News & Exhibits

March 18, 2013

Due to the expected storm, the University has curtailed operations for Tuesday, March 19th. Dimond Library expects to be open with reduced hours and limited services. Please check back tomorrow on our webpage, Facebook, or the hours' phone line (603) 862-1534 to find out which hours we will be open.

March 8, 2013

The University has curtailed operations for today, March 8, as of 7:45am. However, Dimond Library will be open as scheduled from 7:30am until 5:30pm with limited services.

The Engineering, Math & Computer Science Library in Kingsbury Hall will be open until noon (maybe later). The Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics Libraries are closed.

March 7, 2013

The UNH Library has a few new database trials for the month of March for users to check out. Until March 29th, we have access to:

  • History Vault Black Freedom 1
  • History Vault Black Freedom 2
  • History Vault NAACP 1
  • History Vault NAACP 2
  • History Vault Plantations 1
  • History Vault Slavery and the Law
  • History Vault Women's Rights 1
  • Historical African-American Newspapers

They can all be accessed at ProQuest.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

March 7, 2013

Government Information presents its latest featured resource, the Frances Perkins Center.

The mission of the Frances Perkins Center is to "fulfill the legacy of Frances Perkins. . . . by continuing her work for social and economic justice and preserving for future generations her nationally significant family homestead."

The Frances Perkins Center is named after Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve on a presidential cabinet. During her time as the U.S. secretary of labor under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Perkins worked tirelessly to improve the conditions of workers across the country.

Materials on the site are divided into sections that include Frances Perkins, The Center, Projects, and Virtual Tour. The first section contains a photo gallery of Perkins, along with information about her life and times. In the Center area, visitors can read about the Center's mission and staff or scan the blog. Finally, the Projects area contains a wonderful area called the Social Security Stories Project. Here, visitors can read stories about how Social Security has impacted generations of individuals and also contribute their own memories and experiences.

March 7, 2013

We are happy to announce the opening of the Geospatial Services Center (GSC) in Room 337 of Dimond Library.

The GSG is available to help novice users of geographic information system (GIS) and related software, such as Google Earth. Students, as well as faculty and staff, can use the GSC to get started on a new project or, if already working on a project, to get basic level help in completing it. You do not need to be enrolled in a course to use the GSC.

Non-UNH patrons may also bring in a laptop with software preloaded and GSC staff will try to assist, though help for personal laptops is limited.

Users can seek assistance with the following:

  • Locating and downloading geospatial datasets
  • Integrating data into an existing GIS project
  • Helping manage files
  • Answering questions on basic software functionality:
    • ESRI ArcInfo GIS & plug-ins (available to UNH users)
    • Many open source GIS programs
    • Google Earth
    • ERDAS Imagine (available for UNH users)
    • Multispec
  • Making referrals for more in-depth help

A UNH ID is required to use center workstations. Computers are available during hours when the GSC is open, though users may bring their own laptops. Books in the GSC may be browsed when it is open.

Two advanced undergraduate peer tutors are available part time.

Peer tutors are scheduled for the following hours during spring semester:

  • Tuesday: 9-11 AM; 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9-11 AM; 1-2 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM-12 PM

Although appointments are not required, there will be sign-up sheet posted outside of 337 to reserve a time slot.

Peer tutors have been sponsored by the NHView program, a federally funded program designed to make satellite imagery more available to researchers and the public.

February 23, 2013

Due to the projected storm, the UNH Library will have a delayed opening on Sunday, February 24.

Dependent on weather conditions, we expect that Dimond Library will be open from 2pm until 2am, Chemistry and Physics from 2pm until 10pm, and Engineering, Math, & CS from 2pm until 5pm.

Please check the online hours for updates.

February 21, 2013

We are happy to announce that Dimond Library has a new group study room available, Room 352. The room contains 8 detachable tables, 30 chairs, and a whiteboard.

The room will also be equipped with a ceiling-mounted LCD projector in March.

We know from your feedback that group study space is in high demand. As part of our building renovations we are incorporating more space for groups in order to meet those needs.

February 21, 2013

When the heating system in Murkland Hall failed in late January causing water damage to various parts of the building, it’s likely there wasn’t much thought given to the upside. Turns out there was one, though.

Cleanup efforts uncovered the original charter of UNH’s Phi Beta Kappa Society, issued in December 1952.

Linda Johnson, government information librarian, discovered back in 2010 that the charter was missing. Now discovered, the document is being restored by Bill Ross, the head of the Milne Special Collections and Archives. He hopes to reverse some of the damage to the document, which will be displayed once a year when the honor society inducts new members.

The rest of the article can be found on the Campus Journal website.

February 12, 2013

Films of history, humor, and sheer entertainment are included in the current Multimedia display of movies about the Presidents of the United States. We have put together a collection of films that reflect how our presidents have shaped the history of our nation. Included are the PBS American Experience Presidents Collection of documentaries which give you a look into the lives of many of the men who have led our nation. You will also find entertaining feature films about presidential scandals in All the President's Men, romance in the White House in The American President, and even comedies like Primary Colors.

Visit the UNH Library Multimedia Center on the second floor of Dimond Library to borrow these and many more films.

In addition we have access to numerous streaming movies through Alexander Street Press American History in Video. These on-line resources are available to UNH students, faculty, and staff as well as on-site visitors. Here are just a few of the titles available through American History in Video related to United States presidents:

February 12, 2013

The self-service scanner which was previously located outside of the Addison Reading Room on Level 3 (Main Floor) of Dimond Library has been moved to room 337.

Further information can be found on the Photocopying & Scanning page.

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