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Delegation: A Must-Have For Managers

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager at METRO For many managers, delegation seems to be a game of extremes: push too hard in one direction and your reports will feel micromanaged, or give your staff tons of leeway and ...

Permission Required?: Rights in Digital Collection Metadata

by Chris Stanton, Metadata Specialist, Empire State Digital Network In just the few months that the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN)* has been in full swing, we've been making steady progress toward our goal of contributing at least 50,000 metadata ...

Your Chance to Win a myMETRO Membership

We're giving away one free 3-year myMETRO membership to current students at library and information science programs in the metropolitan New York region. And spread the word: we will give a second 3-year membership to a student from the school ...

Asked& Answered: Revitalizing a Stalled Job Search

Welcome to Asked&Answered, our monthly advice column in which Ellen Mehling, METRO's Career Services Consultant, answers reader questions. Have a pressing concern about your job (search)? Submit your question here. Q: After a 25-year career, my position in a prominent library ...

"Culture in Transit" Seeks to Shine Light on NYC's Cultural Heritage Collections

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO In partnership with the Empire State Digital Network and Brooklyn Public Library, we've joined the latest Knight Foundation News Challenge. Our proposed project, Culture in Transit, will expand our extant digital services ...

New York Cultural Heritage and Open Access Update

by Dorothy Howard, Wikipedian-in-Residence and Open Data Fellow, METRO This post was originally published on the Open-GLAM blog, an Open Knowledge Foundation production, on Friday, September 12, 2014. New York is a center for world-class cultural heritage institutions, a site ...

New Report Lays Out Blueprint for New York City’s Aging Public Libraries

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO The latest report from Center for An Urban Future illuminates the complex funding issues that have left New York City’s public libraries in a state of disrepair. All told, 59 branches across ...

Guggenheim Museum to Host Wikipedia “Gugg-a-thon” in Early October

by Dorothy Howard, Wikipedian-in-Residence and Open Data Fellow, METRO Guggenheim Museum will host a Wikipedia “Gugg-a-thon” on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 to support contributions to Wikipedia’s content on museum architecture. Join us at the Guggenheim to add information about museum ...

Open Invitation: LACUNY's International Relations Roundtable Meeting on September 26

The following announcement was shared with us by LACUNY's International Relations Roundtable. Librarians from across NYC and Westchester County are welcome to attend. To gain entrance into CUNY's Grad Center, please email John Carey, Co-Chair, LACUNY International Relations Roundtable. For ...

Share Your Innovative Projects at METRO's Annual Conference

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO We’re excited to announce that our Annual Conference is set to take place at Baruch College on Thursday, January 15, 2015. This year’s keynote will be given by Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor, ...