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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 Department Head for Operations Coordination – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

Opportunity to join the leadership team of a department offering friendly and expert popular materials service to adults and teens. Duties include oversight of public desk service, staff supervision, scheduling a busy department, oversight of promotion and support for e-media services, staff training, and coordination of programming. With Assistant Department Head for Collection and Advisory Services, this position is in charge of the Department in the absence of the Department Head. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational skills, flexibility, effective communication skills, and a strong affinity for popular materials. The position requires supervisory experience; minimum of five years experience in a public service department; and Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited school. Day hours 9 am to 5 pm with one evening shift per week and participation in the Friday evening and weekend rotations. Annual pay $51,000. Benefits and IMRF.

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Circulation Assistant – Circulation Services Department

Part time Circulation Assistant position 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.

Schedule #CGPT2 (average 24 hours a week):
Tuesday   9 am to 3 pm
Wednesday   4 pm to 10 pm
Thursday   9 am to 3 pm
Weekend A and C (every other weekend):
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday noon to 5 pm
(this schedule has IMRF benefits)

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Computer Technician – IT Services Department

Full time position available. Duties include installation, maintenance and minor repair of all computers and their peripherals. Performs on-call computer help desk duties for staff and patrons. Requires thorough knowledge of Windows, standard office and Internet application software. Excellent communication skills, HS diploma required. College/technical training computer science highly desirable. $31,590 annual pay. Benefits and IMRF position.

Tuesday through Thursday   2 pm to 10 pm
Friday   1 pm to 9 pm
Saturday   9 am to 5 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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