Monday, October 5, 2015

Library Hours - Native American Day

Sunday (10/11) 10 am - 11 pm
Monday (11/12) 10 am - 2 am

Friday, October 2, 2015


Monday, August 24, 2015 - Mon , January 4, 2016

The Art and Exhibits Committee, University Libraries, at the University of South Dakota, present the 2015 Bound and Unbound III international juried altered book exhibition.

Artist Sandy Brooke, associate professor of art at the College of Liberal Arts, Oregon State University Cascades in Bend, Oregon juried the exhibition.

Artists from Canada, Romania, Spain and the United States are represented in this exhibition. Sixty-three artists qualified the call representing 115 pieces. The exhibition comprises 37 artists representing 46 works.

Bound and Unbound III: Altered Book Exhibition” is photographed and cataloged, and has been placed in the Digital Library of South Dakota. The exhibition is open to the public during library operating hours.

Wild sheep chase by Alexis Arnold
Wild sheep chase by Alexis Arnold

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Exhibit - Silent Witness Initiative

The Department of Political Science is sponsoring Silent Witness Initiative from Oct 1 -11th on the 2nd Floor, University Libraries.  

In 1990, the Silent Witness Initiative began promoting and education to support an end to domestic violence through community based exhibits.  It started with a small group of volunteers in one state and grew into an international presence, with projects in all 50 states and 23 countries.

Silent Witness provides hope, help and healing for the victims and violators of domestic violence. Our goal is to eliminate domestic violence homicides by 2020.

Thousands of men and women die each year in acts of domestic violence in the United States.  Each one has a story.  Join our efforts to end this tragedy.


Database Trial - Routledge Performance Archive

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End Date: December 1, 2015
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The Routledge Performance Archive provides unlimited opportunities to explore themes, make linkages, and discover new approaches

  • Watch exclusive videos from practitioners’  own archives
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  • Read first-hand accounts, authoritative definitions and contextualising commentary
  • Make connections across many decades of theatre-making
  • Construct maps, timelines and genealogies
  • Explore themes and ideas about performance practice
  • Discover practitioners, methods, styles of work
  • Identify influences and approaches
  • Compare cultures and eras.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Exhibition Concept
This exhibition will pair University of South Dakota visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation of alternative art disciplines. Up to sixteen pairs will be selected by Dakota Writing Project instructor, Audrey Larsen, and Interim Director of the University Art Galleries, Michelle St. Vrain. There will be no set theme to this exhibition, however, all work created as a result of these collaborations must be new and original. Selected pairs are free to choose how they approach the collaborative process.

University Libraries, 2nd Floor Exhibition Cases

Exhibition Dates
January 26 – April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 4:30 – 6 pm
A reading of each poem will be given during the reception.

The exhibition is open to University of South Dakota undergraduate and graduate students majoring in art and undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students majoring in poetry. Acceptable visual media include ceramics, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. Electronic media will not be accepted.

Entry Information
Visual artists will submit three-five digital images (jpg format, high resolution – 300 dpi) of their artwork on disk. Images must be of artwork that has been completed in the last two years. Visual artists should also include a short, one paragraph artist statement. Poets will submit three poems on disk. Poems must have been completed in the last two years. Entrants must include their name, address, phone number, email address, and year in school. Disks of artwork and poetry should be sent to:

Michelle St. Vrain, Interim Director of University Art Galleries
University of South Dakota
Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Room 103E
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Entry Deadline:
November 6, 2015

Pairings Announced:
November 13, 2015

Collaborations Due:
January 15, 2016 (Bring to Libraries, Rm 131C)

Artwork Pickup:
May 2 – May 6, 2016 (Rm 131C)

Audrey Larsen, Dakota Writing Project
Michelle St. Vrain, Interim Director of University Art Galleries

Monday, September 21, 2015

Database Trial - Kanopy

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Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering over 26,000 films including feature films, documentaries, and training videos and with many new releases launched daily. You can explore all films by looking under Browse Subjects.

With films relevant to all departments and faculty, some of the featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, BBC, New Day Films, etc. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Art Exhibit - The Sacred

Kara Dumke's Senior printmaking exhibit is now being displayed in the first floor University Libraries Gallery.

The exhibit will be up during the fall semester.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Database Trial - Met Opera on Demand

Trial: Sept. 9- Oct. 8, 2015


  • Online streaming database with 550 full-length Met performances
  • Multi-language subtitles, track listings with aria names and artists
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  • Resume Watching feature to pick up right where you left off (even on a different device)  

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

EBL Downtime - Sept 15

EBL eBooks will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 2 -5pm.  

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Library Hours - Labor Day

Sunday (9/06) - 10 am - 11pm
Monday (9/07) - 10 am - 2 am

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

University Libraries CSA Employee of the Year 2015

Congratulations to Sarah Hanson - University Libraries CSA Employee of the Year! 
Congratulations to our nominees - Sue Benton, Tonya Olson, Cathy Paltz, and Diane Frigge

Dan Daily and Sarah Hanson

Monday, August 17, 2015

Library Hours - Aug 22-23 and Fall Semester

Summer is almost over.  Hours will be changing this weekend.

Saturday (8/22)    10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday (8/23)    10:00 am - 2:00 am
2015 Regular Fall Semester - Starting Monday Aug. 24

Monday  - Thursday     07:30 am - 02:00 am
Friday    07:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday    10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday    10:00 am - 02:00 am

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

ProQuest Maintanance - TONIGHT!

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 10:00 PM EDT, ProQuest will be performing critical maintenance to correct a load balancer error. The window is scheduled to begin at 9:00 PM  and will last for two (2) hours.

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Parking Lot Closure - Aug 7-9th

The I.D. Weeks parking lot will be closed from 6 am on Friday, August 7th until 6 am on Sunday, August 9th.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wiley maintenance - Aug. 8

Wiley Online Library will have intermittent access on 8th August 2015 from 4:00-10:00 am EDT for essential maintenance. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Proquest Maintenance - Aug. 8

On Saturday, August 8, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The system maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 9:00 PM and will last for eight (8) hours.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

ScienceDirect Maintenance - Aug 1

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 5 pm August 1.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Exhibition – The Literature of Prescription Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

Exhibition is on display at the University Libraries, 2nd Floor Atrium.   July 27 – Sept 5, 2015

In the late nineteenth century, at a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The famous tale served as an indictment of the
medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.
This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Web of Science maintenance - July 26

Web of Science will be releasing a new update on July 26, 2015 and during this time of scheduled maintenance, access may be intermittent. We apologize for any inconvenience.