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For the latest verified and comparative data on public libraries and the state library agency, please consult the Institute for Museum and Library Services website for data products and publications at: http://www.imls.gov/research/

CHIEF OFFICER

Name: Jennifer NelsonJennifer.R.Nelson@state.mn.us
Title: State Librarian & Director
Organization: State of Minnesota
Address: State Library Services
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 W
City: Roseville
State: MN
Zip Code: 55113
Phone: (651) 582-8791 n/a

STATE LINKS

Library Agency Homepage: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/Lib/StateL...
Virtual Library: http://www.elm4you.org
State Home Page: http://www.state.mn.us
Governor: Mark Dayton
Library Association: http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org
Friends of the Library Association: < http://mnlibraryfriends.org/...
Trustee Association: http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/subunits/minne...
Other State Library Links:
           http://www.mndigital.org
           http://memotech.ning.com/
           http://www.mnlink.org
           http://www.minitex.umn.edu/
           http://www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us
     

STATEWIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage: https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/public-libraries-survey

Year the data below was released: 2012
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
      http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/Lib/StateL...
Population: 5,368,972
Number of Public Libraries: 141 administrative units, 359 buildings
Total Circulation: 56,232,075
Circulation Per Capita: 10.47
Total Library Operating Income: 216,850,812
Total Expenditures: 206,652,922
Expenditures per capita:38.49
State Support:
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 1,228,194

STATE LIBRARY AGENCY

Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage: https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/state-library-administrative-agency-survey

Year the data below was released:
Governance Structure: State Library Services is a division of the Minnesota Dept. of Education. The commissioner of the department is a governor appointee. The State Librarian/Director of State Library Services (state librarian) reports to the Assistant Commissioner for Academic Excellence.
Library Legislation:
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 134 http://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/statutes.htm
Library Standards:

Allied and Other Special Operations:
Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library
Number of Service Outlets: Two, the administrative office and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Collections:
Staff: 13.5 FTE
Income:
Expenditures:
Employment Opportunities:

PUBLICATIONS

Newsletter:
LSTA Five Year Plan: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/Lib/StateL...
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

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