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Acquisitions/Cataloging

Also see Technical Services

Archives & Special Collections

Third Floor, Room 305
speccoll@usd.edu
605-677-5450
Consists of various collections: USD Archives, USD Photograph Collection, Richardson Collection, Mahoney Music Collection, Herman P. Chilson Collection and South Dakota Government Documents Archives. Materials are used within Room 305. It is recommended that those wishing to use the collections contact the department before they arrive.

Binding

Second Floor, 231
Cindy Leffers (Cindy.Leffers@usd.edu)
605-677-5120 Responsible for binding of serials, theses, and dissertations. 

Circulation

Main Floor, Circulation Desk
circ@usd.edu
605-677-5373
Responsible for the control of library materials charged out by patrons. The department staff is responsible for maintaining the book, periodical and reference stacks, managing the reserve collection, processing patron holds, receiving payment for lost library materials, searching for lost materials and issuing library cards. The circulation staff will retrieve materials from the stacks for individuals with disabilities.

Distance Education Services

Main Floor, Room 130C
libdist@usd.edu
605-677-6085
Serves faculty and students involved in USD off-campus courses only. Assistance is given in the areas of library instruction, reference, and document delivery. Bibliographic instruction usually occurs at the site where the class is held, whereas reference service can be provided by phone, fax, e-mail or US mail. Materials can be requested using the Library Request for Materials form. Items owned by the University Libraries will be provided free of charge; materials not owned will be treated as an interlibrary loan request.

Course Reserves

Second Floor, Room 223
Daniel Burniston (eres@usd.edu)
605-677-6082
The Electronic Course Reserves system allows instructors to place course related material on the web in their D2L course, making it accessible to students 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Students may access the material from home, dorm rooms, computer labs, the library, or anywhere there is an Internet connection.

Physical Reserve Collections
Main Floor, Circulation Desk(circ@usd.edu)
605-677-5373
The circulation department is responsible for maintaining physical reserves selected by faculty for assigned reading in connection with course work.  Borrowing from reserve collections is restricted to USD students and staff.   

Government Information

First Floor, Room 130
Diane Frigge (Diane.Frigge@usd.edu)
605-677-6091
Provides collection development and reference assistance in the area of U.S. and South Dakota government publications. Government documents are located on the Southeast side of the 2nd floor.

Interlibrary Loan

Second Floor, 223
ill@usd.edu
605-677-6087
Acquires, upon request, materials not owned by USD but needed by patrons for research and serious study.

Learning Resources Collections

Provides a multi-media dimension to the library and supports the School of Education through its microform,  K-12 textbook,and youth collections. 

Information Literacy

Carol Leibiger (cleibige@usd.edu)
605-677-6089
Through the Information Literacy program, library tours and workshops on special resources and the Internet are offered. Additionally, workshops are offered by University Libraries librarians as requested.

Reference, Research, Instruction and Information

Main Floor, Information Desk
http://libanswers.usd.edu
605-677-6085
Responsible for helping faculty, students and other patrons interpret and use library resources. For more information, see  Ask a Librarian and LibGuides for resource assistance in specific areas.

Serials

Second Floor, 231
(usd-serials@usd.edu)
605-677-5120
Manages journals, magazines and newspapers. 

South Dakota Oral History Center
Second Floor, 231
(sdohc@usd.edu)
605-677-6386
Collects and preserves voices of the people of the Northern Plains. The acquisition and preservation methods are a major part of the Native Studies program, allowing students to have an active role in the Oral tradition. 

Technology

Main Floor, Information Desk
Danielle Loftus (danielle.loftus@usd.edu)
605-677-6085
Anne Hinseth (Anne.Hinseth@usd.edu)
605-677-5118

Technical Services

(Acquisitions/Cataloging)
Main Floor, Room 130
Catherine Paltz (catherine.paltz@usd.edu)
605-677-6081
Acquisitions is responsible for ordering library materials of all kinds and coordinates collection development. Cataloging prepares materials for use by cataloging, assigning call numbers, and doing preservation work on items before incorporating them into the collection.