Head of Collection and Bibliographic Services

Position Title: Department Head of CBS
Department: Collection and Bibliographic Services
Grade 11
Full-time:  37.5 hours/week 

 Are you an experienced leader with a passion for technical services and collection management? The Mount Prospect Public Library is looking for an inspiring leader to serve as our Collection and Bibliographic Services Department Head (CBS), responsible for overseeing the vision and responsibilities of collection management, acquisitions, cataloging, processing, and shelf management. 

 The successful candidate will be a public service champion, an innovative problem solver, and have an open and adaptable mindset. Excellent communication skills will help lead a team of 25 dedicated team members (including four supervisor roles) in this multi-functional department.  

 The CBS Head reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the Management Team to advise and assist in the overall management of the Library. 

 MPPL’s ILS is SirsiDynix Horizon 7.5 with Enterprise as the patron discovery platform. 

 Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school and minimum 5 years of professional library experience required in technical services, collection management, or related functional area. Demonstrated progressive management/supervisory experience. 

The schedule is 37.5 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends. 

The annual salary will commensurate with experience ($59,000-$74,000/year). Excellent benefits include generous paid time off and participation in IMRF pension. 

Send your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to jobs@mppl.org. First consideration will be given to applications received by Friday January 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. 

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