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Five Branches Named NYC Neighborhood Library Award Winners

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO Last Thursday, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. Revson Foundation announced and celebrated the five winners of this year's NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. Each winner received a check for $20,000 ...

New Grant-funded Collaboration Seeks to Improve Online Teaching Skills

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (d4l), a new collaborative project from Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, South Central Regional Library Council, and the NY 3Rs, ...

One Last Check-In With Our 2014/15 NDSR Residents

by Annie Tummino, Project Manager, METRO Our cohort of five National Digital Stewardship Residents are about to cross the finish line of their nine-month residencies. The residents took a break from wrapping up their projects to chat with us about ...

Asked&Answered: Preparing for a Panel Interview

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: How should I prepare for a panel interview? A: ...

METRO's Summer Tours

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO With great thanks to several of our community members for their input, we're excited to announce a series of summer tours just for METRO and myMETRO members! (If you're not sure whether ...

METRO Members Eligible for Discounted Access to RDA Toolkit

Through our affiliation with NY 3Rs, Inc., METRO member institutions are eligible for a 17% on RDA Toolkit. The deadline for applying in July 15th, 2015. Please note: existing NY 3Rs Subscribers must actively renew. The following information came to ...

Seeking Our Next Cohort of NDSR Residents

by Annie Tummino, Project Manager, METRO We’re pleased to have announced the five host institutions that will take part in the 2015/16 cycle of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) in New York program. The Brooklyn Academy of Music, CUNY ...

A New Interface for METRO's Digital Collections

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO We’re excited to unveil the new online home for METRO-hosted digital collections! Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY), our new infrastructure for digital content, features nearly 25,000 digitized photographs, postcards, letters, ...

How to Decide to Accept a Job Offer

by Ellen Mehling, Career Development Consultant, METRO We recently discussed how to decide to leave your current job. At some point in your career, you’ll find yourself facing the opposite decision, too, perhaps because you decided to leave a former ...

METRO Announces the Appointment of Nate Hill as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nate Hill as Executive Director. Nate comes to METRO via Chattanooga Public Library, San Jose Public Library, and Brooklyn Public Library. ...