Barrington Public Library

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Barrington Public Library

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Open Positions

Evening Desk Clerk

Do you have customer service experience and enjoy helping people? Are you a detail-oriented individual who can switch gears easily? Are you a reader who likes to discuss books and give reading suggestions? We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, responsible person to join our staff who is excited about providing excellent service to our patrons. This position is 27 hours per week with evenings and some Saturdays required.

Essential Duties:

  • Check items in and out, place reserves, and other circulation duties as needed.
  • Offer patrons basic help with library tasks, answer phones.
  • Telephone patrons to notify them of reserve items being available.
  • Bring in mail and newspaper from the exterior mailbox and sign for UPS packages at the desk.
  • Use a cash register to take in fees and close out register daily.
  • Ensure all forms at circulation desk are stocked and copiers/printers are filled with paper.
  • Run the copy machine, fax machine, laser printer and other office machines.
  • Interact with patrons and other staff in a positive and professional manner

Minimum Qualifications:

The Library Clerk shall be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent, and successful previous work experience in a customer service related position.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Constant contact with patrons; ability to remain patient.
  • Regular interruptions to assist the public.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs frequently. Carrying/Lifting 25-50 lbs occasionally. Carrying/Lifting over 50 lbs infrequently.
  • Reaching at, above, or below, shoulder height is always required.
  • Pushing/pulling always required for movement of book carts.
  • Physical considerations; bending, squatting, crouching, twisting, balancing, climbing and kneeling all required at some time during duties. Crawling not required.
  • During an 8-hour day this employee is required to sit for between 1-2 hours, stand for between 1-8 hours, and walk for 1-8 hours.

Please send a cover letter and resume, along with three professional references to by September 30, 2023. This position is 27 hours per week with evenings and some Saturdays required. Salary is a Grade 2 (that has 13 steps) on the Town of Barrington Wage/Grade scale ranging from $12.15 - $16.34.