South Dakota State University, Hilton M. Briggs Library, is soliciting applications for the position of Head of Public Services.  This is a 12 month, full-time, benefit eligible position.  SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations.  Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.




The Head of Public Services supervises six librarians and five FTE paraprofessionals. The unit also includes student employees.

The Head of Public Services reports to the Chief University Librarian. In addition, the Head of Public Services participates in library faculty meetings and planning sessions.







Salary expected to be $100,000. Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials.



South Dakota State University is the state’s land grant institution and largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. Hilton M. Briggs Library has a collection of over 668,000 volumes and 31,000 electronic subscriptions that support all of SDSU’s academic disciplines. Library faculty and staff are collegial and service-oriented.


Brookings is a safe, family-friendly, vibrant, thriving community with many amenities you would find in a much larger city, but with a small-town feel. Residents enjoy the tree-lined streets, leisurely pace of living, a short commute time and a variety of career opportunities in a growing job market. SDSU creates a youthful and energetic atmosphere and provides residents with a multitude of athletic, cultural, educational and recreational activities. The top-ranked Brookings School District offers small classroom sizes and highly qualified, experienced teachers. The city boasts an abundance of attractions and activities such as the Children’s Museum of S.D., Dakota Nature Park, S.D. Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, S.D. Ag Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center of S.D., Downtown at Sundown, and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival. Brookings is consistently ranked as a top place to live. Recent accolades include: #1 Best Place to Live in S.D., #25 Best City for Entrepreneurs, #2 Best School District in S.D., Top 10 Best Small Towns in America, Safest College Town in America, and the Top 25 Safest Cities in America. Learn more about Brookings by visiting Bring Your Dreams!



Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by February 20, 2018.



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 current contact information for three professional references.  Email applications will not be accepted.  SDSU is especially interested in candidates who can contribute positively to the experiences of underrepresented minorities. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 


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.  


As of January 1, 2018, South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.  


For questions on the position, contact Nancy Marshall at (605) 688-5093 or