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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Contact the McKusick Law Library

Phone:  Information/Circulation/Reference Desk (605) 677-3930

Law Library Directory (605) 677-5259

Email: - Responses to inquires submitted to this mailbox will be made within 48 hours. 


Sarah Kammer - Head of Public, Faculty & Student Services

Sarah Kammer assumed the position of Head of Public, Faculty and Student Services in July 2014.  Prior to being selected to fill this position, Sarah served as a temporary library assistant and as a volunteer with the USD McKusick Law Library.  She has also volunteered at the University of Nebraska Schmid Law Library and the Nebraska State Library in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Sarah worked part-time in the reference department at the Lewis & Clark Boley Law Library in Portland, Oregon prior to moving to South Dakota.  She has also been employed as an intellectual property attorney in Cleveland, Ohio and as an attorney and office manager in a general practice firm in Lincoln, Nebraska. 


MA, Library Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri

JD, Duke University

BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Her research interests include Intellectual Property Law, Law Practice Management, and Technology in Libraries and Law Firms.


Meg Anthony - Library Assistant (Temp)

Meg Anthony joined the McKusick Law Library staff in August 2015.  Meg worked in both public libraries and academic libraries in Michigan before moving to South Dakota.  Meg will be working primarily at the Circulation/Reference Desk, and providing service during the Law Library's extended service hours. Meg will also be involved in the Law Library's marketing and outreach efforts. 

M.L.I.S., Wayne State University (MI)

BA, Fine Art, Northern Michigan University


Openings & Anticipated Openings

Current Openings

- Law Library Director


Daniel Burniston – Head of Collection and Technical Services

Daniel Burniston began work at the University of South Dakota McKusick Law Library in July 2015. Prior to joining the Law Library, Daniel served as the Interlibrary Loan and Electronic Reserves Manager, and Interim Archives Manager at the University of South Dakota University Libraries. Before joining the University of South Dakota, he held a position as a public library director, as well as responsibilites including technical services and circulation.


M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh.

BA, History, University of Sussex


Karyl Knodel - Serials Librarian

Karyl Knodel began work as a Library Technician at USD in the McKusick Law Library in June 1975 and became serials librarian in 1982.  In her almost thirty-nine years of service, she has been responsible for the receipt, processing and tracking of serials publications and preparing them for patron use. In 2014, Karyl transitioned to working part-time in this capacity.


BA, Library Science, Westmar College (LeMars, IA) & Morningside College (Sioux City, IA).  


Gina Mairose - Library Administrative Assistant (Temp)

Gina Mairose became part of the McKusick Law Library team in January 2016. This is Gina’s seventh year at USD as she completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies in English at USD. As a graduate student, Gina taught lower-level English classes for five semesters and also worked at the USD Writing Center.  Gina will be helping the Law Library with a variety of administrative tasks and will also assist in providing service at the Circulation/Reference Desk when needed.

MA, English, University of South Dakota

BA, English, University of South Dakota


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