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.

Director of Business Operations

Are you an experienced leader and manager with a passion for working collaboratively and a talent for finance? Mount Prospect Public Library is seeking a Full Time Director of Business Operations to join the Executive Team to help lead the future of the Library.  This senior position is responsible for directing overall fiscal and business practices and ensures Library adheres to stringent financial control protocols. Also involves working closely with contracts and library data and statistical information.

Required: excellent analytic, quantitative, and problem solving skills; ability to think strategically, abstractly and conceptually; ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff; demonstrated leadership and public speaking.

Bachelor of Business Administration or comparable graduate degree required. Progressively responsible experience in finance operations. Government, and non profit experience a plus. Library experience/degree a plus. Excellent project management skills. Minimum of 10 years experience in finance.

Salary: $80,000 dependent on qualifications. IMRF position.

To apply:  Please send resume and statement outlining specific experience and qualifications applying to position, one page writing sample, cover letter and three professional references or email

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

Part time position available, average 17 hours per week.  The Fiction/AV/Teen Assistant staffs a busy popular materials service desk serving both adults and teens, and works on additional tasks and projects. Extra tasks include assisting librarians with programming for teens (and possibly adults as well); scheduling flexibility and an enthusiasm for working with teen patrons are desired. Bachelor’s degree required. $14.94 per hour pay.

Monday   2 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday   2 pm to 6 pm
Thursday  2 pm to 6 pm
Friday   4 pm to 8 pm

Participation in weekend rotation (roughly 1 in 10)
Saturday   9 am to 5 pm
Sunday   12 pm to 5 pm

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Marketing/Public Relations Director – Community Services Department

Part-time position in the Community Services Department.  Scheduled for 25 hours per week with flexibility to work some additional hours as needed. The position plans, manages, and develops marketing strategies and communication materials. Duties include production and dissemination of news copy; writing articles for internal and external use; coordinating and publishing approved copy. Ensures consistent inter departmental communications about programming and events.

Requires excellent communication and writing skills.  Demonstrated service approach, ability to work in a collaborative environment, ability to organize work effectively. Knowledge/skill with video and social media preferred. Bachelor’s degree required in related field. $24.50 per hour. IMRF position. Send resume, 300 to 500 word writing sample and three references.

Monday – Friday  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Must be able to flex hours and to occasionally work additional hours including some special events and weekends.

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Reference Librarian – Research Services Department

Part-time Reference Librarian position available in the Research Services Department. Join the staff of an active, service-oriented public library. Major duties include staffing a busy reference desk and collection development. Must have excellent communication skills, initiative, and a commitment to providing excellent public service. Individual must be able to work effectively within a team environment. Masters in Library Science/ALA required.  $19.61 per hour.

Monday   5 pm to 9 pm (or 6 pm to 10 pm)
Thursday   9 am to 2 pm
Friday   9 am to 2 pm
Participates in Friday evening and weekend rotation

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Youth Services Assistant Department Head

Mount Prospect Public Library is seeking a Full Time Youth Services Assistant Department Head with a solid foundation in collection development and a passion for technology to join our Management Team. The Youth Services Department has sixteen fun, creative team members who provide services to children from birth to age 11 and their parents and caregivers.

Duties: Oversees collection development and technology services. Supervises the Youth collection librarian, technology librarian and part-time desk staff. Oversees public desk training and ensures the Department maintains a high level of customer service. Hires, coaches and evaluates staff. Serves as in-charge for the Library.

Required: Must have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school with at least five years progressively responsible library experience in youth services including two years in supervisory role. Annual salary: $52,000 or Commensurate With Experience. IMRF position. Send/submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to

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