Part-Time Customer Service Associate

Do you thrive on providing excellent customer service? Do you enjoy finding the “yes” in situations? Then our Customer Service team is looking for you!

The Barrington Area Library is recruiting for a part-time Customer Service Associate to serve as the first point of contact at our service desk. This means everything from greeting people with a smile as they enter the building to resolving account issues and helping users navigate Library resources. Please review the job description for complete details.

About you:
➠ You excel at listening, understanding, and communicating with customers.
➠ You feel confident about being a champion of our Library services with customers.
➠ You have experience with Microsoft Office suite and feel comfortable learning new software.
➠ You’re inspired by what makes our Library and our community unique.
➠ You enjoy learning new things and are energized by variety in your work day.

This position will average 19 hours per week, including day, evening, and weekend hours, and will earn $13.50 per hour. Flexibility with scheduling is required of all Customer Service staff.

Interested? Complete and email the PDF application, along with cover letter describing your interest and 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.


Part-Time IT Help Desk

The Barrington Area Library is looking for a part-time IT help desk team member to assist staff with technology. This position offers a variety of responsibilities in a busy and innovative library.

This team member will:
➠ serve as first point of contact for staff on IT issues,
➠ communicate effectively with staff while troubleshooting,
➠ participate in projects such as updating software and replacing hardware within the Library, and
➠ provide 1-1 instruction on technology to staff as needed.

About you:
➠ You excel at providing customer service.
➠ You have relevant knowledge of and experience with PC and Mac systems, along with Microsoft Server and Office products.
➠ You're motivated by the opportunity to help others.

Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $18.00 - $27.02 per hour. Benefits are not included with this position. Flexibility in scheduling is required for all staff.

Interested? Review the job description for all duties and requirements for this position. Complete, save and send the PDF application and email it, along with a cover letter describing your interest and your 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.


Part-Time Page
Material Services

The Barrington Area Library is recruiting for a part-time Page to join our Material Services team. This position offers a variety of responsibilities in a busy and innovative library.

This team member will:
➠ use our automated system to sort materials,
➠ shelve a variety of materials in all areas of the Library, and
➠ work independently within the Library.

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

Requirements and Skills:
➠ Ability to pass shelving test
➠ Ability to read 8-point font print
➠ Physical dexterity to reach shelves of various heights and push carts throughout your work shift
➠ 16 years of age or older

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This year-round position will average 12 hours per week and earn $9.32 per hour. A tentative weekly schedule will include every Monday and Friday evening (5 - 9 PM) along with Saturday afternoon (1 - 5 PM). Flexibility to cover or trade shifts is required.

To Apply:
Review the full job description and consider joining our team! Complete, save, and e-mail the PDF application to resume@balibrary.org.

About Us:
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, and state of the art spaces for private work and group collaboration. This position plays an important role in maintaining the library’s high standard of service excellence.


volunteer opportunities

Adult Services – 2 projects (potential for on-going)

Interested in volunteering at the library? Do you have computer and technology skills? The Adult Services department is looking for volunteers to scan microfilm and digitize historic local newspapers. If you are a history buff, this might be the project for you. Send us an email at resume@balibrary.org with “Adult Services” in the subject line along with a completed PDF Volunteer Application from our website. A library representative will contact you and we will work with your schedule.

• Microfilm Scanning Project:
Dates: ASAP
Hours: Flexible, depending on your availability.
Task: Scanning
Requirements: High school or older. Basic computer experience with some photo editing preferred.

• Digitizing Local Newspapers:
Dates: ASAP
Hours: Flexible, depending on your availability.
Task: Digitizing
Requirements: High school or older. Basic computer experience with an understanding of file structures and a keen eye for detail.