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.

Communication Director – Community Services Department

An engaging part-time opportunity in the Community Services Department. Scheduled for 25 hours per week with some additional hours as needed. This position develops and implements marketing strategies and PR/Communication plans; responsible for external and internal communications plans; manages social media presence; writes articles for internal and external use. The successful candidate will have strong analytical and project management skills and enthusiasm for networking and engaging others inside and outside of the Library.

Requires excellent communication and writing skills. Demonstrated service approach, ability to work in a collaborative environment, ability to organize work effectively. Knowledge/skill with video and social media preferred. Bachelor’s degree required in related field. $24.50 per hour. IMRF position. Send resume, 300 to 500 word writing sample and three references.

Monday – Friday  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Must be able to flex hours and to occasionally work additional hours including some special events and weekends.

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Program Librarian-Supervisor – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

Come join a department offering friendly and expert popular materials service to adults and teens! Duties include coordination of adult programming, staff supervision, scheduling a busy department, collaboration with teen programmers, oversight of Homebound service, and staffing the public desk.  With the Department Head and Assistant Department Head, this full-time position provides leadership for the Fiction/AV/Teen Department.

Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational skills, flexibility, effective communication skills, and a strong affinity for popular materials. A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school is required, along with a minimum of three years of experience in a public service department. Event/program planning experience and supervisory experience are preferred. Day hours (9 am to 5 pm) with one evening shift per week and participation in the Friday evening and weekend rotations. $51,500 annual pay. IMRF position.

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Youth Collection Librarian – Youth Services Department

Are you passionate about collections? Know your turnover rate and how to CREW? If overseeing a youth collection full of innovative, patron-focused ideas excites you, then this is the place for you. Be an active participant of the Library’s 2018 – 2021 strategic plan’s Collection Initiative. This full time position is responsible for coordinating the youth collection development process under the supervision of the Assistant Department Head including approving orders, holding selector meetings, scheduling vendor visits, managing collection projects, and monitoring weeding and selection. You will also participate in the selection and weeding. The position requires excellent analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school with an emphasis in children’s services.  Annual salary of $46,722. IMRF position.

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Substitute Patron Assistant – South Branch

Substitute Patron Assistant position available. This position is responsible for providing basic information services: ready reference, reader’s advisory and information and referral. Position includes staffing the public service desk, library instruction, compiling/assembling patron aids, developing bibliographic aids, maintaining files, performing circulation/registration functions, and providing basic computer/office equipment troubleshooting. There is extensive contact with the public within the Library and Community Connections Center. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to access, input and retrieve data from the computer required. Bachelor’s Degree required. Ability to speak conversational Spanish required. Proficiency in other languages a plus. $14.94 hourly pay.

South Branch is located at the intersection of Algonquin and Busse Roads, Crystal Court shopping center.

Substitute hours will be scheduled between the hours of 11 am and 7:30 pm, including some weekends.

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