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MacKay Building
800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501

1-605-773-6962 (FAX)
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Hours: Mon-Fri
8 am - 5 pm CT
7 am - 4 pm MT

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Librarian Associate (Job Id 9875 URL Link to South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources Career Space Job Listing)


  • Agency: Department of Education; State Library
  • Location: Pierre
  • Salary: $13.54 - $16.93 per hour
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled

For more information on the Department of Education, please visit URL Link to South Dakota Department of Education.

The Braille & Talking Book Library Reader's Advisor position is responsible for reviewing and adding new patron applications, assisting patrons with book selection, circulation, and providing excellence in servicing their needs. This position will also be responsible for a variety of programming, assisting with our quarterly Prairie Trails Newsletter, and assisting in other areas within the Braille & Talking Book Library.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Bachelor's degree and/or library coursework or library experience is preferred.

Experience in customer service, an understanding of serving patrons with visual and physical impairments as well as knowledge of different reading genres.

Knowledge of:

  • principles, practices, techniques, and services of a library;
  • customer service excellence;
  • a variety of book genres;
  • various Microsoft Office products;
  • monthly status reports.

Skill to:

  • effectively communicate;
  • prepare detailed statistical reports;
  • provide exceptional customer service.

Ability to:

  • make professional connections with patrons of the Braille & Talking Book Library;
  • promote programming and new materials to patrons;
  • stay current with changes from the National Library Service;
  • maintain up-to-date records for patrons in our database;
  • continuously seek out training and educational opportunities;
  • communicate information in person, in writing, or over the telephone;
  • use a computer to load, edit, and store documents;
  • proofread with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • organize work and set priorities with minimal direction;
  • lift and carry boxes of library materials;
  • work independently;
  • work as part of a team;
  • lift 50 lbs.


The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit URL Link to South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources.

Apply at: URL Link to South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148
Fax: 605.773.4344

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