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.

Acquisitions Assistant – Collection and Bibliographic Services Department

This part-time position reports to the Acquisitions Supervisor, and performs tasks such as purchasing and receiving materials, entering on order records, creating purchase orders, data entry and searching, deliveries, filing and copying; entering and verifying invoices and submitting claims when needed. Responsible for specific acquisitions tasks, e.g., reference standing orders. Bachelor’s degree required. Attention to detail is a critical skill for this position. Excel proficiency required. SirsiDynix Horizon experience a plus. Bilingual a plus. IMRF benefits. Pay $16.04 per hour

Options are open : Monday – Friday between 8 a.m to 5 p.m. with a minimum of four-hour blocks of time to total 25 hours a week.

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Computer Technician – IT Services Department

Part time position available. Duties include installation, maintenance and minor repair of all computers and their peripherals. Performs on-call computer help desk duties for staff and patrons. Requires thorough knowledge of Windows, standard office and Internet application software. Excellent communication skills, HS diploma required. College/technical training computer science highly desirable. $16.36 hourly pay.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday   6 pm to 10 pm

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Security Officer

Part time position available. Individual will patrol the Library facility and grounds as well as assisting In-Charge staff with security enforcement. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and experience dealing with the public. High school diploma required. Some college preferred. Computer competency required. Education, training or certification in security, library or school, or psychology a plus. $18.10 per hour.

Schedule: (15 hours a week)
Monday through Friday   8:45 am to 11:45 am

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Executive Director – Mount Prospect Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Mount Prospect Public Library seeks a dedicated leader and manager to be Executive Director. 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.  Do you have a passion for collaboration, community, public service, collections and learning?  This is an exceptional opportunity to direct and lead a Chicago Tribune’s Chicagoland Top Workplace and be an active member and leader in the community.

The Director:
Communicates the library’s vision and role to the community and staff
Fosters an excellent work environment that attracts and retains dedicated staff
Ensures the Library’s strategic directions, goals and deadlines are fulfilled
Plans and coordinates the operation and administration of the Library
Responsible for fiscal management

Requires an individual with the following qualities:
Analytical and project management skills
Demonstrated coaching and mentorship
Demonstrated service approach
Enthusiasm for relationship building and engaging others inside and outside of the Library.
Excellent communication and writing skills
Demonstrated leadership
Strategic thinking

ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science
Progressively responsible management experience in public library. Minimum of seven years executive level experience

Salary $120,000/year (negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications)
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To be considered for this position, please submit to the contact information below:
Letter of interest
Three professional references
One page statement of management philosophy
One page statement elaborating on your specific experience with public service, managing teams and groups, board and staff development
Respond to the following questions: What is motivating you to make a career change at this time? What do you find exciting about this opportunity at the Mount Prospect Public Library?

Please include your last name in the title of any attached files and MPPL in the subject line of your email.

Sylvia Fulk, President

Position is open until filled.

Network Technician – IT Services

Full time position available. The Network Technician is responsible for support and maintenance of all network accounts, resources, servers and infrastructure. This includes but is not limited to creating user accounts, shared resources, maintaining security groups and profiles, creating/managing group policy objects, Cisco Meraki firewall management and managing enterprise level backup and restore operations. In addition, the position performs on-call computer help desk duties for Library staff and patrons involving computer hardware, applications and office equipment. Requires thorough knowledge of Windows, standard office and Internet application software. Excellent communication skills.

Associates degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical institution certificate and a minimum of one year Information Technology work experience; or 3 -5 years of Information Technology work experience providing Windows OS Server management and/or managing an enterprise network backup scheme. Network+ or MCSA certification preferred but not required. $42,000 annual pay. Benefits and IMRF position.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday   10 am to 6 pm
Friday   8 am to 4 pm
Saturday   8 am to 4 pm

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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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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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