Bring your leadership skills to South Dakota State University’s
Hilton M. Briggs Library! Our library seeks a forward-thinking
Associate or Full Librarian/Head of Public Services to lead,
coordinate, and administer the library’s Public Services Department
encompassing circulation, reference, library instruction,
interlibrary loan, government documents, and outreach services.
This is a 12-month, 100% time, benefits-eligible position that is
supervised by the Dean of the Library.
South Dakota State University promotes access
to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and
participate in education, research, and service and is especially
interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant
mission of access.
- Plan, coordinate, and facilitate departmental activities and
provide leadership in setting goals and priorities. Responsible for
overall operational efficiency of the department.
- Hire, mentor, direct, motivate, support, supervise, and
evaluate Public Services faculty and staff.
- Work with the Dean of the Library, the Head
of Technical Services, and the Coordinator of Archives &
Special Collections to provide leadership and enhance
- Serve as a member of the library’s Management Team, sharing in
policy-making decisions, planning, and management
- Determine unit and individual work priorities and routines,
assign work, and schedule staffing.
- Manage personnel, equipment, software, space, and fiscal
resources in a responsible manner.
- Develop and strengthen campus, local, statewide, and regional
- Develop, revise, and implement policies, procedures, and
- Lead library assessment and user experience efforts and
actively participate in the improvement of library services.
- Compile, analyze, and report on statistical data regarding
- Participate in collection development.
- Serve as a liaison to selected academic departments.
- Provide general information services to library users.
Occasional evening and weekend duty is required.
- Provide leadership in applying existing and emerging
- Participate as an active member of the university community and
promote the library and its resources.
- ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information
science or equivalent.
- Second earned graduate degree.
- At least 10 years experience as a professional librarian (for
rank of associate librarian) or 15 years (for rank of
- Recent experience in public services in an academic, research,
or large public library.
- Supervisory, administrative and/or leadership experience.
- Reference and library instruction experience.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (verbal,
written, and public presentations) with stakeholders including
students, faculty, staff, and the research community.
- Knowledge of relevant trends, techniques, and issues in
academia and library services.
- Demonstrated success applying existing and emerging
technologies to support public service.
$90,000 minimum, depending upon rank and commensurate with
South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits
including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans,
compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees
also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well
as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of
South Dakota academic institutions.
UNIVERSITY AND THE BROOKINGS COMMUNITY:
South Dakota State University is the state’s
largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs
and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students.
SDSU offers a rich academic experience in an environment of
inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education,
creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that
improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation
and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values
of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity,
embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to
diversity, and excellence through continuous improvement.
As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work
of the university is carried out on its main resident campus in
Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and
Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment
Station research sites across South Dakota.
SDSU was recognized as one of 54 institutions in the United
States as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in 2014. The
university’s total research expenditures are greater than $60
million. SDSU is the state’s first High Research Activity
institution as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching.
Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with
membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit
League and the Big XII for wrestling.
Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is
located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of
Minneapolis. Livability.com rates Brookings as an ideal community
for families, students, young professionals and retirees. It
considers Brookings among the safest and most vibrant cities in
The Brookings Public School District educates approximately
3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic
achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary
schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one
middle school and a high school.
The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities,
including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature
Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota
Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the
Brookings Summer Arts Festival.
Position is open until filled.
SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To
apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by
the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply
for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic
application form. This employment site will also require the
attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how
the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the
advertisement, curriculum vitae, and a reference page with the
contact information for three professional references. Email
applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human
Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this
Any offer of employment is conditioned upon
the university’s verification of credentials and other information
required by law and/or university policies, including but not
limited to, successful completion of a criminal background
South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It
is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to
thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working
and learning environment for employees and students. This position
is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol
Testing Policy 4:14.
For questions on the position, contact Nancy Marshall at (605)
688-5093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities
for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education,
research, and service and is especially interested in candidates
that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU
prohibits discrimination on, the basis of sex, race, color, creed,
national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender
identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age,
disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other
status that may become protected under law against discrimination
in the offering of all educational programs and employment
opportunities. Arrangements for accommodations required by
disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. Individuals
with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal
Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill
Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.