Full-Time Finance Manager

Part-Time Adult Services Assistant Librarian

Part-Time Customer Service Associate

Part-Time Page - Material Services

Full-Time Head of Adult Services

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Full-Time Finance Manager - Administration

The Barrington Area Library is actively recruiting a full-time Finance Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, this leadership team member is an integral part of our organization. This position brings exciting opportunities to collaborate on projects that will improve processes and functions in a non-profit, public library setting.

Located in the Village of Barrington (near major expressways and the Metra station), the Barrington Area Library serves all or part of fourteen communities and unincorporated areas.

A successful candidate will:

▶ Assist the Executive Director and Board of Trustees in managing an operating budget of $7.4 million.
▶ Oversee the financial health of the library, including investment accounts.
▶ Manage all banking, cash management, accounting, and financial transactions.
▶ Utilize Financial Edge software to perform standard accounts payable, accounts receivable, and financial reporting, and to manage purchase requisitions.
▶ Work independently, while also addressing staff questions and concerns, and contributing to a team-based work environment.
▶ Provide effective and efficient financial and budgetary services along with making decisions based on confident knowledge of GASB standards and governmental laws.

About the Library:
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.

Requirements: Read the job description for a full list of job duties and requirements.

Compensation and Benefits: The salary range is $56,648 - $85,001. Benefits include mandatory participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Pension Plan (IMRF) and paid time off. Medical, dental, and life insurance plans are available, with some plans at no cost to the employee.

To Apply: Candidates offered this position will be required to successfully pass a criminal and financial background check. For consideration, submit a descriptive cover letter, your resume, and the PDF application to resume@balibrary.org. This position will close August 17, 2018.



Part-Time Adult Services Assistant Librarian

The Barrington Area Library is looking for an Adult Services team member with a passion for customer and community service.

This person will:
▶ serve as primary point of contact for customers at service desks;
▶ actively promote Library services, materials, and programs to customers;
▶ provide reference and reader’s advisory services; and
▶ assist customers with a variety of technological devices and applications.

About you:
▶ You excel at listening to, understanding, and communicating with customers.
▶ You feel confident being a champion of Library services with our customers.
▶ You have relevant technology and digital media experience.
▶ You’re inspired by what makes our Library and our community unique.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This part-time librarian position is scheduled for an average of 19 hours per week (includes day, evening, and weekend hours). Flexibility in scheduling is a must for all team members and the hourly wage begins at $18.00 per hour.

Requirements and Skills:
This position requires completion of a bachelor’s degree. Please read the full job description for additional details.

Interested? 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 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 our 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 to, 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 our PDF application along with cover letter and resume describing your interest 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 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’re dependable
▶ You’re detail-oriented
▶ You enjoy working in a collaborative environment
▶ You’re eager to learn new skills

Sound like a good fit? Then read the full job description here and consider joining our team! Complete, save and send the PDF application to resume@balibrary.org. A completed application must be received for consideration.

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 heavy carts throughout your work shift
▶ 16 years of age or older

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This year-round position averages 12-16 hours per week and earns $9.32 per hour. A tentative weekly schedule may include Monday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons (1 – 5 PM) and/or Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5 – 9 PM). Flexibility in scheduling is required as needed.

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.



Full-Time Head of Adult Services

The Barrington Area Library seeks a Head of Adult Services. With latitude for independent judgment and decision making, this department leader is responsible for the planning and implementing of programs, services, and collections for adults from high school age to beyond retirement.

The successful candidate will share relevant work experiences and embody personal attributes that enable them to quickly add value to the Library. Core attributes include:

Passion – you desire to make an impact and care about the Library and its brand.
Curiosity – you seek to understand how things work and find ways to make them better.
Drive – you are a self-starter who can juggle multiple priorities across the department and organization.
Critical thinking – you use data and an analytical perspective to solve business and service challenges.
Sound judgment – you apply experience, facts, and intuition to assess situations and define solutions.
Influence – you cultivate relationships and exercise positive influence across the organization.
Attitude – you bring a can-do, roll-up-the-sleeves approach to contributing to this active workplace.

To Apply:
If you have an MLS/MLIS and want to learn more about this position, read the full job description and discover the essential job duties and requirements. If it sounds like you will be a great fit, consider bringing your talents and skills to the Barrington Area Library’s team! Complete the PDF application and send it, with your descriptive cover letter and resume, to resume@balibrary.org.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary range of $62,381 - $93,542. The work schedule will include day, evening, and weekend hours. This position includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension plan, 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.


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.