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.


South Branch Full Time Patron Assistant

South Branch Patron Assistant position available. This position is responsible for providing basic information services: ready reference, reader’s advisory and information and referral.  This position includes staffing the public service desk, library instruction, compiling/assembling patron aids, developing bibliographic aids, and maintaining files, circulation/registration functions, planning/presenting teen/adult programs, outreach activities, collection development, and provide computer/office equipment troubleshooting. Help with planning and presenting youth programs, assisting with collection development. 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. $31,902 annual pay.

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

Schedule:
Monday   11 am – 7:30 pm
Tuesday   11 am – 7:30 pm
2 Wednesdays a month   11 am – 7:30 pm
2 Wednesdays a month   9 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday   9 am – 5:00 pm
2 Fridays a month   11 am – 7:30 pm
1 Fridays a month   9 am – 5:00 pm
2nd Friday before second Saturday of the month   9 am – 3 pm
1 Saturday every other month   9 am – 3 pm

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Circulation Assistant – Circulation Services Department

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. $11.78 hourly pay.

Please indicate if you have a schedule preference.

Schedule #9 – average 16 hours per week
Wednesday/Friday 5-10
B/D weekend
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday   noon to 5 pm

Schedule #8 average 13 hours per week
Tuesday/Thursday 2-7
C weekend
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday   noon to 5 pm
Schedule #15 – average 12.75 hours per week
Monday and Thursday   5 pm to 10 pm
Weekend A
Saturday   10 am to 5 pm
Sunday   noon to 5 pm

Page/Shelver – Collection and Bibliographic Services

Part-time Page position 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. Must be 16 or older to work past 7 pm.

Schedule # 5 (Average hours per week: 7)
Week A
Sunday   1 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday   6 pm to 9 pm
Week B
Tuesday   6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday   1 pm to 5 pm
(every other weekend)

HR Generalist – Human Resources Department

Mount Prospect Public Library seeks an HR Generalist to be part of the Human Resource Department. The Mount Prospect Public Library is a mid-size, independent public library located about 20 miles northwest of Chicago in the Village of Mount Prospect, Illinois with one branch library. This is a great opportunity to be a HR Generalist in a Chicago Tribune’s Chicagoland Top Workplace and help continue to foster workplace excellence. 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, staff training 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 Director of HR on all personnel matters.

Member of the Leadership Team.

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 skills

Proficiency with Excel
Multi-task, prioritize and work well under pressure
Excellent organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
Highly motivated team player
Supervisory experience

Personnel action experience.

Experience with staff development a plus

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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Summer Reading Assistant – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

Spend summer working in an exciting, fast-paced job which will also look good on a resume! This job is perfect for a college student who enjoys working with teenagers and adults in a public service setting. This two-month appointment will be in the Fiction/AV/Teen Services Department at the Mount Prospect Public Library and will include assisting patrons at the public service desk with the teen and adult summer reading programs including sign-ups, recording progress, and handing out prizes, and other summer reading tasks. Also included will be assisting the librarians with other duties. High school diploma required. Hourly pay is $10.93. Some flexibility from this posted schedule is needed at the beginning and end of Summer Reading Program.

Schedule:
Average 19 hours per week for eight weeks, May 31 through August 1, 2019
Exact hours TBD:  Saturday afternoons; late afternoons/early evenings on weekdays

Detailed job description

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. $16.36 per hour.

Schedule:
Tuesday   4 pm to 10:30 pm
Friday   4 pm to 10:30 pm

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Summer Outreach Assistant – Youth Services Department

Part-time position available from June 3 to August 9.  Position includes working with children, including special needs and ESL. Provides storytimes and promotes summer reading at schools and other sites. High school diploma required. Keyboarding and computer experience required. Experience with or educational training for children, ages 3 to 8 required. $10.83 per hour. Spanish language skills a plus. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Scheduled for 20 hours a week: four hours a day for ten weeks. Some flexibility with scheduling may be required.

Schedule:
Monday through Friday   9 am to 1 pm

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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.

Detailed job description