The Sorting and Delivery Department, under the responsibility of BookOps Logistics, contributes to the future vision of Access, Infrastructure, and User Experience. This is done by managing a scalable Sorting and Delivery operation that allows the library to accommodate large volumes of incoming and outgoing materials. This operation is the cornerstone of the Library’s circulating book system. It is designed to leverage each staff member and new technologies to efficiently meet future public expectations for the provision of access and programs. The Department is also leveraged on a regular basis to perform a diverse variety of non-standard material movement activities in support of countless programs and projects across NYPL and BPL.
The Collection Processing Assistant is responsible with utilizing the Automated Sorter to sort, pack, and stage over 30,000 library items per day moving between the 150 library locations supported by BookOps. The position ensures a balance is maintained between quality and quantity to prevent backlogs of materials while keeping the sortation error rate below 1%. Additionally, the position completes a variety of collection maintenance tasks such as fixing barcodes, records, preparing weeded items for resale, and manual sorting of specialty items.