Jobs at the Mount Prospect Public Library

MPPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Mount Prospect Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

About the application process

Applications are available at the Registration Desk. You may also download a printable/fillable PDF application here. 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 Services Assistant

Part Time position
Hours: 16.5 per week average

Major duties include staffing service desk and related circulation duties. This position may also prepare reports and maintain statistics. Also, may coordinate the tasks for special projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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 skills a plus.

SALARY: $13.38 per hour

Other benefits:  Our part-time staff are eligible for paid holidays and a paid “birthday” holiday.

SCHEDULE:
Thursday   4 pm to 9 pm
Friday   2 pm to 7 pm
Weekend rotation every other weekend:
Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday  noon to 6 pm

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Registration Services Assistant

Part Time position
Hours: 23 per week average

Major duties include reception and general office work.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent customer service experience and computer skills required. High School diploma required. Bilingual a plus

SALARY: $13.38 per hour

Other benefits: Part of the total compensation package includes paid time off benefits (I.e., vacation and sick leave). Retirement savings options include participation in the IMRF pension plan.

SCHEDULE: Hours: 23 hours/week
Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weekend rotation every 4th weekend:
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Preference will be given to internal candidates

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Fiction/AV/Teen Assistant – Fiction/AV/Teen Department

Part time position
Hours: 16-17 per week

Do you enjoy connecting patrons with the books, movies, and TV they love? Does the idea of helping a patron discover a brand-new author interest you?

Fiction/AV/Teen Services is looking for a service-oriented individual with a passion for popular culture to join a collaborative team serving readers, listeners, and viewers of all interests. The position averages 16-17 hours per week and will spend the majority of the time on the public desk helping both adults and teens.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree or the equivalent education and work experience is desired. Public service experience. Bilingual skills a plus.

SALARY: $16.96 per hour
Other benefits: Our part-time staff are eligible for paid holidays and a paid “birthday” holiday.

SCHEDULE AND DUTIES:
Mondays 1-5pm
Tuesdays 2-5pm
Thursdays 2-5pm
Fridays 3-7pm
Participation in weekend rotation
Coming in at 1pm on the third Tuesday of the month
Opportunities to pick-up extra shifts, whether covering the desk or helping out with programs

Additional responsibilities will include:
Developing positive relationships with regular teen library users
Helping librarians with programming for teens (and occasionally adults)
Assisting with recurring administrative tasks
Using a detailed eye to provide popular print and audiovisual collection support
Helping patrons with ebooks and other digital media

Fiction AV Assistant

Collection Development Librarian

Full time position
Hours: 37.5 per week

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop a library collection that reflects and responds to a diverse community? Would you like to be part of a talented, dedicated team that works together to create a trusted space and valued community resource? The Mount Prospect Public Library is seeking a Spanish-speaking librarian to lead collection development efforts at our South Branch location, which serves as a hub of the vibrant community on the south side of town.

This position will work under the guidance of the Community Engagement Director and collaborate closely with our South Branch Manager and other team members. In this role, you will build and maintain a relevant, high-interest collection that spans all formats, including English and Spanish materials for all ages. This position will also  ​work ​the public service desk providing circulation, reference, readers’ advisory, and technology assistance to patrons.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants will possess a Master’s degree in Library Science or the equivalent education and/or work experience. Spanish language proficiency required and additional languages desirable. The ideal candidate will have experience working with public library collections and will have an interest in applying an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion lens to their work.

SALARY: Starting salary is $24.20 per hour (annual equivalent is $47,192). Full time 37.5 hours per week

Other benefits: Medical, dental and vision benefits are offered. Part of the total compensation package also includes paid time off benefits (I.e., Paid holidays, vacation time, personal days, and sick leave). Retirement savings options include participation in the IMRF pension plan.

SCHEDULE: Full time 37.5 hours per week. Regular schedule includes day hours, two evening shifts per week,​ and participation in the Friday evening rotation.  ​Occasional weekends or additional evening shifts as needed.​​

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Page/Shelver – Collection and Bibliographic Services

Part time position
Hours: 16 average per week

Major responsibility is shelving library materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required to pass a skills exercise on alphabetical and numerical arrangement of library materials. High school diploma or student.

SALARY: $11 per hour

Other benefits:   Our general part-time staff are eligible for paid holidays and a paid “birthday” holiday.

SCHEDULE (average of 16 hours per week):
Tuesday 9-12:30
Wednesday 9-12:30
Thursday 9-12:30
Friday 9-12:30
every other Saturday 9-1

Janitor – Building Services Department

Part-time Janitor position available. The janitor position is responsible for the general cleaning and upkeep of the Library building and property inside and outside. It also involves meeting room setup and assisting with building security. Job requires the ability to perform medium to heavy work. High school diploma or GED. Some previous commercial janitorial experience a plus. Evening and weekend hours. $13.38 per hour.

Schedule:
Sundays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesdays 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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