Research and Instruction Librarian

Hilton M. Briggs Library

South Dakota State University


South Dakota State University’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 SDSU’s students, faculty and staff in assigned subject disciplines, including the School of Design and the School of Communication.  S/He will build relationships with departmental faculty to facilitate information literacy instruction, develop critical thinking skills among students, and enhance the collections in the discipline. The Librarian will provide specialized research assistance and instruction to undergraduates and graduate students, including individual consultations as well as general reference and research support.  The position is a 10-month per year appointment and reports to the Head of Public Services.


SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations.

Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.









SALARY:  Anticipated salary based on qualifications is $50,000 for 10 months with additional summer appointment possible



SDSU is a land grant institution and is the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of over 12,000 students and offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees.  Hilton M. Briggs Library serves all SDSU academic disciplines.  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. Learn more about Brookings by visiting:


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by November 9, 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 job.”  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; 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 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.  


South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.  


For questions on the position, contact Nancy Marshall, Search Committee Chair, nancy.marshall@sdstate.eduor (605) 688-5093.


South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.  Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of 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, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD  57007.  Phone: (605) 688-4128.





South Dakota State University’s Hilton M. Briggs Library welcomes applications for the position of Research & Instruction Librarian. 




For a complete list of responsibilities, summary of the minimum and preferred qualifications, the application deadline, contact information, questions on the position, and to apply, visit, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process.  Full Consideration Deadline: November 9, 2018.  For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.  SDSU is an AA/EO employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.