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Head of Public Services

South Dakota State University | Brookings, South Dakota

Type: Full time
Application deadline: 14 August 2022
Minimum education and experience: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent plus second earned graduate degree
Salary: $90,000

Position Summary & Purpose

Bring your leadership skills to South Dakota State University’s Hilton M. Briggs Library! Our library seeks a forward-thinking Associate or Full Librarian/Head of Public Services to lead, coordinate, and administer the library’s Public Services Department encompassing circulation, reference, library instruction, interlibrary loan, government documents, and outreach services. This is a 12-month, 100% time, benefits-eligible position that is supervised by the Dean of the Library.

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 mission of access.


  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate departmental activities and provide leadership in setting goals and priorities. Responsible for overall operational efficiency of the department.
  • Hire, mentor, direct, motivate, support, supervise, and evaluate Public Services faculty and staff.
  • Work with the Dean of the Library, the Head of Technical Services, and the Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections to provide leadership and enhance cooperation.
  • Serve as a member of the library’s Management Team, sharing in policy-making decisions, planning, and management responsibilities.
  • Determine unit and individual work priorities and routines, assign work, and schedule staffing.
  • Manage personnel, equipment, software, space, and fiscal resources in a responsible manner.
  • Develop and strengthen campus, local, statewide, and regional partnerships.
  • Develop, revise, and implement policies, procedures, and strategies.
  • Lead library assessment and user experience efforts and actively participate in the improvement of library services.
  • Compile, analyze, and report on statistical data regarding information services.
  • Participate in collection development.
  • Serve as a liaison to selected academic departments.
  • Provide general information services to library users. Occasional evening and weekend duty is required.
  • Provide leadership in applying existing and emerging technologies.
  • Participate as an active member of the university community and promote the library and its resources.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent.
  • Second earned graduate degree.
  • At least 10 years experience as a professional librarian (for rank of associate librarian) or 15 years (for rank of librarian).
  • Recent experience in public services in an academic, research, or large public library.
  • Supervisory, administrative and/or leadership experience.
  • Reference and library instruction experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (verbal, written, and public presentations) with stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, and the research community.
  • Knowledge of relevant trends, techniques, and issues in academia and library services.
  • Demonstrated success applying existing and emerging technologies to support public service.


South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

Application Instructions

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, 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 SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.


Information Services Librarian

Grand Forks Public Library | Grand Forks, North Dakota

Type: Full time
Application deadline: 15 August 2022
Minimum education and experience: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited program or receipt of the degree within one year of hiring.
Salary: $25.68/hour - 36.71/hour

Position Summary & Purpose

Exciting things are happening at the Grand Forks Public Library, and if you have curiosity, enthusiasm, and a friendly personality, it's the perfect time for you to join our team! We're innovating, evolving, and re-imagining what a library can be and do.

The Information Services Librarian is a professional librarian position responsible for the development and provision of innovative library programs, services, and materials to the community we serve, both within the library and outside library walls. The Librarian will have a deep understanding of and passion for customer service, as well as the ability to treat everyone with dignity and respect. With a focus on innovation and adventure, this person will develop and support all efforts to connect the community, inspire innovation, and encourage curiosity.

Never been to Grand Forks, North Dakota? Have no fear! Grand Forks is way cooler than you think! Named one of America’s Best Small Cities by CNN and among the Top 100 Places to Live by, Grand Forks combines all the amenities of a larger city with the close community feel of a smaller town. Home to a thriving arts community, a world-class park and greenway system, and the University of North Dakota with its famous Fighting Hawks hockey team, Grand Forks truly is a great place to live.

If you have an adventurous spirit, an ALA-accredited Master’s degree (or are within a year of having one), one or more years of library experience, and one or more years of customer service experience, we may have a place for you! 


This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week with excellent benefits. Hourly wage range is $25.68 - $36.71. Benefits include health insurance, pension, life insurance, long term disability insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

Application Instructions

Apply by end of day on 8/15/2022.


Open Educational Resources Librarian

University of North Dakota | Grand Forks, North Dakota

Type: Full time
Application deadline: 25 August 2022
Minimum education and experience: Graduate master's degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library science, library & information science, information studies, information science, or equivalent.
Salary: $50,000

Position Summary & Purpose

  • Guide faculty in the discovery, adoption, adaptation, creation, dissemination, and assessment of OERs for use as course resources and training materials.
  • Serve as an authority on emerging and evolving trends in OERs. Recommend initiatives that can be undertaken to support emerging needs.
  • Advance the creation and use of OERs to support all teaching modalities, reduce costs for students, and promote the development of customizable resources.
  • Serve in a leading role on the OERs Working Group (membership includes faculty, staff, students, librarians, instructional designers, etc.) Work with the OERs Working Group to lead new initiatives, such as: promotion of OERs; scheduling of events and workshops and speaker related to OERs; helping to develop appropriate ways for OER work to be evaluated, assessed, and appropriately recognized in faculty and staff workload, promotion, and related activities; development of campus-wide policies related to OERs; and related activities.
  • Plan initiatives to build awareness and support the adoption and adaption of OERs and Open Access materials, in collaboration with relevant campus and regional/national partners.
  • Administer an OERs faculty grant program. Work with OERs Working Group members and the Dean of Libraries & Information Resources to source additional support as needed.
  • Lead OERs workshops for faculty OERs grant recipients.
  • Assist faculty in navigating copyright and licensing issues with OERs, with the assistance of UND legal counsel.
  • Promote usage and creation of OERs into curricula. With instructional designers and others, assist in training faculty in technological aspects of OER production, adaption, and use, including accessibility. Ensure ongoing communication and collaboration related to OERs.
  • Serve as a member of a dynamic team providing direct assistance and guidance to library users through reference and instructional services.
  • Serve as bibliographer for specific academic departments, assisting in instruction and collection development.
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, workshops, or webinars locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally as appropriate.


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