Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Call for Entries - Bound and Unbound IV: Altered Book Exhibition

Database name change - Thomas

Thomas ( is now is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Human Books Wanted

A Human Library™ being held at USD next October!
Human Books Wanted
Do you have a story to tell about overcoming a stereotype or prejudice or know of someone who does? If so, fill out the Human Library™ Book Application by Friday, March 3rd.

What is a Human Library™?                                                                       
A Human Library™ is a safe place for people from different backgrounds to talk one-to-one and learn from each other. People who have overcome a stereotype or prejudice volunteer to be the “books” and readers are encouraged to ask questions about their book’s topic. Readers may borrow a book for up to 20 minutes and may borrow more than one book as time and availability of books allow.
Interested? Come get to know someone else and have a positive conversation(s) that may challenge stereotypes and prejudices on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at the I.D. Weeks library.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with Compustat.  We are working on the problem and hope to have it restored as soon as possible.   Thank you for your patience. 

In the interim while we figure out what the problem is, please use the virtual setup.  The virtual is working. 

Intrepid Coalescing

"Backwards Compatible" Brian Joel Damon
USD alumni Brian Damon (’80) and Paula Bosco Damon ('91 & '93) are exhibiting their collaborative show titled "Intrepid Coalescing" February 8 – April 14, 2017 in the first and second floor galleries in the I.D. Weeks library building.

Damon is an emerging artist and his wife is a national award-winning writer. Their exhibit is “a courageous attempt of a husband and wife to marry distinctively diverse perspectives of their journey together, spanning nearly 50 years”. Paula explains intrepid means to go about something courageously while coalescing means to unify something.  “With profound subtlety of poetry as an overlay to multimedia, the synergies of art making and storytelling bring about a thought-provoking and passionate reckoning," they write.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Love Your Data Week - Feb 13-17

What is Love Your Data Week?
The purpose of the Love Your Data (LYD) campaign is to raise awareness about topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. Academic libraries can help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices.

LYD week is an event coordinated by research data specialists, mostly working in academic and research libraries or data archives or centers. Research data are the foundation of the scholarly record and crucial for advancing our knowledge of the world around us. #LYD17