10 South Emerson, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 | 847/253-5675

Jobs at 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.

Current Openings

Reference Librarian – Research Services Department

Part-time position in the Research Services Department available.  Join the staff of an active, service-oriented public library. Major duties include staffing a busy reference desk and collection development. Must have excellent public speaking skills, initiative, and a commitment to providing excellent public service. Individual must be able to work effectively within a team environment. Masters in Library Science/ALA required. $19.22 per hour.

Every other weekend
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday   noon to 5 pm

Detailed job description

Janitor – Building Services Department

Two part-time Janitor positions available. The janitor position is responsible for the general cleaning and upkeep of the Library building and property inside and outside. It also involves meeting room setup and assisting with building security. Job requires the ability to perform medium to heavy work. High school diploma or GED. Some previous commercial janitorial experience a plus. $12.56 per hour.

Please indicate if you have a schedule preference.

Schedule #1:
Sunday   9 am to 3 pm
Every Other Tuesday   4 pm to 10 pm

Schedule #2:
Saturday   7 am to 1 pm
Every Other Tuesday   4 pm to 10 pm

Detailed job description

Programming/Outreach Assistant – Youth Services Department

This full-time  position is responsible for assisting the Programming and Outreach Coordinators with in-house and outreach services. Excellent organizational and time management skills are a must.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Early childhood education or experience required.  Flexibility with scheduling as needed to assist with outreach programming. Spanish language skills a plus. $33,910.50 annual salary. IMRF and health insurance benefits.

Monday   8 am to 4:30 pm (during storytime) or 8:30 am to 5 pm
Tuesday   8:30 am to 5 pm
Wednesday   8:30 am to 5 pm
Thursday   12:30 pm to 9 pm or 1:30 pm to 10 pm
Friday   8:30 am to 5 pm (part of Friday evening rotation)

Detailed job description

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.

Please note: this is a year-round position, not summer only.

AV Page Schedule #6 (average 12 hours per week)
Week A:
Tuesday   noon to 4 pm
Thursday   noon to 4 pm
Saturday   9 am to 1 pm
Week B:
Sunday   noon to 4 pm
Tuesday   noon to 4 pm
Thursday   noon to 4 pm

Detailed job description