Job Title: Assistant Librarian
Department: Adult Services

Summary of Role:
Provide library services for adult and young adult customers at remote and onsite service points.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Duties:

  • Provide service at in-person and virtual service points for reference, reader’s advisory, and basic technology assistance for adult and young adult customers.
  • Provide basic support to customers for the 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.
  • Support department activities through remote services as needed.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends in popular culture related to books, film, and other library services.
  • Serve on planning committees and attend library meetings as requested.
  • Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Customer service experience for diverse individuals and groups of people preferred.
  • Collaboration and problem-solving with coworkers and customers.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and familiarity with other current technology.
  • Flexibility to work rotating hours and various work shifts including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Physical Requirements:

  • Standard office environment
  • Occasionally push carts

Onsite/Remote Work Location:

Travel Requirements:
Occasional travel in local community

To Apply:
Complete, save and email the PDF application, along with a cover letter, resume, and references, to

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts the rights of Barrington Area Library to supplement or otherwise modify the responsibilities and duties of this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or other needs to perform the essential functions of the position.

This job description describes a general category of jobs. In order to meet the needs of the Barrington Area Library or its departments, employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above, and any duties are subject to change at any time.

The Barrington Area Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Library will review any reasonable request for accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.