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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.

Reduced Hours: Sunday, February 12

Posted February 12, 2017

The Curtailed Operations Team has conferred and have decided that the UNH Library will remain open today, Sunday February 12th, until 10:00 p.m.

Regular staffing is in place in Dimond until 3:00 p.m. and then limited services (with residential student assistants) will be offered until 10:00 p.m. The branch libraries will also close at 10:00 p.m.

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Library Seeks Assistant Producer (Marketing Coordinator)

Posted February 8, 2017

View the USNH position posting for more information, or to apply.

Position Description

The Assistant Producer for the UNH Library manages the marketing and promotion of the Library, including publications, promotional materials, and communications, using writing, web communications, and social media skills. S/he develops and coordinates marketing strategy and plans in collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Library Administration. This is a temporary (one year), part-time position.

The Assistant Producer produces marketing materials that reflect the UNH brand and coordinates the development and production of internal and external promotional materials (e.g. brochures, annual report) and communications. This original content may include (but is not limited to) video, photography, text, illustrations, animations, and audio. The Assistant Producer will work with college/university departments (e.g. Advancement) to promote Library resources and services, develop social media strategies, distribute content via multiple vehicles including but not limited to the website, mobile app, and print. The Assistant Producer collaborates with fellow producers in the Library, Communications and Public Affairs as well as student workers. Participates, as appropriate, in central activities sponsored by Communications and Public Affairs.

  • With the Library Publicity Group, develop, manage and execute marketing plans and social media strategies; monitor and contribute to external social media sites and outlets.
  • In consultation with Assistant Dean, evaluate marketing efforts for effectiveness. Research best practices in academic library marketing and promotional strategies and make recommendations for changes in methods and materials, including recommendations regarding social media tools, sites, and applications.
  • Coordinate appropriate marketing events for the Library.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is 50% time and is non-benefited.

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Library Seeks Streaming Media & Course Reserves Manager

Posted February 6, 2017

View the USNH position posting for more information, or to apply.

Position Description

Under the general direction of the Library Senior Manager, this position is responsible for Multimedia services and Reserves operations. The incumbent will exercise independent judgment to improve workflow and operations, unify services and make autonomous decisions regarding policies and procedures. This is a full time, one year position.

The incumbent is a contributing member of the Circulation Department management team with supervisory responsibility for two staff and also shares responsibility for the department in the absence of other managers.

Weekend and evening work may be required as needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the operational oversight of several UNH Library services including set up and use of streaming media services, ensuring that patron requests are communicated to those responsible for purchasing materials, researching and determining copyright implications for new service offerings and explaining copyright polices.
  • Directly responsible for the supervision and performance management of two daytime/weekend Operating Staff including scheduling, workflow, setting expectations, establishing work priorities and sharing consistent and regular feedback.
  • Train full and part-time staff and student assistants in usage of desk tracking software and use of specialized equipment/software, ensuring as much consistency as possible. Provide regular training updates to student assistants.
  • Perform regular public service activities, including, but not limited to circulation of materials, directing patrons to various collections and departments, assist patrons with the use of the public catalog and navigation of the library website and online resources, provide basic reference assistance and information services, register patrons for borrowing privileges, responds to and resolve patron issues or complaints.
  • Responsible for implementation and assessment of new workflows. Analyze usage data and statistics to provide recommendations to improve, unify, or streamline services in Reserves and Multimedia and review and analyze statistical data compiled from desk tracking software. Develop and maintain documentation of daily management and statistics gathering. Work with Circulation management team to make informed recommendations to policy changes based on results.
  • Communicate exceptions, changes, and special situations to Circulation staff, Branch Libraries, and others as needed.
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Changes to Boston Library Consortium WorldCat

Posted January 18, 2017

The BLC WorldCat catalog is being updated. It will continue to display books and media owned by the UNH Library as well as over 10,000 libraries worldwide. However, it will no longer display results from individual Boston area libraries. Instead, books and media from Boston area libraries are now included under the worldwide level.

The request function is unchanged and as fast as ever. Items requested through Interlibrary Loan automatically go to the Boston Library Consortium for fulfillment – then, to libraries worldwide.

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