Monday, November 16, 2009

Upcoming Events at METRO

As the holiday season approaches, start planning for the upcoming year with our exciting professional development workshops! Join us this December to develop your managerial skills, learn new technology, and prepare for the challenges ahead.

Register through our website, or contact METRO directly at or at (212) 228-2320 ext. 19. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place at our Training Center, conveniently located at 57 East 11th Street in Manhattan.

Managerial Leadership in Libraries Today: Strategies for Success

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore ways to address the unique set of challenges facing libraries as a result of economic downturn and rapid technological change. In this workshop, you will develop innovative approaches to change and learn strategies for managing and leading in a crisis.

$150 members; $100 myMETRO; $200 non-members

Information and Communication Technology Literacy in the Library

Monday, December 7, 2009, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

In this workshop for academic librarians, you will have the opportunity to discuss ICT Literacy, the impact of new ICT technologies on the information cycle, and ideas for incorporating ICT Literacy instruction in a variety of settings.

$50 members; $40 myMETRO; $75 non-members

Digitization Site Visit: The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary

Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Jewish Theological Seminary Library, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY

Enhance your knowledge of digitization initiatives in NYC libraries with this tour of on-site digitization projects in progress. View and discuss current digital projects, including workflow, challenges, pitfalls, and achievements.

$25 members; $25 myMETRO; $50 non-members

Webinar: Introduction to Web 2.0

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm


What is web 2.0, how is it different than web 1.0, and what does it have to do with your library? Upgrade your technology skills in this helpful online seminar, as you learn why and how libraries are successfully integrating web 2.0 into their programs and services.

$25 members; $25 myMETRO members; $50 non-members

Grant Writing for Digitization and Preservation Projects

Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll match your institution’s project with the appropriate funding agency, learn about the elements of a grant proposal, and practice writing and reviewing your proposals for grant-funded digitization and preservation opportunities.

$175 members; $150 myMETRO; $200 non-members

Risk Assessment for Digital Collections

Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Learn about some of the common problems in preserving digital material, including legal and financial issues, environmental risks, and technological concerns – then use this information to develop a plan to begin surveying risks to your own digital collections.

$175 members; $150 myMETRO; $200 non-members

To learn more about METRO Professional Development workshops and webinars, please visit our website at We look forward to seeing you!