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Library now hiring for Summer 2014

May 8, 2014

The Library is now has completed hiring for summer, 2014.

Our summer 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 (up to 325lbs) book carts to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the 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 four branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the edge of campus.

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Dimond Library will be open 24 hours during finals

April 29, 2014

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

Beginning at 7:30am on Monday, May 5, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until we close at the end of finals at 12am on Thursday, May 15. 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. There will also still be access to print and online materials.

Good luck with finals!

Frazzle free finals, stress relieving activities in Dimond Library

April 29, 2014

Join us for a week of stress relieving activities in Dimond Library!

Tuesday, May 6

  • Study Buddies - 10am-6pm, various locations in Dimond and Engineering, Math, & CS Library in Kingsbury
    Help beat stress with dogs! Come pet and play with Pet Partner therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Flash Yoga Mob - 12:15pm, Great Lawn
    Take a 15 minute study break with calming yoga! Yoga instructors from the Yoga Club and Health Services. Rain date: May 7.
  • Chair Massages - 2-4pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists. Spots limited. Sign up at 1:45. Brought to you by Health Services.
  • Guided Meditation - 3:15-3:45pm, Level 5, Faculty Lounge
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services.

Wednesday, May 7

  • Study Buddies - 11am-6pm, various locations in Dimond and Kingsbury Library
    Help beat stress with dogs! Come pet and play with Pet Partner therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Chair Massages - 1-3pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from licensed massage therapists. Spots limited. Sign up at 12:45. Brought to you by Health Services.
  • YoNola Bar - 2-4pm, Level 4, Mezzanine
    Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola and Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt. Brought to you by UNH Dining.
  • Wind Down Wednesday - 7-11pm, Granite State Room in the MUB
    Join CAB for an evening of snacks, games, crafts, and lots of fun!

Thursday, May 8

  • Study Snacks - 8-10pm, Level 3, Lobby
    Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining so you can study longer and harder!

Update on biological sciences library move and culling of books

April 24, 2014

The Library has heard the message from UNH faculty, students, and alumni loud and clear. As of now, the culling of books at Dimond Library is put on hold. No additional books will be placed in the recycling bin and none will be moved off campus until we can consult further and come to a satisfactory resolution.

From the Campus Journal:

A review of the collection became urgent with the recent decision to locate the Biological Sciences Library from Kendall Hall to Dimond Library this summer. In an effort to have the least impact on students preparing for finals and faculty returning to campus in August for the fall semester, the process needed to move quickly.

"In our rush to accommodate the project and be sensitive to the needs of our users at both ends of the process we lost the very important consultation piece,” said Interim Library Dean Annie Donahue. “The books were never going to be thrown away but rather recycled.”

…The books that have been removed from the library have been protected from the elements. The library leadership is talking with the provost’s office, faculty, and students as well as the campus facilities office about how best to move forward. No decisions have been made, but could include finding additional storage, a book fair, and other recycling options.

We are currently investigating options for additional storage on campus.

Library liaisons, faculty librarians who work with their counterparts in academic departments, are responsible for maintaining collections, including making decisions to deselect books. They make these decisions on the basis of:

  • Date of publication and currency
  • In-house usage and circulation
  • Condition of the material
  • Value to the research discipline
  • Availability of materials at other libraries (including the Boston Library Consortium) and in alternate formats

Weeding of library collections is a best practice supported by the American Library Association and part of the professional responsibilities of librarians.

The recent need arose due to the imminent relocation of the Biological Sciences Library collection into Dimond Library. In addition, the state fire marshal has indicated Dimond Library cannot use some of our top shelves due to their proximity to sprinklers. In order to accommodate this, all collections, including the biological sciences collection, were subject to review for weeding.

The Biological Sciences Library move will still occur over the summer. In order to make up for the loss of seating, we are adding public computers and 30 additional seats to Dimond Library.

We recognize there was insufficient communication and consultation with the community regarding this process. As Provost Lisa MacFarlane put it, "We all have a strong emotional connection to physical books, and to the scholarship, historical perspective, and creative work they contain." They are, for us and for you, symbolic of the mission of the University and our hard won knowledge.

In the coming days, we will be reaching out to campus constituencies to better understand and address your concerns.

Update, April 25

Based on the overwhelming response to the Library’s culling project, the following short term approach has been established to respond to the immediate concerns raised by faculty, students, alumni and community members earlier this week.

Philosophy books that were pulled and placed on carts for removal are being re-shelved. Other books identified for removal will go to storage shelves in Dimond but will still be available for circulation. Art history and education books will be removed from the container to avoid being further compromised while they are awaiting review by teaching faculty.

The Biological Science integration will continue. Dimond Level 2 materials and science resources on Level 5 (Q-Z) are being inventoried to allow integration of materials from Kendall Hall in June. Campus Planning is working with Library to identify longer-term on-campus storage options for Library materials. A plan and timeline to review the collection with teaching faculty colleagues is being developed and will be shared as soon as it is available.

Library faculty will work with department representatives to ensure teaching faculty voices are heard before materials are culled. Library Administration will work with students, alumni and community members to find more thoughtful and sustainable ways to remove the remaining unwanted materials from the Library.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Val Harper, Faculty Fellow for Project Management and Space Utilization, or Tracey Lauder, Assistant Dean for Library Administration.

Biological sciences library moving to Dimond Library

April 10, 2014

This summer, the Biological Sciences Library will relocate from Kendall Hall to Dimond Library.

The library in Kendall Hall will close May 30. Materials will be moved to Dimond Library during June and July by a professional company experienced in relocating libraries. During that five-to-six week period, a page system will be used at Dimond to retrieve books for patrons.

The project involves culling resources from both libraries to make room for the combined materials.

There will be a shifting of books currently located on Levels 4 and 5. Additionally, bound periodicals will be integrated with other materials on Levels 4 and 5; journals and magazines that used to be on a separate floor will now be together with the other resources.

Level 2 will house the natural sciences resource center, and include the biological science library and the science materials already located in Dimond Library. The center will have a librarian dedicated to the area, with other services added once that position has been filled. The center will be located in the site of the current periodical room, where a service desk, computers, seating and desks will be added, as will a faculty office.

The entire project is expected to be finished by August, 15th.

Read more about this move in the Campus Journal.

Construction in Current Periodicals

April 3, 2014

The Current Periodicals room on Level 2 in Dimond Library will be undergoing construction during the hours or 6:30am-noon on weekdays until April 11. Periodical and newspaper services will be available in the Micromedia room located across the hall. Feel free to continue to use this space but be aware of the disruption in the mornings.

We appreciate your patience while we remodel!

New energy saving lights and sensors coming to Dimond

February 18, 2014

Work is now underway to replace lamps and add motion light sensors on Levels 2 and 4 in Dimond Library. This work has been funded by a federal grant and is designed to improve energy efficiency.

The existing motion lights on Levels 1, 4, and 5 will be adjusted so they come in within 2-5 feet of each row entrance. The new motion lights are dual sensing – they sense heat as well as motion – so, no getting up to wave your arms when sitting motionless for more than a few minutes.

New closing announcements by alums Mike O'Malley and Dan Kloeffler

February 6, 2014

If you're in Dimond Library at closing time, you might just hear alums actor/writer Mike O'Malley or ABC News anchor Dan Kloeffler remind you to bring your study materials to the circulation desk for check out.

For those not in Dimond Library at closing time, here are the announcements:

NH Authors Series presents Mike Pride on January 26

January 21, 2014

Mike Pride

Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, January 26 at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews author and historian Mike Pride.

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

Pride is a historian, journalist and he is the former editor of the Concord Monitor where he worked for 30 years. He is the co-author of Too Dead to Die: A Memoir of Bataan and Beyond and "My Brave Boys: To War with Colonel Cross and the Fighting Fifth,” a history of Colonel Edward E. Cross and the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers. He also was co-editor of The New Hampshire Century: Concord Monitor Profiles of One Hundred People Who Shaped It.

Light refreshments will be served and Pride 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.

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