Library Services Technology Act Coordinator (LSTA) – MN Dept. of Education

Working Title: Library Services Technology Act Coordinator (LSTA)
Who May Apply: Open only to all qualified applicants.
Date Posted: 03/16/2017
Closing Date: 03/28/2017
Open for Bid  Date: 03/16/2017
Closed for Bid Date: 03/22/2017
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Education
Division/Unit: Library Service & Charter Center
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: Yes/No
Salary Range: $26.06 – $38.64 /hourly; $54,413 – $80,680 /annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214–Professional/MAPE
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary
This position coordinates and administers Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program activities.  Develops and deliver initiatives related to K-12 learners and high quality youth services in public libraries and school library media centers. This position is also responsible for administering the division’s federal Grants to States allocations, which includes establishing competitive grant processes, managing funded grants, providing technical assistance to grantees, required federal reporting and overseeing all uses of federal funds to ensure alignment with approved federal plan.  It is instrumental in ensuring the accountability for the use of federal funds. This position also has a responsibility for carrying out division activities that support the world’s best workforce and developing partnerships that support this work.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
• Three (3) years of professional library experience.
• Knowledge of state and federal grants administration laws, rules, guidelines, polices and best practices in order to administer funds accurately and provide technical assistance.
• Excellent verbal and written communication select appropriate communication method (formal and informal, in person, social media, web based presentations, telephone, email, written documetns, etc.) based on stakeholder needs.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Three (3) years of experience in school library media center/or possess a current school library media licensure.
• Ability to interpret statutes, rules, policies, best practices based on parameters of grant awards and/or contracts.
• Knowledge of computer applications for libraries, current trends in library and information science.

Application Details
How to Apply
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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.

If you have questions about the position, contact Marilyn at or 651.582.8550.

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