The august academic journal of record for New York City, the New York Post, reports that Brooklyn Public is looking at using Netflix to deliver materials. This excerpt from the Brooklyn Record blog:
Dionne Mack-Harvin was recently named executive director of Brooklyn's library system, and one of her first new initiative is to develop a home-delivery system so patrons could obtain books and other materials without having to visit one of the library's 60 branches. The library is reaching out to Netflix to serve as a provider of DVDs and videos. "What we want to do is work with Netflix and really get that inventory together, really use Netflix as the delivery mechanism," said John Vitali, the library's chief fiscal officer. "We're getting some good vibrations back. Nothing formal has been settled."
Mack-Harvin's initiatives go beyond home delivery - this from Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn and New York 1:
For the first time in the city's history, an African-American woman was appointed as the head of a major public library system Thursday. Dionne Mack-Harvin will serve as executive director of the Brooklyn Public Library, the fifth largest system in the country. She was voted in unanimously by the board of trustees earlier this week. "I have to tell you Dionne earned her position the old fashioned way: she earned it, very, very simple," said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. “My vision for Brooklyn Public Library is that every Brooklyn library will be the center of the community,” said Mack-Harvin. “We will increase access so that the library doors are open at all 60 of our locations when they should be." Mack-Harvin started her career as a librarian at the Crown Heights branch more than a decade ago.
Dionne received her Master of Arts in Africana Studies from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany in 1995 and her Masters of Library Science in Information Science from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at SUNY Albany in 1996. She graduated magna cum laude from SUNY at Brockport in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science in History and African and Afro-American Studies.