Job opportunities at the library

Part-Time Page - Material Services

The Barrington Area Library is recruiting for a part-time Page to join our Material Services team. This employee will:

• use our automated system to sort materials.
• shelve a variety of materials in all areas of the library.
• work independently within the library.

About you:
• You’re dependable.
• You’re detail-oriented.
• You enjoy working in a collaborative environment.
• You’re eager to learn new skills.

Sound like a fit? Read the full job description here and consider joining our team! Ready to apply? Complete and save the PDF application and email it to resume@balibrary.org.

Requirements and Skills:
This position requires:
• Ability to pass our pre-screening test with 70% accuracy or higher.
• Ability to read 8-point font print.
• Physical dexterity to reach shelves of various heights and push heavy carts throughout your work shift.
• Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This year-round position is scheduled for an average of 12- 16 hours per week (will include primarily evening and weekend hours). Flexibility in scheduling is a requirement and earns $8.97 per hour.

About the library:
Our renovated, 21st century library is a busy, friendly place that supports lifelong, active learning, and an appreciation for creativity and innovation. Customers of all ages and interests visit our library, expecting to find excellent and informed service, programs and workshops that enrich and inspire, and spaces designed for private work and group collaboration.


Full Time Youth Services Librarian

The Barrington Area Library is looking for a collaborative, customer service-oriented librarian to join our Youth Services team. This librarian will:

• find creative ways to engage library customers from birth to eighth grade and their caregivers,
• design innovative programs and experiences that support hands-on learning, and
• play an active role in coordinating our evolving, museum-quality play spaces and activities.

About you:
• You’re passionate about inspiring young readers and learners.
• You’re curious and have a strong desire to learn new things.
• You have a solid understanding of child development and are comfortable relating to kids of all ages and    their caregivers.
• You’re friendly and love helping people.
• You feel energized by collaborating with others on new projects.
• You’re an active listener with a bottomless well of patience.
• You’re excited about new technology and are as likely to tinker with a Makey Makey as you are to pick up a    book.
• You understand customer needs and enjoy connecting them with the right solutions.
• You know which Hogwarts House you would be sorted into.
• You’ve checked out our visit us page, so you know we’re serious about play and learning.

Sound like a fit? Then read the full job description here and consider bringing your talents/skills to the Barrington Area Library’s Youth Services team! Complete the PDF application and email it, along with a cover letter and your resume, to resume@balibrary.org.

About the library:
Our renovated, 21st century library is a busy, friendly place that supports lifelong, active learning, and an appreciation for creativity and innovation. Customers of all ages and interests visit our library, expecting to find excellent and informed service, programs and workshops that enrich and inspire, and spaces designed for private work and group collaboration.

Requirements and Skills:
This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS. The successful candidate will have: direct experience working with children; familiarity with developing early literacy programs for children and families; a demonstrated history of strong communication skills, as well as interpersonal, organizational, digital literacy, and customer service skills.