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Michael Gutierrez

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Department Head/Librarian

Office Building

Hilton M. Briggs Library



Mailing Address

Briggs Library 123C
Briggs Library-Box 2115
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Michael Gutierrez is currently the Head of Public Services at the Hilton M. Briggs Library. Before arriving at SDSU, he was Head of Reference & Research Services at New Mexico State University Library. Prior to his time in New Mexico, he was a reference and instruction librarian at the University of Delaware’s Hugh M. Morris Library, providing research assistance to several subject areas and interdisciplinary areas.


University of Delaware, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, June 2014
University of Arizona, M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science, August 2000
University of New Mexico, B.A. in History and Political Science, May 1992

Professional Memberships

American Library Association
Association of College & Research Libraries
Mountain Plains Library Association
South Dakota Library Association

Work Experience

Head of Public Services, Hilton M. Briggs Library, South Dakota State University, 2018-Present
Department Head, Reference & Research Services, New Mexico State University Library, 2016-2018
Adjunct Librarian, Cecil County Veterans Memorial Library, Cecil College, 2007-2016
Adjunct Librarian, Guggenheim Memorial Library, Monmouth University Library, 2001-2003
Librarian, Reference & Instructional Services, University of Delaware Library, 2000-2016
Library Specialist I-III, University of New Mexico Libraries, Albuquerque, NM, 1900-2000