News & Exhibits

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!

Posted January 5, 2017

Every year 25 motion pictures are inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The movies are chosen based on their cultural, historical, or aesthetic importance. This month's movie display in our Multimedia Center (Dimond, level 2) features a selection of these significant films.

The display includes titles such as:

This display will be up until February. Movies can be borrowed for up to a week.

Posted December 11, 2016

The University of New Hampshire has announced a delayed opening for Monday, December 12.

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 December 7, 2016

Revisit your childhood favorites, with our newest display of Disney films in the Multimedia Center.

Featured films include:

The display will be up for the month of December. You can borrow DVDs for up to a week.

Posted December 1, 2016

Friday, December 2, at 3:00 PM, the Library web site will be down for up to 15 minutes for a security update.

The downtime will not affect the catalog, meeting room booking system, or sites other than our main web site.

While the site is down, you can access some systems directly:

Posted November 30, 2016

UNH mascot holding good luck sign for students

Monday, December 12

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet and Pet Partners.

Art Therapy

10:30 am - 7:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Relax and become more focused with a creative coloring session.

Cookie & Coffee Break

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Level 4, Dimond and the Branches
Take a break with coffee, donated by UNH Dining, and home-baked cookies provided by library faculty and staff.

Guided Meditation

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Dimond Room 353
Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute meditation session offered by Health Services.

Wild-E Cat & Gnarlz

Various locations in Dimond Library
The UNH mascots will be around to visit you for some motivation!

Tuesday, December 13

YoNola Bar

10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Dimond Level 4
Join us for a stress-busting snack of organic granola & yogurt donated by UNH Dining.

Power Napping

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Dimond Room 353
Manage stress and feel good mentally, and physically with a power nap offered by Health Services.

Chair Massages

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Feeling tense? Get a chair massage from a licensed massage therapist. Brought to you by Health Services.

Primal Scream

8:00 pm, Dimond Lobby
Have you ever wanted to scream in a library? Ease your tension with a one-minute primal scream hosted by Student Senate.

Wednesday, December 14

Study Buddies

Various locations in Dimond Library
Relieve stress by visiting with furry friends from Elder Pet and Pet Partners.

Fuel Your Brain

10:00 am - 11:00 am, Dimond Level 4
Make your own trail mix to snack on while studying. Brought to you by Health Services.

Holiday Card Crafting

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Dimond Room 327
Clear your mind and create cards perfect for the holidays! Just bring your creativity, all else will be supplied by the LLC.

Chair Massages

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Dimond Room 352
Unwind with a relaxing chair massage from a licensed professional, provided by Health Services.

Study Snacks

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Dimond Level 4
Refuel your body with some healthy snacks from UNH Dining!