News & Events

January 31, 2014

The UNH Library Multimedia Display Activism: Exposing Truth and Inspiring Change is a collection of movies that reveals exploitation, injustice, and corruption while inspiring and motivating viewers to stand up for the truth. Whether they are feature films or documentaries, these films address a wide range of topics including environmental issues, political struggles, class, etc. Movies such as the political thriller Syriana starring Matt Damon and George Clooney and documentary Rich Media, Poor Democracy are included in the display.

Check out these movies and more in the Multimedia Room on Level 2 of Dimond Library.

Blue Vinyl
Born Into Brothels
Bowling for Columbine
Bread and Roses
Crude
Crude Impact
Fahrenheit 9/11
Fast Food Nation
A Fierce Green Fire
Food, Inc.
In Whose Honor?
An Inconvenient Truth
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
North Country
Oil on Ice
#ReGeneration
Rich Media, Poor Democracy
The Rosa Parks Story
Seabrook 1977
Stolen Childhoods
Syriana
Thank You For Smoking

January 21, 2014

Mike Pride

Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, January 26 at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews author and historian Mike Pride.

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

Pride is a historian, journalist and he is the former editor of the Concord Monitor where he worked for 30 years. He is the co-author of Too Dead to Die: A Memoir of Bataan and Beyond and "My Brave Boys: To War with Colonel Cross and the Fighting Fifth,” a history of Colonel Edward E. Cross and the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers. He also was co-editor of The New Hampshire Century: Concord Monitor Profiles of One Hundred People Who Shaped It.

Light refreshments will be served and Pride 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 17, 2014

Mardi Gras isn't until March 4th this year, but the University Museum welcomes you to celebrate early with its latest exhibition, The Beat on the Street: Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians, and the Photography of Gary Samson.

This exhibition of photographs and folk art focuses on the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans. This working class, African American tradition is distinctively part of New Orleans’s parade culture, and more broadly related to black Carnival celebrations throughout the world.

The exhibit runs from February 10 through March 28, 2014 with its formal opening on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

The opening includes the showing of the film, Bury the Hatchet, which traces the Mardi Gras Indian tradition through the eyes of three “big chiefs” or leaders of these Mardi Gras Indian gangs. The event will feature special guest Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows, who also appears in the documentary. He will answer questions about the film and this centuries old tradition in a discussion moderated by Professor Burt Feintuch of the UNH Center for the Humanities.

The film and discussion will take place from 3-5:00PM at the Memorial Union Building, Theater I. An opening reception will follow the program at the University Museum, Dimond Library, Room 101, 5:30-7:00PM.

The exhibit will feature Mardi Gras Indian suits and art work, as well as the photography of Gary Samson, chair of the Photography Department of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The exhibit, film, and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the reception.

The exhibition is underwritten, in part, by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

January 17, 2014

We will be performing a final set of updates to the library catalog server on Friday, January 17 starting at 5pm until 7pm. The library catalog and related services will be unavailable during that time.

Unavailable services will include:

  • Local library catalog searching
  • Requesting through the Boston Library Consortium
  • Interlibrary loan

However, you will still be able to:

  • Access online databases
  • Search the library catalog using BLC WorldCat from the library home page
  • Check out physical items from the library

As previously, we regret the interruption and aim to make the downtime as limited as possible.

January 16, 2014

Government Information presents its latest featured resource, NOAA's Weather Ready Nation.

The focus of NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation website is to build community "resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events." On the site, visitors can make their way through sections that include Events, Resources, Be a Force of Nature, and Are you Weather-Ready? This last area is a great public resource for those looking to get ready for extreme weather, including heat waves, floods, and tsunamis. A good way to get a flavor of the site's general offerings is via its news feed and social media postings, all of which are available from the homepage. Finally, the Resources area contains links to helpful webtools, apps, and fact sheets.

January 10, 2014

We will be performing critical updates to the library catalog server on Tuesday, January 14 starting at 8am. Starting then, the library catalog and related services will be unavailable until 8pm that evening 3pm on Wednesday, January 15.

Unavailable services will include:

  • Local library catalog searching
  • Requesting through the Boston Library Consortium
  • Interlibrary loan

However, you will still be able to:

  • Access online databases
  • Search the library catalog using BLC WorldCat from the library home page
  • Check out physical items from the library

We regret the interruption and aim to make the downtime as limited as possible.

January 10, 2014

We are pleased to announce a new trial database, JBI Database. This trial contains evidence-based practice content for medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI.

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

January 6, 2014

The UNH Library (Dimond and all four branches) will open at 10:00 am on Monday, January 6.

For more information, please see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

January 2, 2014

The UNH Library (Dimond and all four branches) will open at noon on Friday, January 3. Be sure to check the library hours to confirm.

For more information, please see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

January 1, 2014

The University of New Hampshire has curtailed operations effective 4:00 am Thursday, January 2. The UNH Library (Dimond and all four branch libraries) will be closed. We plan to re-open at 7:30 am on Friday, January 3, but please call the library hours' line (603) 862-1534 or check back here to confirm.

For more information, please see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

December 11, 2013

The Library is now has completed hiring for spring, 2014.

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.

December 9, 2013

Unfortunately, the biological sciences librarian candidate presentation for Tuesday, Dec. 10 has been cancelled (again) due to weather creating problems for travel. It will be rescheduled.

December 6, 2013

The UNH Library will be hosting events all week to provide some stress relief. Dimond Library will be hosting our Primal Scream on Monday, December 9th at 9pm. Students will gather in the atrium to let off some steam by screaming for a minute. Video of the Fall 2011 Primal Scream provided by the fine people at UNH Video Productions:

Good luck on finals!

December 3, 2013

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

Two student enjoy the company of a pet therapy dog

Monday, December 9th

Study Buddies
9am-8pm, various locations in Dimond Library
Help beat stress with furry friends. Come pet and play with therapy dogs from Pet Partners.

Sanity Central
9am-8pm, Room 337
Come hang out where you can reduce stress by getting creative with arts and crafts or give your mind a break with fun games!

Cookie and Coffee Break
2pm, Level 4, Mezzanine (and all of the branch libraries!)
Take a break with coffee, donated by Zeke's Cafe, and cookies, baked fresh by the Parents association and Library Faculty & Staff.

Primal Scream
9pm, 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 10th

Sanity Central
9am-8pm, Room 337
Come hang out where you can reduce stress by getting creative with arts and crafts. or give your mind a break with fun games!

Guided Meditation
3:30-4pm, 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 licensed massage therapists. Spots limited. 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 so you can study longer and harder!

Wednesday, December 11th

Sanity Central
9am-8pm, Room 337
Come hang out where you can reduce stress by getting creative with arts and crafts. or give your mind a break with fun games!

YoNola Bar
2-4pm, Level 4, Mezzanine
Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola and Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt. Brought to you by UNH Dining.

November 26, 2013

Government Information presents its latest featured resource from the U.S. Government Printing Office, the Warren Commission Report.

The commission was created in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson, chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren, and tasked with investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The report consists of 900 pages with photos, maps, and diagrams from the scene in Dallas, Texas.

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