BookOps is a shared library technical services organization that serves the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library. BookOps’ Selection Department coordinates, manages, and develops the print, media, and digital collections for the BookOps member libraries. Library materials are acquired in all formats for children, teen, adults, and world language users in accordance with the strategic goals and initiatives of the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library.
The Supervising Librarian plays a central role in developing print, non-print, and digital collections for the adult population, and helps manage $7.5 million in adult materials appropriations on behalf of 150 BookOps member library locations. The Librarian works collaboratively within the Adult Collections team to assess collection performance and advise on collections strategy; they also keep up-to-date on changes in the profession and suggest changes to departmental operations accordingly. The position works with staff throughout the BookOps member libraries, both in branches and in other centralized departments, to promote the collections to the libraries’ user communities. The position also provides staff training as needed and liaises with vendors.
Reporting to the Adult Collections Coordinator, the Supervising Librarian will: