Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Leaf on the Wind

 A Leaf on the Wind
Composed by Thomas Rush
(3-D Design 2016 Fall Semester) Final Project
December 2016 - January 2017
Second Floor - Gallery space at the top of the stairs                                                         

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Library Hours - Martin Luther King Day - Jan 16

Monday (1/16) 10 am - 2 am

Library Catolog down

We are currently experiencing intermittent problems with the library catalog. We hope to have the issue resolved soon.   We are sorry for the inconvenience.   

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Library Hours - Spring Semester - Starting Jan. 8

 Monday - Thursday 7:30 am -2 am*
Friday 7:30 am - 11 pm*
Saturday 10 am - 11 pm*
Sunday 10 am - 2 am

Friday, December 16, 2016

Library Hours - Christmas and New Year

The library will be closed:

Dec. 23 - early closing at noon *
Dec. 26 *
Jan. 2

These hours also pertain to the Archives and Special Collections

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Food for Fines

USD Libraries announces the ninth annual Food for Fines program

December 1 – 19, 2016

One food item = $1.00 in overdue fines

Each item of food will credit $1.00 toward your overdue fines
Fine of $4.00 = four food items
Fine of $4.25 = five food items

•    Only unopened, pre-packaged, unexpired food will be accepted
•    No Ramen noodles
•    No perishable food
•    Actual cost of food will not be considered in crediting fines
•    Food accepted for overdue fines only, NOT for ILL or lost book charges
•    Food donations will also be gratefully accepted

Canned fruits or vegetables     Soup     Canned meat or fish     Pork & beans     Jelly     Peanut butter
Boxed macaroni & cheese     Cereal     Pasta/canned sauce

All proceeds will be donated to the Vermillion Food Pantry.  For more information, email circ@usd.edu, ask at the Circulation Desk, or call 605-677-5373

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Library Hours - Finals Weeks

Thursday (12/08)  7:30 am - 2 am*
Friday (12/9) 7:30 am - 11 pm*
Saturday (12/10) 7:30 am - Midnight*
Sunday (12/11) 10 am - 2 am*
Monday - Wednesday (12/12 - 13) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Thursday -Friday (12/14-15) 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Saturday (12/17) Closed*
Sunday (12/18) Closed

Monday, November 28, 2016

Library Diversity and Inclusiveness

The University Libraries provides a safe teaching and learning environment where diversity, inclusiveness and individual differences are recognized and respected. We are committed to offering services that are grounded in the principles of Inclusive Excellence. Library users may access our varied collection of resources to enrich their teaching, learning and research experience.

Inclusive Excellence Committee

The University Libraries' Inclusive Excellence Committee endeavors to assist all library faculty and staff in providing library users with a safe teaching and learning environment where diversity, inclusiveness and individual differences are recognized and respected.

University of South Dakota Diversity and Inclusiveness Statement


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ASA Book Drive

Support Literacy on the African continent by donating any novels, children books, or college textbooks.

Collection Dates: November 7th – December 17th
Location: Library Tower, near west doors

For more information, please contact the African Student Association:
Rm. 219 USD, MUC

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Weaving Images

Mike Jones, Graduate Art Student


Friday, November 18, 1-3pm.
Second Floor - Gallery space at the top of the stairs

Mr. Jones will present a performance piece in the form of a demonstration where he will weave images into one artwork. He will begin with a pre-mounted photograph placed on a custom-made loom and in a meditation he will weave strips of another photograph into it in order to gain a better understanding of the subject matter. The amalgamation of the two images will result in an installation that will be displayed the rest of the semester in the first floor library gallery.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Library Hours - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday (11/22) 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Wednesday (11/23) 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Thanksgiving - Thursday (11/24) Closed
Friday (11/25) Closed
Saturday (11/26) Closed

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Trial Database - BKpedia

**Trial available now until January 9, 2017**

Expert curators have organized hundreds of books into these thematic collections, which are designed to allow subscribers to access content on specific topics quickly and easily:

Advances in Leadership and Management
Organizational Change and Innovation
Professional and Personal Development
Economic Justice

Access the trial now:


Fill out our feedback form and let us know what you think about this resource:  http://libguides.usd.edu/trial

Monday, November 7, 2016

AP Images in EBSCO database downtime

AP Images in EBSCO databases will shut down temporarily from Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. until Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 12 noon. During this time, AP Images will not be available.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Library Hours - Veterans Day

Thursday (11/10) - 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Veterans Day - Friday (11/11) 10 am - 5 pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Open Access eBooks on JSTOR

JSTOR is  pleased to announce a new program to make Open Access monographs available on the JSTOR platform. An initial set of titles is available from four outstanding publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press. JSTOR expects to add several hundred more Open Access titles over the next year. The titles are also cross-searchable with other content on JSTOR.org.

The ebooks, which reflect JSTOR’s high standards for quality content, are freely available for anyone in the world to use. Each ebook carries one of six Creative Commons licenses determined by the publisher. The titles are easy to use, with no DRM restrictions and no limits on chapter PDF downloads or printing. Users will not need to register or log in to JSTOR. Librarians can receive free MARC records and activate the titles in discovery services.

List of titles and urls - http://about.jstor.org/open-access?cid=eml_jb_OA_10_2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Colossal Cardboard Heads

3D Design Art 123 (Amy Fill instructor)
 Class project was to create 4 foot corrugated cardboard heads that was part of the Art Department float for D-Days on October 8.

Location: 2nd floor gallery
Time: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Silent Witness Initiative

The Department of Political Science is sponsoring Silent Witness Initiative in October on the First Floor Gallery, 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.