Jobs at the Mount Prospect Public Library

About the application process

Applications are available at the Registration Desk. Please submit applications to Human Resources. Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 or e-mail resume and cover letter to

Employment is contingent on background check.

Substitute Patron Assistant – South Branch

Substitute Patron Assistant position available. This position is responsible for providing basic information services: ready reference, reader’s advisory and information and referral. Position includes staffing the public service desk, library instruction, compiling/assembling patron aids, developing bibliographic aids, maintaining files, performing circulation/registration functions, and providing basic computer/office equipment troubleshooting. There is extensive contact with the public within the Library and Community Connections Center. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to access, input and retrieve data from the computer required. Bachelor’s Degree required. Ability to speak conversational Spanish required. Proficiency in other languages a plus. $14.65 hourly pay.

South Branch is located at the intersection of Algonquin and Busse Roads, Crystal Court shopping center.

Substitute hours will be scheduled between the hours of 11 am and 7:30 pm, including some weekends.

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Summer Outreach Assistant – Youth Services Department

Part-time position available from June 7 to August 9.  Position includes working with children, including special needs and ESL. Provides storytimes and promotes summer reading at schools and other sites. High school diploma required. Keyboarding and computer experience required. Experience with or educational training for children, ages 3 to 8 required. $10.72 per hour. Spanish language skills a plus. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Scheduled for 20 hours a week: four hours a day for nine weeks.  Some flexibility with scheduling may be required.

Monday through Friday   9 am to 1 pm

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Page/Shelver – Collection Management

Part-time Page position available. Major responsibility is shelving library materials. Required to pass a skills exercise on the alphabetical and numerical arrangement of library materials. High school diploma or student. $8.27 per hour.

Schedule # 15
Week A
Monday   4 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday   1 pm to 5 pm

Week B
Monday   4 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday   4 pm to 7 pm

Sunday   11:30 am to 3:30 pm

(Average hours per week:  10)

This is a year-round position

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Readers Advisory Assistant – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

Part time Readers’ Advisory Assistant position available for an enthusiastic person who loves books and other pop culture and likes to talk about them. The job involves staffing a busy popular materials service desk serving both adults and teens. In addition it includes responsibilities for: book selection, creating advisory lists and displays, and facilitating book discussions. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, writing and speaking skills, skill with working as part of a team, and contemporary technology skills. Bachelor’s Degree is required. $14.65 per hour.

Monday 10 am to 2 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 2 pm
Thursday 5 pm to 9 pm (every other week)
Friday 10 am to 2 pm
Some rotating weekend hours

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Deputy Director Library Operations

Are you an experienced public library leader and manager with a passion for working collaboratively and a talent for administration? Mount Prospect Public Library (Illinois) has an excellent opportunity for a visionary leader to help shape the future of library services in conjunction with the Executive Director, Deputy Director Strategic Operations and Deputy Director Business Operations, along with a very talented management team. Consider bringing your expertise and experience to Mount Prospect Public as the Deputy Director Library Operations. Position will provide leadership and supervision of select department managers, will work with leadership to direct and administer library operations effectively, and will plan and work on major initiatives. The successful candidate will fully embrace the Library’s core service values and support organizational culture.

Candidate should have proven experience with developing and mentoring staff and managing organizational change; excellent communication skills; the ability to remain positive and flexible; a demonstrated ability to lead people and manage projects; strong knowledge of current and innovative public library services, information technology, facility management and collection development; upper level management or administrative experience; an understanding of public finance; strong interpersonal skills; and ability to adapt. Will assume duties of Executive Director in Director’s absence.

MLS from ALA accredited library school required. Progressively responsible management experience in public library. Minimum of seven years management and administrative experience. Upper management or administrative level experience in public libraries strongly preferred.  Salary $70,000 dependent on qualifications.

To apply:
Please submit one page statement of management philosophy and one page statement elaborating on your specific experience with staff development, managing organizational change, information technology, and public service with resume to Human Resources, 10 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect IL 60056 or email