News & Exhibits

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.

November 27, 2012

Digital Collections currently has 16 University of New Hampshire Yearbooks, "The Granite" available to either download or view online in your browser through our brand new Book Reader software. Please visit the collection and let us know what you think. And keep checking back for more yearbooks. The Book Reader software was built through a collaboration of the the UNH Library and the UNH Alumni Association.

November 27, 2012


Government information presents its latest featured resource from the National Park Service, American Latino Heritage: Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary.

The National Park Service creates thoughtful and compelling historical travel itineraries and this one is no exception. This particular tour takes visitors through the world of the American Latino experience via key sites around the country.

First-time visitors will want to look through the Essays section to get a better context for all of these destinations. The essays include commentary by historical experts and provide a great introduction for visitors looking into the List of Sites. This area is quite exhaustive and covers everything from the Sitka National Historical Park in Alaska to the Assateague Island National Seashore in Virginia. Each entry includes a bit of information about each site's relationship to the Latino experience in the United States.

Since the age of exploration, Latino peoples have played a profoundly important role in American history, contributing to and shaping the rich heritage of the United States in many ways for some 500 years. Explore their stories and their legacy by visiting the units of the National Park System and places listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

November 27, 2012

Next time you are in the Multimedia Center in Dimond Library, check out our latest LP cover art exhibit. The theme for this exhibit is "Pop/Rock Album Covers from 1967 to 1982."

All covers used in the exhibit come from the collections of library faculty and staff and each cover on display includes comments from the owner.

See hours for the Multimedia Center.

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