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.

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

Two part time positions 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.

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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

Position B (average 25 hours per week)
Extra tasks include assistance with collections, particularly movies and television. Flexibility for program assistance is desired. IMRF position.

Monday   1 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday   1 pm to 6 pm
Wednesday   5 pm to 9 pm
Thursday   1 pm to 6 pm
Friday   1 pm to 6 pm

Participation in Friday evening rotation (roughly 1 in 9):
Friday   6 pm to 10 pm
Participation in weekend rotation (roughly 1 in 10):
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday   noon to 5 pm

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Research Assistant – Research Services Department

Part-time position available. The Research Services Assistant staffs the Research Services public desk and is responsible for providing basic information services, ready reference and computer assistance to adult patrons in-person, online and on the phone.  Bachelor’s degree and computer skills required. $14.80 hourly pay. 
Schedule (average 11 hours per week)
Thursday   5 pm to 10 pm
Every other weekend:
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday   noon to 5 pm

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

Two 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.

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Schedule #12 (average 13 hours a week):
Tuesday 5 pm to 10pm
Friday 5 pm to 10pm
Weekend C:
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday noon to 5 pm

Schedule #1 (average 10.5 hours a week):
Friday 5 pm to 10pm
Weekend A and C (every other weekend):
Saturday 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday noon to 5 pm

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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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Maintenance – Building Services Department

Part time position available.  Responsible for the upkeep of the Library building and property.  Repair of equipment, building and grounds maintenance and some janitorial/housekeeping.  Also included with this job is meeting room setup and assisting with building security.  Position requires ability to perform medium to heavy work.  High school diploma.  Some previous work experience in maintenance.   $16.20 per hour.

Schedule: (14 hours per week)
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM (close)
Monday 4:00 PM to 10:45 PM (close)

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