Systems and Discovery Librarian

(Assistant or Associate Librarian depending on qualifications)

Hilton M. Briggs Library

South Dakota State University


South Dakota State University (SDSU) seeks an innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of Systems and Discovery Librarian. The successful candidate will provide support for library systems for SDSU collaborating with library staff to enhance users' ability to identify, retrieve, and use library resources. The successful candidate will also work as part of a team to enhance and support the consortium of South Dakota’s six public university libraries. This 12-month faculty Librarian position reports to the SDSU Head of Technical Service; participates in professional activity; and serves on library, university, and statewide committees. The Systems and Discovery Librarian supervises the Library Computer Support Specialist and works in conjunction with South Dakota Board of Regents staff.



o Lead working groups responsible for evaluating, selecting, and negotiating shared services;

o Provide leadership for functional groups to enhance communication between librarians, develop best practices, and plan for future developments; and

o Serve as primary point of support for User Groups and Functional Teams.






SALARY: $65,000 - $75,000 depending on qualifications.


SDSU is a land grant institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. It is the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. The library staff consists of 30 full time employees. The South Dakota public university libraries consist of Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota.

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.


For a full listing of the responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, visit, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. The Library actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, veterans, minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

SDSU is an AA/EO employer.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by January 18, 2019.