Monday, November 28, 2011

METRO Professional Development Update, New York, NY

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 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.


Preservation Management Fundamentals for Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions
Wed, Nov 30 and Thurs, Dec 1 | 10:00am-4:00pm each day | $175 METRO; $125 myMETRO; $250 Non-members (covers both days)
This two-day workshop will cover preservation program basics, including environmental control, disaster preparedness and recovery, collections care and storage issues, digitization and digital preservation basics, and grantwriting/fundraising basics for preservation and digitization projects.
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Introduction to Encoded Archival Description (EAD)

Fri, Dec 9 | 10:00am-4:00pm | $60 METRO; $50 myMETRO; $100 Non-members
Instructor Lara Nicosia will begin with a brief introduction to EAD, its applications, and its relationship to other standards (LCSH, DACS, etc.). After learning about the basic structure of an EAD document and the elements required by DACS for minimum-level description, participants will use an EAD template to encode a basic finding aid. The afternoon will be spent working with common tags such as those needed to create an inventory list. Other topics include project workflow, best practices, ways EAD is being used, and additional tools for getting started.
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Vendor Demo: AccessMedicine

Mon, Dec 12 | 12:30pm-1:30pm | There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
Join us for a lunchtime vendor demonstration of AccessMedicine, a full comprehensive medical resource for students, residents, faculty and clinicians.
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Tour of the Juilliard School Library

Tues, Dec 13 | 10:00am-12:00pm | $10 METRO & my METRO; $20 Non-Members
Learn more about the unique treasures in The Juilliard School Library, including the renowned Juilliard Manuscript Collection of 140 original manuscripts, sketches, and annotated editions of works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Mozart, Stravinsky, and others.
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Upcoming Special Interest Group Meetings:

Thurs, Dec 15 | 2-4pm | Learn more & register at:

Please contact Laura Forshay at, 212.228.2320 x 110 with any questions.