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 jobs@mppl.org.

Employment is contingent on background check.


Acquisitions Clerk – Collection Management Department

Part-time position available. Major responsibilities include creating purchase orders, receiving materials, processing periodicals, and mail distribution. Requires ability to input, access and retrieve data from the computer; ability to perform light to medium work; ability to retrieve information and materials from print and non-print collections; skill with working as part of a team.  High school diploma required.  Keyboarding and computer experience required. General office experience desirable. Dynix/Horizon experience a plus. Required to pass a skills exercise on the alphabetical and numerical arrangement of library materials. $12.68 per hour.

Schedule (16 hours per week)
Tuesday thru Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Detailed job description

Page/Shelver – Collection Management

Three part-time Page positions 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.

Please specify if you have a schedule preference.
Please note: Legally, applicants must be 16 or older to work past 7 pm.

Schedule 1
WEEK A:
Tuesday and Thursday  4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday  9 am to 1 pm
WEEK B:
Tuesday and Thursday  4 pm to 7 pm
(Average hours per week:  8)

Schedule 2
WEEK A:
Thursday  6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday  noon to 4 pm
WEEK B:
Thursday  6 pm to 9 pm
Friday  6 pm to 9 pm
(Average hours per week:  6.5)

Schedule 13
WEEK A:
Monday  4 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Friday  4 pm to 7 pm
WEEK B:
Monday  4 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Friday  4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday   1 pm to 5 pm
(Average hours per week:  11)

All positions are year-round jobs.

Detailed job description

Readers Advisory Assistant – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

Part time Readers’ Advisory Assistant position available for someone who enjoys books, movies, and music and likes to talk about them. The job includes staffing a busy public service desk fulfilling requests from both Adults and Teens for popular materials. In addition it includes responsibilities for: materials selection assistance, library instruction, compiling reader aids, assembling book displays, maintaining files, and participating in book discussions. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, writing and speaking skills, skill with working as part of a team, and skill with the use of a computer. Bachelor’s Degree is required. $14.65 per hour.

Schedule:
Tuesday 1 pm to 5 pm
Wednesday 1 pm to 5 pm
Thursday 5 pm to 9 pm (every other week)
Friday 1 pm to 5 pm
Rotation: Friday 2 pm to 10 pm (roughly 1 in 18)
Rotation: Saturday/Sunday (roughly 1 in 10 OR one day apiece 1 in 5)

Detailed job description