News & Events

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.

February 12, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents The Sofferman Perspective featuring George Garzone on saxophone on Monday, February 25 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the PCAC box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., by calling (603) 862-PCAC (7222), by purchasing tickets online, and at the door one hour prior to performance.

Drummer/composer Brooke Sofferman has been performing throughout the East coast for the past twenty years in a vast array of musical situations. Originally from Colchester, Vermont, Brook moved to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory of Music.

Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti. The group has released three albums. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on over 20 recordings. Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, currently teaching at the Berklee College of Music. He pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few.

For more information, call the UNH Music Department at (603) 862-2404.

February 5, 2013

Willem Lange

Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, April 14 at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews author Willem Lange.

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, please use our online form.

Willem Lange is the well-known New Hampshire Public Television host of the award-winning program, Windows to the Wild. He is also the author of nine books, which range from essays to novels to children's books. His most recent book, A Dream of Dragons, is a modern Norse saga written in blank verse. It is illustrated with especially commissioned woodcuts by Vermont artist and Celdecott medalist Mary Azarian.

Light refreshments will be served and Lange will be available to sign his books. The event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience and will be recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for broadcast and web streaming.

Three times a year, in the style of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, Rebecca Rule serves as host and interviewer for The New Hampshire Authors Series from the Dimond Library at UNH. It features an author who lives, summers, teaches or was born in New Hampshire.

For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call (603) 862-1540.

February 5, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have a new trial database for the month of February, University Press Scholarship Online.

University Press Scholarship Online offers online access to 11,000+ books published by several university presses including Oxford University Press and coming in 2013, MIT Press and Stanford University Press.

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

February 5, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have added the years 1981-1994 to our access to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set online. Our access now covers 1817-1994.

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set contains reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, allowing researchers to explore U.S. history and culture in unprecedented depth and detail.

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

January 4, 2013

We're happy to announce that we have added access to Ebrary's Academic Complete to our online collections.

This collection currently contains approximately 70,000 titles. The titles allow unlimited simultaneous users and need not be signed out. You can also download ebooks or read them online.

Publishers include:

January 4, 2013

Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, January 27 at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews author Joe Monninger.

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, please use our online form.

Joseph Monninger has published eleven novels and three non-fiction books. His work has appeared in American Heritage, Scientific American, Readers Digest, among other publications. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts two times and has also received a fellowship from the New Hampshire Council for the Arts. His young adult novel, Baby, was awarded the 2008 award for best children’s literature from the Peace Corps Writers. The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s’ Books awarded Hippie Chick, a young adult novel, a blue ribbon for a top book of 2008.

Joseph Monninger grew up in Westfield, New Jersey and attended Temple University on a football scholarship. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso, from 1975-77. He has been a licensed New Hampshire Fishing Guide and has fly-fished from New Zealand to Wyoming’s Wind River Range. He lives with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Justin, in a converted barn near New Hampshire’s Baker River. For several years his family competed in the New England Sled Dog sprint races and ran a small sled dog business in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Laika and Willow, two sled dogs, live in happy retirement with them.

Light refreshments will be served and Monninger will be available to sign his books. The event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience and will be recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for broadcast and web streaming.

Three times a year, in the style of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, Rebecca Rule serves as host and interviewer for The New Hampshire Authors Series from the Dimond Library at UNH. It features an author who lives, summers, teaches or was born in New Hampshire.

For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call (603) 862-1540.

January 4, 2013

Government information presents its latest featured resource from the United Nations as it declares 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation.

UN-Water has created a portal to view maps, tables, and charts on indicators, at either country or global level, as well as additional geographic information.

UN-Water is currently working on the identification of key indicators for the water sector that can be used at a global, regional and national level. The site will be updated regularly to reflect their progress.

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