Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Now taking applications for student positions

The South Dakota Oral History Center is accepting applications for a summer student assistant:

10-19 hours per week
Office hours 8-5, M-F
Student Assistant description of responsibilities:
Digitize oral history interviews from reel-to-reels and cassette
tapes, scan and organize interview transcripts, collect and
organize data from digital audio files, retrieve oral history
audio and transcripts for researchers, collect forms from
researchers, assist with organizing physical and digital
interview collections, correctly labeling collection boxes, and
any other tasks to assist with the curation of the oral history

Phone: 605-677-6386
Contact Person: Jessica Neal
To apply, email or pick up an application
at the University Libraries Circulation Desk.

You can print an application here:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 17 - Exhibit Reception for Corroborations 2014 and Rivers, Wings and Sky

Reception: Thursday April 17, 2014  4:30- 6 pm

Where: 2nd Floor, by the Glass Exhibition Cases

Please join us for a reception for Rivers, Wing and Sky, and Corroborations 2014. Poetry for both exhibits will be read at the reception!

Corroborations 2014

Corroborations pairs USD visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation. 

January 16 - May 2, 2014
Where: 2nd Floor, Glass Exhibition Cases

Works can also be viewed within the Digital Library of South Dakota.

Rivers, Wings and Sky 

Exhibit: January 13, 2014 - May 10, 2014

Where: University Libraries Gallery, 1st Floor Academic Commons

This collaborative exhibit features Nancy Losacker's mosaics and Norma Wilson's poems.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Library Hours - Easter Break

Friday (4/18) 7:30 am - Noon
Saturday - Sunday (4/19-20) Closed
Monday (4/21) 7:30 am - 2 am

Resolved - Outages - Clinical Key and Nature

Clinical Key and Nature are experiencing technical difficulties at this time.  

We hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.    Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE: The issues with Clinical Key and Nature has been resolved.   

Screening and discussion of Die Weiße Rose

When: Monday, April 7, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where:Al Neuharth Media Center Conference Room

This film (German with English subtitles) from 1982 tells the story of the White Rose movement from the perspective of Sophie Scholl.

This event will take place in USD's Neuharth Center Freedom Forum and is free and open to the public.

UPDATE - Opening April 7 - University Libraries to host legendary exhibit ‘The White Rose’

UPDATE: The exhibit has been delayed.   It is expected to be available on Monday, April 7.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University Libraries at the University of South Dakota will host “The White Rose,” a traveling exhibit sponsored by the White Rose Foundation e.V. of Munich, Bavaria (Germany), April 1-25. The exhibit, free and open to the public, will be located on the second floor, west side of the USD University Libraries and in the Al Neuharth Media Center first-floor concourse.
“The White Rose” tells the story of the Weiße Rose, a student anti-Nazi group formed around Hans and Sophie Scholl, students at the University of Munich in Bavaria, Germany, during the years 1942-43. The group wrote, published and distributed fliers denouncing the Nazis’ actions, propaganda and acts of aggression. The group was discovered, tried and its members executed in 1943.
Now, more than 70 years later, the White Rose is one of the most widely known resistance groups in German history. It has been the subject of several books and films. The White Rose Exhibit commemorates the bravery and intellectual integrity of a group of students in the face of political evil and popular indifference.
“The University Libraries are pleased to host this compelling exhibit from the White Rose Foundation,” said Dan Daily, dean of the University Libraries. “As an institution committed to lifelong learning, USD and the University Libraries host exhibits such as ‘The White Rose’ that encourage the critical examination of the past and its ramifications in the present day. I encourage anyone in the area to view this important exhibition.”
University Libraries faculty can facilitate sixth through 12th grade learning opportunities in conjunction with the exhibit, providing hands-on activities in history, social studies, languages and language arts. The University Libraries will also sponsor free screenings of two films that commemorate the White Rose student movement.  Both films are in German with English subtitles.
The first film, “Die Weiße Rose,” will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 7 and tells the story of the White Rose movement from the perspective of Sophie Scholl. The second film, the Oscar-nominated “Sophie Scholl,” will be screened at 7 p.m. on April 22 and focuses on the arrest, interrogation and trial of three members of the White Rose group. The films are free and open to the public, and will be shown in the Freedom Forum Conference Room at the Al Neuharth Media Center. Each film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by USD German and Library faculty.
For more information about the exhibit, film screenings, educational opportunities, or to schedule tours and associated programming, please contact Carol Leibiger at, Alan Aldrich at or see

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

HeinOnline Trials


* U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals 

* Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP)

To access these trial titles, navigate to the HeinOnline database as usual. The trials are listed alphabetically under Browse Collections on the left, with the word *TRIAL* next to them. 

Please send feedback to Darla Jackson <>, Law School Library Director.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Resolved: Searching in AquaBrowser

April 2 - The issue with AquaBrowser should be resolved.

If you experience any further problems please contact us at

We were recently made aware of an issue with searching in AquaBrowser. Searching in AquaBrowser will return few or no results.

Searching via Aleph client will return the proper results so, please use Aleph for the time being: 

We will be working today to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, March 24, 2014

USD Diversity Symposium: "We Are the Voices of the Silenced"

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Description: Symposium starting at 11am, with keynote Speaker, Andi Zeisler, Bitch Magazine: “Don't Just Change the Channel: Why Pop Culture Matters to Feminism, Activism,
and Social Justice."

Symposium Film from noon-4pm - “Girl Rising” Nine girls’ inspirational stories about living in developing countries confronting, and overcoming tremendous challenges.

Workshops from 1-2:15pm - Workshop I: What Does it Mean to Be Transgendered?" Presenter Elizabeth Bendalin
Workshop II: Dangerous Dates & Relationship Deal Breakers: Presenter: Sandie Sullivan, Vermillion Safe Options Services (SOS)

Workshops from 2:30-3:45pm - Workshop III: “Talking Back 101” Andi Zeisler
Workshop IV: Voices of Pain and Healing: Diverse Perspectives. Presenter: Gretchen Stanley & Leon Leader Charge

Plenary Event from 4-5:30pm - Workshop V: “Worldview Fishbowl: Exploring Diversity and Inclusiveness at USD through
Voices and Dialogue.” Facilitator: Dr. Jesús Treviño

Note: If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, service or other accommodations to participate in or attend this activity, please contact USD Disability Services at 605-677-6389 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, at least one week in advance.