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Milne Room Renovations

June 1, 2015

The Milne Room (New Book Room) in Dimond Library will be closed for renovation from Wednesday, June 3 to Friday, June 19. During the renovation, all materials will be available.

  • New Books will be located in the alcove next to the North Elevator on Level 3
  • Magazines and Newspapers will be located in the Addison Room on Level 3

Be sure to ask a staff person if you need help finding anything.

UNH Launches Open Educational Resources Pilot

July 6, 2015

UNH is piloting an OER (Open Educational Resources) initiative, and some of our librarians are playing a key role in this pilot.

The goal of this pilot is to maximize learning outcomes for students, while minimizing the financial burden which is generally associated with course learning. Nine faculty members were selected as ambassadors to conduct this pilot, and they are accompanied by a support team of academic technologists, librarians, and a faculty member from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Learn more about the OER Pilot:
OER Pilot Kickoff by Robin DeRosa, OER Pilot Consultant
OER Pilots: How Libraries Matter by Robin DeRosa, OER Pilot Consultant

You can also see discussions and updates by following the hashtag #UNH_OER on Twitter.

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Dimond Book Stacks Are Open

July 6, 2015

The book stacks in Dimond Library have undergone some big changes recently. They have recently re-opened, and are ready for you to explore.

Some highlights include:

  • Contents of levels 2, 4 and 5 were rearranged so that the call number ranges begin on Level 5, continue on Level 4, and end on Level 2
  • Direction of stacks changed to make materials easier to find
  • Bound periodicals and books are now together (no separate area for journals)
  • Shelves are loaded to meet current fire codes
  • Seating on Level 2 increased

We also have a great time-lapse video that shows how much work goes into moving so many books around.

Thank you for your patience during the project. We hope you enjoy the new space!

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Participants Needed for Usability Study in July

July 2, 2015

The Library is doing a usability study of our space and we need a few participants during the week of July 20th-24th. It will take about an hour of your time, and will take place in Dimond Library.

For your participation, you will receive a $15 Dining Services card, good at any Dining location on campus, or a USB flash drive.

If you’re interested and available, please contact Kristin Parker.

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National Archives: Africa Through a Lens

June 24, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is Africa through a lens.

The UK National Archives presents this collection of images taken over nearly 100 years of African history, dating from the 1870s to the 1960s.

The photographs document life during the Colonial period in Africa, showing visiting British royals, anthropological observations, hospitals, mission schools, and local markets. An 8-minute introductory presentation by the National Archives Diverse Histories Specialist, Jenni Orme, provides context by pointing out the differing attitudes found in the colonial era vs. the present day.

A small selection of the images can be browsed on the National Archives website. To see the complete collection (CO 1069 series), links are provided to Flickr, where the images are arranged in groups by geography.

The National Archives also invites visitors to add their own knowledge, by tagging and commenting on the images on Flickr.

Visit our Government Information page for more information about our resources, services, and collections.

Library Welcomes New Dean

June 2, 2015

We would like to warmly welcome Professor Tara Lynn Fulton, former librarian at Eastern Michigan University, as our new university library dean.

Prior to joining Eastern Michigan, Fulton was university dean of library and information services and associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Penn. She also held positions at Bucknell University, Loyola University of Chicago, Northwestern University, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Fulton to the university, and excited about her leadership for the university library,” says Lisa MacFarlane, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “Academic libraries, especially those at research universities, are in a period of enormous transformation; Tara’s experience and professional associations across the region and the country will help us to develop an even better understanding of those, and how UNH can best meet them with clarity, transparency, and deep attention to serving our students and faculty.”

“The position of dean of the university library at UNH promises to be an exciting one,” says Fulton. “The university has a very clear strategic plan, and the centrality of the library in achieving excellence as an institution is widely acknowledged on campus. I have felt warmly welcomed at UNH and believe the campus culture is a good match with my leadership style.”

Fulton received a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree in library and information science from Indiana University followed by a master’s in education from the University of Texas at Austin, and a doctorate in philosophy in higher education from Pennsylvania State University. In 2013 she attended a Fulbright International Education Administrators seminar in Germany.

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The 603 Challenge Begins

May 27, 2015

The 603 Challenge is running from May 27th until Jun 3rd (6/03) and has a goal of 1,234 donors by the end of the challenge.

This challenge is aimed at UNH Alumni, and the donations made by alumni will be matched - up to $500 per individual donation - from a generous alumni fund of $50,000 (until the funds run out). The challenge also allows alums to choose exactly where they want their gift to go. Here at the Library, we would encourage you to consider choosing us!

You can visit the official site for more information: The 603 Challenge.
The Library is listed on the donation page as: UNH Fund - Library & Technology.

There are incentives beyond having your gift matched, or being entered in daily prizes. Participation in events such as this help improve national rankings for UNH, increase the value of your degree, and help build institutional/financial strength.

You can spread the word on social media by using #UNH603 and you can follow UNH Library on Facebook and Twitter if you would like more updates.

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Gov Info Features WWI Resource

May 26, 2015

Our current Government Information featured resource is The Great War: A Visual History.

This attractive and edifying interactive map-based resource, from the American Battle Monuments Commission, will serve as a support to educators teaching the First World War, and to anyone with an interest in how the war began, how it developed, and how it finally ended.

The history is divided into seven periods, including The Pre-War Period, each year from 1914 to 1918, and the Post-War Years. Clicking on any of these will redraw the World War I Timeline, detailing important events, campaigns, and the ebb and flow of the Allied and Central Powers.

Short video clips accompany many of the Timeline items, bringing the history of the war to life.

For more information on this resource and other government resources, please visit our Government Information page.

Dimond Library to reorganize book stacks starting May 21

May 20, 2015

Beginning May 21st, 2015, the stacks in Dimond Library will be rearranged to meet fire code regulations. In addition, bound periodicals will be integrated into the stacks rather than housed separately on another floor.

During this time, stacks on Levels 2, 4, and 5 will be closed to the public. Circulation staff will assist patrons in accessing the materials. Other patron seating and computing areas will remain open:

Level 1

  • Entire floor open

Level 2

  • Stacks: closed
  • Natural Sciences Resource Center: closed
  • Micromedia (210): closed
  • Restrooms: closed
  • Parker Media Lab: open (access via West Stair)
  • Multimedia: open (access via West Stair)
  • Multimedia Classroom: open (access via West Stair)

Level 3

  • Entire floor open

Level 4

  • Stacks: closed
  • Zeke’s Cafe: closed
  • Restrooms: open
  • Balcony reading areas: open
  • Room 421: open
  • Graduate carrels: open (access via West Stair)

Level 5

  • Stacks: closed
  • Faculty Lounge: open
  • Restrooms: open
  • Studio 521: open
  • Faculty carrels: open
  • Room 537: closed
  • Courtyard Reading Room: open

All items on Levels 2, 4, and 5 will be requestable in the UNH Library Catalog during this time. Monday through Friday, requested items will be paged three times daily and may be available for pick up at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. It could, however, take up to 24 hours for us to locate some items.

Items requested from Friday afternoon to Sunday will be available for pick up on Monday. Patrons will receive emails notifying them when items have arrived at the Circulation Desk and are ready to check out.

The project is expected to take four to six weeks. Progress reports for visitors and patrons will be made public via the library’s webpage, social media, and signs in Dimond Library.

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