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Barbara Ann Genco, American librarian. award 1985, chairperson 1985-1987), American Library Association Association.


Genco, Barbara Ann was born on February 11, 1951 in Buffalo. Daughter of Joseph S. and Dorothy E. (Colmerauer) Genco.


1 son, Andrew Joseph Genco. Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Canisius College, 1973. Master of Library Science, Pratt Institute, 1975.

Librarian Brooklyn Public Library, 1975-1981, branch librarian, 1982-1983, assistant to coordinator materials selection, 1983-1984, assistant coordinator Office of New Books Selection, since 1984. Elected member Kings County Democratic County Committee, 1986.


Library. Brooklyn Public Library., 1975-1981, branch library, 1982-1983, assistant to coordinator materials selection, 1983-1984, assistant coordinator, then coordinator Office of New Books Selection, 1984—1995, manager Office Materials Selection, 1995-1998, director collection development, 1998—2009, retired, 2009. Brooklyn delegate, regional representative New York State Governor's Conference Libraries, 1990—1991. Honorary delegate White House Conference Libraries & Information Services II, 1991.

Jury member Boston Globe-Horn Book awards, 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Book reviewer Publishers Weekly, 1986-1994, Kirkus Review, 1995-1997. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Elected member Kings County Democratic County Committee. Member executive committee Central Brooklyn Indiana Democrats, since 1992, vice president, 1996—1997. Treasurer McCabe for City Council '93 Committee, 1992—1994.

Member of American Library Association (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations committee service labor groups 1984-1986, John Sessions Memorial award committee 1985, chair 1985-1988, jury member Allie Beth Martin award 1991-1994, member John Newbery medal award committee 1994), Reference & User Services Association, Public Library. Association (Allie Beth Martin award 2000), Library Association Collections & Technology Services, Library Association Services to Children (legislation committee 1984-1988, chairman president's Charlemae Rollins program committee 1988-1989, chairman nominating committee 1995, board directors 1996-1999), New York Library. Association (co-chair union and round table 1983-1986, chair 1986, board directors youth services section 1988-1991, chair spring conference 1991), Beta Phi Mu.


Married Michael Rosenthal, July 27, 1974 (divorced). 1 child Andrew Joseph.

Joseph S. Genco

Dorothy E. (Colmerauer) Genco

Michael Rosenthal

Andrew Joseph Genco