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 part-time Readers’ Advisor. Working with other advisory staff, this position will take lead in implementing reading programs for adult and teen patrons; select 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; and lead book discussion groups. The successful candidate will be friendly, detail-oriented, and flexible. Public service experience in a library is desired. $17.56 per hour. IMRF position.
Schedule:
Part-time, average 25 hours per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 3 pm
Participation in Friday night and weekend rotations

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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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Research Services Assistant – Research Services Department

Part-time Research Services Assistant position available. Major duties include staffing the Research Services public service desk and providing basic information services to the public: ready reference, reader’s advisory, computer/library equipment assistance, and community information. This position also includes clerical tasks associated with Interlibrary Loan, the government documents collection and general support for the department. Excellent organizational, time management and computer skills required. Bachelor’s Degree required. $14.80 per hour.

Schedule (average 16 hours weekly)
Monday, Tuesday and Friday   10 am to 2 pm
Thursday   10 am to 1 pm
One weekend every other month

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HR Generalist

Seeking an HR Assistant/Generalist with 5 years of HR experience to provide the full spectrum Human Resources support in a public library environment.  Will run daily operations of a busy HR Department under direction of the HR Officer.  Will handle routine HR matters and serve as back-up to the HR Officer.

HR Generalist is responsible for: overseeing business and operational tasks related to Human Resources Department including but not limited to recruitment, data tracking, benefits, budget , reports, documentation etc. This position will work closely with all Department Heads, Supervisors, Administration and HR Assistant.

This position will collaborate closely with the Executive Director and HR Officer on all personnel matters.  Directly supervises Volunteer Coordinator and co supervision of HR Assistant.

Member of the Leadership Team.

Position requires excellent diplomatic communication and interpersonal skills, exceptional teamwork, coaching skills, excellent skill with spreadsheets, ability to analyze and prioritize effectively; highly flexible.  Maintain complete confidentiality.  Ability to access, input, and retrieve data from the computer; ability to inspect and analyze computer records; ability to retrieve information from print; ability to perform light to medium work.

This position requires flexibility with assigned duties as well as willingness to take on new tasks. Must be an effective communicator with ability to develop successful relationships with employees and colleagues. Must be able to contribute in a fast paced environment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
Minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in a public library, municipal or other public setting
PHR, SPHR preferred
Demonstrated ability to manage and administer a broad range of tasks including resolving complaints, coaching and counseling employees with interpretation of policies and procedures
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources management
Build and maintain positive relationships both internally and externally
Excellent written and verbal communication skillsComputer skills to include: Proficiency with database and spreadsheets required
Multi-task, prioritize and work well under pressure
Excellent organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
Highly motivated team player
Supervisory experience

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, position with benefits and IMRF. Annual salary: $50,000 or Commensurate With Experience.

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Graphics Assistant – Community Services Department

Part-time position.  Seeking skillful individual to work closely with the full-time graphic artist to create and produce layouts, ads, and marketing pieces. In this position you will have the opportunity to provide fresh and effective designs for a wide range of projects and audiences. Must have attention to detail, strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines.  Requires Adobe Suite of Products expertise (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), & excellent communication skills.

Required Bachelor’s Degree. Please submit graphics sample or link to view sample of graphic work with application or resume. $14.80 per hour. Scheduled for 15 hours a week: daytime hours.

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Acquisitions Manager – Collection and Bibliographic Services

New position. The Mount Prospect Public Library (Illinois) is seeking an Acquisitions Manager to manage all aspects of the acquisitions function, including serials management, standing order and subscription management, digital media maintenance, electronic resource maintenance, and to oversee all business and operational-related tasks. This position will compile the relevant data, analyze and report on collection budget trends and patterns, and forecast those trends using mathematical models and statistical techniques. Manager will work collaboratively with department heads, Business Manager, and the Collection Resource Manager. Position directly supervises the Acquisitions Supervisor, Acquisitions Clerk and the Mail/Periodicals Clerk. Member of the leadership team. Requires excellent communication skills, ability to interpret and explain data, excellent Excel skills, a positive and flexible approach to problem solving, ability to think strategically, excellent management skills, ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff and work styles, knowledge of library acquisitions best practices and processes, and knowledge of public agency purchasing practices. MLS from ALA accredited library school required. Minimum of three years in professional Librarian position and experience with adult collection development, public service experience and supervisory required. This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, position with benefits and IMRF. Annual salary: $51,000

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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 15 – 12.75 hours/week:
Monday and Thursday 5 pm to 10 pm
A weekend: Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm

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