Brooklyn Public Library’s landmark Central Library is one of the borough’s foremost cultural, civic and educational institutions, and is responsible for serving all of its 2.6 million residents. Currently, Central Library is undergoing the most significant renovations in its nearly 80-year history. The Central Library Director must have a passion for creating an environment of teamwork that both values traditional librarianship but also embraces and manages the changing role of a Central Library as its spaces undergo substantial changes. He/she should possess effective management skills and experience and be knowledgeable about the administrative and programmatic operations of public libraries in an urban setting.
With a staff of approximately 90 FT/PT and visitor count of almost 1.25 million per year, the Central Director represents the library in the community and establishes networks with colleagues and other library and cultural institution professionals. The Central Library Director is a member of the Executive Management Team, working collaboratively with other BPL departments on strategic goals.
This position reports to the Chief Librarian/Executive Vice President for the Library.