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South Dakota State University
Hilton M. Briggs Library
South Dakota
Posted: 11/3/2022
Part-time, Temporary Reference Assistant

South Dakota State University Hilton M. Briggs Library seeks part-time temporary reference assistance for evenings (5-9 pm) and/or weekends to support student, faculty, staff, and community research.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide in-person, chat, e-mail, and phone reference service on evenings and/or weekends. Assist with other tasks and projects as needed. Oversee student employees.


  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.


  • Previous reference experience.
  • Previous academic library experience.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience. Minimum $30.00 per hour.

BENEFITS: This position is not benefits eligible.


The Hilton M. Briggs Library inspires academic excellence, collaborative endeavor, creative scholarship, student engagement, and lifelong curiosity. It is our vision that this space will be a center for research, learning, preservation, and discovery. The library’s collections, spaces, and services empower and transform the intellectual and creative life of the communities it serves.

Hilton M. Briggs Library serves all SDSU academic disciplines and holds approximately 680,000 bound volumes, 1 million microforms, and over 600,000 government documents, in addition to 66,700 electronic journals. Reference librarians are available to assist in locating materials and conducting research. The library building offers a variety of collaborative and individual workspaces, including couches, tables, classrooms, study rooms, and quiet areas.


Position is open until filled.


South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online employment site. To apply, visit:, 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 South Dakota State University Human Resources at 605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 

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 Mary Kraljic at (605) 688-4049 or

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 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.