News & Exhibits

Posted February 12, 2017

The Curtailed Operations Team has conferred and have decided that the UNH Library will remain open today, Sunday February 12th, until 10:00 p.m.

Regular staffing is in place in Dimond until 3:00 p.m. and then limited services (with residential student assistants) will be offered until 10:00 p.m. The branch libraries will also close at 10:00 p.m.

Posted February 10, 2017

The Library is currently trialing a new database. Let us know what you think!

5MinuteConsult provides clinicians and students quick information and targeted, evidence-based medical content on diseases, conditions, drugs, and more at the point-of-care.

As always, if this database is useful for your research, please contact our electronic resources librarian.

Posted February 8, 2017

The University of New Hampshire will be closed Thursday, February 9th.

The branch libraries will be closed with the rest of the university. Dimond Library will have reduced hours: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

More storm info: University Alerts & Storm Information

Posted February 8, 2017

View the USNH position posting for more information, or to apply.

Position Description

The Assistant Producer for the UNH Library manages the marketing and promotion of the Library, including publications, promotional materials, and communications, using writing, web communications, and social media skills. S/he develops and coordinates marketing strategy and plans in collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Library Administration. This is a temporary (one year), part-time position.

The Assistant Producer produces marketing materials that reflect the UNH brand and coordinates the development and production of internal and external promotional materials (e.g. brochures, annual report) and communications. This original content may include (but is not limited to) video, photography, text, illustrations, animations, and audio. The Assistant Producer will work with college/university departments (e.g. Advancement) to promote Library resources and services, develop social media strategies, distribute content via multiple vehicles including but not limited to the website, mobile app, and print. The Assistant Producer collaborates with fellow producers in the Library, Communications and Public Affairs as well as student workers. Participates, as appropriate, in central activities sponsored by Communications and Public Affairs.

  • With the Library Publicity Group, develop, manage and execute marketing plans and social media strategies; monitor and contribute to external social media sites and outlets.
  • In consultation with Assistant Dean, evaluate marketing efforts for effectiveness. Research best practices in academic library marketing and promotional strategies and make recommendations for changes in methods and materials, including recommendations regarding social media tools, sites, and applications.
  • Coordinate appropriate marketing events for the Library.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is 50% time and is non-benefited.

Posted February 7, 2017

The University of New Hampshire will be closing at 12:30 PM today, Tuesday, February 7th.

The branch libraries will close at 12:30 with the rest of the university. Dimond Library will stay open until 7:00 PM.

More storm info: University Alerts & Storm Information

Posted February 6, 2017

View the USNH position posting for more information, or to apply.

Position Description

Under the general direction of the Library Senior Manager, this position is responsible for Multimedia services and Reserves operations. The incumbent will exercise independent judgment to improve workflow and operations, unify services and make autonomous decisions regarding policies and procedures. This is a full time, one year position.

The incumbent is a contributing member of the Circulation Department management team with supervisory responsibility for two staff and also shares responsibility for the department in the absence of other managers.

Weekend and evening work may be required as needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the operational oversight of several UNH Library services including set up and use of streaming media services, ensuring that patron requests are communicated to those responsible for purchasing materials, researching and determining copyright implications for new service offerings and explaining copyright polices.
  • Directly responsible for the supervision and performance management of two daytime/weekend Operating Staff including scheduling, workflow, setting expectations, establishing work priorities and sharing consistent and regular feedback.
  • Train full and part-time staff and student assistants in usage of desk tracking software and use of specialized equipment/software, ensuring as much consistency as possible. Provide regular training updates to student assistants.
  • Perform regular public service activities, including, but not limited to circulation of materials, directing patrons to various collections and departments, assist patrons with the use of the public catalog and navigation of the library website and online resources, provide basic reference assistance and information services, register patrons for borrowing privileges, responds to and resolve patron issues or complaints.
  • Responsible for implementation and assessment of new workflows. Analyze usage data and statistics to provide recommendations to improve, unify, or streamline services in Reserves and Multimedia and review and analyze statistical data compiled from desk tracking software. Develop and maintain documentation of daily management and statistics gathering. Work with Circulation management team to make informed recommendations to policy changes based on results.
  • Communicate exceptions, changes, and special situations to Circulation staff, Branch Libraries, and others as needed.

Posted January 24, 2017

The University of New Hampshire has announced curtailed operations for Tuesday, January 24.

Dimond will be open from 2:00-10:00 PM and the branch libraries will be closed.

More storm info: University Alerts & Storm Information

Posted January 18, 2017

The BLC WorldCat catalog is being updated. It will continue to display books and media owned by the UNH Library as well as over 10,000 libraries worldwide. However, it will no longer display results from individual Boston area libraries. Instead, books and media from Boston area libraries are now included under the worldwide level.

The request function is unchanged and as fast as ever. Items requested through Interlibrary Loan automatically go to the Boston Library Consortium for fulfillment – then, to libraries worldwide.

Posted January 17, 2017

The University of New Hampshire has announced a delayed opening for Wednesday, January 18.

Dimond and the branch libraries will be opening at 10:00 AM, with the rest of the university.

More storm info: University Alerts & Storm Information

Posted January 17, 2017

UNH 150: 1866-2016
Throughout the anniversary year the Library is hosting exhibits and programs that highlight this special occasion. Please join us!

Ben Thompson’s Vision

Ben Thompson
Where: Dimond Library Foyer

When: September 29, 2016 - Spring 2017

This year long series examines the evolution of benefactor Thompson’s vision for the College.

ED Talks: UNH Celebrates 150 Years of Learning In & Beyond the Classroom

Where: Dunleavy Reading Room, Special Collections, Dimond Library, Level One

When: Fall and Spring Semesters

Sponsored by the UNH Library, in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire’s Celebrate 150, this series of six lectures will feature members of the University community –faculty, emeriti, and alums – who explore its rich heritage of fostering inquiry in the classroom and beyond. Presentations will explore this culture of learning across the curriculum and are intended to be thought provoking and engaging. ED Talks will be held in in the Dunleavy Reading Room of Special Collections on the last Wednesday afternoon of the month, with the exception of the first, which will take place on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Refreshments will be served. Each is scheduled from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M.

Rebecca Rule (Writer/Humorist)

Donald Graves and Donald Murray
When: February 22, 2017

“Writing With the Dons: Donald Graves and Donald Murray, My Life as a Writer”

Professor Neil Niman (Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Paul College, Economics)

Pokemon Go
When: March 29, 2017

“Pokémon Go: A Harbinger for the Future of Higher Education?”

Professor Nancy Kinner (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Ready Set Go
When: April 26, 2017

“Ready, Set, Go! Preparing Engineering Students for the Work Place”

Arts 651 - Alternative Photographic Arts Student Exhibition

Photographic Arts Student Exhibit
Where: Reference Area, Dimond Library, Level Three

When: Fall and Spring Semesters

The combination of modern photographic digital technologies with historical processes will be featured in this year’s revolving and evolving library exhibition. The student work on display will reveal the course’s conceptual current topics and historical photographic methods in use today, which requires the mixing of light sensitive emulsions and coating paper by hand.

Celebrate 150 Mural

Where: Dimond Library, NSRC Room, Level Two

When: Fall and Spring Semesters

Professor Jennifer Moses (Art & Art History) will teach a Fall 2016 undergraduate class in mural making and design. The class will research, design, and paint a mural whose theme will celebrate UNH’s 150th anniversary. The project, supported by UNH Celebrate 150 and the UNH Library, will be unveiled early Spring semester, 2017.

150 Years of Technology at UNH

150 Years of Technology
Where: University Museum, Dimond Library, Level One

When: January 24, 2017 – June 5, 2017

Explore examples of technology used at UNH such as 1910s Ediphone, a 1980s laptop, and Virtual Reality!