News & Exhibits

May 26, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is The Great War: A Visual History.

This attractive and edifying interactive map-based resource, from the American Battle Monuments Commission, will serve as a support to educators teaching the First World War, and to anyone with an interest in how the war began, how it developed, and how it finally ended.

The history is divided into seven periods, including The Pre-War Period, each year from 1914 to 1918, and the Post-War Years. Clicking on any of these will redraw the World War I Timeline, detailing important events, campaigns, and the ebb and flow of the Allied and Central Powers.

Short video clips accompany many of the Timeline items, bringing the history of the war to life.

For more information on this resource and other government resources, please visit our Government Information page.

May 20, 2015

Beginning May 21st, 2015, the stacks in Dimond Library will be rearranged to meet fire code regulations. In addition, bound periodicals will be integrated into the stacks rather than housed separately on another floor.

During this time, stacks on Levels 2, 4, and 5 will be closed to the public. Circulation staff will assist patrons in accessing the materials. Other patron seating and computing areas will remain open:

Level 1

  • Entire floor open

Level 2

  • Stacks: closed
  • Natural Sciences Resource Center: closed
  • Micromedia (210): closed
  • Restrooms: closed
  • Parker Media Lab: open (access via West Stair)
  • Multimedia: open (access via West Stair)
  • Multimedia Classroom: open (access via West Stair)

Level 3

  • Entire floor open

Level 4

  • Stacks: closed
  • Zeke’s Cafe: closed
  • Restrooms: open
  • Balcony reading areas: open
  • Room 421: open
  • Graduate carrels: open (access via West Stair)

Level 5

  • Stacks: closed
  • Faculty Lounge: open
  • Restrooms: open
  • Studio 521: open
  • Faculty carrels: open
  • Room 537: closed
  • Courtyard Reading Room: open

All items on Levels 2, 4, and 5 will be requestable in the UNH Library Catalog during this time. Monday through Friday, requested items will be paged three times daily and may be available for pick up at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. It could, however, take up to 24 hours for us to locate some items.

Items requested from Friday afternoon to Sunday will be available for pick up on Monday. Patrons will receive emails notifying them when items have arrived at the Circulation Desk and are ready to check out.

The project is expected to take four to six weeks. Progress reports for visitors and patrons will be made public via the library’s webpage, social media, and signs in Dimond Library.

May 7, 2015

To honor Military Appreciation Month and National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, we have 2 new displays. These displays will remain up for the month of May.

Come to the Multimedia Center (on level 2) to check out these items and many more.

Here are some examples of items on display:

Military Appreciation Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May 1, 2015

Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day during finals this semester.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30am, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until close at midnight on Tuesday, May 12. There will be limited services in the building during the early morning hours (2am-7:30am) each day, but most of the building will be open for study space, and there will still be access to print and online materials.

Best of luck with finals!

April 30, 2015

Frazzle Free Finals are back again for another series of stress-relieving activities in Dimond Library!

Tuesday, May 5th

  • Study Buddies
    Where? Various locations in Dimond Library
    Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from ElderPet/Pet Partners
  • Yoga Flash Mob 12:15-12:30pm
    Where? Great Lawn
    Take a 15-minute break with calming yoga, with the UNH Innerpeace Yoga Club
  • Hula Hoop Time 3:00-3:15pm
    Where? Murkland Courtyard; if rain, Room 352
    Take a break and get the blood flowing. How long can you keep a hoop in motion? Brought to you by Campus Recreation
  • Study Snacks 8:00-9:00pm
    Where? Level 3 Lobby
    Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH dining

Wednesday, May 6th

  • Study Buddies
    Where? Various locations in Dimond Library
    Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from ElderPet/Pet Partners
  • Chair Massages 12:00-2:00pm
    Where? Room 502
    Feeling Tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from a licensed massage therapist. Spots are limited. Sign-ups begin at 11:45am. Brought to you by Health Services & Healthy UNH
  • Guided Meditation 2:00-2:30
    Where? Room 502
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a guided meditation session offered by Health Services
  • Hula Hoop Time 3:00-3:15pm
    Where? Murkland Courtyard; if rain, Room 352
    Take a break and get the blood flowing. How long can you keep a hoop in motion? Brought to you by Campus Recreation

Thursday, May 7th

  • Study Buddies
    Where? Various locations in Dimond Library
    Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from ElderPet/Pet Partners
  • YoNola Bar 2:00-4:00pm
    Where? Level 4 (near Zeke's)
    Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola & Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt, donated by UNH Dining
  • Hula Hoop Time 3:00-3:15pm
    Where? Murkland Courtyard; if rain, Room 352
    Take a break and get the blood flowing. How long can you keep a hoop in motion? Brought to you by Campus Recreation
  • Mandalas and Coloring Therapy 3:30-4:00pm
    Where? Room 502
    Become more focused with a creative relaxation session brought to you by Health Services

VIsit the Healthy UNH Blog and the FFF Event Homepage for more information.

Use #UNHfff to check in and join the fun! Also, you can find reminders and updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Relax, have fun, and good luck!

April 28, 2015

The Library is now has completed hiring student workers for summer, 2015.

Our starting rate is $8.00 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 book carts (up to 325lbs) to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the Summer 2015 Application thoroughly and accurately

The UNH Library has positions for student employment in various departments within the library. In addition to Dimond Library, the main library, there are three branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the edge of campus. Please visit our Student Employment page for more information.

April 28, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which NASA launched in February 2010, is a "sun-pointing semi-automatic spacecraft," a mini space observatory that is designed to study the sun so that scientists may better understand the causes of solar variability and its effects on Earth.

For educators who are teaching about the power of our solar system's only star, or for anyone interested in breaking research on the sun, this is a fascinating website.

Readers might like to start with the Mission tab, which lists information about the SDO's science, the spacecraft itself, the team that is running the project, and 1968 refereed publications. News & Resources is interesting for its Mission Blog, which offers updates on the mission as instruments are repaired, data is gathered, and conclusions are drawn.

The Gallery section also offers some powerful images, animations, and videos of the sun. SDO even has a YouTube Channel and can be followed on most social media outlets.

Visit our Government Information page to learn more about our collections, services, and more.

April 28, 2015

April 30th – October 2nd, 2015
Edwin & Mary Scheier: Mid Century Modern New Hampshire Artists
UNH Museum Director Dale Valena, Guest Curator

Exhibit Location: Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, N.H.

Experience a world of art and craft that began during the depression in New Hampshire. This is a collaborative exhibition with Portsmouth Historical Society, at the Discover Portsmouth Center. The collaboration is through the loan for UNH Scheier pottery through guest curator Dale Valena. There are around 80 pieces from private collectors and institutions such as UNH Special Collections, the Museum of Art at UNH, the Currier Museum of Art, and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

“While the focus is on Scheiers’ Mid-Century New Hampshire years, we’ve gathered examples of their full careers as artists. The life and art of these two remarkable people is a great New Hampshire story, and we hope it delights and inspires!” explains UNH Museum Director Dale Valena, guest curator.

Ticketed gala opening reception will be on April 30th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.

April 1, 2015

Professor Tara Lynn Fulton, former librarian at Eastern Michigan University, has been named the new university library dean. She will assume the position May 29.

Prior to joining Eastern Michigan, Fulton was university dean of library and information services and associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Penn. She also held positions at Bucknell University, Loyola University of Chicago, Northwestern University, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Fulton to the university, and excited about her leadership for the university library,” says Lisa MacFarlane, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “Academic libraries, especially those at research universities, are in a period of enormous transformation; Tara’s experience and professional associations across the region and the country will help us to develop an even better understanding of those, and how UNH can best meet them with clarity, transparency, and deep attention to serving our students and faculty.”

“The position of dean of the university library at UNH promises to be an exciting one,” says Fulton. “The university has a very clear strategic plan, and the centrality of the library in achieving excellence as an institution is widely acknowledged on campus. I have felt warmly welcomed at UNH and believe the campus culture is a good match with my leadership style.”

Fulton received a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree in library and information science from Indiana University followed by a master’s in education from the University of Texas at Austin, and a doctorate in philosophy in higher education from Pennsylvania State University. In 2013 she attended a Fulbright International Education Administrators seminar in Germany.

April 1, 2015

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, we have created a multimedia display of items from our great jazz collection. The display includes CDs, box sets, and documentary DVDs - we have a little something for everyone, whether you are new to Jazz or a big fan!

Come to the Multimedia Center (on level 2) to check out these items and many more. This display will be up for the month of April.

Here are some examples of items on display: