Job opportunities at the library

Technical Services Assistant

 The library is seeking a detail-oriented team player to contribute to our Technical Services department. As an important member of the team, you will:

• Copy catalog and classify materials received.
• Edit and revise cataloging records.
• Assist in preparation of monthly statistical count of materials added.
• Order certain circulating materials as assigned.
• Order departmental supplies.

This full-time position will be scheduled 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday. Benefits of this position:

• Salary range is $15.74 - $23.59 per hour
• Non-exempt classification
• Participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) plan
• Earns vacation, sick, and holiday benefits
• Medical, dental, and life insurance options provided

If you have a Bachelor’s degree, LTA, or equivalent experience along with current cataloging experience (including knowledge of RDA and OCLC), please read the full job description and consider joining our team.

Complete and send your PDF application along with cover letter and resume to for consideration.

Part-Time Page

The Barrington Area Library is looking for friendly, dependable people to join our Material Services team, which plays an important role in maintaining a welcoming and well-organized environment for our customers. This position is year-round and averages 12–19 hours per week. Duties include using our automated system to sort items and shelving materials in all areas of the library. Starting salary is $8.97 per hour.

Shifts may include 1-5 PM, 3-7 PM, and 5-9 PM. We are currently hiring for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Flexibility is required to cover additional shifts as needed.
• Pass our pre-screening test with 70% accuracy or above
• Ability to read 8-point font print
• Physical dexterity to reach shelves of various heights and push heavy carts throughout your work shift
• Minimum age requirement is 16 years old

• Previous work or volunteer experience that demonstrates attention to detail and good interpersonal skills

Our recently renovated, 21st century library is a busy, friendly place that supports lifelong, active learning and an appreciation for creativity and innovation.

Interested? Read the full job description. Complete the PDF application for consideration and email to

Part-Time Customer Service Associate

Enjoy working directly with our customers? The Customer Service team is recruiting for a part-time, 19 hour Customer Service Associate to help people check out materials, find best sellers and resolve library account questions at both our main and branch locations.

A successful candidate will have previous work experience with the general public, an engaging customer service attitude, and will be comfortable using the Microsoft Office suite and various library software systems. This position will include day, week nights and weekend hours and the hourly salary begins at $12.99. Flexibility with scheduling is required.

Interested? If you are interested and you meet all of the qualifications on the job description, complete and send our PDF application to for consideration. Resume only submissions will not be considered.  

 Adult Services Local History Volunteers

Several volunteers are needed to help with scanning and making historical photos and documents available on our Web site and in the library. Days and hours are flexible - however, a commitment to a mutually agreeable schedule will be expected through the duration of the project.

Duties may include any of the following - on your application ("Additional Skills" section), please tell us if you have experience with any of these tasks (we can train you on less-familiar skills):

Computer skills:

• Digitize our microfilm of the Barrington Courier Review. Digitally capture images and edit them as needed. Photo editing skills a plus!
• Create and edit documents using Microsoft programs
• Create and edit web pages
• Create and edit PDFs using a Mac
• Scan and index historical documents

Photo Editing/Sound Editing Skills:
• Using digital cameras to capture images
• Using Microsoft Office Picture Manager or other photo editing software
• Using Flickr to upload, edit and tag photos
• Using Roxio and/or Garage Band to record narration

Interested? Download the PDF application, complete and save it to your computer, and email it to, including the project that interests you (below) or the skills that you can contribute.