Part-Time Assistant Librarian - Youth Services

The Barrington Area Library is looking for an energetic, customer service–oriented team player to contribute to our dynamic Youth Services department. This staff member will: connect customers to the library’s materials and services; collaborate with other staff to plan and present programs (such as technology classes and story times); and provide an amazing library experience to every customer, especially children from birth to eighth grade and their caregivers.

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. The Youth Services Department is a lively, non-traditional library environment that encourages hands-on learning through play.

About you:
▶ You’re passionate about inspiring young readers and learners, and always looking for opportunities to learn something new.
▶ You’re comfortable relating to kids of all ages and their caregivers.
▶ You’re friendly and you 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 get excited about new technology, and are happy to talk about your favorite apps as well as your favorite books.
▶ You understand customer needs and enjoy connecting people with satisfying solutions.
▶ You know exactly which house you'd be sorted into at Hogwarts.
▶ You’ve checked out our visit us page, so you know we’re the kind of Youth Services department that is serious about play and learning.

Requirements and Skills:
This position requires completion of a bachelor’s degree. The successful candidate will have: direct experience working with children; service–related work experience; strong and demonstrated interpersonal skills in areas such as communication and customer service, along with organizational skills and digital literacy.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This position will be scheduled for an average of 20 hours per week, including day, evening, and weekend shifts. The starting salary is $17.65 per hour. Benefits include participation in the IMRF retirement plan, along with vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

Sound like a good fit? To Apply: Read the full job description and consider bringing your talents and skills to the Barrington Area Library’s Youth Services team. Complete, save and send the PDF application and email it, along with a cover letter describing your interest and a resume, to resume@balibrary.org.


Part-Time Assistant Librarian - Adult Services

The Barrington Area Library is recruiting for a part-time Assistant Librarian.

This person will:
▶ serve as primary point of contact for customers at service desks.
▶ actively promote library services, materials, and programs to customers.
▶ provide reference and reader’s advisory services.
▶ assist customers with a variety of technology services.

About you:
▶ You excel at listening, understanding, and communicating with customers.
▶ You feel confident being a champion of our library services with customers.
▶ You have relevant technology and social media experience.
▶ You’re inspired by what makes our library and our community unique.

Requirements and Skills:
This position requires a bachelor’s degree. Preference may be given to candidates who can communicate via their cover letter and resume a history of customer based work environment, as well as demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, digital literacy, and customer service skills.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This part-time librarian position is scheduled for an average of 19 hours per week (including day, evening, and weekend hours). Flexibility in scheduling is a must for all team members and the hourly wage begins at $17.65 per hour.

To Apply: Read the full job description and consider bringing your talents/skills to the Barrington Area Library’s Adult Services team. Complete, save and send the PDF application and email it, along with a cover letter describing your interest and a resume, to resume@balibrary.org.

About the library:
Our revitalized, 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.