Full-Time Custodian

The Barrington Area Library is recruiting for a full-time Custodian. This position offers a variety of responsibilities in a busy and innovative library. This key team player will work with the Building Services Manager in maintaining a safe, clean, welcoming facility.

A successful candidate will:
➠ regularly monitor and maintain the library’s building structure, systems and grounds.
➠ perform custodial and janitorial tasks throughout the building and on the library grounds.
➠ perform meeting room set up, take down, and cleaning of the furniture and rooms.
➠ promptly respond to urgent cleaning tasks and ticket requests.
➠ deliver materials and packages to appropriate staff and departments.

Please read the full job description for additional details regarding the responsibilities and requirements. For consideration, download, save, and send the completed PDF application to resume@balibrary.org. Please include your daily/hourly availability on the application.

The hiring range is $15.76 - $19.69 per hour, depending on qualifications. This position will be scheduled for 37.5 hours per week and earns IMRF retirement, vacation, sick and holiday benefits. The tentative work schedule is Monday and Tuesday, 8 AM – 4 PM, Wednesday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM.  This position also requires one Saturday per month, 10 AM – 6 PM, with the weekday schedule adjusted accordingly during those weeks. Flexibility with scheduling is required of all Building Services team members.

About BALibrary:
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 the 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.


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.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This position will have a varied schedule between 20 - 28 hours per week, including day, evening, and weekend shifts. Flexibility with scheduling is required of all Customer Service staff. The salary is $14.38 per hour, and this position includes participation in IMRF’s retirement plan, while earning vacation, sick and holiday benefits.

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 the 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 position offers a variety of responsibilities in a busy and innovative library.

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 are dependable.
➠ You are detail-oriented.
➠ You enjoy working in a collaborative environment.
➠ You’re eager to learn new skills.

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 carts throughout your work shift
➠ Age 16 or older

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This year-round position may average between 12 - 16 hours per week and earns $10.15 per hour. Available shifts will include afternoon (1 - 5 PM), evening (5 - 9 PM), and weekend (8:30 AM - 12:30 PM & 1 - 5 PM) hours. Flexibility to cover or trade shifts is required of all staff.

To Apply:
Review the full job description here and consider joining our team! Complete, save and send the PDF application to resume@balibrary.org.

About BALibrary:
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 the 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 IT Help Desk

The Barrington Area Library is looking for a part-time IT help desk team member to assist staff with technology. This position offers a variety of responsibilities in a busy and innovative library.

This team member will:
➠ serve as first point of contact for staff on IT issues,
➠ communicate effectively with staff while troubleshooting,
➠ participate in projects such as updating software and replacing hardware within the Library, and
➠ provide 1-1 instruction on technology to staff as needed.

About you:
➠ You excel at providing customer service.
➠ You have relevant knowledge of and experience with PC and Mac systems, along with Microsoft Server and Office products.
➠ You're motivated by the opportunity to help others.

Salary & Benefits: The salary range is $18.00 - $27.02 per hour. Benefits are not included with this position. Flexibility in scheduling is required for all staff.

Interested? Review the job description for all duties and requirements for this position. 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 BALibrary:
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 the Library, expecting to find excellent and informed service, programs and workshops that enrich and inspire, and spaces designed for private work and group collaboration.