Friday, December 28, 2007

Forwarded Message from SDLN

We just received notice that the state will be conducting maintenance to their internet lines that service various parts of the state. One of those lines is what SDLN is connected to so starting at 8 PM Mountain Time on January 1, 2008, all SDLN services will be unavailable. The outage is scheduled to only last 1 hour at which time, all SDLN services will be available again. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Sean Crooks
Systems Administrator/Network Security
South Dakota Library Network

Friday, December 21, 2007

Road reports

Planning on staying in out of the weather? The library is open today until 5PM. Stop by and pick up a DVD or something to read. Our “break” hours are on our website

If you are heading out of town – Travel safely and have a great holiday.
See what the road ahead looks like
Road conditions

I-90 west
Road conditions as of 3:53 PM CST on Friday, December 21: snow covered; drifting snow; packed snow; ice; slippery; visibility less than one eighth mile; snowfall; blowing snow; reduced speed; NO TRAVEL ADVISED. Actual road conditions may vary from this report. Motorists are cautioned to be alert to changing conditions.

I90 east

Road conditions as of 1:51 PM CST on Friday, December 21: mostly wet; scattered slush; mainly slippery; visibility less than one eighth mile; snowfall; blowing snow; NO TRAVEL ADVISED. Actual road conditions may vary from this report. Motorists are cautioned to be alert to changing conditions

SD-34 between mile 35.9 and 56
Road conditions as of 3:53 PM CST on Friday, December 21: snow covered; drifting snow; packed snow; ice; slippery; visibility less than one eighth mile; snowfall; blowing snow; reduced speed; NO TRAVEL ADVISED. Actual road conditions may vary from this report. Motorists are cautioned to be alert to changing conditions.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Library Hours - Holiday/Semester Break

Library Hours December 22 through January 15

Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday, Closed

Monday, December 24, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, December 25, Closed
Thursday, December 27th Closed from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm for in-service training.
If you need anything during this time, please call 394-2419 and we will try and accommodate you.

Monday, December 31, 7:30 am t0 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 1, Closed

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

ProQuest upgrade

The next ProQuest® platform enhancement release will be on December 15, 2007. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will take place to install these exciting new enhancements. The window will begin Saturday, December 15, 2007, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 10:00 EDT.

The following products will be unavailable during this window:
Digital Sanborn Maps

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Have a Darth Vader Holiday

Holiday To Do List

  1. Vote for the Vader Family Tree -- Surbeck Center 8AM to 4PM Wen. Dec. 5
  2. Stop at the library to do some Vader genealogy -- PS648 .S88
  3. Go shopping for latest in Vader booty
  4. Send out family "may the force be with you" cards

Friday, November 30, 2007

Nostalgia Night 2008

The Friends of the Devereaux Library are pleased to present Nostalgia Night 2008: Favorite Son. The 14th annual film series spotlights silver screen legends who were born within our region. 10 films will be present on consecutive Sunday evenings beginning January13.

Please visit the “Friends” website, for more information about Nostaligia Night. Flyers are available, please contact us if you’d like one (or more to share).

Tickets are available at the Devereaux Library. We hope you’ll consider being a part of this popular Rapid City tradition.

p.s. Nostalgia tickets make terrific gifts

Thursday, November 29, 2007

EndNote Web

Did you know that EndNote Web is freely available within ISI Web of Knowledge?Due to the overwhelming demand for these sessions, we have added several more through December. Each will walk you through using EndNote Web within ISI Web of Knowledge. Register below for the session that best suits your schedule.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Holiday hours

Wednesday, November 21, OPEN 7 am to 5 pm
Thursday, November 22 through Saturday, November 24, CLOSED
Sunday, November 25, OPEN 4 pm to 12 midnight

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Parking Restricted on Saturday, November 17

On Saturday, November 17, the SDSM&T India Club will be holding its annual Diwali celebration. A highlight of this celebration is a fireworks display.

To accommodate this event, the parking lot immediately west of the Devereaux Library will close at 3 pm. Parking will be available in all other campus parking lots. For access to the Devereaux Library, we suggest entering the campus via University Loop (near the southwest end of the Mineral Industries Building) and parking in front of the Mineral Industries Building.

Campus map.pdf

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Special Library Hours for Veterans' Day

Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11 ~ CLOSED
Monday, November 12 ~ OPEN 4 pm to 12 midnight

Monday, November 05, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library

Tuesday November 6 -- The Devereaux Library looks at the Great War, and the begining of Armistice Day.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fun at the Library

Ground breaking research -- forwarded by Val Manes and Patty Andersen...

Monday, October 29, 2007

New books

We have been considering ways to make the Acquisitions List more useful to our patrons. Please take a look at and let me know if you think this sort of information would be of interest. This is just a small sample!

If you experience trouble accessing the reviews use the Login to ProQuest link.

Tuesday @ Your Library

Tuesday October 30th at 10:00 AM explore the world of Wiki's @ Your Library in the I-Hub Area.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library :

Many novel features have contributed to making "delicious." The most popular social bookmarking service' website has simple interface, human-readable URL scheme, a novel domain name, and RSS feeds for web syndication. Want to get started? Join us Tuesday Oct. 23rd at 10 AM @ Your Library.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Please visit the Devereaux Library’s newest blog at to find out more about our DVD collection.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Soapbox cars race down College Hill - Campus News

Soapbox cars race down College Hill - Campus News The Good, The Bad and The Nerdy - comprising five students from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - won first place. They dressed in nerdy outfits and drove in a calculator-shaped car named The Numerator 2.0.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library -- RSS

How can RSS be useful to library researchers?

Tuesday 10:00 AM I-Hub Area. Devereaux Library

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Special Library Hours Saturday Oct. 13

The library will be open extra hours on Saturday, October 13. To accommodate “Visit Mines” and “Family Weekend” events, we will open at 9 am on Saturday.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library

October 9, I-Hub 10AM

Last summer an episode of History Detectives Investigations - Red Cloud Letter was filmed in the Black Hills. Parts were recorded here in the library. If you missed Devereaux Library’s 15 minutes of fame, stop in and catch it the second time around.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Monday, October 01, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library

EndNote Web

Your Web-based research and writing tool

10 AM Tuesday Oct 2 in the I Hub area of the library.

EndNote Web is a Web-based service designed to help students and researchers through the process of writing a research paper.
Undergraduate students can organize their references for citing in papers
Professional reseachers and graduate students can use EndNote Web as the perfect complement to EndNote and other desktop writing tools, as well as storing references between ISI Web of Knowledge search sessions

Rising Journal Costs Limit Scholarly Access

Courtesy of Emory University

Are publishers getting rich publishing your research? A Bear-Stearns evaluation of Reed-Elsevier (one of the world's largest publishers of scholarly journals) recently rated the company, which earns profits of almost 40% annually, "a stockholder's dream." Should private publishers be getting rich selling information generated by research that is funded by academic institutions and the public? What's happening and how does it affect scholars? This article looks at one university’s experience.

Special Library Hours Oct 6, 7 & 8

In observance of Native Americans’ Day, the library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, October 6th & 7th. The Library will be open on Monday, October 8, 4 pm to 12 midnight.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library - M-Week Edition

For those of you who may not have had the opportunity to view the M-Day slide show, a copy is now available on the Library’s website, Just click on the M-Week link.

One VERY large file with the complete show is available; running time is approximately 30 minutes and may take a bit of time to open. Alternately, for those with little patience and/or a slow internet connection, the show has been divided into 15 separate parts, each running approximately 2 minutes.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library -- M-Week edition

September 25

M-Week @ Your Library premiers at 10 AM.
I-Hub (continuous showings throughout the week)

Enjoy a slide show commemorating nearly 100 years of M Day. Complete with a great hill climbs, parades, picnics, coronations, bonfires and mud, lots of mud. Oh yeah there’s football too!

See a sneak preview at

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tuesdays @ your library

It’s all about friends!

Join us at the Devereaux Library on Tuesday, September 18, as we discuss various virtual social networks. The library is experimenting with two such networks, Goodreads and Facebook. We will explore these networks and their application to library users and the campus community. We will also touch on virtual library assistance using Meebo.

Whether you are seeking or sharing information or just want to connect with a variety of people, these virtual networks may be for you. Already using Facebook (more than 1600 people belong to the SDSM&T network) or one of the many other social networks? We’d love to hear from you.

Join us at 10 am, September 18, in the i-hub area of the library to learn and share.

Can’t make it to the discussion? We’d be glad to meet with you at your convenience; phone us at 394-1259, or e-mail

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library 9/11 edition

Thanks to those who took some time out of a busy day to visit the library. If you missed one or both of the DVDs that were featured in today's Tuesday @ your library they are available to be checked out. Here is a link to the bibliography that we created to accompany today's program.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Tuesdays @ Your Library

Once again, Tuesday will be a special day at the Devereaux Library. Each Tuesday, beginning on, September 11, the Library will present a special program. This semester’s Tuesday @ your library will be a variety of informational and educational programs. Sessions will be held in the i-hub area. Events will be posted on Devereaux Online each week.

On Tuesday, September 11, the Devereaux Library will remember the events of 9/11/2001. At 10 a.m., WHY THE TOWERS FELL will be shown. This 60-minute video takes viewers through the investigation of the “hows and whys” of one of America’s greatest tragedies. At 11 a.m. UP FROM ZERO, a 60-minute documentary memorializing the patriotism, strength and determination of the men and woman who worked at Ground Zero. Throughout the day, 9/11 photographs from the Library of Congress will be displayed on the giant screen in i-hub.

Interested in learning more about September 11, 2001? The library’s online catalog can direct you to more than 150 videos, books, documents and government internet sites available at the Devereaux Library. Electronic databases such as EbscoHost and ProQuest provide literally thousands of additional resources. For assistance with any of these library resources, please contact the library’s reference desk. 394-2419, or chat with us live via our website

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

SDLN is Back!

Email from SDLN 6 pm Wen.--
The indexing service that has been running all day has finally finished.The ALEPH services affected by this service are now available. Once again, I apologize for this massive inconvenience. I know how much this affected libraries during the first few days of school.
Email from SDLN 10:20 Thurs.--

I want to give you more details about what happened.
The affected indexing service builds the word index used for searching the SDLN catalog, as well as all individual library catalogs. This service isn't run on a regular basis. It was run Tuesday morning against a group of records that were affected by the power outage last week.
These affected records were not in the word index because of the power outage and thus needed to be placed into the word index. A job was submitted against the specific group of records. However, the staff were unaware that the entire word index would be deleted when the job was submitted. After the job was submitted, they became aware of this problem. Since the word index was dropped, searching in ALEPH was rendered inoperable since there were no word indexes to search against.
There are several tasks that will be undertaken so that this will not happen again. First, this process will be documented (especially that it will delete the entire word index, giving this as an example of the consequences). It will also be documented, the length of time that this task takes to complete. In addition, it will be in the documentation that this process should be run in off-peak periods.
Again, we are sorry about this interruption in service but did want you to know what happened and the steps that we are taking to ensure that it does not happen again. Thank you for your understanding.

Tim Johnson returns to work

Democrat Tim Johnson of South Dakota was welcomed back to the Senate Wednesday by colleagues of both parties who hailed his recovery from a life-threatening brain hemorrhage Dec. 13.

SDLN Part 3

Email from SDLN 4 pm
The indexing service that has been running all day is still running. We will continue to monitor the progress of the service. A timeline for the availability of ALEPH services affected by this service is unknown at this time. A message will be sent when the service has completed running.
Again, I apologize for this massive inconvenience.

SDLN problems part 2

Message from SDLN 7:30 AM
It appears that the re-indexing is still in process which is disabling many functions of Aleph and the OPAC.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

In the News - Career Placement

Energy companies scramble to hire engineers

The Associated Press

HOUSTON - So much for sweating out that first job after college. Like star athletes, engineering students Julie Arsenault and Emily Reasor are prized prospects for the energy industry, which is experiencing dizzying demand for engineers.

(Click link for full story)

SDLN Problems

Searching in ALEPH (libray's online catalog) is currently not functioning correctly. Some records were not indexed properly as a result of the power outage last week, and as a result the entire SDLN word index was built incorrectly. SDLN staff is currently running a service that is rebuilding the entire SDLN word index. During the time the service runs, searching will be available, but results will be minimal. The service usually takes around 9-12 hours to complete.

Please contact the library reference desk if you need assistance in locating materials!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Special Library Hours

In observance of Labor Day, the library will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 1-3.

The library will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September 4-6, 7am – 8pm; and Friday, September 7, 7am – 5 pm.

Hours for the Academic year will begin on Saturday, September 8.

Saturday, 12 noon – 5 pm
Sunday, 12 noon – 12 midnight
Monday through Thursday, 7 am – 12 midnight
Friday, 7 am – 5 pm

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Goodbye Mica

Oregonized Dakota Mica RN
Hearing Dog

SEP-12-1993 / August 25 2007

Mica arrived in Rapid City on Halloween Day 1993 via Delta Dash.
By Christmas break she was coming to work at the library ½ days to begin learning her new job. By summer of 1994 she was working full time on campus. She continued to work on campus until she retired for medical reasons in the summer of 2004 (that’s more than 70 dog years!) In her off duty time she enjoyed rally, loved heeling to music, and humored me by participating in agility. Mica spent her retirement years helping to teach Trooper (Oregonized Weekend Warrior) what he needed to know to be a hearing dog and helping my mom around the house. She will be missed.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

In the News -- SD floods

SDSMT Campus June 1972.
Flash floods made headlines locally in the wake of last weeks thunderstorms. Many older residents of the area vividly recall "The Flood" and are relieved to see that the floodplain worked in Rapid City. A look at the situation on Battle Creek reminds us that things can get bad in a hurry.

For books about "The 1972 Flood", for flash floods in general , for journal articles about recent floods and flooding (GeoRefS, EnvironmentS, and GEOBASE)

If you are looking for journal and archival information about The 1972 Flood you may want to contact the library staff for assistance.

Reading at Risk -- cont.

One in four adults read no books last year

"There it sits on your night stand, that book you’ve meant to read for who knows how long but haven’t yet cracked open. Tonight, as you feel its stare from beneath that teetering pile of magazines, know one thing — you are not alone."

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Reading at Risk

NEA's Reading at Risk reported that less than 1/2 of American Adults read literature. Full report. The report describes the benefits of reading for pleasure to the individual reader and society.

Patrick Welsh, an English teacher at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., tells us in USA Today that his students struggle to with "required reading"and suggests that teachers “start leading kids to books that will truly engage them — and not just the classics.”

The Devereaux Library has been using the website in an attempt to lead our students “to books that will truly engage them — and not just the classics.”

Cornell University has a “New Student Reading Project” which attempts to address the problem by having the entire incoming undergraduate class read and discuss a work of literature which “stays with you. When we pick up a great book, we are entering into a new world that has been crafted and expressed in a very personal way. It is a one-on-one process that is never experienced exactly the same way by any two people, and yet the best writing can affect and move each of us in very similar ways.”

Would anyone be interested in participating in a project like the one at Cornell? Perhaps the NEA's The Big Read?

Contact me if you are interested!

Devereaux to appear on national television!

Mark your calendar! Program your video recorder! Join us at the library!

On Monday, August 20, PBS is scheduled to air the History Detectives investigation that was filmed in part at the Devereaux Library. The series is aired on South Dakota Public Television Mondays, 7 pm MDT.

Last May detective Gwen Wright and crew traveled to the Black Hills to investigate a curious letter written by Mount Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum to Lakota leader James Red Cloud. Resources at the library were used to help solve the mystery.

The main floor of the library will be open Monday evening for this event. Come join us - we’ll be watching History Detectives on the big screen.

Highlights of this episode may be viewed at

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

In the News -- Computers

From the airports we fly into, the music we listen to, to the ballots we vote with computers impact every aspect of modern life. Now, we are told that computers very likely will bring the terrorists to our living rooms.

Many good books provide more in depth information about the computers in our lives. Some are:

Other books can be located by searching your library catalog or by searching

Many journal articles about computers and computing can be located by using one of Devereaux Library's Periodical Databases such as Engineering Index. For assistance selecting the right database for your particular search, contact the library staff.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Which book are you?

Take this fun (and short!) quiz, and if you don't like your results, go back and change one answer and it will take you through an entirely different path. Apparently I'm "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

The quiz includes html you can use on your networking page or blog.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

In the News -- Crandall Canyon Mine

Looking for more technical information than is commonly found in news reports? Try the Mine Safety and Health Administration pages for this incident or the general MSHA page.

For books about previous mine accidents, try Some books you might want to check out are:

Death underground : the Centralia and West Frankfort mine disasters,

The deep dark : tragedy and redemption in America's richest silver mine,

Fire and brimstone : the North Butte mining disaster of 1917

Last man out [the story of the Springhill Mine Disaster]

For general coal mining information search for coal mines and mining. A couple of books, recently added to the Devereaux Library, Hard at the rock itself and Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top: Fraud and Deceit in the Golden Age of American Mining are worth a look as well.

The Devereaux Library also has a number of mining and geology related databases and journals. For research assistance contact the library.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

In the News -- I35W

I don't know about you, but I tend to take many of the engineering marvels that surround me for granted. It rarely crosses my mind that the building I'm in might fall over, or that the bridge I'm driving on might collapse. This is, of course a tribute to the engineers, architects and construction crews who designed and built the structures that surround me.

The I35W collapse brings to mind other infamous crashes. Some of them are very well known, such as the Tacoma Narrows Bridge others are less well known, but no less interesting. To find out more, check your local library catalog under the subject Bridge failures. You might also use the catalog to find books by Henry Petroski who writes excellent books about engineering and engineering failures. You could also check Engineering Index (you must be on the SDSM&T campus to use this link) and Wilson's Applied Science and Technology Index (also SDSM&T campus only) for technical information about bridge failures.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Scirus Scientific Search Engine

Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 415 million science-specific Web pages, enabling you to quickly:
•Pinpoint scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data on the Web.
•Find the latest reports, peer-reviewed articles, patents, pre prints and journals that other search engines miss.
•Offer unique functionalities designed for scientists and researchers.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Library Hours - August 2007

Devereaux Library Hours
August 1 through August 31

Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday, Closed

Monday, July 23, 2007

Make the goodreads connection @ your library

The Devereaux Library is using goodreads to host our Acquisitions List and our new Reader's Advisory Service.

What is Reader's Advisory? Quite simply, it is the act of putting people together with the books they love. Librarians, booksellers, literature teachers—anyone in the business of helping readers find the books they love—are readers' advisers. In other words, when you recommend a book to someone, you are participating in readers' advisory. From:

Several Devereaux Library staff members have ranked lists of books they have enjoyed and added them to goodreads along with the "new_books_2007" shelf. We invite you to look around If you'd like to join us reading, ranking and reviewing, click
and become a friend. Once you are a friend you can choose to receive updates (by email or rss feed) of new books and new reviews.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Homestake Strikes Gold Again: National Science Foundation Selects Former South Dakota Gold Mine as Deep Underground Science Site

BERKELEY, Calif., July 10 (AScribe Newswire) -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has chosen Homestake, a former gold mine in the Black Hills, near Lead, South Dakota, as the site for a multipurpose deep underground science and engineering laboratory. The proposal, chosen from a field of four finalists, was prepared by a multi-institutional collaboration of researchers and submitted to an NSF site selection panel through the University of California (UC) at Berkeley. Leading the "Homestake Collaboration" was Kevin Lesko, a physicist who holds a joint appointment with UC Berkeley and the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Homestake picked for underground lab

South Dakota site is first among four finalists

The National Science Foundation has chosen Homestake gold mine in Lead as the site for a proposed national underground science laboratory, state officials announced today.
(For a timeline of the Homestake mine's journey from gold discovery to the NSF announcement as the site for a national deep underground science lab, click here. For a review of the four sites that were vying for the distinction, visit our Final Four of Physics section.)
For more of this story, click on or type the URL below:

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

SciFinder 2007

If you use SciFinder, you may want to update the software on you computer. For information about changes to the software, see:

For assistance, contact the Devereaux Library Reference Desk. or 394-2419.

Monday, June 18, 2007

New WorldCat Features has been enhanced with a social-networking feature: Users across the Web can now add individual items cataloged in WorldCat to personalized lists. They can group items owned by SDSM&T and other WorldCat libraries, and share their lists with friends, colleagues and millions of site users.

Users can add any book, video, article or another item to a list right from its WorldCat record, or use the checkboxes and "Save to" button in WorldCat search results. Patrons can build as many lists as they like on any subject. Lists can be public—which allows other WorldCat users to search for and discover them—or private so only the list author can view them. (A list's privacy is easily changed by following its "Settings" link.) And a public list can be shared with anyone, regardless of whether they've used WorldCat before: The "Share" link lets a list author send an invitation via e-mail.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

SciFinder: Get Better Research Results Faster

Save the date and register now!

CAS is hosting an e-Seminar on July 11, 2007
It’s live, it’s interactive, and it’s focused on
SciFinder: Get Better Research Results Faster

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
12 -1 Mountain Daylight Savings Time (18.00-19.00 GMT)

Rebroadcast date and times for the seminar will be:
July 17, 2007 at 4 AM MDT (10.00 GMT) and 7 AM MDT (13.00 GMT)

To register, visit:
After you register, you will receive an e-mail confirmation containing the teleconference phone numbers.
SciFinder: Get Better Research Results Faster

In today's competitive business world, scientists need to reach research goals faster and more efficiently. SciFinder has many tools that can help give you needed results quickly and efficiently.

This e-seminar will cover:

· Using the Categorize tool to navigate and narrow an answer set
· Accelerating your research process with the new Combine tool
· Drawing chemical structures for structure searching with a single click of a mouse
· Identifying chemical suppliers in specific countries via the new Commercial Availability Report

Attention SciFinder Scholar customers: these new features will be available in SciFinder Scholar 2007, which will be released in mid-June 2007.

Learn from your desktop or gather your colleagues and share the e-Seminar demonstration in an auditorium or meeting room. You can submit questions at any time during the e-Seminar.

For system and other technical requirements needed to participate in this event, contact WebEx:
Phone: 866-779-3239 (North America) 916-463-8262 (worldwide)

If you have technical questions, please contact WebEx at 866-779-3239 if inside the United States, at 916-463-8262 if outside the United States, or by e-mail at

If you have general questions about SciFinder, please call CAS Customer Care at 800-753-4227 if inside the United States or 614-447-3700 if outside the United States, visit the CAS Customer Care web page at, or send an e-mail to

Join us on July 11!

Thursday, May 31, 2007


The "M" gets it's day in the sun.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Devereaux Library to appear on national television!!

Last week a crew from the PBS television series History Detectives recorded a segment at the Devereaux Library. A team of investigators led by Gwen Wright stopped at the library on their quest to solve a mystery surrounding Gutzon Borglum and Mt. Rushmore. The group spent about 5 hours using the resources of the Devereaux Library and recording footage.
History Detectives is aired locally on South Dakota Public Broadcasting, KBHB. We have not received a specific date for the debut of this particular segment; however, it is scheduled to be shown in the upcoming season this summer.
For more information about the program, check out the History Detectives website

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Have a great summer!

Before you head off for summer break, please return or renew any materials you have out. is your link to your library account. You can see due dates for items you have checked out, on hold, ill request status, and you can renew most items from this link.
Your barcode is on your campus id, and your default password is the first eight characters of your last name.

Looking for a good book to read? A recorded book for that road trip? Some soothing music to grade finals by? It's all @your library.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

New Arrivals

The acquisitions list has been updated. New features include links to book reviews and publishers catalogs.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Summer Hours

Library hours for the summer will be:

May 12 through July 27
Monday through Thursday, 7am to 7pm
Friday, 7am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, closed
May 28, closed
July 4, closed

July 27 through August 31
Monday through Friday 7am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday, closed

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Devereaux Library Easter Hours

Thursday, April 5, 7 am -5 pm
Friday, April 6, 7 am – 12 noon
Saturday, April 7, Closed
Sunday, April 8, Closed
Monday, April 9, 7 am – 12 midnight

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tuesday @ Your Library

Tuesday March 27th will be a special Tuesday @ your Library. Liz Pysar from Thomson Scientific will be doing a Web of Science training session from 10AM – 12:30PM. This session will be held in the I-Hub area at the Devereaux Library.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Did You Read These?

Try this Newsweek quiz, and take a trip on the road, through the valley of the dolls,to have breakfast at Tiffany's, and see how wellyou know your boomer lit.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Spring Break Hours

The library will be open 7AM - 5 PM Monday March 5 - Friday March 9.

The library will be open 4PM- 12 Midnight Sunday March 11th.
The library will be closed Saturday March 3th, Saturday March 10th, and Sunday March 4th.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Holiday Hours

Devereaux Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

We will reopen Monday at 4 PM.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Knovel University Challenge

Knovel launches a new season of the University Challenge Today!

Today's students are tomorrow's technical professionals.
The Knovel University Challenge kicks off its spring 2007 season on February 5th and will run through April 5th. The University Challenge provides students the opportunity to master their research and analysis skills while competing for 9 prizes. This season's winners will receive a $1500 scholarship or 1 of 8 iPod Shuffles. Now in its third season, this contest is open to all students of the hard sciences, mathematics and technology-related courses of study at universities with access to Knovel Library or Knovel K-Essentials.
Academic librarians and professors know that the content on Knovel is authoritative and accurate, and students know that they can find their answers quickly online.In launching this contest, we hope to give students hands-on experience with the features that are exclusive to Knovel while offering a great incentive.Students can take the University Challenge at
Please feel free to visit for promotional materials and quiz cards for students. Congratulations to all of our winners! Visit to see the full list.
Let your students in on a quick quiz they’ll want to take. Tell them about the Knovel University Challenge at

Scientific, Technical and Engineering Questions? Try Knovel First!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Special Edition of Tuesday @your library

Tuesday Feb.6, is BrownBag it @ Your Library.

We will meet at 12:00 noon February 6th for - Introduction to Engineering Village Length: 30 minutes

This is a walkthrough of the Engineering Village search platform. The training will cover:
Quick, Easy, Expert and Thesaurus search methods.
Faceted searching and browsing.
Results management (viewing, creating alerts, saving searches, obtaining full text records).
Blog this and RSS features.
Search history.
Getting help.
Please bring your lunch and join us!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

John Welch book signing photos

The John Welch Book signing/reception was held in the I-Hub area of the library. Photos are posted here:

The I-Hub area is available for campus meetings and events.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Intellectual Property -- Tuesday @Your Library

Tuesday January 30 is a special doubleheader "Tuesday @Your Library"

The topic of 10AM and 2 PM sessions will be Intellectual Property. Patents/Trademarks/Copyright and You.

At 1:00 PM MINITEX will present a webinar "The In’s and Out’s of Open WorldCat and" this will be repeated Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:45 AM- 12:30 PM.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

You're invited!

A book signing and reception for local author John Welch, USAF Ret.; will be held Wednesday, January 31 at 4 pm at the Devereaux Library at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Welch has just published his third book, My Year in Vietnam. In 1966 Colonel Welch was sent to Viet Nam to serve as an Air Liaison Officer with the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam. During his year in Southeast Asia Welch commanded Forward Air Controllers, flew aerial reconnaissance and directed air strikes. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. This book chronicles his year in Viet Nam.

Welch, a veteran of World War II, retired from the Air Force in 1970. He has written and published two other books based on his military career, Dead Engine Kids and
B-36 Days at Rapid City. Welch has written numerous aviation and military training manuals and edited a number of other works.

The public is invited to the January 31 reception. Welch will be available to sign any of his works. Copies of his books will be available.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


I-Hub, originally uploaded by harrydevereaux.

Need a place for a meeting? Want to schedule a trainings session for your class? I-Hub is available during regular library hours.

Library services not available

Services impacted are the online catalog and many but not all 24/7 databases. (WorldCat, ERIC, Ingenta should not be impacted)

In addition @your library database "Ancestry" will be down. The other @your library databases should not be impacted.

Forwarded from SDLN
Scheduled Power Outage
Due to a campus wide[BHSU], scheduled power outage early Saturday morning, January 20, we will be shutting down all servers located at SDLN starting at 10 PM Mountain Time, Friday, January 19. During this time, all SDLN provided services will be unavailable. This includes Aleph, ILL, OPAC, SDLN email accounts, SDLN listservs, and SDLN hosted web pages. Power will be restored by 6 AM Mountain Time on January 20 and it will take approximately 1 hour to restore services here. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sean Crooks
Systems Administrator/Network Security
South Dakota Library Network

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Welcome Back

The Devereaux Library was constructed in 1968/69. At that time, the top floor of the library was left unfinished. A renovation project in began in 2004. This project saw the installation of lights, carpeting, walls and a new ventilation system in portions of the building.

In 2006 the Friends of the Devereaux Library provided the funds to furnish the "new" floor, and to replace much of the 30+ year old furniture provided by Harry Devereaux at the time of the original construction.

The furniture has arrived, things are rearranged. Pictures are posted, but they don't begin to show how nice everything really looks. Stop by and see the changes!