Library Now Hiring for Fall 2016

Posted August 18, 2016

The Library is now has completed hiring student workers for Fall, 2016.

Our starting rate is $8.00 an hour. We typically offer raises to students who return to work for us each academic year.

Successful candidates should:

  • Be eligible for the Federal Work/Study program
  • Have library or related experience (retail, office, bookstore, or food service)
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • Deal effectively and courteously with the public
  • Be able to lift, reach, grasp, kneel, climb on step stools, bend, and push/pull possible heavy book carts (up to 325lbs) to move items around the various library buildings
  • Complete all pages of the application thoroughly and accurately

The UNH Library has positions for student employment in various departments within the library. In addition to Dimond Library, the main library, there are four branch libraries located on campus and a library storage building located on the edge of campus. Please visit our Student Employment page for more information.

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Carsey School reaches 100k+ downloads in the UNH Scholars' Repository

Posted August 16, 2016

Last month, the Carsey School of Public Policy had their publications reach 100,000 downloads on the UNH Scholars’ Repository, where their 279 articles have been living for only the past four years.

See all of the Carsey School publications in the UNH Scholars' Repository.

The Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH conducts policy research that informs effective solutions and demonstrates how social and environmental science can be applied to real world problems. Learn more about the Carsey School.

The UNH Scholars’ Repository is a central location for collecting and promoting scholarship and creative work by UNH faculty, students, staff, institutes, and programs. Scholarship in the repository is indexed by search engines such as Google, making it accessible to a wide audience.

The Scholars’ Repository also provides a central location for archiving UNH scholarship for long-term access, promotes the rights of authors to control their intellectual property, and furthers the concept of Open Access to research.

To have your publications, presentations, and other scholarly or creative work added to the UNH Scholars’ Repository, contact the University Library Scholarly Communication Office.

To learn more about Open Access publishing, author copyrights, and research repositories, visit the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide.

The New Responsible Conduct of Research Library Guide

Posted August 9, 2016

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Scholarly Activity Committee has released its new Responsible Conduct of Research Library Guide.

Topics include: animal care and use, authorship and publication, collaborative research, conflicts of interest, data management, hazardous materials, human subjects, intellectual property, mentoring, misconduct, and peer review.

Each topic page in the RCR Library Guide contains:

  • Contact information for a key person at UNH
  • Information about any relevant UNH board/committee
  • A link to UNH's web-based instructional module on the topic
  • Current stories/blog posts/articles on the topic
  • A variety of resources, sorted by type: key documents, federal, UNH, academic, general, YouTube, cases, and books
  • Links to relevant articles in the PLOS Ten Simple Rules Collection

Additional topics slated to be added to the guide in the upcoming months include export controls, scientific communication, and social responsibility. If you know of a resource that you think appropriate to be added in a current topic section, please email Julie Simpson in Research Integrity Services.

The new RCR Library Guide is the latest in a series of research ethics resources developed by the RCR Committee. They include:

For more information about the RCR Library Guide or the RCR Program, please contact Julie Simpson in Research Integrity Services at (603) 862-2003.

New Page for Distance Students

Posted June 7, 2016

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We are pleased to announce that we have a new page to support our distance students. We also added a new heading to our main navigation and a Community landing page to bring the audience pages together.

The pages For Faculty, For Graduate Students, For Alumni, For Visitors, and the new page For Distance Students can all be found under the new Community heading on the Library home page.

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Congratulations to Data Services Librarian Patti Condon

Posted May 3, 2016

UNH Research Data Services Librarian Patti Condon's dissertation, Digital Curation through the Lens of Disciplinarity: The Development of an Emerging Field, was highlighted by American Libraries Magazine this month. Hers was one of ten Notable Dissertations.

Condon explores the emergence of digital curation as a possible discipline by scoping literature, content analysis, and interviews. Five key themes emerged from the data analysis. First, the terminology of the field is fairly well known, but a specific language has not coalesced. Second, collaboration among individuals and across social networks has evolved—in part from the need to partner for sustainability of projects. Third, there is evidence of multiple discipline engagement in digital curation practices. Fourth, education and training are evolving. Programs are offered through some library and information science departments. And fifth, the theme of professional and scholarly focus refers to the body of accumulated knowledge and skills related to a discipline.

American Libraries said, "While the topics vary, these 10 dissertations can help inform practice in different types of libraries. And with that, we want to shine light on those scholars and the notable work they bring to the field." Congratulations to Patti for this contribution to the Library field.

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Magna Carta exhibit comes to the UNH Law Library

Posted April 6, 2016

An exhibition about the Magna Carta is coming to the UNH School of Law in Concord from April 11 to April 22.

Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015 is a traveling exhibit created by the American Bar Association and the Library of Congress. It is open to the public from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Groups larger than 10 interested in viewing the exhibit should contact Sue Zago, Law Library Director, for an appointment. There is no admission fee.

The exhibit includes up to 16 large banners with images of objects from the Library of Congress collections, an interpretive video, and other artifacts highlighting the impact of the Magna Carta on modern democracy.

In celebration of the visit, the law school’s chapters of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy will be hosting a symposium, open to the public on Tuesday, April 12. The evening will begin with a reception with refreshments at 5:15 pm in the Intellectual Property Library on the 3rd Floor of the UNH Law Library in Concord. Lectures at 6:00 pm in Room 204 will follow. The exhibit will be installed in Intellectual Property Library for the event. RSVPs to Sue Zago are much appreciated.

Further details about the Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015 traveling exhibit are available from the American Bar Association online. The exhibit is sponsored by the American Bar Association, Library of Congress, and Law Library of Congress.

Library Contributes to Humanities in the Digital Age

Posted April 6, 2016

Library faculty Bill Ross and Eleta Exline are just a couple of the dozens of UNH faculty exploring digital humanities projects and potential.

Digital humanities (often abbreviated as DH) looks at traditional disciplines like philosophy, linguistics, language, history, and others, through the lens of computing, digital materials, and other scientific areas. Digital humanities is unique and exciting because it requires more than just thinking outside the box - it requires collaboration and expertise across multiple disciplines.

Collaboration between faculty members working in digital humanities is already taking place. The Digital Scholarship Working Group, co-chaired by Ross and associate professor and scholarly communications coordinator Eleta Exline, began meeting last year. The group is “focused on trying to figure out what the Library’s role might be in providing digital scholarship support,” Exline says.

Support from the Library might take different forms, according to Exline, from connecting faculty to different resources, maintaining digital exhibits and databases, or helping to train the next generation of researchers in the digital humanities.

Read more about "Humanities in the Digital Age" in the The College Letter, news from the College of Liberal Arts.

The Granite Yearbooks Available Online

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.

The OER Ambassadors Project

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.

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Kevin Gardner and Eleta Exline discuss Elements research tool

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.

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