Job Title: Assistant Librarian
Department: Youth Services

SUMMARY OF ROLE: Provide reference and reader’s advisory and assist with programming for the library’s youngest customers and their caregivers.

Essential Functions, Responsibilities, and Duties:

  • Serve customers at in-person and virtual service points through reference, reader’s advisory, and basic technology assistance to children from birth-eighth grade and their caregivers.
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the department through various clerical tasks.
  • Assist with maintaining the circulating children’s and teen’s collections.
  • Support Youth Services programming staff in preparing and presenting programs for children and their caregivers, including story times, craft programs, technology classes, and other assigned activities.
  • Actively promote library services, materials, and programs to customers.
  • Demonstrate good stewardship of physical and virtual spaces by preparing and merchandising department displays, continually maintaining interactive areas, and producing and updating content for the library’s web presence, as assigned.
  • Serve on committees and attend library meetings as requested.
  • Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with children in a service setting 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 be able to work rotating and various work shifts including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Physical Requirements:

  • Standard office environment.
  • Support for some programs ideally performed at eye-level with young customers.
  • Some programming duties performed outdoors in suitable weather conditions.

Onsite/Remote/Hybrid Work Location:
Onsite, with occasional meeting that may be assigned for remote attendance.

Travel Requirements:
Vary with individual assignment or seasonal requirements.

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.

Interested? Download, complete, and save the PDF application, then email it along with a cover letter and resume to for consideration.