Jobs Category: Fiction/Audiovisual/Teen Services

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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