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METRO's Job Bank Now Free of Charge to the Tri-State Area

Libraries, archives, and museums throughout the tri-state area are now invited to submit job ads to METRO's Job Bank free of charge. Historically limited to our member institutions, we're excited to expand gratis Job Bank postings to organizations in New ...

Simple Tips for Effective Written Communication: Resumes, Applications, and More

By Ellen Mehling, Career Development Consultant, METRO Summer is here! A time for enjoying the sunshine, possibly some traveling, and, hopefully, taking it easy. In the spirit of this more relaxed season, here are some easy-to-do tips for communicating in ...

myMETRO Member Spotlight: Madalyn Baron

This month, we spotlight myMETRO member Madalyn Baron, Strategic Intelligence Analyst at Center for Marketing Intelligence. Madalyn is one of the core members of our Social Media Special Interest Group, and we look forward to continuing the great conversations we've ...

METRO Receives Project and Engagement Grant from the Wikimedia Foundation

It is with great enthusiasm that METRO announces its receipt of a Project and Event Grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to continue its engagement with GLAM-Wiki initiatives in New York and expand its Wikipedia services to member and non-member institutions. ...

Volunteer Training on Emergency Response for NYC's Cultural Heritage Collections

This fall, the Alliance for Response New York City will train forty volunteers to "respond to the needs of cultural institutions, artists, and other collections during emergencies and disasters." If you'd like to be a first responder for New York City's ...

Three Reports from our Researchers-in-Residence

This year, we decided to try a new spin on our myMETRO Researchers project. Historically, the project has united teams around shared research interests. Several of these projects grew into longer-term initiatives; the Fashion Blogging Team, for example, went on ...

New York Medical College Hosts Exhibit on "Creating the Master Race"

The Health Sciences Library at New York Medical College invites to you view Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. The following announcement was shared with us by the Health Sciences Library, which is providing essential support for this exhibit:  Deadly Medicine: ...

METRO Appoints John Mignault as Empire State Digital Network Technology Specialist

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Mignault as New York’s first Empire State Digital Network Technology Specialist, beginning July 14, 2014. As Empire State Digital Network Technology Specialist, Mignault will participate in ...

Important Update from NY State Archives on DHP Services

Recently, the New York State Archives released a statement (below) about a major change in the Documentary Heritage Program. A number of recently launched (and very popular) activities at METRO supporting collecting institutions were supported by the New York State ...

Sourcing Community-Driven Archival Content: Lessons from the Queens Memory Project

The folks behind Queens Memory Project recently embarked on a weekly residency at Queens Library’s St. Albans branch, capturing memories of life in the borough with a scanning station and a microphone. Their visits were part of a plan to ...