Library Development And Services Specialist – MN Department of Education

Job Title: Child and Youth Library Specialist- Library Dev And Svcs Spec
Job ID: 36512
Location: Roseville
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

Leading for educational excellence and equity. Every day for every one.The Minnesota Department of Education serves a wide and diverse range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota’s 339 school districts and over 52,000 licensed teachers.

MDE Values:
Collaboration-Partner and serve for the greater good.
Leadership-Take ownership and responsibility.
Equity-Innovate for justice, fairness and inclusion

Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted:  10/23/2019
Closing Date:  11/13/2019
Bid Open Date: 10/23/2019
Bid Close Date: 10/23/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit:  Education Department / MDE-Central Office-MAPE
Division/Unit:  Education-St Paul / State Library Services RV
Work Shift/Work Hours:  Day Shift
Days of Work:  M-F
Travel Required:  No
Salary Range: $27.18 – $40.30/hourly; $56,751 – $84,146/annually
Classified Status:  Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union:  214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status:  Exempt – Professional
Job Summary
In this role, you will create partnerships and design collaborative activities that improve the capacity of Minnesota’s libraries to provide responsive and high quality programming to children and youth. Duties include:

– Administering state legislative grants such as the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) for regional public library systems;
– Developing and implementing partnerships with libraries, regional and multicounty multitype library systems, schools, nonprofit organizations, MDE divisions and other state agencies focused on children and youth, and advancing Five Year LSTA Plan goals and priorities;
– Managing statewide activities related to early literacy/youth initiatives in public and school libraries and community partners and developing activities that support libraries in implementing high quality early learning opportunities;
– Coordinating the State Library Services website so that the division’s activities are communicated accurately.

*CURRENT permanent-classified MDE employees represented by MAPE who are eligible for interest bidding for the position should consult Article 16, Vacancies, Filling of Positions, Section 3, Job Posting and Interest Bidding, of their negotiated agreement. In order to be considered for the position as an interest bidder your application must be received by the “Closed for Bid” date listed above.*


Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Early Childhood, or Education.
Three (3) years of professional library experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in childrens’ library setting

To apply:  Search Job ID 36512 at MN Careers.

For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about the position, contact Kelsey Baumann at or 651/582-8550.