Hello, my name is Bill Roller and I am the Librarian at Ihanktonwan Community College. We are open Monday thru Thursday, from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and on Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Feel free to come in and browse, read, and ask me for help on something. I am always here to help you find what you are looking for.
We also have an Ihanktonwan Tribal Archives that is ever expanding, with lots of data on our nations history, and historical documents, such as our Constitution, Treaties, and Minutes from our General Council Meetings, some going back to the 1920's! Just ask me, and I'll be happy to show you them. And you can have copies of any document we have for 10c per page. We also have 3 public computers available for public use for $1 per hr.,
We are a member of the South Dakota State Library Network, and we can help you get signed up. Just log on to http://www.library.sd.gov., and follow the prompts, or stop in and ask me, and I will guide you through the site. However, if you are using any computer in our building, the South Dakota State Library is already available to use without inputting you username and password. Just click this hyperlink: http://library.sd.gov/
Your South Dakota State Library is full of amazing sites such as:
ProQuest with over 2000 full text journal and backfiles
SIRS Discoverer for (K-9) students
SIRS Issues Researcher for (6-12) students
World Book Foreign Language Edition
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (Spanish Language)
L'Encyclope'die De'couverte (French Language)
World Book Public Library Edition
World Book Online for Kids (grades K-5)
World Book Online Info Finder ( grades 5-9)
World Book Online Reference Center (grades 9-adult)
World Book School Edition
World Book Kids (grades K-5)
World Book Student (grades 5-9)
World Book Advanced (grades 9-12+)
World Book Discover (differentiated instruction, i.e.ESL, reluctant readers and adult learners)
Pronunciator With over 700 Native American Languages
Learning Express Library
Find a book with WorldCat-find books worldwide
History/Genealogical (Census Records, Indexes)
AncestryLibrary-in library only
HeritageQuest-at home access
Sanborn maps-SD-historical maps
ebooks on EBSCOhost (formely NetLibrary)-12,000+ Non Fiction Books
Gale Virtual Reference Library-Core Reference Collection
LexisNexis Congressional, Statistical, State Capitol-access with individual State Library library card
CAMIO-in library only
You can also borrow a book using the inter-library loan program. Now, you can even acess the South Dakota State Library directly from any of the libraries computers.
Another interesting site loaded with knowledge is http://www.books.google.com . They have millions of books digitized and available for you to read. Just log on and search for a topic, and all the books on that subject will pop up. Then you can do an advanced search for a specific item from the book you choose and everything on that subject will pop up page number included! They have books that you once had to travel around the globe to read digitized and accessible in seconds!
Looking for some money to help you with College expenses? Log on to http://cobellscholar.org and get access to the Cobell scholarships. If you need help, come in and I will be happy to help you apply.
Another great site that is a must read for any Native American Indian College Student is http://www.catchingthedream.org .
This organization helps you with your essay writing and in applying for multiple scholarships. They used to require you to apply for at least 50 scholarships in order for you to apply for their full ride scholarship good for your entire run through College, but have recently lowered that qualification down to 10! They also have some very insightful articals to read and will steer you to www.fastweb.com, Scholarships.com and Sallie Mae for your scholarship searches.
Also, if you have any obituaries that you would like to be put into the tribal archives, please stop by with your obituary, and I will make a color copy of it and return the original to you.
Here are some essential sites you need to check out. These tutorials will get you pointed in the right direction!
Ihanktonwan Community College
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