Friday, January 22, 2021

New treatises from the Mahoney Music Collection added to the Digital Library of South Dakota

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

University Libraries Call for Entries for Altered Book Exhibition

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota University Libraries is seeking entries for their sixth international biennial altered book exhibition, “Bound and Unbound VI: Altered Book Exhibition,” scheduled for display Aug. 23, 2021 – Jan. 3, 2022.

Sponsored by the University Libraries Arts and Exhibits committee, “Bound and Unbound VI” features an exhibit of altered books, which are a mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form by altering its state or meaning. Books from any source utilizing any medium are eligible. All work must be original and executed within the last three years.

“We are very excited to have Melissa Stern as juror this year,” said committee member Sarah Hanson-Pareek, digitization and photographs curator at the University Libraries. “Her expertise in journalism (written word), sculpture, artmaking and cross-discipline endeavors will bring a fresh and unique perspective to the jury process.”

Melissa Stern, an artist, professor and journalist living in New York City, has worked in sculpture, photography and drawing for over 30 years, exhibiting throughout the United States as well as Europe and Asia. Starting in 2012, her multi-media installation exhibition, "The Talking Cure," has traveled to museums around the states and will open at the Fuller Museum of Art in 2021. Her work is featured in a number of prominent corporate and museum collections, including: News Corporation, JP Morgan/Chase, Arkansas Art Center, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Racine Art Museum, International Center for Collage, Bucknell University, Library of Congress: Rare Books and Special Collections, Museum of Art and Design, Arario Gallery and the Weisman Art Museum.

With a background in anthropology, Stern’s work reflects both non-Western and outsider-art influences. Her drawings, collages and figurative sculptures are richly drawn and deeply layered, with quirky, often dark humor.

Stern has taught and lectured throughout the New York area, including the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design and New York University. She was the lead art critic for New York Press and City Arts from 2006-2014 and is currently a contributing writer for Hyperallergic, Romanov Grave, and Vasari 21. Learn more about Stern at her website.

Entries for “Bound and Unbound VI” are open to the public and artists can submit up to three entries by March 5, 2021. There is no fee to enter the exhibition and selected works will be on display at USD’s University Libraries second floor exhibition cases from Aug. 23, 2021 through Jan. 3, 2022 as well as entered into the altered book collection on the Digital Library of South Dakota and the Digital Public Library of America. A full prospectus and entry form for the exhibition can be found at

For more information, please contact Hanson-Pareek at, Danielle De Jager-Loftus at or Michael Boring at

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Library Hours - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 Saturday (1/16) & Sunday (1/17):  Noon - 5 pm

Monday (1/18): Noon - 10 pm

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Library Hours - Spring semester

Spring semester hours begin on Jan. 10 

Sunday: 10 am - Midnight

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - Midnight

Friday: 7:30 am - 10 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm

Monday, January 4, 2021

Library Hours - Winter Interim

 Winter Interim - Starts Dec. 9

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Friday, December 18, 2020

Library Hours - Christmas

 The library will be closed Dec. 24 - Jan. 3

The reference desk will also be closed during this time.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Power outage - Dec. 17

EVENT: Power outage
DATE:    Thursday, December 17, 2020
TIME PERIOD:  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Facilities Management will be preforming electrical work in I.D. Weeks Library building on Dec. 17.   There will be no electrical power throughout the entire building until the repair is complete.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Art of International Education Week

The University Libraries will be displaying the work of international students Anita Shrestha, Yazmin Moktan, Pal Subharaj and Leila Ghasempor on the first and second floors in the library building.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Added electronic access to Argus Leader and Wall Street Journal

The library has recently added electronic access to the Argus Leader and the Wall Street Journal via ProQuest.  Due to this access, the library will be discontinuing the purchase of these titles though microfilm.

Argus Leader
Provides information on obituaries, community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community for South Dakota and the Sioux Falls area. Full text articles are available from November 2002 to present. Paid advertisements are excluded.

Wall Street Journal
The full-page images of this digitized newspaper provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable. Coverage: 2008 - present

Friday, November 27, 2020

Library Hours - Finals

Monday - Friday (11/30 - 12/4) 7:30am - 10pm

Saturday  - Sunday (12/5-12/6) Noon - 8pm

Monday - Tuesday (12/7- 12/8) 7:30am - 10pm

Wednesday 12/9 - Winter hours begin

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

No food in I.D. Weeks as of Nov. 16

 In light of the Muenster University Center serving take-out food only, food is not allowed in I.D. Weeks Library. This action is effective as of 7:00 a.m., November 16, and will continue until further notice. Please direct any questions to Dean of Libraries Daniel Daily at Thank you.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Database Trial - EBSCO Play Index

University Libraries will be trialing EBSCO - Play Index

Play Index includes over 31,000 plays written from antiquity to the present and published from 1949. An invaluable aid to finding the perfect plays to match any group's production resources, Play Index covers a wide range of plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

The State of Reproductive Rights in South Dakota

The Students for Reproductive Rights will be hosting a poster exhibit “The State of Reproductive Rights in South Dakota” from October 19 - November 3 in the library, on the second floor.  The SFRR states: “When we talk about abortion policy, we often overlook the personal impact these laws have on pregnant people. This display will help us conceptualize the effects of these policies by explaining South Dakota and Federal reproductive laws in conjunction with the testimonies from women who have had to work around them”.

Title: Never Again: The State of Reproductive Rights in South Dakota
Name of Organization - Students for Reproductive Rights
Dates: October 19th through November 3rd
Where: Second floor gallery in the IDW library
Description: When we talk about abortion policy, we often overlook the personal impact these laws have on pregnant people. This display will help us conceptualize the effects of these policies by explaining South Dakota and Federal reproductive laws in conjunction with the testimonies from women who have had to work around them.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Database Trials - EBSCO - Flipster

University Libraries will be trialing EBSCO - Flipster

Flipster is an easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand and offers a wide range of e-magazines covering various topics such as art and design, hobbies, interests and DIY, science and technology. You can directly access the titles here, or find them when you are searching in an EBSCO database.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

New Resource - Stedman's Online

 Stedman's Online

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Online and the other Stedman’s reference products on StedmansOnline are the direct successors to the first American medical dictionary, Dr. Robley Dunglinson’s A New Dictionary of Medical Science and Literature, first published in 1833. The work continued through successive editions until the 23rd and last edition, which was edited by Thomas Lathrop Stedman, MD in 1903. Five years later, Dr. Stedman wrote a modernized version of the Dunglison dictionary. It was published in 1911 as A Practical Medical Dictionary and is now known as Stedman’s Medical Dictionary.

Monday, September 14, 2020

New Database - New Play Exchange

University Libraries has subscribed to New Play Exchange

New Play Exchange (NPX) is a script discovery database. Search, read and download scripts, view writer profiles, contact writers, read script recommendations from professionals throughout the field.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

New Database - Digital Theatre +

University Libraries has recently subscribed to Digital Theatre+.   Digital Theatre+ provides online access to streaming video of current theatre productions including behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources to facilitate understanding of the productions and texts for English Literature and Performing Arts.

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