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.

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. $9.65 per hour.

Schedule # 10 (Average hours per week: 10)
Week A
Tuesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Thursday   4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday   8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Week B
Tuesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Thursday   4 pm to 7 pm
Sunday   1 pm to 5 pm

Assistant Head of Circulation Services

Full-Time position available. The Assistant Head of Circulation works with the Department Head to direct the operation of the Department. The position also includes direct supervision of assigned part-time Circulation Assistants and Workroom Assistants and is in charge of the Department in absence of Department Head. Performs duties as circulation assistant. Position includes resolving patron problems and questions on circulation issues. Responsible for developing and implementing training program for assistants. There is extensive contact with the public within the Library. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three to five years library experience in a public service department and supervisory experience required. Bilingual skills a plus. Annual salary $42,000. Benefits and IMRF.

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Circulation Assistant – Circulation Services Department

Part time Circulation Assistant positions available. Major duties include staffing service desk and related circulation duties. Customer service experience highly desirable. Computer skills required. High school diploma required. Required to pass a skills exercise on the alphabetical and numerical arrangement of library materials. Bilingual a plus. $11.67 hourly pay. Please specify if you have a schedule preference.

Schedule 3 (13 hours a week average)
Tuesday and Thursday   5 pm to 10 pm
Weekend C (every 4th weekend)
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday    noon to 5 pm

Schedule 8 (13 hours a week average)
Tuesday and Thursday   noon to 5 pm
Weekend D (every 4th weekend)
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday   noon to 5 pm

Schedule 19 (13 hours a week average)
Tuesday and Thursday   1 pm to 6 pm
Weekend B (every 4th weekend)
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday   noon to 5 pm

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Collection Management Department Head – Mount Prospect Public Library

Search Re-Opened – Seeking candidate for Collection Management Department Head with passion for collection development and management. Ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to an excellent collection of all formats as a core service of a public library. Responsible for overseeing adult material collection development. Will work closely and collaboratively with public service departments, and technical services. Will directly supervise Acquisitions and Paging staff supervisors. Member of the Management and Leadership teams.

Successful candidate will hold and voice a strong appreciation and understanding of non-public and public service departments’ partnership to develop and provide collections. Candidate will have demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department managers, library selectors, and staff committees. Strong knowledge of trends, operations and best practices for collection development and management. Excellent project management skills, budgeting, problem solving, analytic skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and operational management skills. Required: MLS from ALA accredited library school. Progressively responsible management experience in a public library. Minimum of five years of management and supervisory experience. $63,000 annual salary dependent on qualifications. IMRF benefit position.

To apply:

Please send resume and statement of interest outlining specific experience and qualifications for position.  Please submit with resume a one page statement addressing the following areas: management philosophy, collection development philosophy, e- media experience. Submit application or resume to

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Research Services –Technology Librarian

Join the staff of an active, service-oriented public library. Major duties include staffing a busy reference desk, collection development, and technology training for staff and the public. Candidate must have an interest in technology, strong public speaking skills, initiative, and a commitment to providing excellent public service. Individual must be able to work effectively with team environment. Schedule is 37.5 hours per week, includes evening and weekend hours. Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited school required. Annual salary is $ 46,254 and benefits, including IMRF.

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Fiction/AV/Teen Assistant – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

Part time position available. The Fiction/AV/Teen Assistant staffs a busy popular materials service desk serving both adults and teens, and may have additional tasks and projects to work on. Bachelor’s degree and computer skills required. $14.80 hourly pay.

Position A (average 17 hours per week)
Extra tasks include program assistance for teen librarians; scheduling flexibility and an enthusiasm for working with teen patrons are desired.

Tuesday   2 pm to 6 pm
Wednesday   2 pm to 6 pm
Thursday   2 pm to 6 pm
Friday   4 pm to 8 pm

Participation in weekend rotation (roughly 1 in 10):
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday   noon to 5 pm


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Security Officer – Substitute

Substitute position available. Individual will patrol the Library facility and grounds as well as assisting In-Charge staff with security enforcement. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and experience dealing with the public. High school diploma required. Some college preferred. Computer competency required. Education, training or certification in security, library or school, or psychology a plus. Flexibility to report to work on short notice. $18.00 per hour.

Schedule to fill in as needed during the following hours:
Monday through Friday   8:45 am to 10:30 pm
Saturday   8:45 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday   11:45 am to 5:30 pm

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Assistant to the Page Supervisor – Collection Management Department

This position is responsible for assisting the page supervisor with scheduling, training and coordinating workflow of pages and shelving volunteers. Coordinates workflow in Page Supervisor’s absence. Position regularly coordinates inventory and other related collection management projects. Position will shelve, shelf read and shift print and AV materials. This position also may perform Circulation workroom duties as assigned. High school diploma required. Library experience a plus and computer experience required. IMRF and other benefits. $12.68 per hour.

Schedule (20.75 hours per week)
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5 pm to 9 pm
Alternating Friday 5pm to 9pm
Two weekends per month (when not working Friday evening)
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm

Must be flexible to work earlier or additional hours when needed for coverage.

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