Full-Time Digital Services Specialist

Are you a creative, outgoing individual looking for a career in a friendly, positive work environment? The Barrington Area Library is recruiting for a full-time Digital Services Specialist. This position offers a variety of responsibilities to facilitate the use of the Library’s digital services and maker technology for our customers, community, and staff.

About You:

  • You enjoy collaborating, instructing and problem-solving with customers and coworkers.
  • You have a creative mindset and an aptitude for working with makerspace technology.
  • You have excellent communication and customer service skills.

Job Summary:

  • Act as primary point of contact for user of the Library’s digital services and resources.
  • Provide technical guidance to customers and staff on a variety of applications, software, and equipment such as 3D printers, CNC machine, laser cutter, and vinyl cutting machine.
  • Present and develop original programs featuring MakerLab and Studio equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, and resolve or report issues for equipment in Digital Services spaces.
  • Address technology questions related to e-books, digital media production, and personal devices within the scope of the Library’s services.

Scheduling:
Full-time / 37.5 hours per week, Mon – Fri including one evening per week and an occasional weekend, as needed.

Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position. Pay starts at $23.00 per hour (DOQ). In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package that includes:

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Participation in IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) - retirement, disability, and life
  • Basic life insurance
  • Six weeks paid parental leave
  • Paid holidays, vacation time, personal days, and sick leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Long term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma and at least one year of related work experience.
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to guide and instruct customers and staff on new technologies and projects.
  • Familiarity with makerspace technology.
  • Familiarity with eContent platforms such as Libby and Hoopla preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office.

To Apply:
Review the full job description here and consider joining our team! Complete, save, and email the PDF application, with a cover letter, resume, and references, to resume@balibrary.org.

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


Part-Time Adult Services Assistant Librarian

Are you looking for a part-time job in a friendly, positive work environment? The Barrington Area Library is recruiting for a part-time Assistant Librarian to join our Adult Services team. This position offers a variety of responsibilities in a busy and innovative library.

About You:

  • You enjoy working in a team atmosphere which promotes positive working relationships.
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • You enjoy collaborating and problem-solving with coworkers and customers.

Job Summary:

  • Provide reference assistance, reader’s advisory, and basic technology support for adult and young adult customers at in-person and remote service points.
  • Provide basic support to customers for downloading/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.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends in popular culture related to books, movies, and other library services.

Scheduling:
This is a year-round, part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position. Weekly hours average 20-24 hours/week, with an option to work up to 28 hours/week (if interested). Scheduling generally consist of Monday - Friday shifts between 8:30 AM – 5 PM, plus one evening per week, one Friday evening per month, and one weekend per month.

Pay & Benefits:
The starting pay rate is $20.87 per hour (DOQ). 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is preferred.

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

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


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