Part-Time Adult Services Assistant Librarian

Are you looking for a part-time job in a friendly, positive work environment? The Barrington Area Library is recruiting for a part-time Assistant Librarian to join our Adult Services team. This position offers a variety of responsibilities in a busy and innovative library.

About You:
• You enjoy working in a team atmosphere which promotes positive working relationships.
• You have strong written and oral communication skills.
• You enjoy collaborating and problem-solving with coworkers and customers.

Job Summary:
• Provide reference service, reader’s advisory, and basic technology assistance for adult and young adult customers at in-person and virtual service points.
• Provide basic support to customers for downloadable/streaming services.
• Actively promote library services, materials, and programs to customers.
• Respond to or refer customer questions, concerns, and complaints.
• Assist in preparation and delivery of programs.
• Maintain current knowledge of trends in popular culture related to library services.

This is a year-round, part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position. Weekly hours average 25-29 hours/week. Scheduling generally consist of M-F shifts between 8:30 AM - 5 PM, plus one evening per week, one Friday evening per month, and one weekend per month.

Pay & Benefits:
The starting pay rate is $20.94 per hour (DOQ). This position is eligible for the following benefits:
• Participation in IMRF retirement pension.
• Paid vacation days, personal days, sick days, plus holiday pay and bereavement pay.
• Paid parental leave.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is preferred.

To Apply:
Review the full job description here and consider joining our team! Complete, save and send the PDF application, a cover letter, resume, and references to

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.

The Barrington Area Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.