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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

Administrative Assistant – Administration Department

Part-time position available. Duties include general office and clerical tasks to support administration/business department. Must have excellent interpersonal, computer, organization and communication skills. Must be able to work independently on projects from start to finish. High school diploma required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel, required. $11.55 per hour.

Schedule (12 hours per week)
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 am to 1 pm

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Youth Services Assistant Department Head

Mount Prospect Public Library is seeking a Full Time Youth Services Assistant Department Head with a solid foundation in collection development and a passion for technology to join our Management Team. The Youth Services Department has sixteen fun, creative team members who provide services to children from birth to age 11 and their parents and caregivers.

Duties: Oversees collection development for the department and develops the department’s technology vision. Supervises the collection specialist librarian, technology librarian and part-time desk staff. Oversees public desk training and ensures the department maintains a high level of customer service. Hires, coaches and evaluates staff. Serves as in-charge for the Library.

Required: Must have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school with at least five years progressively responsible library experience in youth services including two years in supervisory role. Salary: $50,000. IMRF position. Send/submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to

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Summer Reading Assistant – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

Spend summer working in an exciting, fast-paced job which will also look good on a resume! This job is perfect for a college student who enjoys working with teenagers and adults in a public service setting. This two-month appointment will be in the Fiction/AV/Teen Services Department at the Mount Prospect Public Library and will include assisting patrons at the public service desk with the teen and adult summer reading programs including sign-ups, recording progress, and handing out prizes, and other summer reading tasks.  Also included will be assisting the librarians with other duties. High school diploma required. Hourly pay is $10.72. Some flexibility from this posted schedule is needed at the beginning and end of Summer Reading Program.

Average 19 hours per week for eight weeks, May 29 through August 3, 2015
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday   noon to 3 pm or noon to 4 pm
Friday   4 pm to 7 pm
Two weekends within eight weeks:
Saturday   noon to 4 pm
Sunday   1 to 4 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm

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Page/Shelver – Collection Management

Two 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 note: these are year-round positions, not summer only

AV Page Schedule #1:
Week A:
Wednesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Week B:
Sunday   noon to 4 pm
Wednesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Friday   4 pm to 7 pm

AV Page Schedule #3:
Week A:
Sunday   2 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Thursday   4 pm to 7 pm
Week B:
Tuesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Thursday   4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday   9 am to 1 pm

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