Monday, January 13, 2014

Art Installation - "Seven: The Sky Above"

Amy Fill, University Art Galleries Exhibitions Preparator and Collections Curator has assembled a site specific installation on the wall between the 2nd and 3rd floor at the south side of the stair case in the University Libraries. Fill used pages from withdrawn books from the Libraries to create a Stratocumulus cloud (according to Luke Howard's 1802 "Essay on the Modification of Clouds").

Fill is a member of The Cloud Appreciation Society and documented this installation to submit to the Society's website. (finished work:

Amy Fill working on her installation


Rivers, Wings and Sky exhibit

What:   Art Exhibit

Where: University Libraries Gallery, 1st Floor Academic Commons

When: January 13, 2014 - May 10, 2014

This collaborative exhibit of Nancy Losacker's mosaics and Norma Wilson's poems will feature gallery talks and readings by the artist and poet in an OLLI session, January 21, from 3-4:30 p.m. in room 205 and at a reception, April 17, from 4:30-6 p.m. all located in the University Libraries.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Library Hours - Spring Semester

Spring Semester - Starting Jan. 10
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 2 am
Friday 7:30 am - 11 pm
Saturday 10 am - 11 pm
Sunday 10 am - 2 am

Monday, January 6, 2014

New trial-DARE

January to February 14, 2014

Harvard University Press’ Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE). 

Anyone with USD credentials can use this link to access the trial:

This digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will greatly benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity.

·         About DARE Survey:

Friday, January 3, 2014

University Libraries 2013 Annual Report

The University Libraries 2013 Annual Report is now available online! 

New Database: Philosopher's Index

We now provide access to the Philosopher's Index on the EBSCO platform:

It is linked from the library site ( from the databases tab.

It is a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. The Philosopher’s Index, considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. More on content at