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 jobs@mppl.org.

Employment is contingent on background check.


Readers’ Advisor – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about connecting people with popular materials! The Fiction/AV/Teen Department at the Mount Prospect Public Library has an opening for a full-time Readers’ Advisor. Working with other advisory staff, this position will take lead in implementing reading programs for adult and teen patrons; select adult fiction books and audiobooks to be added to the collection; staff a busy popular materials desk serving adult and teen patrons; talk with library users about their reading choices; promote collections through lists and displays; create advisory resources for social media and the web; and lead book discussion groups. The successful candidate will be friendly, detail-oriented, and flexible. At least one year of related public service in a public library is desired. Bachelors degree required. Annual salary $34,242. Benefits and IMRF.
Schedule:

Schedule:  Full-time. 37.5 hours per week. Day hours Monday through Friday with one evening shift and participation in Friday night and weekend rotations.

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Janitor – Building Services Department

Part-time Janitor position 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. $12.94 per hour.

Schedule:
Wednesday   3:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Friday   3:30 pm to 10:30 pm (closing shift)
Every 4th Saturday   noon to 5:30 pm (closing shift)

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Page/Shelver – Collection and Bibliographic Services

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. $9.65 per hour. Please indicate if you have a schedule preference.

Schedule #5 (this schedule begins mid-August)
Week A
Tuesday   6 pm to 9 pm
Sunday   1 pm to 5 pm
Week B
Tuesday   6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday   1 pm to 5 pm
(every other weekend)
(note: must be 16 or over to work past 7 pm)

Schedule # 6 (Average hours per week: 11)
Week A
Tuesday  9 am to 12 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm
Week B
Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm
Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
(every other Saturday)

Teen Services Librarian – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

The Mount Prospect Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing team player for the full-time position of Teen Services Librarian. Primary duties include planning and executing creative, engaging programming for teen patrons grades six through twelve both inside and outside the Library (including STEAM programming). Collaborating with the other Teen Services Librarian, this position acts as an advocate for teen patrons, fosters teen engagement, and develops teen services within the Fiction/AV/Teen Department. Other duties include staffing a public desk providing popular materials services for both adults and teens, working with other staff for school and community outreach, and participation in programming for adults. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school required. Public Service experience in a public library highly desirable. Experience with program planning a plus. Must have valid Illinois Driver’s License. Spanish fluency skills preferred. Schedule:  Full-time. 37.5 hours per week. Day hours Monday through Friday with one evening shift and participation in Friday and weekend rotations. Schedule subject to change if need arises. The schedule will be flexed to accommodate additional evenings and weekends for programming and outreach activities. Annual salary is $46,300. Benefits and IMRF.

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Fiction Librarian – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

The Mount Prospect Public Library is seeking a highly service-oriented and organized reader for the full-time position of Fiction Librarian in the Fiction/AV/Teen Department. This position coordinates Library-sponsored book discussion groups, acts as discussion leader, and organizes resources for other groups and discussion leaders. In cooperation with the Assistant Department Head for Collection and Advisory Services, this position functions as lead selector for the adult fiction collection and coordinates other adult fiction selectors. Other duties include advisory resource creation and staffing a public desk providing popular materials services for both adults and teens. The successful candidate will be flexible and able to work well with others. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school required. Public Service experience in a public library required. Experience with collection development a plus. Schedule: Full-time. 37.5 hours per week. Day hours Monday through Friday with one evening shift and participation in Friday and weekend rotations. Schedule subject to change if need arises. Annual salary is $46,300. Benefits and IMRF.

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Youth Assistant – Youth Services Department

Part-time position available. The Youth Assistant is responsible for providing reference and readers advisory services to children, parents, and caregivers. Experience with children and computers required. Bachelor’s degree required. $14.80 hourly pay. This position is an average of 32 hours per month.

Schedule:
Every Monday   5 pm to 9 pm or 6 pm to 10 pm
Rotation of two weekends on and two weekends off. Saturday one weekend, and Friday/Sunday the following weekend:
Week #1: Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Week #2: Friday  5 pm to 9 pm or 6 pm to 10 pm
Sunday   noon to 5 pm

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