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

Employment is contingent on background check.

Elementary School Outreach Coordinator 

Full time position
Hours: 37.5 per week average

Do you have a passion for developing relationships?  Do you have an appreciation for elementary teachers?  As the Elementary School Outreach Coordinator, you will be responsible for activities that support the library’s mission and complement school district initiatives.  In this position you’ll have opportunities to show off your creativity while managing the schedule for school outreach.


A high level of cultural competence is required as the Mount Prospect Public Library serves several school districts with populations with a variety of backgrounds and an array of experiences.  In addition to school visits, you will also present programs, work on collection development and help staff a busy youth services public desk.


QUALIFICATIONS: Our ideal candidate has experience in education or working in schools or with teachers, excellent written and verbal communications skills, knowledge of children’s literature, and familiarity with electronic resources for youth. Bachelor’s degree and experience with children required. Early childhood or elementary school degree highly desirable. Fluency in Spanish, Polish, or other languages a plus.

SALARY: $41,918 annual

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:  37.5 hours.  Day hours and participation in the Friday evening and monthly weekend rotations.   On occasion, the schedule may need to include additional evening or weekend hours for programs, meetings, and desk coverage.  Schedule may change if need arises.

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Circulation Services Assistant

Regular Part-Time position
Approximately 25 hours per week

Are you a team player?  Ready for new challenges? The Circulation team is seeking a couple of individuals to fill remaining vacancies in their department. These key players will take on special projects as needed and serve as “go-to’s” in the department during various shifts. These positions will also assist in training new staff in addition to the routine responsibilities of staffing the service desk and other related circulation duties. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have the flexibility to pick-up extra shifts when needed in addition to a normal schedule which includes a minimum of one evening per week and one weekend per month. If you have excellent customer service experience and good computer skills, you are encouraged to apply for these openings.

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. 

Interested applicants should submit their resume with their desired schedule noted (minimum of 22 hours per week).  

Currently, preference is being given to internal MPPL applicants who should apply via within seven (7) days. 


Readers’ Advisor (Book Group Support Specialist)

Part time position
23 hours per week average

Are you passionate about engaging readers as individuals and groups? We’re excited to welcome a new part-time Readers’ Advisor to the amazing team of the Fiction/AV/Teen Department at the Mount Prospect Public Library. Working with the Fiction Librarian, this position will provide organizational support and resources for the Library’s book groups. This position will staff a popular materials desk providing plus-ultra service to adult and teen patrons; lead Library book discussions; provide resources for local book groups; and work with our enthusiastic advisory team. This position will also include opportunities to develop new popular material programs for adults.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be friendly, highly organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable. Minimum two years public service experience with popular materials required. Established book discussion leadership skills required. Public library program experience desired. Bachelor’s Degree (or the equivalent education and work experience) required.

SALARY: $17 – $19 per hour (offer will be based with qualifications and experience)

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.

Tuesday   11 am to 3 pm
Wednesday   11 am to 4 pm
Thursday  11 am to 4 pm
Friday   11 am to 4 pm
Flexibility for evening discussions, including leading a Monday evening discussion every other month; participation in Friday evening and weekend rotations (about every six weeks).

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Page/Shelver – Collection and Bibliographic Services

Part time position
Hours: 10 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 10 hours per week):
Tuesday 6 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday 6 pm to 9 pm

Every other weekend:
Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm


Part Time position
Hours: 12 per week

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.

QUALIFICATIONS: Position requires ability to perform medium to heavy work. High school diploma. Some previous work experience in maintenance.

SALARY: $19.09 per hour

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

Wednesday and Thursday:  4 pm to 10 pm
(flexible start time is ok)

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