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.


Circulation Assistant – Circulation Services Department

Full 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. $24,726 annual pay. IMRF and benefits.

Schedule #4:
Tuesday 11 am to 7pm
Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday 2 pm to 10 pm
Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Alternating Weekends (A/C):
Saturday 8:30 am to 5 pm
Sunday 11:30 am to 5 pm

Detailed job description

Collection Management Department Head – Mount Prospect Public Library

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, committee experience. Submit application or resume to jobs@mppl.org.