Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), the nation’s fifth largest public library, is committed to providing the borough's 2.6 million residents a vibrant learning environment with free access to quality programs, services and resources through a Central Library, 58 neighborhood libraries located within a half mile of every Brooklyn resident, an outstanding Business and Career Center, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons and the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Cultural Center. Founded in 1892, BPL today has over 650,000 active cardholders and annual circulation of nearly 14 million items. Over 1 million attendees participated in nearly 70,000 educational and cultural programs, with nearly 8 million visits to its 59 locations.
The Library’s annual operating budget is $125 million, supporting nearly 1,100 employees and a collection of nearly four million books. It is in the midst of its largest rebuilding effort in fifty years, with 1/3 of the system slated for significant capital improvements within the next five years. It is also expanding the size of the system for the first time in nearly forty years. The Library is the largest provider of broadband services in Brooklyn, through a network of 1,600 public computers and high-speed WiFi.
BPL seeks a strategic thinker and creative problem solver for the role of Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the EVP, Finance and Administration is responsible for managing the operations of the Library system, including its departments of Finance, Capital Planning, Facilities Management, Real Estate, Human Resources, Information Technology, Investment, Safety and Office Services.