Monday, March 28, 2011

METRO Professional Development Update

April 2011
Every month, METRO offers an exciting range of learning and networking opportunities – details and registration are just a click away!

Registration for METRO professional development and training programs is now available exclusively online, making it easier and more convenient than ever for you to take advantage of dynamic, career-building classes, workshops, webinars and much more. You can also find out about special events at METRO, where you can meet and share your insights with many of the leaders and innovators from the library and research community.

Whether you want to expand your skills or join us for exciting industry presentations and discussions, all the information you need is available online at To make sure you never miss out on news about METRO programs and events, you can also subscribe to the METRO Calendar RSS feed in your favorite reader.

Mock Interviews: Are You Prepared?
Wed, April 6 | 5:30-8:00pm | $25 METRO & myMETRO, $30 Non-members
These role-playing mock interviews will give participants a chance to practice their interviewing skills and receive feedback regarding their performance.
This workshop has reached its maximum number of participants.
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Personal Digital Archiving
Wed, April 13 | 1-4pm | $35 METRO & myMETRO, $60 Non-members
During this hands-on session, instructor Ellyssa Kroski will explain the process of creating and executing an action plan for archiving personal digital assets, deciding what to store, consolidating multiple file versions, and cataloging resources.
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Webinar: Introduction to Major Changes from AACR2 to RDA
Wed, April 27 | 10-11:30am | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
This webinar will provide an entry-level introduction to aspects of RDA records that differ from AACR2, and what catalogers should expect to see in RDA records generally.
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User Experience Design (UX)
Thurs, April 28 | 10am-1pm | $30 METRO & myMETRO, $50 Non-members
This workshop will provide an overview of user experience design (UX), which focuses on incorporating user feedback throughout the design process.
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METRO Book Talk: Boomers and Beyond - Reconsidering the Role of the Library
Thurs, April 28 | 6-8pm | $10 METRO, myMETRO, & Non-members
Diantha Schull and Pauline Rothstein will present an overview from their recent book "Boomers and Beyond: Reconsidering the Role of Libraries", focusing on foundation theories about longevity, including its implications for health promotion, learning, work, and spirituality.
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Webinar: Managing the Implementation of RDA at Your Library - What Administrators Need to Know
Fri, April 29 | 10-11:30am | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
Instructor Chris Cronin will inform library administrators and cataloging managers on how to begin thinking about preparing staff and systems for the transition from AACR2 to RDA.
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Introduction to Metadata for Digital Collections
Tues & Wed, May 3 & 4 | 10am-4pm | $275 METRO, $225 myMETRO, $325 Non-members
Instructor Dr. Marcia Zeng will examine the role of metadata in the digital environment during this two-day workshop. The main focuses will be given to 1) the applications of metadata standards for distinct domains and information communities and 2) the creation of application profiles according to local needs.
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Enriching Metadata Services through Linked Data
Thurs, May 5 | 10am-1pm | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $30 Non-members
This workshop will explain the principles, concepts, and the potential usage of Linked Data in libraries of all sizes. It will not cover technical implementation topics.
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Upcoming Special Interest Group Meetings:
Digitization: Digital Preservation for Libraries & Archives
Thurs, March 31 | 10:00am-12:00pm
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This meeting has reached its maximum number of participants.

Library 2.0: Using "Xtranormal" Movies in Libraries
Wed, April 6 | 10:00am-12:30pm
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Tues, April 12 | 10:00am-12:00pm
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Science, Technology and Medical Librarians: Current Trends in Electronic Scholarly Communication
Thurs, April 14 | 1:30-4:30pm
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Smart Phones and Mobile Computing: Mobile Information and Literacy Panel - Are You In the Know About Info to Go?
Fri, May 6 | 3:00-4:30pm
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Please contact Laura Forshay at, 212.228.2320 x 10 with any questions.