Research and Instruction Librarian

Hilton M. Briggs Library

South Dakota State University


SDSU’s Hilton M. Briggs Library welcomes applications for a Research and Instruction Librarian at the Assistant Librarian rank.  The successful candidate is an energetic and collaborative librarian with a desire to work with students and faculty in assigned subject disciplines in the humanities or social sciences, particularly for the departments in SDSU’s School of Design.   S/He will build relationships with departmental faculty to facilitate information literacy instruction and development of high quality collections in the discipline. The librarian provides specialized research assistance to undergraduates, graduate students and faculty along with general reference and research support from a centralized reference desk.  The position is a 10-month per year appointment and reports to the Head of Public Services.








SALARY:   Commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity.



SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students and offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees.  Hilton M. Briggs Library serves all SDSU academic disciplines and holds approximately 678,000 bound volumes, 1 million microforms, and over 500,000 government publications in addition to 31,000 electronic subscriptions.  The library staff consists of 30 full-time employees.


SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 23,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29.  The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by Sunday, August 27, 2017.



SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.”  The system will guide you through the electronic application form.  The 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; a resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process.  SDSU does not accept email or paper applications.  SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff.  Persons underrepresented in higher education are encouraged to apply.


Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.  


For questions on the position, contact Elizabeth Fox,


South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Email to arrange for accommodations required by disabilities.  SDSU prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact:  Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 318, SDSU, Brookings, SD  57007.  Phone:  (605) 688-4128.