August 16, 2016

Van Delivery News - September 2016

The NH State Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day. There will be NO VAN DELIVERY on this date.

For a complete list of all of the holidays the State Library is closed, please visit (the van delivery instructions) and scroll down to "NO Van Service".

If for any other reason (e.g. bad weather) van service on a particular route(s) does not operate, libraries will be notified via an e-mail message and this blog. If your library does not receive van service on a particular day, please check your e-mail and this blog before calling the State Library.

Please remember to properly label each item which you are sending via the Van Delivery Service. This will help ensure these items make it to the correct destination in a timely manner.

If you need a refresher on how items should be marked for the van, please refer to the Van Delivery Service - Instructions,, and scroll down to number 3 of the guidelines, "Addressing material to be sent on the van".

To print a current van directory list arranged in alphabetical order by library, please use the PDF version which is available at

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this pdf file. If you do not have it installed on your machine, you may down load it for free from

Due to the ever increasing load of materials transported by the New Hampshire State Library van delivery system, our vans can reach maximum capacity before the end of a van route, especially following long weekends and holidays. Our drivers can decline to accept materials if they feel they cannot fit them safely on their van. We are also asking libraries to please be aware of volume during times when there is likely to be a problem. You should prioritize your materials to be picked up, in case some items must be left until the next van pick up. That will allow us to immediately transport the most important items as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions you may contact Donna Gilbreth at 271-2060 or Diana DeCota at 271-2206.

August 3, 2016

Brief NHU-PAC outage Thu. 8/4 7:35am

The NHU-PAC will be offline for about 10 minutes starting at 7:35 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, to allow implementation of some system updates.

July 20, 2016

NHAIS Help Desk closing early Fri 7/22

The NHAIS Help Desk will close at noon on Friday, July 22.  We'll be back open for business at 8 a.m. on Monday the 25th.

July 18, 2016

Van McLeod

The Department of Cultural Resources is deeply saddened to announce that our long-time commissioner, Van McLeod, passed away this morning at 5 a.m. at Concord Hospital.

Van was first confirmed to the position of commissioner in 1992. He brought to the job an extended background in theatre, film, rock concert production, event planning and promotion.

Throughout his time in state government, he was a tireless champion for culture in all of its forms: the arts, film and television, historical preservation and libraries. He was as well known for his humor and compassion as he was for his devotion to supporting culture statewide.

Van won many awards and accolades throughout his career, but perhaps the award he cherished most was the recognition that he was a great guy, universally liked and respected.

Arrangements will be announced in the near future.

July 7, 2016

NHAIS-L and NHAIS-ILL back in business

 Thursday, July 7: Here’s the official word this morning from Linda Sheldon at the N.H. Dept. of Information Technology:

Good morning everyone.

The Lists have been fixed and tested, all seems to be working correctly.

Everyone is free to send messages.”

As a workaround in recent days, Christine Martin has been forwarding messages intended for NHAIS-L and NHAIS-ILL via the NHAIS Help Desk mailbox (thank you!) but please don’t send any more messages for the lists to that mailbox.  Address your messages directly to the appropriate list.  Thank you.

July 6, 2016

NHAIS-L, NHAIS-ILL Workaround for Wednesday 7/6

We're extending our relay of messages to the NHAIS-L and NHAIS-ILL e-mail lists today until 3:30. Work continues to restore service to both lists. Instructions for the relay were sent out to list subscribers.

July 5, 2016

NHAIS-L, NHAIS-ILL Workaround for Tuesday 7/5

We're extending our relay of messages to the NHAIS-L and NHAIS-ILL e-mail lists today until 3:00. Work continues to restore service to both lists. Instructions for the relay were sent out to list subscribers.

July 1, 2016

NHAIS-L, NHAIS-ILL workaround for Friday 7/1

Friday, July 1: Today only, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. only, NHAIS Services will relay messages to the NHAIS e-mail lists while work continues to restore normal service on those lists.  Instructions on the workaround have been sent to subscribers.

June 30, 2016

Brief NHU-PAC outage Thurs.6/30 2:25pm

Thursday, June 30: There will be a brief interruption of NHU-PAC service starting at 2:25 this afternoon to address some performance issues.  The NHU-PAC should be back online by 2:35.