Barrington Public Library


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Barrington Public Library

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Available Positions

Afternoon/Evening Desk Clerk

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 22 - 25 hours per week, primarily afternoons, two evenings, and every other Saturday.

Essential Duties:

  • Check items in and out, place reserves, and other circulation duties as needed.
  • Shelve all materials.
  • Offer patrons basic help with library tasks; answer phones and make reserve calls.
  • Bring in mail and newspaper from the exterior mailbox and sign for 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.
  • 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 to director@barringtonlibrary.com by February 23, 2024. Salary is a Grade 2 (that has 13 steps) on the Town of Barrington Wage/Grade scale ranging from $13.24 - $17.79.