News & Events

April 29, 2013

The Library is now has completed hiring for summer, 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.

April 19, 2013

The launch of Digital Public Library of America Celebration at Boston Public Library has been delayed by the tragedy at the marathon, but the site is up at http://dp.la/info/2013/04/18/a-proud-day-for-the-dpla/ . Our digital collections are included.

April 19, 2013

Ceiling-mounted projectors, speakers, and wall-mounted control panels have been installed in Dimond Library meeting rooms 343 and 352. The projectors are equipped with both VGA and HDMI capability. Instructions are posted for laptop, projector, and sound connections.

Room 343 has a capacity of 20 people, and room 352 has a capacity of 2-6 people.

To reserve room 343, call Administrative Services at (603) 862-1541. For room 352, call the Dimond Circulation Desk at (603) 862-3125.

Read more about group study rooms in the library.

Projector and Screen

Projector Control Panel

April 18, 2013

*** All sessions are currently full for May 3 usability testing. Please email Cliff if you're interested in participating in the next round of testing. ***

The Library is doing a usability test of a web site on the morning of Friday, May 3, 2013 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.

April 4, 2013

We are happy to announce that ebrary has recently added over 3,800 scholarly e-books to their database, Academic Complete.

These titles come from over 150 prestigious publishers, including University of North Carolina Press, De Gruyter, Oxford University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, I.B. Tauris, ASCD, Kogan Page, Royal Society of Chemistry, University of California Press, and many more. Academic Complete now includes more than 84,900 e-books.

As always, if this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

April 4, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we now have access to the entire ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library. Our subscription includes access to all 13,000 ASTM Standards (current/active, historical, and redlined versions), as well as manuals, monographs, data series, STPs (Special Technical Publications) and 8 journals.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

March 26, 2013

The fifth annual UNH Master of Fine Arts Invitational Exhibition at the UNH Museum will run from April 5 to May 9, 2013. In this unique display, UNH MFA students invite influential teachers, colleagues, family members, or friends to exhibit alongside them.

Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, April 5, 5 PM-7 PM. All are welcome.

The University Museum is located on the Level 1 of Dimond Library. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 10 AM-4 PM and Saturday 12 PM-4 PM.

March 21, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents Michael White and the New Liberty City Jazz Band on Monday, April 1 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Tickets are $8 general admission; $6 students/senior citizens and are available at the PCAC Box Office (603) 862-7222, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., online at www.unharts.com, and at the door one hour prior to performance.

Michael White is a jazz clarinetist, bandleader, composer, jazz historian, and musical educator. A staunch jazz traditionalist, White can be heard on the 1989 album The Majesty of the Blues by Wynton Marsalis, and his own 1990 album titled Crescent City Serenade. Since 1979 he has played in the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, and during the 1980s he also led a band called The New Orleans Hot Seven.

In 1981, White founded The New Liberty City Jazz Band with the express intent of preserving the musical heritage of New Orleans. The group has performed an end-of-year concert at the Village Vanguard every year since the early 1990s.

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.

For more information on the Traditional Jazz Series, call the UNH Music Department at (603) 862-2404.

March 19, 2013

The University has curtailed operations for Tuesday, March 19th. Dimond Library will be open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm with limited services. The Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, Math & CS library locations will all be closed.

March 18, 2013

Due to the expected storm, the University has curtailed operations for Tuesday, March 19th. Dimond Library expects to be open with reduced hours and limited services. Please check back tomorrow on our webpage, Facebook, or the hours' phone line (603) 862-1534 to find out which hours we will be open.

March 8, 2013

The University has curtailed operations for today, March 8, as of 7:45am. However, Dimond Library will be open as scheduled from 7:30am until 5:30pm with limited services.

The Engineering, Math & Computer Science Library in Kingsbury Hall will be open until noon (maybe later). The Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics Libraries are closed.

March 7, 2013

The UNH Library has a few new database trials for the month of March for users to check out. Until March 29th, we have access to:

  • History Vault Black Freedom 1
  • History Vault Black Freedom 2
  • History Vault NAACP 1
  • History Vault NAACP 2
  • History Vault Plantations 1
  • History Vault Slavery and the Law
  • History Vault Women's Rights 1
  • Historical African-American Newspapers

They can all be accessed at ProQuest.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

March 7, 2013

Government Information presents its latest featured resource, the Frances Perkins Center.

The mission of the Frances Perkins Center is to "fulfill the legacy of Frances Perkins. . . . by continuing her work for social and economic justice and preserving for future generations her nationally significant family homestead."

The Frances Perkins Center is named after Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve on a presidential cabinet. During her time as the U.S. secretary of labor under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Perkins worked tirelessly to improve the conditions of workers across the country.

Materials on the site are divided into sections that include Frances Perkins, The Center, Projects, and Virtual Tour. The first section contains a photo gallery of Perkins, along with information about her life and times. In the Center area, visitors can read about the Center's mission and staff or scan the blog. Finally, the Projects area contains a wonderful area called the Social Security Stories Project. Here, visitors can read stories about how Social Security has impacted generations of individuals and also contribute their own memories and experiences.

March 7, 2013

We are happy to announce the opening of the Geospatial Services Center (GSC) in Room 337 of Dimond Library.

The GSG is available to help novice users of geographic information system (GIS) and related software, such as Google Earth. Students, as well as faculty and staff, can use the GSC to get started on a new project or, if already working on a project, to get basic level help in completing it. You do not need to be enrolled in a course to use the GSC.

Non-UNH patrons may also bring in a laptop with software preloaded and GSC staff will try to assist, though help for personal laptops is limited.

Users can seek assistance with the following:

  • Locating and downloading geospatial datasets
  • Integrating data into an existing GIS project
  • Helping manage files
  • Answering questions on basic software functionality:
    • ESRI ArcInfo GIS & plug-ins (available to UNH users)
    • Many open source GIS programs
    • Google Earth
    • ERDAS Imagine (available for UNH users)
    • Multispec
  • Making referrals for more in-depth help

A UNH ID is required to use center workstations. Computers are available during hours when the GSC is open, though users may bring their own laptops. Books in the GSC may be browsed when it is open.

Two advanced undergraduate peer tutors are available part time.

Peer tutors are scheduled for the following hours during spring semester:

  • Tuesday: 9-11 AM; 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9-11 AM; 1-2 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM-12 PM

Although appointments are not required, there will be sign-up sheet posted outside of 337 to reserve a time slot.

Peer tutors have been sponsored by the NHView program, a federally funded program designed to make satellite imagery more available to researchers and the public.

February 23, 2013

Due to the projected storm, the UNH Library will have a delayed opening on Sunday, February 24.

Dependent on weather conditions, we expect that Dimond Library will be open from 2pm until 2am, Chemistry and Physics from 2pm until 10pm, and Engineering, Math, & CS from 2pm until 5pm.

Please check the online hours for updates.

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