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Library Associate (Job Id 8442 URL Link to South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources Career Space Job Listing)


  • Agency: Department of Education; State Library
  • Salary: $14.22 - $15.92 per hour
  • Pay Grade: GF
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Digital Services Library Associate is the project leader for all digital projects requiring scanning of material. The Library Associate prepares all materials for scanning by separating items into manageable sections and assigning them to staff for scanning, OCRing, application of accessibility features, and manages the ingest of digitized content into a digital repository. The position trains staff and ensures that digital publication policies, procedures and standards are followed by all staff. The position maintains statistics for Digital Services and reports to the head of Reference and Collection Services.


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.

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

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Bachelor's degree and/or coursework in Library Science is preferred.

Experience working with common digital library or digital applications and tools (e.g., CONTENTdm, OmniPage, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat DC).

Knowledge of:

  • principles, practices, techniques, and services of a library;
  • local cataloging and metadata processes;
  • national cataloging rules;
  • standards used in digital preservation;
  • basic record keeping systems;
  • effective methods of supervision as required;
  • copyright law and fair use;
  • photo editing software;
  • various Microsoft Office products;
  • online digital repository software;
  • optical character recognition processes.

Ability to:

  • manage digital collections and implement digital projects from inception to completion;
  • Research, plan, and provide technical expertise for digital initiatives;
  • deal tactfully with others;
  • communicate information in person, in writing, or over the telephone;
  • provide quality control of scanned materials;
  • process and edit existing catalog records;
  • supervise as required;
  • 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;
  • keep up to date with new technical development, equipment, and standards;
  • lift and carry boxes of library materials;
  • work independently;
  • prepare statistical reports;
  • work as part of a team.


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

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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