Part-Time Assistant Librarian - Youth Services

The Youth Services department is a lively, interactive environment – we even have a slide! - that encourages discovery and hands-on learning through play.

About you:

  • You enjoy interacting with and assisting kids of all ages (and their caregivers) and teens!
  • You have a love of knowledge and learning.
  • You feel energized by helping people, including customers and co-workers.
  • You are a patient, active listener.

Job Summary:

  • 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 children’s and teens' circulating 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.


Part-time schedule is 20 - 24 hours per week. Includes day, evening, and rotating weekend and holiday shifts.

Salary and Benefits:

The starting pay rate is $20.94 per hour (DOQ). Skills, experience and internal equity will determine offer made. This position is eligible for the following benefits:

  • Participation in IMRF retirement pension;
  • Paid vacation days, personal days, sick days, holiday pay, and bereavement pay;
  • Paid parental leave.


  • 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.

To Apply: Review the full job description here and consider joining our team! Download, complete, and save the PDF application and email it, along with 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.