Friday, October 15, 2021

Lecture: Takuwe lecture

Takuwe lecture

October 21, 2021
6-7:15pm. Reception 5:30-6pm
University Libraries, University of South Dakota, 2nd floor.

Zoom link:

Presented by Craig Howe, Ph.D., CAIRNS director

Dr. Howe will discuss the Takuwe exhibit, organized by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, which depicts the historical context leading to the Wounded Knee massacre of December 29, 1890, along with contemporary context related to land issues and opportunities at Wounded Knee today.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Lecture: Harmony and Disharmony: the Struggle for Freedom, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination among Native American Voices of Wounded Knee

Lecture: Harmony and Disharmony: the Struggle for Freedom, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination among Native American Voices of Wounded Knee

October 14, 2021
University Libraries, University of South Dakota, 2nd floor.  
Zoom link:

Presented by Samuel Herley, Ph.D., & Tawa Ducheneaux

The lessons of the 1973 Wounded Knee Occupation are as crucial as ever in the twenty-first century, as Native American communities persevere to maintain identities, demand rights as sovereign nations, and strive toward self-determination. This presentation offers a look into the complexities of the legacy of the occupation through a series of oral history clips, transcript excerpts, photographs, and other materials.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Library Exhibits Walkthrough/Open House

Library Exhibits Walkthrough/Open House
Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. 2-5pm
2nd floor landing
Please join us as we acknowledge the exhibits currently showing in the library. Snacks will be available.
Takuwe exhibit
Siouxland Artists Traveling Art Show
Bound and Unbound VI: Altered Book Exhibition

Monday, October 4, 2021

Library Hours Native American Day

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 & 10: Noon - 5pm
Monday, Oct. 11: Noon - 10pm

Thursday, September 30, 2021

New Charging Stations!

New charging Stations on the northwest corners of 2nd and 3rd floors. Exciting!  

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Takuwe exhibit

October 1-October 31, 2021.
University Libraries public hours listed at
University Libraries, University of South Dakota, 2nd floor.  

Takuwe is an educational art exhibit organized by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, which focuses on the December 29, 1890 massacre of Lakotas at Wounded Knee. The exhibit consists of songs, visual artworks and poems by forty-seven contemporary Lakota artists. Its narrative structure organizes the words of Lakotas who were there in 1890 and 1891 into seven chronological sections.

The exhibition is funded in part by:
South Dakota Humanities Council
USD Institute of American Indian Studies and Native American Studies Program
USD University Art Galleries

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Siouxland Artists Traveling Art Show

 Art from Siouxland Artists Traveling Art Show will be on display in the University Libraries first floor gallery from Aug. 11-Oct. 10. Siouxland Artists Incorporated has been promoting art and artists for three-quarters of a century. 


Friday, September 3, 2021

Library Hours - Labor Day

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4 & 5 - Noon to 5pm

Monday, Sept. 6 - Noon - 10 pm

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Bound and Unbound VI: Altered Book Exhibition

 The Art and Exhibits Committee, University Libraries, at the University of South Dakota, present the 2021 Bound and Unbound VI international juried altered book exhibition.The exhibition is open to the public during library operating hours.

More information can be found at

Bound and Unbound VI: Altered Book Exhibition is photographed and cataloged, and placed in the Digital Library of South Dakota.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Welcome back Coyotes! Come check out what the I.D. Weeks Library offers!

Library services and resources are available in-person and online to help you achieve your research, teaching and learning goals. What does that mean? See below to discover some of what the library offers.


Need help finding a book? We can help! Not sure where to begin finding articles for a paper? No problem! Stop by the reference desk on the first floor of I.D. Weeks Library Monday – Thursday between the hours of 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and a librarian will be happy to help you. Not able to get to the library? Contact us online through Ask a Librarian to connect with a librarian using email or chat. Find our hours here.  By the way, if you want to contact us during hours reference services are closed? Submit a question through Ask a Librarian and we will respond when reference services reopen.

Are you working on more in-depth research or teaching a class? Arrange to meet with a Subject Specialist Librarian for assistance with your research project or teaching. They are also who to contact for new materials requests and library instruction for your class.


Looking for first-hand account about a topic? The Archives & Special Collections (A & SC) department can help you locate the primary sources needed for your research. A & SC is the rare books, manuscripts and archives department of the University Libraries and contains materials related to local histories, South Dakota history, Native American Collections and western expansion of the United States. It also contains materials relating to activities of USD students, faculty and alumni, as well as the USD Photograph Collection. While A & SC is currently closed for renovations, the department may be contacted via email for assistance. (

Oral Histories are also primary sources and an interesting way to hear first-hand accounts of the people of the Northern Plains. The South Dakota Oral History Center’s (SDOHC) collects and maintains these recordings which have been digitized and catalogued. Included in the collection are over 5500 interviews which preserve indigenous memories and experiences from the 1890s to present. 

The University Libraries provide many more resources to support your research, teaching and learning. Stop by to check out the library and keep an eye out for updated blog posts about the great resources available to you. Oh—and when you do stop by, wander through each floor to see the amazing Arts & Exhibits on display throughout the building!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Library Hours - Fall Semester

Sunday, Aug. 22  Noon - Midnight 


Regular Fall Hours begin Monday, Aug. 23

Monday -Thursday  7:30 am - Midnight

Friday 7:30 am - 10 pm

Saturday 10 am - 10 pm

Sunday 10 am - Midnight

Monday, July 26, 2021

IPA Source website transition begins Tuesday, July 27

IPA Source will be updating its website starting July 27.  If users have downloads that are required on Tuesday 7/27 or Wednesday 7/28, we suggest that they are performed no later than Monday. On Tuesday, the site will be offline for no more than a few minutes to a few hours for US customers.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Temporary Closure of Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections will be closed for renovation/expansion from May 14th, 2021- Jan 01, 2022. Patron services will be limited.

If you need additional information please contact the Archives at  

Monday, June 28, 2021

Library Hours - 4th of July

 I.D. Weeks Library will be closed July 3-5th for the 4th of July Holiday.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Ebook Central Maintenance - June 26

On Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:00pm to 5:00pm, Ebook Central will be offline and ebooks will be unavailable. Readers may wish to download books or chapters in advance subject to availability.

 Download instructions are available here:
Full book download:
Chapter download:"

Thursday, June 17, 2021

I.D. Weeks Library will be closed June 18

I.D. Weeks Library will be closed on June 18 in recognition of the new federal holiday Juneteenth.

Juneteenth commemorates the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger announced freedom from slavery in Galveston, Texas following President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

RED Readership

Monthly Readership Totals:
Last month, USD RED had 3326 full-text downloads and 45 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 913. University of South Dakota scholarship was read by 316 institutions across 109 countries. 

The most popular papers were:
History of the South Dakota Human Services Center 1879-2019: Trials, Trends, and Tragedies to Transformation (285 downloads)

The Effect of a Universal Basic Income on Life Decisions: Evidence from a Student Lab Experiment (225 downloads)

The History of Sex Education in the United States: With Application to South Dakota (206 downloads)

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Database Trial - Reference Solutions

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