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Job opportunities at the library

Part-Time Youth Services Assistant Librarian

Be a part of our energetic, creative learning environment for children! The Barrington Area Library’s “learning through play” focused Youth Services department seeks a part-time Assistant Librarian. This team member will help us provide the very best services to children from birth-eighth grade and their caregivers, in our newly renovated, 21st century library.

If you have an enthusiasm for children’s literature, direct experience working with children, the ability to problem-solve with a focus on “yes,” and a Bachelor’s degree, please read the full job description and consider joining our team. This newly created part-time assistant librarian position will be scheduled an average of 20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

This part-time position earns $16.48 per hour and earns retirement, vacation, sick and holiday benefits. Relevant experience may be considered.

Interested? Read the full job description on our website. Download and complete the PDF application, then email it along with a cover letter and resume to resume@balibrary.org for consideration.


Adult Services Librarian

The Barrington Area Library is renovating into a 21st century library. We are seeking an Adult Services Librarian with a passion for serving people within the dynamic, exciting, learning-centered environment we provide for our patrons.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative librarian, who is dedicated to providing exemplary customer service, using and exploring the latest technology, and serving our community. If you have an MLS degree and are interested in a job with a wide variety of responsibilities, please read the full job description and consider joining our team.

Flexibility in scheduling is a must. Starting full-time salary is $42,822: however, relevant experience may be considered. This position is classified as Exempt and earns vacation, sick and holiday benefits.

Interested? Read the full job description on our website. Download and complete your PDF application, then email it along with a cover letter and resume to resume@balibrary.org for consideration.


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Are you looking for a part-time, year-round job in a friendly environment?
The Barrington Area Library is looking for energetic people to sort and shelve library materials. We have positions available averaging 12-19 hours per week. Hourly salary is $8.53.

Possible shifts include:

• mid-day (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

• afternoons (1:00 – 5:00)

•  flexibility to work some nights and weekend hours

Requirements:

• 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

Preferences:

• Willingness to commit to flexible work shifts

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

View the full job description online. To apply, download and complete the PDF application and submit via email to resume@balibrary.org


Volunteer opportunities at the library

The Barrington Area Library is currently in need of volunteers for special projects. Accepted volunteers will be required to work independently (after initial training) and commit to a minimum 6 month time period (or until completion of the assigned project). These positions require dedication and great attention to detail and each has a unique skill set involved. Read the various descriptions below and fill out the online application if you are interested in being part of our volunteer team.

Please be aware of the following important items:

  • All accepted volunteers age 18 and older are required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background check prior to starting volunteer work.
  • Volunteers are not paid positions and are not a promise for paid positions.
  • The Barrington Area Library does not accept volunteers for community service hours, under the age of 16 or for special needs cases due to the independent nature of the projects.

NEW: High School Volunteer

Got a passion for making DIY projects, designing your own cool stuff, or jumping in and learning the newest technology?

The Barrington Area Library is putting together a makerspace and maker programs for the community. We need high school age volunteers to help us brainstorm and test these projects. The projects will range from simple, hands-on crafts to high tech applications. Specific skills are not required – we really need people who like to experiment, tinker, and create. Your feedback and ideas will help us bring exciting, creative programs to our community. You won’t need to put in a lot of hours, but we hope you can make a commitment to 1-2 hours, every other week. Interested? Download the PDF application, complete and save it to your computer, and email it to resume@balibrary.org.


 

More volunteer options:

Homebound Program Volunteer (read description, fill out application)

Local History Volunteers

Adult Services Local History Volunteer (read description, fill out application)