News & Exhibits

August 27, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series kicks off its 35th season with the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, on Monday, September 9.

The concert begins at 8pm in the Johnson Theatre in the Paul Creative Arts Center. General admission tickets are $8 and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets available at the PCAC Box Office (603) 862-PCAC (7222), Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., online at UNH Box Office and at the door one hour prior to performance.

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.

From the UNH Music Department:

If you like the uplifting and soulful music of New Orleans you'll love the sound of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Formed in 1971, this seven-piece band has delighted audiences all over the world with their huge and eclectic repertoire of jazz from the 1920's and 30's. The group has a mature mastery of this great American music- from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to early Duke Ellington to Cole Porter; from blues to rags to popular songs of the era. In fact, the New York Times' John Wilson wrote that the Black Eagles are "so far ahead of other traditional bands...there is scarcely any basis for comparison."

The band has performed extensively all across North America, and has toured throughout Europe countless times. They have performed in New Orleans, London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Toronto to name a few. In 2011 they opened the Newport Jazz Festival to a packed house. They have been featured in concert with many jazz legends including Doc Cheatham, "Kid" Thomas, Benny Waters, Odetta and Milt Hinton, and with symphony orchestras - the Boston Pops, the Scottish National Orchestra , the Baltimore Symphony to name a few.

The band has released over 40 recordings (including the Grammy-nominated "On the River") and videos. Their music has been featured in Ken Burns' documentaries and on NPR Radio. The band has also been a guest on The Prairie Home Companion show.

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

August 1, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have five new business databases: IBISWorld, Hoover's Online, Mergent Intellect, Mergent Archives Historical Annual Reports, and Mergent Archives Key Business Ratios.

IBISWorld includes Industry Research Reports that provide key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, and major industry participants. In addition, it includes Industry Risk Rating Reports that determine how much risk an industry will face over the next 18 months by assessing the operating conditions for companies in the industry, as well as Global Industry Reports that assess industry performance in key regions like Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and Business Environment reports that list key factors outside the control of an organization that determine the performance of the industry.

Hoover's Online provides information on over 85 million companies with flexible tools to easily search U.S. and international companies, including Fortune 500 and other popular rankings.

Mergent Intellect provides private company data on over 85 million privately held companies globally and allows you the ability to download the data to a spreadsheet, up to 2,000 records at a time. This service also contains information on over 200 million individuals through WhitePages Pro and executive contacts on over 90 million professional decision makers. Also included is global family tree information.

Mergent Archives Historical Annual Reports allows you to access more than 85 years of Annual Reports for companies across the glove through Mergent Archives' historical annual report collection dating back to as early as 1925.

Mergent Archives Key Business Ratios consists of U.S. corporations, partnerships and proprietorships both public and privately owned, in all size ranges, and includes over 800 different lines of business as defined by the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code numbers.

If these databases are useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

July 29, 2013

We are pleased to announce a new trial database, Counseling and Therapy in Video. This trial contains more than 400 hours of training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. This classic collection of videos filmed from 1985‒2010 provides an invaluable firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.

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

July 23, 2013

BrowZine™ @ UNH Library!

A browsable newsstand of the library's top journals. Find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals directly from your iPad. BrowZine is now available for trial.

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We are pleased to announce that we are trialing an app called BrowZine for the next few weeks that allows you to look at our online journal subscriptions on tablets. The service allows users to look at 2005-present Tables of Contents and PDFs of all articles from all issues. It also allows users to download PDFs to their tablets so they can read later if they don't have a connection. For more information, look at a list of who is covered.

To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video.

For the trial, search for "BrowZine" in the Apple iTunes App Store and download the app for free; when initially launching BrowZine, select our school from the drop down list.

This trial is a bit different than usual so if you have any questions, need any help trying it out, or find this database is useful for you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll.

July 17, 2013

The Library is now has completed hiring for fall, 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

Read more about student employment.

June 20, 2013

Government Information presents our latest featured resource, the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation.

The website allows users to explore New Hampshire Parks & Recreation via four main sections: Explore, Experience, What's Happening, and Get Involved, which allows users to explore opportunities to participate in volunteer services.

"New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation opens the door for year-round activity. Enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunities of New Hampshire state park properties."

May 20, 2013

The University Museum in Dimond Library announces its second campus-wide staff arts and fine crafts exhibition, September 13 – December 13, 2013. The exhibit will recognize our creative colleagues for work they do outside their day (or night) jobs at UNH. Original art and fine crafts in any media will be considered.

Eligible staff include all faculty (see exception) and staff, full and part-time, hourly and benefits eligible. The exception is studio arts faculty who have opportunities to exhibit their work in the UNH Museum of Art.

The small size of the University Museum restricts the number of works that can be exhibited. An anonymous jury will make selections using the blind jury process (applicants' names will be removed from the forms for the jury process). For those artists selected for participation, not more than one work will be included in the exhibition.

Applicants may submit up to two entries, must complete the Call for Entry form, and send a photo image of each entry to dale.valena@unh.edu.

All entry forms with photos must be received no later than the deadline of July 29, 2013. If you prefer, you can mail your form and photo to the University Museum, Dimond Library, 18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824 by the July 29 deadline.

Thanks for your entry and good luck!

May 9, 2013

UNH Special Collections and the University Museum present a hallway exhibit of the work of Herbert Odgen Waters. The exhibit includes seven prints from Special Collections and examples of the artist’s wood blocks, a loan from the UNH Museum of Art.

Herbert Ogden Waters was born in Shantou, China in 1903 and was the son of Baptist missionaries. Since 1933, except for a brief period of war service in a Providence shipyard, Herbert and his wife Bertha Waters made their home in New Hampshire. Waters lived in Warner, NH as an artist and art teacher from 1936 to 1941 in the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Later, he taught at the University of New Hampshire, at Holderness School in Plymouth, and at Alderson-Broaddus College in Phillipi, West Virginia.

Throughout a long career, Waters refined his printmaking techniques, especially in wood engraving, and explored the intimate and grand landscapes of New Hampshire from his home in Campton, NH.

The Herbert Ogden Waters exhibit will run through the summer.

Milne Special Collections/Archives/ University Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm during the summer. They are located on Level 1 in Dimond Library. For information call (603) 862-1081.

May 2, 2013

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

Beginning Wednesday, May 8, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until we close Thursday, May 16th at midnight.

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.

Best of luck with finals!

April 30, 2013

Join us for a week of stress relieving activities in Dimond Library!

Tuesday, May 7

  • Study Buddies - throughout the day, various locations
    Help beat stress with furry friends. Come pet and play with therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • 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.
  • Wildcat Rave - evening, Murkland Courtyard
    Get your groove on and relieve stress at the Wildcat Rave with DJ Rhoyt! This dance party is hosted by the Student Senate and CommUNHversity. Rain date is 5/8. Check social media for updated time.

Wednesday, May 8

  • Study Buddies - throughout the day, various locations
    Help beat stress with furry friends. Come pet and play with therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Chair Massages - 2-4pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from Health Services' licensed massage therapists, Corinne Douglas and Kristin Harrison. Spots limited. Sign up at 1:45. Brought to you by Health Services.
  • Study Snacks - 8pm, Level 3, Lobby
    Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining so you can study longer and harder!

Thursday, May 9

  • YoNola Bar - 2-4pm, Level 4, Mezzanine
    Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola and Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt.
  • Guided Meditation - 3-3:30pm, Level 5, Faculty Lounge
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services staff.

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.

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