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.


Computer Technician – IT Services Department

Full 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. $31,590 annual pay. Benefits and IMRF position.

Schedule
Tuesday through Thursday   2 pm to 10 pm
Friday   1 pm to 9 pm
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm

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Assistant to the Page Supervisor – Collection Management Department

This position is responsible for assisting the page supervisor with scheduling, training and monitoring workflow of pages and shelving volunteers. Position will also coordinate inventory and other related collection management projects. Position will shelve, shelf read, and shift print and AV materials. This position also may perform Circulation workroom duties as assigned. High school diploma required. Library experience a plus and computer experience required. IMRF and other benefits. $12.68 per hour.

Schedule (20.75 hours per week)
Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday   5 pm to 9 pm
Alternating Friday   5 pm to 9 pm
Two weekends per month:
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday   11 am to 5 pm

Must be flexible to change schedule to meet training needs of department

Assistant to Page Supervisor FINAL 10 17

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. $9.65 per hour. Please specify if you have a schedule preference. Legally, applicants must be 16 or older to work past 7 pm.

Schedule # 10 (Average hours per week: 8)
Week A
Tuesday    4 pm to 7 pm
Thursday   4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday   9 am to 1 pm
Week B
Tuesday   4 pm to 7 pm
Thursday   4 pm to 7 pm

Schedule # 16 (Average hours per week: 12)
Week A
Tuesday   noon to 4 pm
Thursday   noon to 4 pm
Sunday   noon to 4 pm
Week B
Tuesday   noon to 4 pm
Thursday   noon to 4 pm
Saturday   9 am to 1 pm

Schedule # 5 Average hours a week: 8)
Week A
Thursday   6 pm to 9 pm
Friday   6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday   noon to 4 pm
Week B
Thursday   6 pm to 9 pm

Friday   6 pm to 9 pm

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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.   $16.20 per hour.

Schedule: (14 hours per week)
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM (close)
Monday 4:00 PM to 10:45 PM (close)

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Collection Management Department Head – Mount Prospect Public Library

Seeking candidate for Collection Management Department Head with passion for collection development and management. Ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to an excellent collection of all formats as a core service of a public library. Responsible for overseeing adult material collection development. Will work closely and collaboratively with public service departments, and technical services. Will directly supervise Acquisitions and Paging staff supervisors. Member of the Management and Leadership teams.

Successful candidate will hold and voice a strong appreciation and understanding of non-public and public service departments’ partnership to develop and provide collections. Candidate will have demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department managers, library selectors, and staff committees. Strong knowledge of trends, operations and best practices for collection development and management. Excellent project management skills, budgeting, problem solving, analytic skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and operational management skills. Required: MLS from ALA accredited library school. Progressively responsible management experience in a public library. Minimum of five years of management and supervisory experience. $63,000 annual salary dependent on qualifications. IMRF benefit position.

To apply:

Please send resume and statement of interest outlining specific experience and qualifications for position.  Please submit with resume a one page statement addressing the following areas: management philosophy, collection development philosophy, e- media experience, committee experience. Submit application or resume to jobs@mppl.org.

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