|The E. Y. Berry Library-Learning Center at Black Hills State University recently hosted Snapshot Day to document how the library is used and show the value of the library in the community.
The E. Y. Berry Library-Learning Center at Black Hills State University recently hosted Snapshot Day to document how the library is used and show the value of the library in the community.
According to Scott Ahola, director of library operations, “the library is a very important place on campus in terms of study and research – it is a vibrant place filled with hard working students.”
Approximately 259 students, faculty, staff and community members visited the library on Snapshot day and 734 visited the library website.
Library Snapshot Day, an initiative promoted by the American Library Association for all types of libraries, was started to demonstrate the impact that each library has, on a local and statewide level.|
The E. Y. Berry Library-Learning Center is a major resource center for BHSU and the community. The library collection includes over 235,000 book volumes and 70,000 government documents. Micromaterials, including microfiche and microfilm, combine to add over 635,000 volumes of additional resource materials. The building also houses the Special Collections and Archives, a unique collection of nearly 2,225 volumes of state, county, and local histories from throughout the United States during the mid-19th century through World War II. The library collection can be searched and accessed using the South Dakota Library Network (SDLN) system that BHSU pioneered for the state of South Dakota.