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.


Jazz Appreciation Month Display in Multimedia

Posted April 1, 2015

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, we have created a multimedia display of items from our great jazz collection. The display includes CDs, box sets, and documentary DVDs - we have a little something for everyone, whether you are new to Jazz or a big fan!

Come to the Multimedia Center (on level 2) to check out these items and many more. This display will be up for the month of April.

Here are some examples of items on display:

Earth Day Display in Multimedia

Posted April 1, 2015

To help celebrate Earth Day, we have pulled over 40 films that focus on sustainability, climate change, resources, recycling, and Earth’s landscapes.

Come to the Multimedia Center (on level 2) to check out these items and many more. This display will be up for the month of April.

Here are some examples of items on display:

Cherry Tree History - Gov Info Featured Resource

Posted April 1, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is the Cherry Blossom Festival resource, provided by the U.S. National Park Service.

The National Park Service has assembled a useful overview of the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., including ways to plan a visit to the festival, maps and brochures, programs, and other resources. However, it is the section on Cherry Tree History which really stands out.

There is also a Photos and Multimedia section, which showcases the trees in videos, photographs, and even a web cam.

If you would like to learn more about this resource and other government resources, please visit our Government Information page.

Daytime Interruption in Service from Wiley

Posted March 18, 2015

On Saturday, March 21st, there will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library.

This maintenance will interrupt access to this service for up to 10 hours, beginning at 5:00am EST.

We apologize for any inconvenienced caused during this period.


Participants Needed for Usability Study in April

Posted March 17, 2015

The Library is doing a usability study of a web site and we need a few participants on the morning of Friday, April 3. It will take about an hour, and will be conducted in Dimond Library.

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

If you’re interested and available, please contact Kristin Parker.

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


UNH-Manchester items unavailable for request March 12-22

Posted March 6, 2015

The UNH-Manchester campus is moving to new space during the week of spring break. Because of this, borrowing library items from Manchester will be unavailable from the evening of Thursday, March 12 until Sunday, March 22.

If there are items you will need from the Manchester campus, you may want to request them ahead of time. Thanks for your understanding.