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.


Valentine's Day Film Display in Multimedia

Posted February 12, 2015

The Multimedia Center (Dimond, Level 2) has created a Valentine's Day display with some classic Valentine's Day films. Below are just some of the many romantic films available. If you don't see your favorite on the display list, check the catalog to see if we have it!

This display will only be up for a short time, so come visit soon!

Some examples from the display:

Black History Month Display in Multimedia

Posted February 12, 2015

The Multimedia Center (Dimond Level 2) has created a display to help raise awareness during Black History Month.

This collection is quite large, and highlights some interesting selections from the Multimedia room. The display features films and CDs, and includes a few music box sets as well. This display will stay up through the month of February.

Come over to the Multimedia Center to see the full collection of films and CDs on display, or you can search the catalog to find out what else we have.

Some of the Films being displayed:

The display also features CDs from these artists: