News & Exhibits

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.

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