Seeking External Relations Coordinator

Posted March 9, 2017

The library is seeking an External Relations Coordinator to join our team. We welcome candidates to apply to this part time, one year position.

For a full job description and application process, please visit USNH Employment. Applications will be accepted starting March 8, 2017 until the position is filled.

Under supervision of the Associate Director of Development for the Library, the External Relations Coordinator will assist in Library development activities in direct coordination with UNH Advancement including coordinating stewardship communications, annual giving content, and event management. The position will work closely with colleagues in the Library with a dotted line of responsibility to the Assistant Dean of the Library.

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. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US.


New Research Guide: Fake News, Misleading Information, and Evaluating Sources

Posted March 7, 2017

Staying informed and making sound judgments are difficult when news stories fabricate facts or events. Help tell fact from fiction online with a new research guide from the library.

The ability to tell accurate news from fake is a skill you'll use for the rest of your life. Learn more about the problems created by fake news, how to fact-check and evaluate sources, and how fake news can influence real news outlets and the population.


Usability Participants Needed

Posted March 1, 2017

person using laptop

Update: We have found our volunteers, but thanks for your interest!

The Library is working to improve the usability of our website and we need your help. The 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.

Please note: current or former UNH Library employees are not eligible for the purposes of this study.


New database trial: Embase

Posted February 28, 2017

The Library is currently trialing a new database. Let us know what you think!

Embase provides access to international biomedical literature including drug, medical device, and disease related information.

As ever, if this database is useful for your research, please contact our electronic resources librarian.


Caroline Black Display in Dimond

Posted February 24, 2017

Portrait photo of Caroline Black
Caroline Black was the first woman professor at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture (now the University of New Hampshire), and the first woman on the staff of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station.

The exhibit focuses on her accomplishments at UNH (1911-1917) and her later tenure at Connecticut College. The two institutions collaborated to bring you this information.

The exhibit is in Dimond Library, level 3 (main floor) near the lobby. It will be on display until early April.

Workshop Series - Spring 2017

Posted February 21, 2017

Library workshops are free of charge, hands-on, and delivered by library faculty.

Please bring your own computer for an optimal learning experience.

Using Refworks

12-1 p.m. Thursday, March 2
Dimond 235
Kathrine Aydelott
RefWorks is an online citation management tool used to import and organize citations and generate bibliographies or reference lists, and is available through the library for free. Come discover how to import references and keep track of your research.

Using Refworks

12-1 p.m. Thursday, March 9
Dimond 235
Kathrine Aydelott
RefWorks is an online citation management tool used to import and organize citations and generate bibliographies or reference lists, and is available through the library for free. Come discover how to import references and keep track of your research.

Using Zotero

2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 22
Dimond 235
Eugenia Liu
Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. Learn how to save citations and create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA.

Using Mendeley

2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29
Dimond 235
Hannah Hamalainen
Mendeley attempts to unite many different tools (EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero,, LinkedIn, SelectedWorks, CiteULike, Papers, JabRef, etc.) into one, and serves as three major tools: Reference Manager, PDF Organizer and Social Network.

Using Endnote

2-3 p.m. Thursday, March 30
Dimond 235
Eugenia Liu
Find out how to build your personal database of references using EndNote. Learn how to organize the references in groups, produce bibliographies, attach files to your references, insert bibliographic citations in your papers in your chosen style, and more.

Designing Posters for URC

12-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5
Dimond 235
Hannah Hamalainen
Learn good poster design principles as you plan for your URC presentation.

Using Refworks

2-3 p.m. Thursday, April 6
Dimond 235
Kathrine Aydelott
RefWorks is an online citation management tool used to import and organize citations and generate bibliographies or reference lists, and is available through the library for free. Come discover how to import references and keep track of your research.

Migrating Your Data

12-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12
Dimond 235
Eleta Exline
Don’t feel stuck using your same old citation manager – try something new! In this session, you will learn how to migrate your data from EndNote to Zotero, RefWorks to Medeley, Google Scholar Citations to RefWorks, or any other combination of citation managers.


Celebrate 150 - Library Events & Exhibits

Posted February 17, 2017

UNH 150: 1866-2016
We continue to celebrate UNH's 150th anniversary year in the Library. Please join us!

University Museum

Before We Were 'Smart'
150 Years of Technology at UNH

150 Years of Technology
Where: University Museum, Dimond Library, Level One

When: January 24–June 5, 2017

Explore examples of technology used at UNH such as 1910s Ediphone, a 1980s laptop, and Virtual Reality!

ED Talks

UNH Celebrates 150 Years of Learning In and Beyond the Classroom

Dunleavy Reading Room, Special Collections, Dimond Library, Level One
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Sponsored by the UNH Library, in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire’s Celebrate 150, this series of lectures features members of the University community – faculty, emeriti, and alums – who explore its rich heritage of fostering inquiry in the classroom and beyond. Presentations explore this culture of learning across the curriculum and are intended to be thought provoking and engaging. ED Talks are held in in the Dunleavy Reading Room of Special Collections on the last Wednesday afternoon of the month. Refreshments will be served.

Rebecca Rule (Writer/Humorist)

Donald Graves and Donald Murray
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
April 12, 2017

“Pokémon Go: A Harbinger for the Future of Higher Education?”

Professor Nancy Kinner (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Ready Set Go
April 26, 2017

“Ready, Set, Go! Preparing Engineering Students for the Work Place”


Photography by UNH Alum on Display in Dimond

Posted February 17, 2017

Level 3, Dimond Library

After graduating from UNH in 1965 with a degree in art, Charter Weeks attended Rhode Island School of Design and studied with renowned photographer Harry Callahan. Weeks describes the photographer’s experience as “seeing things in isolation from the surrounding ‘noise’ of the world.”

His work usually focuses on documentary projects, but his eye for color and form is well represented in the selection of UNH photos currently on view in Dimond:

Recently, I spent days wandering around campus photographing a place that has become unfamiliar to me. I was quite fascinated by the range of architecture and other design elements that, in isolation, are nearly painterly in their presentation.

The exhibit will be on display through Summer 2017.