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Occupational Employment Statistics


25-4022 Librarians and Media Collections Specialists

Administer and maintain libraries or collections of information, for public or private access through reference or borrowing. Work in a variety of settings, such as educational institutions, museums, and corporations, and with various types of informational materials, such as books, periodicals, recordings, films, and databases. Tasks may include acquiring, cataloging, and circulating library materials, and user services such as locating and organizing information, providing instruction on how to access information, and setting up and operating a library’s media equipment.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 18016$30.58/hr$20.02/hr$23.94/hr$29.19/hr$37.26/hr$43.79/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services40$41.14/hr
Education and Health Services1,020$39.54/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$35.27/hr
Public Administration1,250$31.77/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/A$31.82/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$30.38/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$36.68/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60$34.75/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$26.71/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$32.95/hr7.2%
Rochester MN MSA 100$38.12/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120$36.78/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 120$32.73/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 130$24.46/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 140$29.14/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 140$32.17/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 150$36.61/hr7.3%
Northwest Minnesota 180$29.19/hr5.4%
Southwest Minnesota 190$25.43/hr5.3%
Southeast Minnesota 210$34.10/hr7.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,510$39.44/hr5.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,660$39.23/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,360$35.75/hr5.5%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 2,050$25.36/hr13.4%
Archivists 60$26.60/hr19.4%
Administrative Services Managers 5,060$63.23/hrN/A

  • Check books in and out of the library.
  • Arrange for interlibrary loans of materials not available in a particular library.
  • Keep up-to-date records of circulation and materials, maintain inventory, and correct cataloging errors.
  • Locate unusual or unique information in response to specific requests.
  • Supervise daily library operations, budgeting, planning, and personnel activities, such as hiring, training, scheduling, and performance evaluations.
  • Analyze patrons' requests to determine needed information and assist in furnishing or locating that information.
  • Teach library patrons basic computer skills, such as searching computerized databases.
  • Confer with teachers to select course materials and to determine which training aids are best suited to particular grade levels.
  • Respond to customer complaints, taking action as necessary.
  • Code, classify, and catalog books, publications, films, audio-visual aids, and other library materials based on subject matter or standard library classification systems.