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Job opportunities at the library

Part-Time Van Driver/Outreach Associate

The Barrington Area Library is looking for a friendly, reliable person to deliver and pick up library materials throughout our 72 square mile district. You must be comfortable driving our Ford Transit cargo van and unloading book drops in all weather conditions. You’ll greet and assist customers at our branch, remote lockers, schools, and other locations in the community. Duties also include checking in materials at the main library and troubleshooting equipment at remote locations.

If you have a good driving record, a strong attention to detail and ability to learn library technology, please read the full job description.

This position is part-time, year-round, averaging 12 hours per week. Shifts generally include:
• Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 AM until the route is complete (averaging 6 hours per shift),
• Every fourth Sunday from 12:30 PM until the route is complete (averaging 4 hours per shift).
Flexibility in scheduling is required. Salary is $11.57 per hour.

If you are interested and you meet all of the qualifications on the job description, complete and send our PDF application to for consideration.  


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 $8.79 per hour.

Shifts may include some afternoons (1 – 5 PM), evenings (3 – 7 PM), and weekends (1 – 5 PM). Additional shifts may be required and the schedule is subject to change at any time, based on the needs of the department. Flexibility is a must to meet the needs of our customers.

• 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 on our web site. Complete the PDF application, save it to your computer, and e-mail it to for consideration.

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.



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