Jobs at the Mount Prospect Public Library

We’re in Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2019!

For the seventh year in a row, the Mount Prospect Public Library has been recognized as a 2019 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace. It is an honor to be placed in this category, especially since our employees were the judges. The Top Workplaces program is completely based upon employee surveys. At the Mount Prospect Public Library our staff care about our community and our patrons, but recognition like this demonstrates that our staff also care about each other, being collaborative, and providing excellent service to all. Consider joining our team here at the Mount Prospect Public Library!

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.


Processor – Collection and Bibliographic Services Department

Part-time position 15 hours a week. The Processor is responsible for clerical tasks associated with the preparation of library materials for circulation e.g., processing and mending. Also includes all tasks associated with the deletion of materials from the database. It requires the ability to access, input and retrieve data from computer; ability to use typewriter, electronic label maker and keyboard. High school diploma required. Computer experience required. The flexible schedule requires at least four hours on Thursday and Friday and the remaining seven hours to be scheduled Monday – Friday (between 8 am and 5 pm). Pay is $12.26 per hour.

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ILS Administrator – IT Services Department

Seeking to fill a full time position for ILS Administrator, reporting to the Director of IT Services. This position is responsible for managing the Library’s SirsiDynix-based Integrated Library System (ILS) and all systems that directly interface with the ILS, including the Enterprise catalog, BC Mobile, Web Services, and SIP. The ILS Administrator will maintain settings and parameters and implement system upgrades, and also coordinate report generation and use of BC Analytics. Individual will work closely with Circulation, Collection and Bibliographic Services, and Public Service leadership and staff.

Experience with managing an ILS is required – SQL experience a plus. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Bachelor’s degree in related field is required. On-site schedule is Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm (with some flexibility in hours). This position offers $50,000 annual pay, commensurate with experience for applicants with SQL skills. Job offers health insurance, paid time off and retirement (IMRF) benefits.

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Page Supervisor – Collection and Bibliographic Services Department

Page Supervisor position is responsible for supervising the Page/Shelver staff and tracking productivity statistics. This position will also train, supervise, and schedule library volunteers. Position assists the Circulation Department with AV workroom duties and perform Circulation workroom duties as assigned. Requires excellent computer and communication skills. Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 3 years of library experience.  Two years of supervisory experience is also required. The position offers $40,000 annual pay with health insurance, paid time off and retirement (IMRF) benefits. This full-time position will be required to work various evening and weekend shifts.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.  In addition, please provide a summary of your supervisory experience highlighting the number of direct reports (FT and/or PT) and your experience in hiring, training, and performance management.

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