GPO Highlights Dimond in Depository Library Spotlight

August 26, 2015

We are honored to share that Dimond Library is the first depository library in New Hampshire to receive a Depository Library Spotlight.

You can read the Depository Library Spotlight article on Dimond Library in the GPO newsletter. You can also visit our Government Information page to learn more about our resources and services.

We would like to thank and congratulate the Government Information Faculty & Staff, and everyone who aids in creating, promoting, and maintaining this collection.

Choose MyPlate - Featured Resource

August 25, 2015

Our current featured Government Information resource is provided by the USDA. Choose MyPlate provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

As Americans are experiencing epidemic rates of overweight and obesity, the online resources and tools can empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children.

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image - a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. MyPlate also provides tips for eating healthy foods on a budget and adding physical activity to your routine.

With calculators, quizzes, tip-lists, and even videos, MyPlate provides a wide range of tools to help you make more informed choices about your health.

For more information, visit our Government Information page.

New Book Room Receives Makeover

August 5, 2015

The Milne New Book Room—located on Level 3 of Dimond Library—is looking great thanks to some recent renovations. In addition to being a lovely place to sit and work, this room is where you can browse newly acquired books, magazines, and newspapers.

New paint, shelving, and furniture have brightened things up, so the space is more inviting and functional than ever. USB ports in the comfortable chairs make it convenient to charge your devices.

We welcome you to come check out our new, New Book Room!

Usability Participants Needed for August

August 3, 2015

The Library wants to improve the usability of our space and we need participants to help us figure out how. The usability study will take approximately one hour in Dimond Library.

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

Please note:
Current or former UNH library employees will not be eligible for the purposes of this study.
Participants will be asked to wear a GoPro while carrying out tasks during the study.

If you’re interested in helping us with our study, please contact Kristin Parker for more information.

American Ancestors - New Genealogy Resource

August 3, 2015

We now have a subscription to American Ancestors, provided by New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS).

American Ancestors provides access to genealogical records spanning the U.S. and beyond. This resource features collections of early American records, and the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines. Content includes English, New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia materials.

Please note: this resource is accessible only on workstations in Dimond Library; there is no wireless access.

ARTFL Project - New Online Resource

July 29, 2015

We have a new online resources through the ARTFL Project.

The Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) is a cooperative enterprise of the Laboratoire ATILF (Analyse et Traitement Informatique de la Langue Française) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Division of the Humanities, and Electronic Text Services (ETS) of the University of Chicago.

Through this subscription, we now have access to:


Library Now Hiring for Fall 2015

July 24, 2015

The Library is now has completed hiring student workers for Fall, 2015.

Our 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 book carts (up to 325lbs) 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. Please visit our Student Employment page for more information.


OPM Cybersecurity Incidents

July 15, 2015

In April and June of this year, The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) discovered two separate but related cyber-security incidents that have impacted the data of Federal government employees, contractors, and others.

If you have questions about what happened, who was affected, what steps are being taken, and more, visit the Information about OPM Cybersecurity Incidents page. If you would like to follow the latest news releases regarding the incidents, has a Latest News page.

You can learn more about government information and available resources, by visiting our Government Information page, or by using our Government Information contact form to make an inquiry.

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.


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!