Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Resolved - U Get It service - maintenance Jan. 27 @ 11pm

UPDATE - This issue is now resolved - Jan 28

U Get It service (SFX)-  will be down for maintenance Jan. 27 @ 11pm.   The process will take several hours to complete.   During this time the service will not be available.    We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Library Hours - Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day - Monday (1/19)    10:00 am - 02:00 am

Social Work Video Trial

Starting January 12th, we will be trialing Social Work videos through Alexander Street Press.  The trial will run for two weeks.

The Social Work Video Bundle is a small video collection of 34 lectures and instructional programs, custom-built for social work students.

This compilation of seminars, group discussions, and informational programs provides a thorough introduction to social work as a field and a career. In the videos, seasoned professionals engage such topics as the foundational theories of social work, the basics of case management, appropriate behavior around clients, how to lead a group session, and the intricacies of interacting with social services agencies. The bundle also explains case management for a wide-range of clients, from those who are chemically dependent to those who have been institutionalized or are on probation.

Featured Titles include: Faces of Change: Social Work in the New Millennium, Case Management: Linking Client With Resources, Contracting Home-Based Services, Becoming a Social Worker: Real Students, Real Clients, Real Growth, and Welfare to Work: Through Mothers' Eyes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New Database - PhilPapers

University Libraries has just recently obtained PhilPapers.

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. Using advanced trawling techniques and large scale crowdsourcing, we monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics. We also host the largest open access archive in philosophy.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Library Hours - Spring Semester

 Spring Semester hours begin Sunday  1/11/2015

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

Bound and Unbound III Call for entries

  • Bound and Unbound III: Altered Book Exhibition entry is open to all. Entry is free. Artists may submit up to three works for consideration. 
  • Submit electronic files attached to this form readable on a PC and Mac, containing JPEG images for up to three works with one image per piece. Images should not be greater than three MB with the longest dimension at 1000 pixels and a resolution of 200 pixels per inch.
  • Submitted application materials will not be returned.
 Please see for more information.

Monday, December 29, 2014

OCLC services unavailable 3 January 2015 for technology upgrade

On Saturday, 3 January 2015, OCLC has scheduled a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability. During this upgrade, all OCLC services including ILLiad and WorldCat will be unavailable on 3 January 2015, from 12:01 am to 3:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time (approximately 15 hours).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Library Hours - Christmas and New Years

Christmas Day (12/25)  Closed
Friday (12/26) - Sunday (12/28) Closed

New Year's Day (1/1) Closed

Library Hours - Winter Interim

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5 pm
Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Monday, December 8, 2014

Scheduled downtime starting December 26

Beginning on Friday, December 26, SRDS  will perform scheduled network infrastructure and security maintenance that will cause services on the web (including SRDS DirectNet) to be unavailable until Monday, December 29.

SRDS will post updates to Twitter @SRDS. Check-in there to keep up-to-date on when everything is back up and running.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this downtime. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Library Hours - Finals

Monday - Thursday (12/08 - 12/11)    7:30 am - 02:00 am
Friday (12/12)    7:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday (12/13)  7:30 am – 12:00 am
Sunday (12/14)    10:00 am – 02:00 am
Monday (12/15)    07:30 am – 02:00 am
Tuesday (12/16)    07:30 am – 02:00 am
Wednesday (12/17) Semester Ends   7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday (12/18) Christmas Break    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday (12/19)    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday (12/20)    Closed
Sunday (12/21)    Closed

Friday, November 21, 2014


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 30 – April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 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:
December 5, 2014

Pairings Announced:

December 12, 2014

Collaborations Due:
January 22, 2015 (Bring to Libraries, Rm 131C)

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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Library Hours - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday  (11/25)   7:30 am - 05:00 pm
Wednesday (11/26)   7:30 am - 05:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day (11/27)   Closed
Friday (11/28)   Closed
Saturday (11/29)   Closed

Friday, October 31, 2014

Trial for database

Trial until 11/30/14

Watching therapy in action is an invaluable way to enhance your skills and deepen your work. This streaming video collection features the greatest therapists of our time demonstrating techniques and commenting on their work.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Readex trial - US Congressional Serial Set

We are trialing Readex  - US Congressional Serial Set

The trial runs until Nov. 29, 2014

Included in this trial:

American State Papers, 1789-1838
Legislative and executive documents, many originating from the important period between 1789 and the  beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817 - 1994
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Serial Set Maps
The maps published as part of U.S. Congressional Serial Set publications.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Library Hours - Veteran's Day

Monday (11/10)            7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Veteran's Day (11/11)    10:00 am - 02:00 am

The reference desk will be open from 1 pm-5 pm and 6 pm -9 pm