News & Exhibits

January 4, 2013

Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, January 27 at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews author Joe Monninger.

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, please use our online form.

Joseph Monninger has published eleven novels and three non-fiction books. His work has appeared in American Heritage, Scientific American, Readers Digest, among other publications. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts two times and has also received a fellowship from the New Hampshire Council for the Arts. His young adult novel, Baby, was awarded the 2008 award for best children’s literature from the Peace Corps Writers. The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s’ Books awarded Hippie Chick, a young adult novel, a blue ribbon for a top book of 2008.

Joseph Monninger grew up in Westfield, New Jersey and attended Temple University on a football scholarship. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso, from 1975-77. He has been a licensed New Hampshire Fishing Guide and has fly-fished from New Zealand to Wyoming’s Wind River Range. He lives with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Justin, in a converted barn near New Hampshire’s Baker River. For several years his family competed in the New England Sled Dog sprint races and ran a small sled dog business in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Laika and Willow, two sled dogs, live in happy retirement with them.

Light refreshments will be served and Monninger will be available to sign his books. The event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience and will be recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for broadcast and web streaming.

Three times a year, in the style of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, Rebecca Rule serves as host and interviewer for The New Hampshire Authors Series from the Dimond Library at UNH. It features an author who lives, summers, teaches or was born in New Hampshire.

For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call (603) 862-1540.

January 4, 2013

Government information presents its latest featured resource from the United Nations as it declares 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation.

UN-Water has created a portal to view maps, tables, and charts on indicators, at either country or global level, as well as additional geographic information.

UN-Water is currently working on the identification of key indicators for the water sector that can be used at a global, regional and national level. The site will be updated regularly to reflect their progress.

January 4, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents the Fred Buda Quintet on Monday, January 28 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).

Fred Buda is a retired drum set player for the Boston Pops after 35+ years. He has been heard on countless recordings and been seen on televised programs swinging the Boston Pops under the baton of Arthur Fiedler, John Williams, and Keith Lockhart. An alumnus of the Herb Pomeroy Big Band, Buda leads the Jazz Pops All-Stars Ensemble and Jazz Pops Swing Ensemble.

Fred is a retired principal timpanist for the Boston Ballet Orchestra, and now serves as the new personnel manager for the Boston Ballet. Mr. Buda is the supervisor of orchestral personnel for the Wang Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Theatre in Boston, MA.  Zildjian

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.

January 4, 2013

A movie night is a great way to relax and stay warm on a cold winter night. The Multimedia staff in Dimond Library have put together a selection of winter themed movies for your pleasure.

The display includes mysteries like Snow Falling on Cedars, and historic accounts of brutal winter weather in An Illinois Winter. A tough winter in New York City sets the scene for Midnight Cowboy, a timeless compelling movie about an unusual bond of friendship. Ice hockey fans can watch the story behind the 1980 US Olympic victory over Russia in Miracle. Visit the Multimedia Room on the second floor of Dimond Library to find these and many more films.

All.I.Can
Bad Santa
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Children of Huang Shi
The Christmas Story
Citizen Kane
Dead Snow
Dersu Uzala
Desk Set
The Chronicles of Narnia
Fargo
February One
Hakuchi
The Ice Storm
An Illinois Winter
It's a Wonderful Life
Joyeux Noel
The Lion in Winter
March of the Penguins
Maurice Richard
Midnight Cowboy
Miracle
Nanook of the North
Pandora's Box
The Shining
Shoot the Piano Player
Sleepless in Seattle
Snow Falling on Cedars
The Thing
Thrills and Spills in the North Country!
When Hockey Came to Belfast

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.

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.

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.

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

Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player

Elizabeth Slomba

Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player

Annie Donahue

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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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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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