Reporting to the President and CEO, the Chief Branch Library Officer (“CBLO”) will lead a diverse staff of over 1,400 library professionals and manage an operational budget of $120 million: the largest urban public library in the United States.
The CBLO will collaborate with the executive team and external partners to deliver world class library service as envisioned by the Library's strategic priority, More People Reading More. The CBLO will lead a dynamic team from across the NYPL network of 88 neighborhood branch libraries, BookOps, and Customer Experience to deliver a connected, high-caliber, innovative, and accessible portfolio of services including: circulating collections, reference, information and technology access, and engaging programs.
The CBLO will be a proven champion for service excellence, committed to building valued partnerships, and will continuously advance NYPL’s potential to educate, empower, and enrich the lives of people in NYPL’s communities. The CBLO will demonstrate transformational leadership and execute innovative strategies to achieve long term operational effectiveness while also modeling and promoting the Library’s core values of being helpful, resourceful, and curious.
This unique opportunity provides an exceptional leader, attuned to a diverse community in a vibrant city, to lead an energized and dedicated team at a time of exciting change at the New York Public Library.
The New York Public Library has retained Park Square Executive Search to assist in the search for their next Chief Branch Library Officer. Nominations, inquiries, and applications may be sent in confidence to:
Jonathan Fortescue, Managing Partner or
Kyle Meingast, Principal
The New York Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.