Job opportunities at the library


Adult Services Librarian

 The Barrington Area Library is actively recruiting for a full-time Adult Services librarian. From planning programs that inspire and delight our adult community to exploring new ways to engage with young adults (9th – 12th grades), this position offers a variety of opportunities to contribute professionally at an innovative library.

A successful candidate will:
► plan and deliver programs and events that meet the needs and wants of our community.
► deliver exceptional customer service.
► provide reference and reader’s advisory services.
► assist customers with technology.
► contribute to the selection of materials for the adult collection.

If you have a passion for collaborating with customers, an MLIS degree, and a desire to work with a cutting edge library team, please read the full job description here. For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and the PDF application to resume@balibrary.org.

This position requires scheduling flexibility. The salary range is $47,476 - $71,214. This position has FLSA Exempt status, includes mandatory participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Pension Plan (IMRF), and offers vacation, sick, personal, and holiday benefits. Medical, dental, and life insurance plans are available, with some plans at no cost to the employee.

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 spaces designed for private work and group collaboration. This position plays an important role in maintaining the library’s high standard of service excellence


Adult Services/Community Engagement Librarian

The Barrington Area Library is actively recruiting for a full-time Adult Services Librarian with an emphasis on Community Engagement.

A successful candidate will:
• represent the library by providing assistance, resources, and programming to our community.
• deliver exceptional customer service in a variety of formats.
• provide reference and reader’s advisory services.
• supply technology assistance to customers.
• contribute to the selection of materials for the adult collection.

If you have a strong background in community engagement, an MLIS degree, and a desire to work with a cutting edge library team please read the full job description. For consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and the PDF application to resume@balibrary.org.

This position requires scheduling flexibility. The salary range is $47,476 - $71,214 and is FLSA Exempt status. This position includes mandatory participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Pension Plan (IMRF), and offers vacation, sick, personal, and holiday benefits. Medical, dental, and life insurance plans are available, with some plans at no cost to the employee.

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 spaces designed for private work and group collaboration. This position plays an important role in maintaining the library’s high standard of service excellence.  


 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!
• Scan and index historical documents

Photo Editing/Sound Editing Skills:
• Using digital cameras to capture images
• Using photo editing software
• Using Flickr to upload, edit and tag photos
• Using Garage Band to record narration

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