for mobile devices
  • Updated listings of databases, including librarian recommendations
  • Content management system to make new features easier to develop
    • As always, we're interested in your feedback. Let us know how we're doing.

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Seasonal pop-up books in Special Collections

December 19, 2012

Special Collections has put together an exhibit to help put you in a holiday mood.

On the Main Floor (Level 3) of Dimond Library is an exhibit case of holiday pop-up books. Even more are on display in Special Collections on Level 1. Please come visit us and see the Christmas, Hanukkah, and winter-themed pop-up books from the Carel Chapman Movable Books Collection.

Interim Dean of the University Library open forum video

December 14, 2012

Video is now available from the open fora for the search for an interim Dean of the University Library. Evaluation forms are available from the Office of the Provost and are due by Monday, December 17.

Bill Ross

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Elizabeth Slomba

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Annie Donahue

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Library now hiring for Spring 2013

December 12, 2012

The Library is now hiring for spring, 2013.

Our starting rate is $7.25 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 outskirts of campus.

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Dimond Library will be open 24 hours during finals

December 10, 2012

Dimond Library will again be open 24 hours a day during finals this semester.

Beginning Sunday, December 9, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until we close at the end of finals at 5:30pm on Saturday, December 15. There will be limited services in the building during the early morning hours (2am-7:30am) each day, but most of the building will be open for study space and there will still be access to print and online materials.

Good luck with finals!

Interim Dean of the University Library open forum dates

December 5, 2012

The Office of the Provost has announced three open forum dates as part of the search for an interim Dean of the University Library. All forums will be held in MUB Theater I:

  • William Ross, Wed. 12/12, 12pm-1pm
  • Elizabeth Slomba, Thurs. 12/13, 12:40pm-1:40pm
  • Annie Donahue, Thurs. 12/13, 3pm-4pm
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More study space available

December 4, 2012

Rooms 339, 339A, 339B and 339C are now ready to accommodate students wishing to study in a collaborative atmosphere. Please visit the Circulation Desk for more details or call 862-3125 to reserve. These spaces will be quiet but not silent study spaces.

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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.

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