Tuesday, June 21, 2011

METRO Professional Development Update

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

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 www.metro.org. 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.

Introduction to Web Programming Using PHP
Wed, July 6 and Wed, July 13 | 10am-4pm each day | $150 METRO, $125 myMETRO, $200 Non-members (covers both days)
This two-day intensive, hands-on workshop will provide a general introduction to web programming using PHP. Returning instructor Dr. KB Ng will use a hands-on approach to teach the basic concepts and many techniques that are commonly used in web programming step-by-step.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/87.

Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data
Thurs, July 7 | 10am-1pm | $75 METRO, $50 myMETRO, $100 Non-members
Led by instructor Nicole Engard, attendees will learn about some of the tools they can use to mash up library data with content from the web to reach more patrons, and will then have a chance to practice mashing up data on a sample website.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/78.

Processing Audio and Video Collections
Tues, July 12 | 10am-4pm | $25 METRO, myMETRO, & Non-members
This workshop focuses on the core knowledge and skills you need to process audio and video materials for planning, budgeting, cataloging, access, grant applications, and long-term storage.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/84.

Webinar: Letting Go of Legacy Services - A Sane and Sensible Approach
Thurs, July 14 | 10-11:30am | $30 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
This program will explore methods and means to evaluate legacy services, address how to market the end of a once-beloved service, and confront the staff and patron issues inherent in making thoughtful, lasting, mission-focused change in libraries.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/91.

Rethinking Our Professional Roles: “So What Exactly is it that We Do?”
Tues, July 19 | 6-8pm | $15 METRO, $10 myMETRO, $20 Non-members
The activities in this workshop encourage us to explore what we do that is special and unique to our profession, what we bring to the table in our organization and in our communities, and how we can transfer and reinterpret our strengths, skills, understandings and abilities in the current climate.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/90.

Webinar: Proactive Libraries in the 21st Century - Keeping your Library Relevant to your Community
Thurs, July 21 | 2-3pm | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
Instructor Maurice Coleman will discuss some ways to keep relevant, deal with lower funding coupled with increased demands, and how to stay able to meet your communities’ needs without knowing what those needs will be in the future.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/92.

Webinar: The Rights of Readers and the Threat of the Kindle
Wed, July 27 | 1-2pm | $20 METRO & myMETRO, $40 Non-members
Librarian Alycia Sellie and technologist Matthew Goins will challenge the status quo of book digitization and argue that a careless migration to electronic books may destroy well-established rights that readers have held historically with print.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/85.

Upcoming Special Interest Group Meetings:
Prison Librarians
Fri, July 8 | 10:30am-12pm | Learn more at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/89
*This meeting will take place at Brooklyn Public Library

Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org, 212.228.2320 x 10 with any questions.