Tuesday, September 06, 2011

METRO Professional Development Update

Please excuse any cross-posting.

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.

Library Literacy in Higher Education: Novel Approaches to Assessment and Collaborative Instruction
Tues, Sept 13 | 5:30-7:30pm | $10 METRO & myMETRO, $20 Non-members
During two presentations, participants will hear about a new approach to student learning assessment for library instruction and also learn about a successful model for library and instructor collaboration.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/93.

Webinar: Letting Go of Legacy Services - A Sane and Sensible Approach
Thurs, Sept 15 | 10-11:30am | $30 METRO, myMETRO, & New York 3Rs Council Members; $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.

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Leveraging Library Expertise and Collections in the Wikipedia Environment
Tues, Sept 27 | 1-4pm | $10 METRO & myMETRO, $25 Non-members
This is your opportunity to learn how Wikipedia can be used successfully by your library and how you can provide effective instruction about it to your students and patrons.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/107.

Vendor Demo: Bridgeman Art Library
Wed, Sept 28 | 12:30-1:30pm | There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
Join us for a lunchtime vendor demonstration of the Bridgeman Art Library - a recent addition to METRO’s list of vendor partnerships. Feel free to bring your lunch, we’ve got the dessert!
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/108.

METRO & ACRL/NY PRESENT: Fair Use Is Not Civil Disobedience: Rethinking the Copyright Wars and the Role of the Academic Library
Tues, Oct 4 | 5:30-7:30pm | $10 METRO, myMETRO & ACRL/NY Members; $25 Non-members
This lecture will give participants a better understanding of the basics of copyright as well as the legal and legislative challenges libraries face in supporting their users.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/96.

Webinar: Proactive Libraries in the 21st Century - Keeping your Library Relevant to your Community
Thurs, Oct 6 | 2-3pm | $20 METRO, myMETRO, & New York 3Rs Council Members; $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 Ship Hasn’t Left Without You - Current Trends in Digital Preservation
Tues, Oct 11 | 1-2pm | $15 METRO, myMETRO, & New York 3Rs Council Members; $40 Non-members
This session will highlight trends in Digital Preservation adoption among cultural heritage institutions that the instructors have gained over five years of research.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/105.

Webinar: Core Issues in Digital Preservation
Mon, Oct 24 | 1-2pm | $15 METRO, myMETRO, & New York 3Rs Council Members; $30 Non-members
Instructor Jacob Nadal will introduce key concepts for understanding the life-cycle and preservation issues involved in digital projects with a general model for preservation that applies to collections of all types.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/109.

Webinar: Personal Digital Archiving - Basic Advice to Preserve Your Digital Memories
Tues, Oct 25 | 1-2pm | $15 METRO, myMETRO, & New York 3Rs Council Members; $30 Non-members
This session will provide advice on preserving personal and family digital materials that attendees can implement themselves or pass on to their patrons. Instructor William Lefurgy will make the case that librarians and archivists should develop the capacity to talk about digital preservation with non-experts in order to assist smaller institutions and the public.
Learn more & register at http://www.metro.org/en/cev/103.

Upcoming Special Interest Group Meetings:
Mon, Oct 3 | 10am-12pm | Learn more & register at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/99

Prison Librarians
Fri, Oct 7 | 10am-12pm | Learn more & register at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/95

Digitization: Digitizing Workhorse Collections - The Benefits and Obstacles of Digitizing Heavily Used Collections
Thurs, Oct 20 | 10am-12pm | Learn more & register at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/102

Science, Technology, and Medical Librarians
Fri, Oct 21 | 2-4pm | Learn more & register at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/101

Smart Phones & Mobile Computing: Trends in Mobile Medicine
Wed, Oct 26 | 3-4:30pm | Learn more & register at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/106

Distance Education: Freeware for Distance Education Services
Thurs, Oct 27 | 10am-12pm | Learn more & register at: http://www.metro.org/en/cev/100

Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org, 212.228.2320 x 110 with any questions.