News & Events

July 10, 2012


Government Information in the UNH Library presents our latest featured resource from the National Park Service on the Cape Cod National Seashore. This resource features sections on history, culture, photo galleries, and an area for teachers.

The site includes information on their residency programs for artists, the archaeology of Cape Cod, lesson plans, a reading list, and information about overnight educational group opportunities.

Henry David Thoreau knew Cape Cod well, once writing that "A man may stand there and put all America behind him." Today, part of the Cape has been designated Cape Cod National Seashore. Appropriately enough, the legislation to create this remarkable site was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy, who also knew and loved the area.

July 10, 2012

The Library of Congress is beginning its "Celebration of the Book" with an exhibition, "Books That Shaped America". The exhibition is part of a larger series of events that explore the important and varied ways that books influence our lives.

The Library of Congress has selected 88 books that shaped America, all by American authors. The first was published in 1751, and the most recent in 2002. Each author is represented only once, with one exception: Benjamin Franklin, who landed three books. The list includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, plays, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks, and children’s books.

If you're looking for summer reading, here's the list.

June 1, 2012

If you're interested in the upcoming transit of Venus, see the U.S. National Solar Observatory's page with links to live feeds, movies and simulations!

May 25, 2012

Government information presents its latest featured resources, the newly redesigned site for the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The site includes underwater dive animations, an in-depth look at paleoclimatology, and information on tsunamis and other mega-events. Resources are arranged alphabetically and range from "A Library of Mud: NPR Science Friday Video" to "Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Online Expeditions."

May 25, 2012

The Literary Horse is a unique exhibit touring libraries which pairs photos of horses and their riders with quotes from great pieces of literature.

Mark your calendars for this upcoming exhibition hosted by the University Museum and the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program. Programming is being planned with the Durham Public Library.

The exhibit will be held at the University Museum, Dimond Library, Level 1, June 1 through June 23.

Exhibit hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23: Open 10am-2pm

For more information, contact the University Museum at 603-862-1081.

May 4, 2012

Fourteen library staff celebrate milestones today for their years of service to the University. Collectively, they have contributed 250 years:

10 years

Elizabeth Fowler-Camara (Circulation)
Heather Gagnon (Physics library)
Nancy Mason (Special Collections)
Jan Salas (Interlibrary Loan)

15 years

Sean Jones (Library IT)
Jean Putnam (Circulation)
Kevin Roddy (Circulation)
Jake Viebrock (Collection Management)

20 years

Lise Bargardo (Collection Management)
Ann Cloutier (Collection Management)

25 years

Alan Chase (Circulation)
Monique Couillard (Collection Management)

30 years

Roland Goodbody (Special Collections)
Francis Hallahan (Biological Sciences library)

Congratulations to all of our hard working staff!

April 9, 2012

The Library is redesigning our web site and we need your help. What new and innovative features would you find useful? This is a chance to dream big! (And enjoy some free pizza!)

We'll be holding a design workshop each for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. It will take about an hour of your time in Dimond Library. They will be held:

  • Undergraduate students: Wednesday, April 25 at 6pm
  • Graduate students: Thursday, May 3 at 1pm
  • Faculty: Friday, May 4 at 3pm

If you are interested and available, please send an email to Cliff.Poulin@unh.edu or use his contact form.

April 5, 2012

The UNH Library's Digital Collections are featured this week in the University of Wisconsin, Madison's weekly "Scout Project" as one of the best sites.

The University of New Hampshire Library has a range of interesting digital collections, including correspondence from Civil War soldiers, town reports, and intercollegiate athletics. This particular area of the collection focuses on work related to unique literature and poetry items in the library's holdings.

Read the full report.

March 21, 2012

March is Women's History Month. Check out the movies available for circulation at the UNH-Library that highlight the diverse experience of women in history around the world. Our collection includes films about suffragists, whistleblowers, politicians, artists, athletes and more.

Affaire de Femmes
Babettes Gæstebud
Born into Brothels
China Blue
Chisholm '72 : Unbought & Unbossed
La Ciociara
Dayereh
Cruel and Unusual
Education of Shelby Knox
Elizabeth
Erin Brockovich
The Great Step Forward
Hammering it Out: Women in the Construction Zone
Iron Jawed Angels
Joy Luck Club
A League of Their Own
Lion in Winter
Magdalene Sisters
A Midwife's Tale
Not For Ourselves Alone
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Rosa Parks Story
Say My Name
Senorita Extraviada: Missing Young Woman
Sex in Africa
Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders
They Call Me Muslim

Alexander Street Press: American History in Video and Alexander Street Anthropology: Ethnographic Video Online also have a number of movies related to Women's History Month. These on-line resources are available to UNH Faculty, Staff and Students as well as on-site visitors.

At Highest Risk: Maternal Health Care in the High Peruvian Andes
Boran Women
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit
Fit Surroundings
Kamala and Raji
Margaret Mead: A Portrait by a Friend
Miyah: The Life of a Javanese Woman
Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce
Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
One Woman, One Vote
Through the Negev
Town Bloody Hall
(Un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab
A Week Of Sweet Water

March 15, 2012

From the Campus Journal:

The idea for the Discovery course Bill Ross teaches on New Orleans was born in the city known as the birthplace of jazz, the Big Easy. Bill took his very first trip there when the city was what he described as a "dirty, rundown place full of rowdy people and loud music." He returned after Hurricane Katrina hit, after the levees breached and lives were lost, to volunteer to rebuild a city with so much history.

"New Orleans: Place, Meaning, and Context" is an inquiry class taught by Bill Ross. This class is geared toward first-year students that has them traveling to Louisiana’s largest city to do community service work during Spring Break with UNH’s Alternative Break Challenge. After six weeks in the classroom, they pack up for Spring Break to volunteer in the Big Easy for Habitat for Humanity.

"Telling students the history of New Orleans is not as exciting as seeing it. It makes it real. You can talk all you want about architecture but walking through a shotgun house and scraping paint on a front porch is a whole different thing. You can talk about the cuisine but it’s not like ordering a po’boy. You can talk about the music but listening to it—there’s nothing like the tangible experience of hearing live music."

Read more at the course blog: Where y'at? The New Orleans Course.

May 1, 2011

Client-based SciFinder support was discontinued July 1, 2011 by Chemical Abstracts Service. So, the "iconic" pink & blue SciFinder icon no longer connects to the database. SciFinder Web is now available. Full info on SciFinder web access.

January 19, 2010

Annual reports for the New Hampshire towns and cities below are now available in the UNH Library Digital Collections. These can be found from the Library home page under "research collections" (use the search box or click on 'Search or Browse Database') and are also search-able from the Digital tab on the Library home page search box.

If your town is not yet available, fear not! We'll be working on the remainder of the NH annual reports over the next year.

Acworth
Albany
Alexandria
Allenstown
Alstead
Alton
Amherst
Andover
Antrim
Ashland
Atkinson
Auburn
Barnstead
Barrington
Bartlett
Bath
Bedford
Belmont
Bennington
Benton
Berlin
Bethlehem
Boscawen
Bow
Bradford
Brentwood
Bridgewater
Bristol
Brookfield
Brookline
Campton
Canaan
Candia
Canterbury
Carroll
Center Harbor
Charlestown
Chatham
Chester
Chesterfield
Chichester
Claremont
Clarksville
Colebrook
Columbia
Concord
Conway
Cornish
Croydon
Dalton
Danbury
Dover
Dunbarton
Durham
Exeter
Fitzwilliam
Franklin
Gilmanton
Keene
Lee
Madbury
Manchester
Nashua
Newington
Newmarket
Portsmouth
Rochester

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