UNH-Manchester items unavailable for request March 12-22

Posted March 6, 2015

The UNH-Manchester campus is moving to new space during the week of spring break. Because of this, borrowing library items from Manchester will be unavailable from the evening of Thursday, March 12 until Sunday, March 22.

If there are items you will need from the Manchester campus, you may want to request them ahead of time. Thanks for your understanding.


The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

Posted March 5, 2015

March is Women's History Month. To help raise awareness, Government Information has a new featured resource: The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology.

The White House provides this website, a set of largely unknown stories of female pioneers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, dating from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

With women from across the Administration sharing stories of their personal heroes, this website is intended to inspire girls to go into the STEM fields. Visitors are also invited to share what they are doing in their own communities to inspire young women to pursue careers in science and technology.

Learn more about the Government Information resources we have to offer, by visiting our Government Information page.

You can also learn more about what is being done here at UNH to advance women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) fields, by checking out UNH ADVANCE.

National Nutrition Month Display in Multimedia

Posted March 4, 2015

March is National Nutrition Month! The Multimedia Center (Dimond Level 2) has a new display with many food and diet related documentaries.

Here are some of the items on display:

Come to the Multimedia Center to see what else we have!

Currier Museum to Host Shakespeare First Folio

Posted March 3, 2015

Last fall, UNH Manchester partnered with the Currier Museum, UNH Durham, St. Anselm College, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, in submitting a joint application to bring the traveling exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare to New Hampshire, with the Currier Museum as the venue.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, is a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

The Folger Shakespeare Library recently announced that the Currier Museum has been selected as the host site for New Hampshire. The First Folio will be displayed at the Currier, with related events taking place at all of the participating institutions and, hopefully, at venues all around the state.

The traveling exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare coincides with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616. The First Folio, published in 1623, was officially titled Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, and contains 18 of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, including "The Tempest," "Macbeth," "Twelfth Night," and "As You Like It.”

Bringing the First Folio to the Currier is a wonderful opportunity for New Hampshire residents, students and scholars alike, to see firsthand the publication that made the argument for Shakespeare’s genius. A series of events--lectures, workshops, and other activities--will be planned to accompany the duration of the exhibit.

For more information about the First Folio exhibition, check out this story in the Washington Post.

You can also read an announcement on the Currier’s Facebook page.


3 Open Faculty Positions at Library

Posted March 3, 2015

The Library has posted the following open faculty positions:

  1. Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian
  2. Business and Data Reference Librarian
  3. Head of Cataloging and Metadata

Application review will start on April 3, 2015. The postings can be found at


New STAR Library: Dimond Library

Posted February 25, 2015

We would like to congratulate our ILL Department for helping the library attain STAR library status, with the Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative.

Dimond Library is now ranked as a 3 STAR library. ALA RUSA STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing Initiative is designed to challenge "library decision-makers to live on the front lines of rethinking resource sharing." You can learn more about this initiative on their website The Rethinking Resources Sharing Initiative.

See the announcement about our library here: New STAR Library: University of New Hampshire

Online Evaluation Form for Library Dean Candidate Dr. Tara Fulton

Posted February 23, 2015

Please fill out the online evaluation for Tara Fulton, our Dean of the Library candidate, by 12 noon on Feb. 26.

The Library Dean Search Committee has invited candidate Dr. Tara Fulton to visit campus.
The University community is invited to an open forum, on Monday, February 23 (10:00-11:00) in Dimond Library, Natural Sciences Resource Center (Room 201). We hope you will attend and participate in an informal conversation with Dr. Fulton.

Pet Therapy at Dimond Library

Posted February 19, 2015

Mark your calendar - Hamilton, the therapy dog, will be coming to visit you at the library this semester!

Health Services provides pet-assisted therapy and activities services free on campus. Pet-therapy is an evidence based activity proven to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Hamilton (aka Hammy) is a Great Dane mix and a certified Canine Good Citizen, a certification offered through the American Kennel Club. Hamilton is also a nationally certified therapy dog through Pet Partners. He works out of Health Services with his owner and handler Maria Caplan MS, RD Nutrition Counselor/Educator.

Hamilton will be visiting Dimond Library on the following days:

  • Monday, March 23 - 2:30 to 4:30
  • Tuesday, March 24 - 12:00 to 2:00
  • Monday, April 6 - 2:30 to 4:30
  • Monday, April 20 - 3:30 to 4:30
  • Tuesday, April 21 - 3:30 to 4:30
  • Monday, May 4 - 2:30 to 4:30
  • Thursday, May 7 - 12:00 to 2:00 and 4:00 to 5:00

Journal Integration Project

Posted February 19, 2015

A project is underway in Dimond Library to shift books and integrate journals in the Library’s main stacks. This move is required for Library stacks to be in compliance with the current fire code.

To make room for the shift, some bound journals (for which UNH owns electronic access) will be removed from the collection and offered to UNH faculty (first) and then other groups.

Other bound volumes (for which the library does not own electronic access) will be available from the Library’s on-campus storage building. The volumes’ locations will be indicated and can be requested through the online catalog.

To make access even faster and easier, a scan-on-demand service has been implemented for items in library storage.

Reduced Hours February 14 and 15

Posted February 13, 2015

Due to the projected snowstorm this weekend, the University has curtailed operations for Sunday, February 15. The branch libraries (Kingsbury, DeMeritt, and Parsons) are expected to maintain regular hours for Saturday, February 14 and Dimond Library will close at 9pm. On Sunday, February 15, the branch libraries will all be closed and Dimond Library will be open from 1pm to 6pm.

Electronic resources, as always, are available online.

For more information, see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.