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A Letter from METRO's Wikipedian-in-Residence

Dear METRO members and Wikipedians, I want to thank you all so much for your support of my role as Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Metropolitan New York Library Council, and for your participation in the many events we’ve organized together since ...

Ten Finalists Named for the 2015 NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO Congratulations to the ten New York City branch libraries that have been named finalists for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards! This is the 2nd year in which the Revson Foundation, the Stavros ...

Four Questions for ALA's Four 2015 Presidential Candidates: METRO Interviews Jamie LaRue

By Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO It's election season for the American Library Association! Starting today, ALA members can begin to casts their vote for one of the four 2015 Presidential Candidates. To mark the occasion, we're interviewing ...

Do’s and Don’ts for Helping a Friend Who is Job Hunting

by Ellen Mehling, Career Development Consultant, METRO While there have been dozens of new librarians hired in recent months in the NYC area, there are others who are actively job hunting. Soon-to-be new graduates will be starting their searches in ...

An Update from New York State's Documentary Heritage Program

What follows is a round-up of events and key deadlines for those of who are interested in and/or manage the preservation of key documents from New York State history. Presented to you by the Documentary Heritage Program from New York ...

Going Digital: An Interview with Deborah Kempe

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO METRO's Digitization Grant program has helped dozens of METRO members create digital collections containing the treasures held in their libraries and archives. While we are gearing up for the 2015/16 cycle of ...

Asked&Answered: Can I Get Fired for Not Calling When I Am Out?

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: If an employee does not come in or call in ...

METRO Announces 2015 Digitization Grant Program

by Anne Karle-Zenith, Digital Services Manager, METRO METRO is pleased to announce that applications are now available for our 2015/2016 Digitization Grant Program. Overview METRO will be distributing a total of approximately $75,000 in digitization grant funds from the New York ...

Level Up Your Digital Initiatives: Apply for our NDSR-NY Program

by Annie Tummino, Project Manager, METRO Applications are now being accepted from host institutions and residents interested in participating in the National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York (NDSR-NY) program. The residency will run from September 2015 through May 2016. ...

Going Digital: An Interview with Lisa Mix

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO METRO's Digitization Grant program has helped dozens of METRO members create digital collections containing the treasures held in their libraries and archives. While we are gearing up for the 2015/16 cycle of ...