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.

Outreach Liaison – Youth Services Department

Full-time position available. The Youth Services Outreach Liaison is responsible for assisting with providing outreach services to the local preschools, child care centers, and elementary schools; staffing the public service desk; planning/presenting programs; and selecting materials. Bachelor’s degree required. Early Childhood degree highly desirable. Experience with children required. Ability to speak Spanish a plus. $34,242 annual pay. Benefits and IMRF.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday   8:30 am to 5 pm
Wednesday   12:30 pm to 9 pm (or 1:30 pm to 10 pm)

Friday night and weekend rotation

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Temporary Public Service Desk Staff – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

Mount Prospect Public Library is seeking individuals to work the public service desk of the Fiction/AV/Teen Department providing popular library service to adults and teens. This is a temporary opening to start immediately. Current experience working library public service desk in area of popular materials preferred. MLS required, new graduates welcome. Hourly pay $19.22.

Position beginning immediately and ending June 10, 2017.

Three shifts available, with flexibility to others a plus:
Tuesday   1 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday   5 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday   1 pm to 5 pm
Occasional weekend availability

Page/Shelver – Collection Management

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. $8.27 per hour.

Please specify if you have a schedule preference

Schedule # 15
Week A
Monday   4 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday   1 pm to 5 pm

Week B
Monday   4 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday   4 pm to 7 pm

Sunday   11:30 am to 3:30 pm

(Average hours per week:  10)

Schedule # 4
Week A
Wednesday   6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday   9 am to 1 pm

Week B
Wednesday   6 pm to 9 pm
Sunday   1 pm to 5 pm

(Average hours per week:  7)
Legally, applicants must be 16 or older to work past 7 pm

Both schedules are year-round positions

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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. $14.65 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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Summer Outreach Assistant – Youth Services Department

Part-time position available from June 7 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. $10.72 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 nine weeks.  Some flexibility with scheduling may be required.

Monday through Friday   9 am to 1 pm

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Readers Advisory Assistant – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

Part time Readers’ Advisory Assistant position available for an enthusiastic person who loves books and other pop culture and likes to talk about them. The job involves staffing a busy popular materials service desk serving both adults and teens. In addition it includes responsibilities for: book selection, creating advisory lists and displays, and facilitating book discussions. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, writing and speaking skills, skill with working as part of a team, and contemporary technology skills. Bachelor’s Degree is required. $14.65 per hour.

Monday 10 am to 2 pm
Tuesday 10 am to 2 pm
Thursday 5 pm to 9 pm (every other week)
Friday 10 am to 2 pm
Some rotating weekend hours

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