News & Exhibits

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.

November 21, 2013

Student considers her canvas painting outside in Italy

There is a student art exhibition in the Dimond Library reference area on Level 3: UNH in Italy — Summer Painting Intensive.

This exhibit presents a selection of En Plein Air paintings from the students who participated in the 5 week intensive painting program in the summer of 2013. The works on exhibit range from depictions of the architecture in the cultivated Italian landscape to nighttime views of the old city of Ascoli, to abstract works inspired by the observed landscape.

The exhibition was curated by Jennifer Moses and Rick Fox of the UNH Department of Art and Art History. Professor Moses and Mr. Fox accompanied the 2013 program in Italy. It will remain on display until Spring break.

For more information about the program, visit http://www.unhinitaly.unh.edu/

November 18, 2013

Unfortunately, the biological sciences librarian candidate presentation for today, Monday, Nov. 18th, has been cancelled due to weather in the Midwest creating problems for travel. It will be rescheduled.

November 15, 2013

Update: The presentation on Monday, Nov. 18th has been cancelled due to weather in the Midwest creating problems for travel. It will be rescheduled.

The two finalists for the Biological Sciences Librarian position will be making their presentations.

  • Friday, Nov. 15th, Prof. Marilia Antunez (Boise State University) will speak at Pettee Hall, Room 106, 2:10-3 pm
  • Monday, Nov. 18th, Ms. Jennifer Simonsen (New Mexico State University) will speak at James Hall, Room G46, 2:10-3 pm

Each candidate will speak on the topic provided by the search committee: what it means to be a biological sciences librarian at a land-grant institution & how instruction, collection development, and research support fit into that model.

November 14, 2013

As part of global Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on November 20th. we invite you to join us in our new Geospatial Services Center. The Center, in Dimond Library room 337, was recently launched and this is a great chance to find out what this new resource is all about.

Geospatial technologies are increasingly used in research and teaching within the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and other disciplines. Here at UNH, we are experiencing this growth of Geographic Information Systems and related technologies in classes and research.

As part of the events, there will be treats in the Geospatial Services Center, an Applications of GIS poster walkthrough around the library, and presentations on the uses of GIS throughout the day. The presentation schedule:

  • 10am-10:15am – Introduction to GIS
  • 11am-11:15am – Intro to Google Earth
  • 12pm-12:15pm – Marketing with GIS
  • 1pm-1:15pm – Introduction to GIS
  • 2pm-2:15pm – UNH Courses in GIS
  • 3pm-3:15pm – Introduction to GIS

The Geospatial Services Center is located in Dimond Library room 337. Hope you can join us!

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