Job opportunities at the library

Part-Time Youth Services Assistant Librarian

Love helping people? Have a friendly, approachable style that puts children at ease? Being an Assistant Librarian at the Barrington Area Library could be your dream job.

At our 21st century library, we believe children learn through play, and that a foundation for lifelong learning is built when kids explore their interests through creation, discovery, and supportive interactions.

The Library is seeking an outgoing and energetic team player to contribute to our dynamic Youth Services department. As an important member of the Youth Services team, you will:
• provide an amazing library experience to every customer, especially children from birth-eighth grade and their caregivers,
• make recommendations and connect customers to the library’s materials and services,
• interact with children and adults to maintain a fun and safe environment,
• collaborate with other staff to plan and present programs, such as technology classes and story times,
• assist with other duties as assigned.

This part-time assistant librarian position will be scheduled an average of 20 hours per week and includes evenings and weekends. The salary for this position begins at $17.31 per hour, is included in the IMRF’s retirement plan, and earns vacation, sick and holiday benefits.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree, an enthusiasm for children’s literature, and experience working with children, please read our full job description and consider joining our team.

Complete and send your PDF application, resume and cover letter describing your interest to for consideration.

Full-Time Youth Services Librarian

Are you passionate about inspiring lifelong readers and learners? Are you a natural collaborator who thrives on making new connections? Then we want to hear from you!

We're looking for a high-energy self-starter to join our team of Youth Services Librarians. This position will find creative ways to engage library customers from birth to eighth grade and their caregivers by cultivating community partnerships, identifying opportunities for library participation in local community events, and designing innovative programs that support hands-on learning. If you have a MLS/MLIS degree, please read the full job description and consider joining our team.

Our recently 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 both in person and online, expecting to find excellent and informed service, state of the art spaces for private work and group collaboration, programs and workshops that enrich and inspire, and the very best in books, movies, music, and electronic resources.

This full-time position is scheduled for an average of 37.5 hours per week (includes days, evenings and weekend hours). Flexibility to attend community events is necessary. Starting salary range is $44,991-$56,249. This position is classified as Exempt and is IMRF and benefit qualified (offers options for medical and dental plans).

Interested? Complete the PDF application for consideration and email to

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.