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Milne Room Renovations

Posted 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.

Library Seeks First-Year Instruction Librarian

Posted May 26, 2016

The University of New Hampshire Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and resourceful librarian to join our growing team, and we welcome candidates to apply for the newly created term (3-year contract) position of First-Year Instruction Librarian.

Working closely with the Instruction Librarian, the First-Year Instruction Librarian will play a significant strategic and operational role in evolving the Library’s general instruction program, specifically with regard to providing foundational level information literacy and research skills to first-year students, including those in first-year English composition courses. The librarian will also assist subject librarians to deliver instruction for other first-year undergraduate courses and programs across the university; design, develop, and implement alternatives to face-to-face instruction; and serve on Dimond Library’s general reference desk.

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the department chair, this is a three-year term, 80%-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track faculty position.

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of over 15,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

For a full job description and application process please visit USNH Employment. Applications will be reviewed starting May 25, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Library Seeks Health and Human Services Librarian

Posted May 5, 2016

Health and Human Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a dynamic, innovative librarian for the newly created position of Health & Human Services Librarian. This librarian will serve as liaison to the College of Health & Human Services, a college with numerous nationally accredited programs, growing enrollments, the recent addition of a doctoral program, and services that impact northern New England. The Health & Human Services Librarian will provide reference, research, instruction, and collection development support for the disciplines located within CHHS, and will participate in general reference and instruction activities working closely with members of the reference staff and other library units.

In addition to experience in teaching and use of resources relevant to health and human services, experience with mobile apps, and the ability to support grant writing and management, the successful candidate will have general knowledge of data sources in health areas, the ability to work with library colleagues to support scholarly communication initiatives and newly emerging modes of research, and the ability to provide general reference and instruction in the humanities and social sciences. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Faculty Chair, this is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to meet University and Library promotion and tenure requirements, which, among other things, include scholarship and active participation in library, university, and professional service.

Minimum contractual salary offer for FY17 is $74,950 for the rank of Assistant Professor with a competitive benefits package.

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of over 15,000 students, with over 900 (full and part-time) faculty, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. UNH tenure-track faculty are represented by the AAUP for collective bargaining.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

For a full job description and the application process, please visit USNH Employment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Multimedia Display: Bicycle Month

Posted May 4, 2016

For the month of May, the Library will be celebrating National Bicycle Month with a new Multimedia display. This display, located in the Multimedia Room (Dimond Level 2), features movies that are bicycle themed or have famous bicycle scenes.

Movies on display include:

Also, remember to participate in Bike to Work day, which is held on May 20th!

Congratulations to Patti Condon

Posted May 3, 2016

UNH Research Data Services Librarian Patti Condon's dissertation, Digital Curation through the Lens of Disciplinarity: The Development of an Emerging Field, was highlighted by American Libraries Magazine this month. Hers was one of ten Notable Dissertations.

Summary

Condon explores the emergence of digital curation as a possible discipline by scoping literature, content analysis, and interviews. Five key themes emerged from the data analysis. First, the terminology of the field is fairly well known, but a specific language has not coalesced. Second, collaboration among individuals and across social networks has evolved—in part from the need to partner for sustainability of projects. Third, there is evidence of multiple discipline engagement in digital curation practices. Fourth, education and training are evolving. Programs are offered through some library and information science departments. And fifth, the theme of professional and scholarly focus refers to the body of accumulated knowledge and skills related to a discipline.

American Libraries said, "While the topics vary, these 10 dissertations can help inform practice in different types of libraries. And with that, we want to shine light on those scholars and the notable work they bring to the field." Congratulations to Patti for this contribution to the Library field.

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Gold Rush Comes to Dimond

Posted April 25, 2016

A new student art installation is on display in Dimond Library. Just walk in the main entrance and look up - you'll see what the buzz is about.

Gold Rush
Steel, casted foam, paint, nail lacquer, fishing line
Artists: Maria Tiano, Kelsey Fleet, Shannon Robertson, and Melanie Allen

This installation for Paul College is a conceptual exploration of individuals working together towards a common objective, while at the same time steadily aiming for “the top” in their personal ambitions – in this case, a bustling hive of bees as a business or economy. The bees are painted gold to indicate both commodity in the fiscal sense, as well as the fact of actual bees rapidly becoming a commodity in the face of the environmental crisis.

This sculpture was made in Sachiko Akiyama’s installation class and was originally on display in Paul College.

Multimedia Display: Celebrating Shakespeare

Posted April 8, 2016

This month is Shakespeare's birthday and to celebrate it the UNH library is featuring a display of Shakespeare DVDs, audiobooks, and music. This display will be in the Multimedia Room of Dimond Library (Level 2) and will be split up into sections of different plays. Each play has many different movie versions and almost all plays have an audiobook available.

In addition to the display, we will be showing a play a day in the Multimedia Room from April 19-22, beginning at 11:30 AM each day.

  • Tuesday, April 19: King Lear
  • Wednesday, April 20: As You Like It
  • Thursday, April 21: Macbeth
  • Friday, April 22: Hamlet

Films on display include:

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Othello
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Taming of the Shrew

Some plays even have modern movie adaptions like Macbeth and Othello. So come to the Multimedia Room and celebrate Shakespeare with us by watching films inspired by his plays!

Magna Carta exhibit comes to the UNH Law Library

Posted April 6, 2016

An exhibition about the Magna Carta is coming to the UNH School of Law in Concord from April 11 to April 22.

Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015 is a traveling exhibit created by the American Bar Association and the Library of Congress. It is open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Groups larger than 10 interested in viewing the exhibit should contact Sue Zago, Law Library Director, for an appointment. There is no admission fee.

The exhibit includes up to 16 large banners with images of objects from the Library of Congress collections, an interpretive video, and other artifacts highlighting the impact of the Magna Carta on modern democracy.

In celebration of the visit, the law school’s chapters of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy will be hosting a symposium, open to the public on Tuesday, April 12. The evening will begin with a reception with refreshments at 5:15 pm in the Intellectual Property Library on the 3rd Floor of the UNH Law Library in Concord. Lectures at 6:00 pm in Room 204 will follow. The exhibit will be installed in Intellectual Property Library for the event. RSVPs to Sue Zago are much appreciated.

Further details about the Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015 traveling exhibit are available from the American Bar Association online. The exhibit is sponsored by the American Bar Association, Library of Congress, and Law Library of Congress.

Library Contributes to Humanities in the Digital Age

Posted April 6, 2016

Library faculty Bill Ross and Eleta Exline are just a couple of the dozens of UNH faculty exploring digital humanities projects and potential.

Digital humanities (often abbreviated as DH) looks at traditional disciplines like philosophy, linguistics, language, history, and others, through the lens of computing, digital materials, and other scientific areas. Digital humanities is unique and exciting because it requires more than just thinking outside the box - it requires collaboration and expertise across multiple disciplines.

Collaboration between faculty members working in digital humanities is already taking place. The Digital Scholarship Working Group, co-chaired by Ross and associate professor and scholarly communications coordinator Eleta Exline, began meeting last year. The group is “focused on trying to figure out what the Library’s role might be in providing digital scholarship support,” Exline says.

Support from the Library might take different forms, according to Exline, from connecting faculty to different resources, maintaining digital exhibits and databases, or helping to train the next generation of researchers in the digital humanities.

Read more about "Humanities in the Digital Age" in the The College Letter, news from the College of Liberal Arts.