Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Changes to State Library Databases

The subscriptions to the databases ProQuest Statistical Insight and ProQuest Congressional will cease on July 1.

The databases have been provided to USD by the South Dakota State Library.  The cancellation was a state library decision and not an action taken by USD.    If you have questions or concerns, please contact the South Dakota State Library.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ProQuest Databases down

Update -  databases are now operational.
The ProQuest suite of databases provided by the State Library are having connectivity issues- AncestryLibrary, HeritageQuest, ProQuest Discovery and Research Library, SIRS Discoverer and Researcher, and US Major Dailies. ProQuest is aware of the problem and is working on it.
Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 12 Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/july-12-day-action-save-net-neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has opened a public proceeding to roll back network neutrality protections instituted in 2015. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) must enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source and without favoring or blocking specific services or websites.

The ALA has been on the front lines of the net neutrality battle with the FCC, Congress and the federal courts for more than a decade, working in coalition with other library and higher education organizations as well as broader coalitions of net neutrality advocates.

The ALA is one of nearly 200 organizations participating in the July 12 Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality.

On July 12, websites, internet users and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Absent strong, enforceable net neutrality protections, ISPs have the financial incentive and opportunity to sell priority access to certain content providers. Enforceable rules are essential for libraries to fulfill our missions and serve our patrons. Tell the FCC to Save Net Neutrality.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Parking Lot Re-striping - Starting June 26

The Library parking lot (lot 2) will be closed June 26-30 due to re-striping parking spots.

Other lots that will be painted during this week will be: lots 1, 2, 6, 6A, 7, 8, Handicap area north of McKusick Hall in lot 9, 11, 19, 26, 27, and west half of 31.

These parking lots will be barricaded off starting at 6:00 am on Monday June 26th, 2017

Campus parking map can be found at: http://www.usd.edu/-/media/files/university-police/parking-map.ashx?la=en 





Library Hours - July 4th

Saturday (7/1) -Tuesday (7/4) Closed

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Temporary Water Shut Off


DATE: Friday, June 23rd, 2017
TIME: 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Facilities Management will be replacing water shutoff valves in the third floor restrooms.  To do this water will have to be shut off to the building.   All water use fixtures will be inoperable during this time. This includes, but is not limited to: urinals, toilets, sinks, and drinking fountains.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Arthur Amiotte

The John Day collection on Arthur Amiotte (MS 046) is now open to researchers.

The majority of this collection was gathered by John Day before, during, and after the retrospective on Arthur Amiotte’s art in 2001. Also included are VHS recordings featuring Amiotte.

The 4.5 linear feet of material span the years 1962-2010, with the bulk from of the material dated 1980-2003.

Contact the Archives and Special Collections for a copy of the guide to the collection.

Originally posted: https://archivesandspecialcollections.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/arthur-amiotte/

Thursday, June 8, 2017

3rd Floor Update!

The 3rd floor of the I.D. Weeks library building is now open. Please pardon our mess though!


Extensive shifting of the book collection on the east side of the 3rd floor will continue throughout the summer AND that means it will be a little noisier on 3rd than usual. If you have trouble finding an item during the shift, please inquire at the Circulation desk.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Valencia and Vermillion: An Artists’ Exchange - on display in Spain!


USD's University Libraries and the Departamento de Dibujo (Department of Drawing), Facultad de Bellas Artes de Valencia (Faculty of Fine Arts), Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Valencia (Technical University of Valencia - UPV), Valencia, Spain, are hosting an art exchange for artists from both Universities.

Eighteen artists from USD will have their work on exhibit in Spain from May 29th through June 16th. Artists from the Department of Drawing, Valencia, will be on exhibit at the University Libraries in the near future.

To view the Vermillion entries currently on exhibit in Spain, please see the Digital Library of South Dakota: http://tiny-url.org/iiGwXcXB.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Archives & Special Collections closed May 29- June 2, 2017

The Archives and Special Collections will be closed May 29 for Memorial Day and May 30-June 2 for re-carpeting.

The third floor of the ID Weeks Library may be inaccessible for periods of time in May.  Please use the east stairwell to access the Archives or stop by the circulation desk for directions.  Please contact the Archives for more information if you are planning on visiting in May or if you have any questions.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

ID Weeks 3rd Floor Access

Beginning this week, contractors will be installing new carpet on the 3rd floor of ID Weeks. Between May 10 and approximately June 15, access to ID Weeks 3rd floor will generally be limited to library faculty and staff.

The Circulation department (first floor of ID Weeks), however, will retrieve books upon request from faculty, students, staff, and the public. For safety reasons, there may be limited periods of time when materials cannot be accessed by library staff.  Insofar as possible, our objective is to ensure access to the book collection during the project. If you need assistance with accessing books on the 3rd floor or have other questions, please email the Circulation department at circ@usd.edu or call 605-677-5373.

For information about access to Archives and Special Collections, please email speccoll@usd.edu or call 605-677-5450.

Project progress and related information will be posted to the University Libraries’ blog http://usd-library.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

3rd Floor Carpeting

Please be aware that the third floor of the ID Weeks Library may be inaccessible for periods of time in May for re-carpeting.   Please stop by the circulation desk for more information.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Library Hours - Summer Hours

Summer hours - May 8 - August 20

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 11 pm
Friday:  7:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 11 pm

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Library Hours - Finals

Friday (4/28) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Saturday (4/29) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Sunday (4/30) 10 am - 2 am*
Monday - Thursday (5/1-5/4) 7:30 am - 2 am*
Friday (5/5) 7:30 am - 5 pm*
Saturday (5/6) 10 am - 2 pm*
Sunday (5/7) Closed

Monday, April 24, 2017

Archives & Special Collections closed May 29- June 2, 2017

The Archives and Special Collections will be closed May 29 for Memorial Day and May 30-June 2 for re-carpeting.

The third floor of the ID Weeks Library may be inaccessible for periods of time in May.  Please use the east stairwell to access the Archives or stop by the circulation desk for directions.  Please contact the archives for more information if you are planning on visiting in May or if you have any questions.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ENGL 210 Poster Exhibition

Monday, April 24, 2017 - Fri , April 28, 2017

Forty-two students from Russell Shaffer's ENGL 210 class will exhibit their visual representations of some of America's best novels from the 20th century in a poster exhibition in the first floor University Libraries Gallery. Shaffer states "the beauty of literature is that an author's words mean something different for every reader. How we interpret the written word is up to us."

Monday, April 17, 2017

Trial - The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

The University Libraries are trialing Henry Stewart Talks, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection. The collection is comprised of more than 2,100 specially prepared, animated lectures by world leading experts. The collection is highly prized for providing researchers easy access to the same experts that they would like to see present at an international conference or hear speak at a guest lecture and is particularly suitable for use in distance, blended, team learning and flipped classroom programs.   https://hstalks.com/biosci/

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Library Hours - Easter

Thursday (4/13) 7:30 am - 8 pm
Friday - Sunday (4/14-16) Closed

Thursday, April 6, 2017

National Library Week

Win a giveaway!   Let the world know that you appreciate USD Libraries.   Your response can be text, a photo or video posted directly to the USD Libraries Facebook or Twitter.   Be sure to add the hashtag #usdlibraries