News & Exhibits

Posted April 4, 2016

The University has curtailed operations for Monday, April 4 at 3:00 pm. Dimond Library will be open reduced hours and close at 9:00 pm. All other locations will close at 3:00 pm.

For more information, please see UNH Emergency and Storm Information.

Posted March 30, 2016

All of the Granite yearbooks are now available to read or download online.

Digital Collections has scanned all 106 volumes of the Granite to the UNH Library website. You can view any UNH yearbook from 1909 to 2015 — that's about 30,000 pages!

You can start viewing the Granite now.

Posted March 30, 2016

UNH is working to cut costs on educational material by introducing the Open Educational Resources (OER) Ambassador Project. This project encourages instructors to use open resources rather than having students pay for material, such as using a free online textbook rather than requiring students to purchase one.

This project just finished its pilot year which began in spring 2015, with the help of the UNH Library, Academic Technology, and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Nine ambassadors were chosen to use OER in their courses and share their experiences. Each ambassador received a grant of $3,000 and a support team to assist with course design, copyright issues, locating OER, and implementing the plan. Students and faculty attitudes about the project have been positive and test scores are comparable to scores from previous years.

The OER Pilot is evaluates its success by making sure this criteria is met:

  • Students are saving money.
  • Students are learning as much or more than in previous courses.
  • Faculty are able to find and incorporate OER materials.
  • Faculty are satisfied with support and services.
  • Student are satisfied with course materials.

The OER Ambassadors Project is continuing this year. UNH has accepted 15 faculty OER Ambassadors, 11 projects in total, to participate. These Ambassadors will receive $2000 summer grant to support the OER implementation, attend a three day workshop, and will have a support team to help put it all together.

Posted March 28, 2016

UNH IT's newsletter Signals sat down with Kevin Gardner and Eleta Exline to discuss a software called Elements, a research information system. In this interview, Kevin and Eleta talk about the problem of getting researcher information, like publications or grants. Elements is a software that can help solve this problem by creating Researcher Profiles which will organize all of this information in one place, allowing easier access for the public as well as for the researchers themselves. Many other universities are beginning to use this software and it saves researchers time by searching databases for their publications, allowing them to build their profile easily, and keeps all of their research in one place.

You can listen to or read the entire interview.

Posted March 11, 2016

The Dimond Library Multimedia Room has put together a great display of foreign films. This movie display was set up by a student worker and is organized by language. Languages that this display includes are French, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, and more! Some films that are included in the display:

...and many more classic foreign films. Make sure to stop by and take a look!

Posted March 10, 2016

Tuesday, April 5th, 3:00 PM
Courtyard Reading Room, Level 5, Dimond Library

The UNH Library invites you to attend a lecture about data literacy with Jake Carlson, the Research Data Services Manager at the University of Michigan Library.

This program is free and open to the UNH community. Light refreshments will be served, and the event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Presentation Abstract

Researchers are under increasing pressure to manage, organize, describe and document their data in ways that enable others to discover, understand, and reuse their work. Increasingly, academic libraries are applying their knowledge and skills towards developing services and support for researchers seeking to do more with their data.

In his talk, Carlson will focus on a particular aspect of data services provided by libraries: educational programming for students to prepare them to manage and curate the research data they generate.

Speaker Bio

Jake Carlson is a primary architect of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit developed by Purdue and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the PI of the Data Information Literacy project.

Carlson is also a co-editor, with Lisa Johnston, of the book Data information Literacy: Librarians, Data and the Education of a New Generation of Researchers, published in 2015 by the Purdue University Press.

For more information email Patti Condon or call 603-862-1524.

Posted March 10, 2016

The Library web site will be down on Saturday, March 12 due to on-campus electrical work.

While the site is down, you can access our catalogs directly:

Dimond Library will also be closed on Saturday, March 12.

Posted March 4, 2016

It's Women's History Month and we're celebrating by showcasing the work of several alumnae authors in a new library display.

This display, which includes a table of books available for borrowing, will run through the month of March, and is located on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor).

Our Featured Alumnae Authors

Ursula Hegi

Alice McDermott

Thylias Moss

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Posted February 26, 2016

Look around Dimond Library in the next week and you'll see some new art. Students in Sachiko Akiyama's class, Installation: Sculpture in Context, have created mini installations to explore how cities are defined.

The installations in the library and around campus are a response to the book, Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino, a narrative which explores how cities are defined. Inspired by this definition of place, the art installations aim to create places where they did not exist before.

There will be six pieces in the library between February 25th and March 4th — see if you can find them all!

Posted February 18, 2016

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 Jenna Riley for more information.