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Assistant Director E-Reading

Company name
The New York Public Library

Location
Long Island City, NY, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Manager, Library

Posted on
Feb 10, 2020

Valid Through
May 25, 2020

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Overview
BookOps is the shared library services collaboration of New York Public Library (NYPL) and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), coordinating the selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing and distribution of physical and digital library materials for these member libraries and their users across New York and around the world. In support of NYPL\u2019s Strategic Priority of More People Reading More, this position will coordinate and support BookOps\u2019 integral role in developing, supporting, expanding access to, and increasing NYPL\u2019s e-book readership.
Principal Responsibilities
Reporting to the BookOps\u2019 Deputy Director, Collection Management, the Assistant Director, E-Reading, will:

Understand, coordinate with, and implement the Library\u2019s e-reading strategies through the analysis, reporting and collections development activities undertaken by BookOps and NYPL\u2019s Digital department
Work with the Digital Leadership team and other key business partners to envision, develop, implement, and evaluate policies, procedures, and practices around the Library\u2019s e-book collection
Undertake, maintain, interpret, and present regular and detailed reports of relevant statistical data to senior business partners and decision-makers
Work with key business partners to support expanding the reach and use of NYPL e-reading resources to the Library\u2019s current and future patrons; SimplyE partners, including BPL; and beyond
Investigate, recommend, and implement new models and priorities of e-book purchasing and lending to improve and support e-book collections and the e-reading experience
Serve as member of BookOps\u2019 Management Team, relevant Digital Working Groups, and other related internal and external professional groups
Facilitate discussions with existing and prospective vendors on needed improvements and enhancements for NYPL's current e-reading services and experiences. 
Represent BooksOps, and by extension NYPL, in professional and public forums

Required Education & Experience

ALA-accredited Master\u2019s degree in Library or Information Science
Minimum 3-5 years experience in public or academic library collection management.

Minimum Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of theories, practices, trends, activities, tools, and licensing models associated with the acquisition, cataloging, selection, marketing, discovery, and overall management of e-books in the public library market
The ability to collate, analyse, model, and interpret data
Deep and broad knowledge of the international publishing industry and library e-content vendors
Knowledge of, and commitment to, the principles of intellectual freedom, diversity, equity, and inclusion in library collections
Problem solving, accuracy, and attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using NYPL\u2019s SimplyE and other e-reading platforms
Fluency with data management tools and ability to interpret library statistics, including circulation and demographic information
Awareness and understanding of current and past models of library e-content licensing and recognition of varying perspectives of involved parties 
Proven results in working collaboratively across a complex organization to accomplish shared strategic goals
Successful experience negotiating licenses and agreements with content vendors
A track record of successfully advocating for libraries and library users on an industry-wide level
Successfully demonstrated ability to work effectively, manage change, respond nimbly, think innovatively, and provide vision in a hierarchical team environment

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
Be Resourceful in solving problems 
Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Work Environment

Office setting

Physical Duties

Will require travel within NYC

Starting Salary
Hours- Monday - Friday - 35 hours per week
Union / Non UnionNon Union

Company info

The New York Public Library
Website : http://www.nypl.org

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