New position. The Mount Prospect Public Library (Illinois) is seeking a strategic leader. Working collaboratively with MPPL’s public service departments, the Collection Resource Manager will ensure that the various collections support and further the Library’s mission and strategic collection goals. Bring your expertise with print, audiovisual and digital resources to a library that places a high value on the quality and depth of its collection offerings. The successful candidate will fully embrace the Library’s core service values and support the organizational culture. Position directly supervises Page Supervisor. Member of the leadership team. Position requires excellent communication and management skills, decisiveness, ability to think strategically and conceptually, demonstrate a positive and flexible approach to problem solving, and be able to work collaboratively with all levels of staff and work styles. MLS from ALA accredited library school required. Minimum of three years in professional Librarian position and experience with collection management, adult collection development, public service and supervisory experience required. This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, position with benefits and IMRF. Annual salary: $51,000
New position. The Mount Prospect Public Library (Illinois) is seeking an Acquisitions Manager to manage all aspects of the acquisitions function, including serials management, standing order and subscription management, digital media maintenance, electronic resource maintenance, and to oversee all business and operational-related tasks. This position will compile the relevant data, analyze and report on collection budget trends and patterns, and forecast those trends using mathematical models and statistical techniques. Manager will work collaboratively with department heads, Business Manager, and the Collection Resource Manager. Position directly supervises the Acquisitions Supervisor, Acquisitions Clerk and the Mail/Periodicals Clerk. Member of the leadership team. Requires excellent communication skills, ability to interpret and explain data, excellent Excel skills, a positive and flexible approach to problem solving, ability to think strategically, excellent management skills, ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff and work styles, knowledge of library acquisitions best practices and processes, and knowledge of public agency purchasing practices. MLS from ALA accredited library school required. Minimum of three years in professional Librarian position and experience with adult collection development, public service experience and supervisory required. This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, position with benefits and IMRF. Annual salary: $51,000
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. $14.80 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.
The Mount Prospect Public Library is looking for a Web Content Editor to maintain the Library’s public website and Intranet. The ideal candidate will have solid experience in digital platforms, content management systems, graphics production, writing and editing skills. Exceptional communication skills are required, including verbal and writing skills, grammar and punctuation. Strong organizational skills and a high-level of experience with WordPress are also essential. The daily tasks of this position will be creating and uploading content while maintaining our staff web-based user accounts. This position allows creativity in creating graphics and video to support that content. Candidate must be self-starting and capable of working autonomously on assigned projects using excellent time management skills. Bachelor’s degree required.
This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, position with benefits. The position has a flexible schedule working on-site (not remotely) in the IT Department under the IT Supervisor. Salary: $35,000 to $38,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits and IMRF.
Part-time position available from June 7 to August 9. Position includes working with children, including special needs and ESL. Provides storytimes and promotes summer reading at schools and other sites. High school diploma required. Keyboarding and computer experience required. Experience with or educational training for children, ages 3 to 8 required. $10.83 per hour. Spanish language skills a plus. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Scheduled for 20 hours a week: four hours a day for nine weeks. Some flexibility with scheduling may be required.
Monday through Friday 9 am to 1 pm
Full-Time position available. The Assistant Head of Circulation works with the Department Head to direct the operation of the Department. The position also includes direct supervision of assigned part-time Circulation Assistants and Workroom Assistants and is in charge of the Department in absence of Department Head. Performs duties as circulation assistant. Position includes resolving patron problems and questions on circulation issues. Responsible for developing and implementing training program for assistants. There is extensive contact with the public within the Library. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three to five years library experience in a public service department and supervisory experience required. Bilingual skills a plus. Annual salary $42,000. Benefits and IMRF.
Part time Circulation Assistant position available. Major duties include staffing service desk and related circulation duties. Customer service experience highly desirable. Computer skills required. High school diploma required. Required to pass a skills exercise on the alphabetical and numerical arrangement of library materials. Bilingual a plus. $11.67 hourly pay.
Friday 5 pm to 10 pm
Weekend A and C (every other weekend):
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday noon to 5 pm