News & Exhibits
October 14, 2014
The Library is doing a usability test of a web site and we need a few participants on the morning of Thursday, October 30. It will take about an hour of your time in Dimond Library.
For your participation, you will receive a $15 Dining Services card, good at any Dining location on campus, or a USB flash drive.
If you’re interested and available, please contact Kristin Parker.
October 8, 2014
In celebration of Halloween, there is now a very scary film display in the Multimedia Room (Dimond, level 2)!
The display includes:
- American Werewolf in London
- Blair Witch Project
- Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
- Night of the Living Dead
- Rosemary's Baby
- The Omen
...and many more creepy films!
The display will be up for the month of October. Come check them out!
October 8, 2014
Logging in to your Interlibrary Loan account (ILLiad) is about to become easier!
Starting Friday, October 10, when you log into ILLiad, you will be asked for your UNH IT ID username and password (the same username and password as Blackboard). Once verified, you will be forwarded to your Interlibrary Loan account. This provides a more secure login system, and one less set of credentials for you to remember! You will no longer use your self-created username.
System will be down from 7:00am until 12:00pm on Friday, October 10th.
If you have questions or comments about this change, please contact our ILS Coordinator, Cliff Poulin.
September 24, 2014
Chinese Bamboo Scripts from Hunan: A Recording of Early Chinese Civilization
September 24th-26th in Dimond Library, near Circulation Desk on level 3
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at UNH
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
For over 2,000 years, bamboo and wood scripts played an important role in Chinese history. The culture of bamboo script writing has had a far-reaching impact on Chinese civilization. The exhibition will display 60 pieces of bamboo and wood script replicas (excavated from Hunan Province of China) dating back to Qin, Han Dynasty, and the State of Wu during the Three Kingdoms Period.
The exhibition is organized in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Bryant University in Rhode Island, Hunan Antique Archaeology Institute, and Changsha Museum of Bamboo Scripts in Hunan, China.
September 24, 2014
Story Maps Illustrate Metro Area and County Population Change
Have fun exploring two interactive thematic maps on population change, just released by the Census Bureau.
The first map allows data users to explore the difference a decade has made in patterns of population change in metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas across the country. This is possible through swiping between two interactive maps – one covering the 2002-2003 period, the other 2012-2013. The second map permits users to determine the extent of population growth in each county between 2012 and 2013, and to quickly identify the primary source of that population change (such as natural increase or net migration.
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau
Visit the Government Information page to see other Government Information resources.
September 23, 2014
Celebrate Your Freedom to Read
September 21st - 27th
This week, Banned Books Week, is a time for celebrating your right to read!
Banned Books Week brings national attention to the issue of censorship, and the harm of restricting information.
To celebrate our freedom here at UNH, we will be displaying some of the most frequently challenged and banned materials in libraries and schools. Check the main entrance of Dimond Library (level 3) for frequently banned/challenged books, and visit the Multimedia room (level 2) for banned/challenged movies and audiobooks.
Want to learn more about Banned Book Week?
September 17, 2014
September 18 - December 12, 2014
A new University Museum exhibit celebrates the 100th year of UNH Cooperative Extension.
The exhibit, "Bringing the University to You: A Century of Service to the Granite State," will be on display at the University Museum in Dimond Library.
Thursday, September 18, 4:00-6:00pm with refreshments - all are welcome.
Monday - Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Visit the University Museum page to learn more about current and past exhibits.
September 16, 2014
Over 50 of the Granite yearbooks are available to download or read online!
Digital Collections has scanned a large portion of yearbooks ranging from 1943-2012 so that you can access them online. Many of them are also searchable online.
You can start viewing The Granite now!
September 2, 2014
Milne Special Collections and Archives unit will be changing its reading room hours beginning on Tuesday, September 2nd.
Reading room hours for the fall semester will be:
- Monday: 10am-4pm
- Tuesday: 10am-8pm
- Wednesday: 10am-4pm
- Thursday: 10am-4pm
- Friday: 10am-4pm
Milne Special Collections and Archives will continue to open by appointment for those who are unable to make regular reading room hours.
Special Collections is generally not open on holidays or during curtailed operations.
For more information, contact Special Collections, Archives, and Museum staff.
September 2, 2014
The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial, through October 31, 2014: PolicyMap.
PolicyMap is a US-National web-based Geographic Information System used to understand communities. It is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level. Included in the tool is access to PolicyMap’s extensive data collection, with 15,000+ indicators used to understand communities, organized into general categories including demographics, income and spending, housing, lending activity, quality of life, economy, education, health, federal guidelines, and other analysis. In addition, students and faculty can easily upload and incorporate their data into and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap.
As always, if this database us useful for your research, please leave a comment here or contact our electronic resources librarian.