Job Board

The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

SDSU’s Hilton M. Briggs Library welcomes a creative, dynamic and service-oriented individual to serve in the newly created position of Institutional Repository Coordinator. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for launching, maintaining, and enhancing the University’s institutional repository. S/he will collaborate with colleagues in the Library, across the University, and throughout the state and region to collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly output of SDSU faculty, staff and students. RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Directing the operations of SDSU’s institutional repository
Providing the Library and University faculty with information, training, and assistance in depositing materials into the institutional repository
Insuring consistency and accuracy of metadata schema
Obtaining funding to support institutional repository initiatives
Developing strong partnerships
Bachelor’s degree
Related experience
Knowledge of existing and emerging library technologies
Knowledge of current trends and new developments in institutional repository initiatives and special collections
Knowledge of current metadata schemas and standards, such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, etc. and digital content management systems
Familiarity with current trends and emerging issues regarding scholarly communications, copyright, digital rights management, and open access as they relate to institutional repositories
Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the Library and the University
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment and maintain positive working relationships
A strong public service orientation
Ability to learn new technologies quickly
The ability to teach effectively
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
Academic library employment
Coursework or experience resulting in knowledge of principles and practices governing institutional repositories
Experience working collaboratively to develop special collections programs and exhibitions
Experience providing outreach activities
Experience working with digital collections including the management of digitization projects
Experience with grant writing and administration of grants
Supervision and/or project management experience
SALARY: Commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity. 
SDSU is a land grant institution and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students and offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. Hilton M. Briggs Library serves all SDSU academic disciplines and holds approximately 668,000 bound volumes, 1 million microforms, and over 500,000 government publications in addition to 31,000 electronic subscriptions. The library staff consists of 14 library professionals, 14 support staff, and student employees. 
SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 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. 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by December 31, 2014. 
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 contact information for three professional references. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the electronic application process. Email or paper applications will not be accepted. SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Persons underrepresented in higher education are encouraged to apply. 
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. 
For questions on the position, contact Nancy Marshall at or (605) 688-5093.