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  Brooklyn Public Library | Employment Opportunities
As the nation's 5th largest public library system with a network of 60 neighborhood libraries, BPL is committed to providing the borough's 2.5 million people quality services and a vibrant learning environment through outreach programs, educational workshops, and youth services events.
If you are looking to be a part of a stimulating workplace that is highly regarded by its culturally diverse community, BPL is the place to be.
The Library pays 80% to 100% of cost of health insurance (depending on your choice).
www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org /employment.jsp   (341 words)

  Brooklyn Public Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Brooklyn Public Library system was approved by an Act of Legislature of the State of New York on May 1, 1892.
The Brooklyn Common Council then passed a resolution for the establishment of the Brooklyn Public Library on November 30, 1896, with Marie E. Craigie as the first director.
In 1878 The Mercantile Library was renamed the Brooklyn Library.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brooklyn_Public_Library   (785 words)

 New York Public Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The New York Public Library (NYPL), one of three public library systems serving New York City, is one of the leading libraries in the United States.
The library consolidated with The New York Free Circulating Library in February, 1901, and Andrew Carnegie donated $5.2 million to construct branch libraries, with the proviso that the City of New York fund their maintenance and operations.
The main Research Library (now known as the Humanities and Social Science Library) was built on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan between 40th and 42nd Streets on the former site of the Croton Resevoir, and was dedicated on May 23, 1911, opening the next day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_York_Public_Library   (2087 words)

 NYC PLs Fear Effect of More Cuts - March 31, 2003 - Library Journal
Library directors and union leaders testified last week before the City Council, which is considering 6.5% in cuts, more than half of that percentage linked to labor concessions requested by Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
BPL has already cut hours 16% and materials nearly 25%; further reductions would cut programs and staff and possibly eliminate seven-day service at the Central Library for the first time in over a decade.
Ray Markey of the New York Public Library Guild emphasized that the NYPL had concentrated its staff reductions in the branch libraries, not the parallel research library system, which is mainly funded privately.
www.libraryjournal.com /index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA288162&display=breakingNews&publication=libraryjournal   (344 words)

 Public Art Fund: In the Public Realm: Anissa Mack and Jonah Freeman: Press Release
With projects sited both inside and outside the library-located in the cultural heart of Brooklyn and at one of the borough's most important crossroads-this first-ever collaboration between the two institutions is sure to capture the attention of library visitors and pedestrians alike.
Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library is located at Grand Army Plaza, at the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue.
The Public Art Fund is a non-profit arts organization supported by generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations, and with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs.
www.publicartfund.org /pafweb/realm/02/mack_release_02.html   (1033 words)

 Brooklyn Public Library - Cultural Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Brooklyn Public Library system is the fifth largest library system in the nation, existing independently alongside the New York Public Library (serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island) and the Queens Borough Public Library.
Consisting of 58 branches located within a half mile of every Brooklyn resident, plus an outstanding business library in Brooklyn Heights and the only public bookmobile in New York City, the BPL system stands testament to the dedication of many generations of public servants.
It is the mission of Brooklyn Public Library to ensure the preservation and transmission of society's knowledge, history and culture, and to provide the people of Brooklyn with free and open access to information for education, recreation and reference.
www.culturalpolicy.org /commons/directorydetail.cfm?ID=6124   (118 words)

 Brooklyn Public Library Launches Brooklyn Info Bridge Powered by WebFeat
Brooklyn Info Bridge can be accessed at over 850 Internet connected computer terminals throughout the BPL system, including computers located at the Central Library, Business Library, and all 58 neighborhood locations.
This is important because BPL serves one of the most diverse communities in the world—the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Public Library is the fifth largest in the United States.
www.webfeat.org /releases/1Nov05_Brooklyn.htm   (628 words)

 iBrooklyn - Brooklyn Library Gets $516,732 for Pilot Project
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has received a grant of $516,732 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for a pilot training project called PULSE (The Public Urban Library Service Education Project).
BPL currently has librarians on staff who received their M.L.S. from Pratt Institute, as well as offers select onsite courses taught by BPL staff to Pratt students.
BPL will create seven new trainee positions each year to work at flagship facilities, such at the Central and Business libraries.
www.ibrooklyn.com /site/aboutchamber/recentnews/current/78   (521 words)

 Brooklyn Public Library | NYCkidsARTS - New York City's cultural guide for kids
The famous Central Library, whose building resembles an open book, is the main reference center and the core of a borough-wide system with 58 branches in as many neighborhoods.
The famous Central Library, whose building resembles an open book, is the main reference center and the core of a boroughwide system with 58 branches in as many neighborhoods.
Brooklyn also boasts the only public library "bookmobile" in New York City.
www.nyckidsarts.org /orgs/one?org_id=519&borough=&discipline=&keyword=&search_p=t&offset=50   (333 words)

 BRIC / Brooklyn Information & Culture :: The Rotunda Gallery >> KidsArt 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This annual event is co-presented by the Rotunda Gallery, the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Transit Museum and the Brooklyn Historical Society.
The Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, NY 11201) is a museum, library and history center dedicated to encouraging the exploration and appreciation of Brooklyn's rich heritage.
The Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library wishes to thank the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Public Library for their continued generosity.
www.brooklynx.org /rotunda/kidsart04/kidsday2004.asp   (1042 words)

 iBrooklyn - News from the Brooklyn Public Library
The Brooklyn Public Library, which serves the borough's 2.5 million residents, continues to change to meet the needs of the growing community.
At the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, the Brooklyn Public Library is in the process of a major renovation of its entrance plaza and construction of a new 200-seat, state-of-the art auditorium.
The Brooklyn Public Library is creating a bold and precedent-setting Visual and Performing Arts Library (VPA) that will be a physical and virtual gateway to arts resources of all kinds.
www.ibrooklyn.com /site/aboutbrooklyn/downtownbrooklyncouncil/dbc_article6.4   (321 words)

 Brooklyn Public Library
he Brooklyn Public Library renewed its relationship with Wolf, Keens and Company when the firm was asked to design, facilitate, and document a board and senior staff retreat dedicated to prioritizing and implementing the structural recommendations developed in the course of the firm's earlier assignment.
A full turnout of participants at this day-long retreat, which was convened at Gracie Mansion, helped to ensure a full airing of the relevant issues, and to resolve them with the support of the board.
Task forces were subsequently convened to develop action plans with respect to specific topics, and to recommend those plans to the board and staff for adoption.
www.wolfkeens.com /BIGPICTURE/pages/pr_bpl2.html   (131 words)

A rendering of the proposed Brooklyn Public Library Visual and Performing Arts branch (right) at Flatbush and Lafayette avenues in Fort Greene, next to the proposed Frank Gehry-designed Theatre for a New Audience (center).
Brooklyn Public Library admitted last week that it is struggling to raise enough money to build a chic — and expensive — Visual and Performing Arts Library at Flatbush and Lafayette avenues in Fort Greene.
In July, the Foundation gave the Library $500,000 towards a new auditorium and plaza at the main branch on Grand Army Plaza.
www.brooklynpapers.com /html/issues/_vol29/29_01/29_01nets1.html   (738 words)

 Upcoming.org: Brooklyn Public Library Hosts Caribbean Author Series at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, 2nd ...
In her second novel, The Scorpion?s Claw, she narrates the bloody history of the last six centuries of Haiti, from the violent years of colonialism and slavery, to the chaotic aftermath of the fall of the Baby Doc regime.
Brooklyn Public Library offers a rich range of programs and exhibitions year round reflecting the diverse cultural interests of its community.
Brooklyn Public Library is an independent New York City library system serving the borough of Brooklyn.
upcoming.org /event/31248   (795 words)

 Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Library and archival collections in the Othmer Library will be closed to researchers during August and September as we continue a major cataloging project to convert our venerable card catalog into an online database.
Library and archival reference services will again be available in October.
The Othmer Library will be holding open hours for members and guests on Thursdays in October, November, and December, with the exceptions of November 23 and December 28.
www.brooklynhistory.org /library/other.html   (532 words)

 The Brooklyn Campus Library: Library Catalogs
The ALB is a cooperative network of seven Brooklyn college and university libraries.
ALB cards are available at the circulation desk on the 5th floor of the library.
METRO, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, is a nonprofit organization consisting of 268 member libraries located in greater New York City and Westchester County.
www.brooklyn.liunet.edu /library/services/otherlibs.htm   (162 words)

 GO Brooklyn
Imagine a trio of stationary zebras set against a brilliant blue sky or the bold, red fabric swathing a trio of tall Maasai or the bust of a fl woman, carved from wood, and sprouting glinting, silver nails bent to form the curls of her hair.
At the Central Library there are several large, vibrant paintings tucked away in the Lobby Gallery alcove by the elevators.
In the library's main lobby are numerous works on paper and on the second floor balcony are wood sculptures including "Henry's Bust," by David Mwaniki, and a display of Frank Odoi's comic strips, "Akokhan Lives."
www.go-brooklyn.com /html/issues/_vol27/27_02/kenyaart.html   (1097 words)

 Working in Brooklyn Exhibit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Brooklyn College Library is hosting a traveling exhibit of Brooklyn Works: 400 Years of Making a Living in Brooklyn.
A joint research project of the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Public Library, the exhibit will be on display in the library’s gallery space near the circulation desk through October 16.
Part of a larger show that opened last fall at the society’s Brooklyn Heights headquarters, the interactive Brooklyn Works: 400 Years of Making a Living in Brooklyn showcases the working people of Kings County and how the local workforce contributed to shaping the nation.
www.brooklyn.cuny.edu /bc/spotlite/news/082504.htm   (219 words)

 Ginnie Cooper Leaves Brooklyn Public Library for DC - 5/18/2006 - School Library Journal - CA6336023   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is the fifth largest independent library in the nation, serving 2.5 million residents.
From 1990 to 2002, Cooper served as director of the Multnomah County Library in Portland, OR, where she oversaw the renovation of the 1912 Central Library and the improvement of all 19 branch libraries.
While there, the library system circulated the highest number of books per capita of any public library in the United States.
www.schoollibraryjournal.com /article/CA6336023.html   (367 words)

 Brooklyn Public Library Launches Civil War Web Site
Harvey says the library staff chose headlines that were clear, and map, photos and drawings that students could use.
Brooklyn was a small city surrounded by farmland at the time of the war.
Brooklyn Public Library is the fifth largest library system in the country, with a central library, business library and 58 neighborhood libraries serving 2.5 million residents.
www.civilwarnews.com /archive/articles/brklyn_website.htm   (491 words)

 The New York Times Store > PHOTOGRAPHS > Special Collections > Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library, founded in 1897, is the fifth largest library system in the country, and it serves 2.5 million people.
Its central library houses the Brooklyn Collection, the world's largest public archive for the study of Brooklyn's social and cultural history.
Publication, reproduction, use in advertising or for purpose of trade is prohibited without written permission.
www.nytstore.com /ProdInterCode.aspx?prodcode=791&intercode=566&minorcode=572   (88 words)

With the aid of a NEA New Public Works Grant, the BPL attracted some of the most innovative national and international architectural firms to submit design proposals, with Norten’s design winning over South Carolina’s Huff and Gooden Architects, among several other renowned firms in the running.
Much of that work has been notably public: workers’ housing, schools, parks, museums, and workers’ dining halls are just a short list of the projects (some unbuilt) TEN has worked on in the last 16 years.
Given the BPL’s primary criterion for a successful VPA design— “reinforcing urban interconnections…and dissolving distinctions between interior and exterior spaces”— Norten’s plan should be considered a success.
www.thebrooklynrail.org /arts/fall02/bplibrary.html   (1388 words)

 Case Study - Brooklyn Public Library
Assignment - Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is the 5th largest library system in the nation with 60 branches serving 2.5 million people.
JAT was retained to continue the implementation of HR, Payroll and Benefits software at BPL after another consulting company had begun the initial implementation.
Results - As a result of JAT's level of experience and willingness to do what it takes to meet cost objectives, BPL was able to go live on their Lawson system with the first payroll of 1999.
www.jatconsulting.com /castudy_bplibrary.htm   (253 words)

 In Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Public Library Business Library helps entrepreneurs start and run a business.
This program, run by Brooklyn Public Library, gives you a chance to learn computer skills and gain valuable experience assisting others as a volunteer.
About Brooklyn is a must see for information on location and competition.
myownbiz.brooklynpubliclibrary.org /s8/in_brooklyn.htm   (463 words)

 CHAPTER 8: The Brooklyn Public Library
For my merit badge in the Boy Scouts for library work I had to do a reading list or bibliography for one another and even the young woman librarian was impressed at all the Tunis books I had read.
It took me a few years before I discovered that there was a branch of the library tucked in on Linden Avenue near Flatbush and that I didn't have to pedal so far.
Mike Messer, who was a year or two older than I, was the first on Westminster Road to report on the availability of books on sex, and how the college girls at the reference desk were very helpful to polite thirteen year old enquiring minds.
ww2.coastal.edu /millus/2book11.htm   (363 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Brooklyn Public Library Offers Free eVideos Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
BPL's diverse collection of eVideos include Hollywood classics, such as "The Bicycle Thief," by Vittorio De Sica, "Iceman Cometh," by Sidney Lumet, Bruce Brown's "Endless Summer," and Charlie Chaplin comedies.
BPL plans to expand its eVideo collection as more titles become available through its provider OverDrive, Inc.
BPL's eBook service continues to grow with bestselling fiction and popular children's classics.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=123293   (366 words)

 Brooklyn Borough President
Brooklyn is blessed to have a vast amount of talented and prolific authors.
One of life’s greatest joys is to pick up a fascinating book from any of the 60 Brooklyn Public Library branches around the borough to read on the beach at Coney Island, while you’re relaxing in one of Brooklyn’s beautiful parks, or even on trains and buses as you move around the borough.
But everyone knows that Brooklyn has the greatest literary minds, and the most talented and prolific writers of any city on earth.
www.brooklyn-usa.org /Press/2003/july1.htm   (517 words)

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