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Brent Reidy

Andrew W Mellon Director of the Research Libraries
The New York Public Library

Dr. Brent Reidy is The New York Public Library’s Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries, responsible for NYPL’s four research centers and their 460 staff members, 45 million collection items and approximately 4 million annual visitors. His purview includes collection strategy, acquisition, preservation, and access, while also serving as a national voice on the direction of humanities research.

Reidy’s work has focused on the digital transformation of the research experience; since 2019 he has led the Digital Research team responsible for digitization, digital preservation, access for the library’s research collections. Under Reidy’s leadership, the library has doubled its digital storage, launched a digitization strategy focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and renegotiated its contract with Google to increase access to hundreds of thousands of digitized books.

Reidy began his tenure at NYPL in May 2017 as Deputy Director, and later Interim Executive Director, for the Library for the Performing Arts. He was previously a Senior Consultant at AEA Consulting, a global management consulting firm focused on the cultural sector. Reidy holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a PhD from Indiana University.

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