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”

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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.

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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Looking Back at Campus Technology

The current UNH Museum exhibit, "Before We Were 'Smart'- Looking Back at Campus Technology," features a wide array of fun and fascinating pieces of tech that paved the way for today's devices.

New Seating in Dimond Level 2

Come try out our new seating in Dimond Library (on level 2)! The seating arrangements are great for group study and have plenty of power outlets for charging your devices.

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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Love Your Data Week 2017

The Love Your Data (LYD) campaign aims to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services.