Barrington Area Library (IL) - Executive Director

Be a vital community catalyst and library futurist as the next Executive Director for the Barrington Area Library. The Library’s mission focuses on four key areas: stimulating imagination; supporting information literacy; fostering multigenerational and creative lifelong learning; and creating young readers. A customer-centric and committed staff (65 FTE) successfully fulfills that mission in comfortable physical and virtual settings through the Library’s outstanding digital collections and services, collaborative and vibrant community spaces, and stellar programs and activities for all ages.

In 2013-2014, the Library transformed its public space through a complete redesign and revitalization. Customers now use and explore completely reimagined spaces, including: an interactive Youth Services department with a focus on active play and learning; a Business and Technology Center featuring a MakerLab, digital studio, public computers, technology collaboration spaces, and Business Cubicles; three improved and refurnished smart meeting rooms; and a greatly improved customer service experience. Serving 44,000 residents over a 72-mile square mile area, Barrington Area Library is geographically the largest library district in Illinois. In addition to the main library building, customer service is provided through remote delivery and return services throughout the district. Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees with a $6.7 million operating budget, the Library annually hosts 358,592 visitors and circulates 975,959 items.

Located in the Village of Barrington (forty miles from downtown Chicago), the Barrington Area Library serves all or part of fourteen communities and unincorporated areas. Each community has its own special appeal which includes fine restaurants, the historic Catlow Theatre, nature preserves, and upscale lifestyle shopping centers. The Barrington area also focuses on family life and community engagement. District 220 schools consistently place among the top in state and national rankings, and residents enjoy a variety of community festivals throughout the year. A wide network of local non-profit organizations provides an abundance of volunteer and philanthropic opportunities. The Library is easily accessible by car and the Metra commuter train. For more information on the Library and the Barrington area, visit Barrington Links.

Responsibilities and requirements. Minimum requirements include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of professional library experience with at least two years of director or other senior level administrator experience; or equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to perform effectively the work required. Essential skills include (1) knowledge of library principles and practices; (2) commitment to staying well-informed on library district legal and financial issues; (3) currency on technology and trends; (4) sound business and financial judgement; (5) understanding of common personnel management methods to lead an engaged and thriving staff; (6) initiative, awareness and vision in developing library services; and (7) skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Board, staff and community leaders. Public library experience, including a successful track record of reporting to a governing board, is preferred. For the complete position description, please visit Barrington Area Library Executive Director Description.

Compensation. Compensation. The starting salary range is $120,000 – 135,000, dependent on qualifications with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position will close August 20, 2017.

BRADBURY MILLER ASSOCIATES
4545 WORNALL RD., STE. 805, KANSAS CITY, MO 64111


Technology Services Librarian

The Barrington Area Library is actively recruiting for a full-time Technology Services Librarian within our Digital Services Team.

A successful candidate will:

• develop, teach, and promote innovative technology and maker programs both in the library and in the   community through outreach activities,
• offer technical guidance on a variety of applications and makerspace equipment,
• troubleshoot device issues with users,
• deliver exceptional customer service,
• provide reference and reader’s advisory services, and
• contribute to the selection of materials for the adult collection as needed.

This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS. The successful candidate will also have:

• direct experience working with makerspace technologies,
• hands-on knowledge of digital media creation and editing tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Cloud Suite,   GarageBand, iMovie, mics, cameras),
• curiosity about emerging technologies and a passion for learning new things,
• a high comfort level for assisting users with a variety of technologies, such as office productivity tools, the   Internet, e-books, digital media production, personal devices, and emerging technologies, and
• the ability to lead or assist with technology and maker workshops.

Sound like a good fit? Please read the full job description here. For consideration, submit a descriptive cover letter, your resume, and the PDF application to resume@balibrary.org.

This position requires scheduling flexibility to include day, evening, and weekend shifts. The pay range is $48,399 - $72,599 and this position is classified as FLSA Exempt status. This position includes mandatory participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Pension Plan (IMRF), and provides vacation, sick, personal, and holiday benefits. Medical, dental, and life insurance plans are available, with some plans at no cost to the employee.

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 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 Adult Services Assistant Librarian

The Barrington Area Library is recruiting for a part-time Assistant Librarian to join our innovative team. This person will engage with library customers by:

• serving as primary point of contact at service desks,
• actively promoting library services, materials, and programs,
• providing reference and reader’s advisory services, and
• providing basic technology assistance.

The successful candidate will also:

• excel at listening, understanding, and communicating,
• feel confident about connecting customers to library services that meet their needs,
• have experience with technology used in today’s library, and
• be inspired by what makes our library and our community unique.

Requirements and Skills:
This position requires a bachelor’s degree. Preference may be given to candidates who have public library or other customer service work experience.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
This part-time Assistant Librarian position is scheduled for an average of 19 hours per week including day, evening, and weekend hours. Flexibility in scheduling is a must for all team members. Salary begins at $17.31 per hour.

To Apply: Read the full job description here and consider bringing your talents and skills to the Barrington Area Library’s Adult Services team. Complete, save and send the PDF application and email it along with a descriptive cover letter and 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 Page - Material Services

This person 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 fit? Then read the full job description here and consider joining our team! Complete, save and send the PDF application to resume@balibrary.org. 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 is scheduled for an average of 12-16 hours per week. Includes day, evening, and weekend shifts. Flexibility in scheduling is a requirement and this position earns $9.14 per hour.

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.