Legal Assistant 7 (LA7) – Law Librarian State of Minnesota

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices — has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we are actively building an internal culture that supports that calling.

The Attorney General’s Office is seeking individuals with experience in library operations including development of law library resources, contract negotiation, and initiating and monitoring library services to serve as the office law librarian. This position will assist library users in locating and acquiring materials, including accessing, filing, and circulating digital and hardcopy materials; maintaining library systems and processes; training and advising users on systems and processes; and performing related work as required. This position ensures that the law library’s collection and resources meet the primary goal of research needs of the Attorney Generals’ Office.


Minimum Qualifications

The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose application materials clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position.

Master’s degree in library or information science degree from an accredited school;
Minimum of 2 years of library experience to include both digital and hardcopy library collections;
Knowledge of and experience in library administration;
Knowledge of legal and business research; and
Strong interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of or experience in updating webpages

Physical Requirements

Ability to move and transport articles such as files and resource materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history check**

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. This background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check (state employment records)
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Education/License Verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Service with the Office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under the federal student loan forgiveness program that applies to state government employees. (For more information, visit

How to Apply

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If you have questions about the position, contact Sarah Spence-Koivisto at [email protected] or 651/757-1050.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected]. Please indicate what assistance you need.