As Director of Outreach Services for the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), Nicholas Higgins is charged with building library programs for increasingly vulnerable groups across the city. Nick directs a unique suite of services for BPL including the Services for Older Adults department, Correctional Services, Immigrant Services, and outreach to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. From 2009 to 2013 Nick oversaw The New York Public Library’s Correctional Services department, increasing direct library engagement with people in regional jails and prisons and their families. Nick began his career in 2006 as trainee at BPL. During that time he delivered targeted library services to children with disabilities, veterans, job seekers, and formerly incarcerated Brooklynites while serving in a variety of roles. He received his Masters of Library Science from the Pratt Institute and a BA in British Literature from Hunter College and is writing a book about jail librarianship to be published by the Public Library Association in 2017. Nick lives with his wife and two children in Red Hook Brooklyn.