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Standing Out in the Job Market: Wikipedia and Professional Development

by Dorothy Howard, Wikipedian-in-Residence, METRO Familiarizing yourself with Wikipedia’s editing structures, Public Domain licenses, and image sharing capabilities provides additional opportunities to stand out in today’s competitive job market. Librarians and archivists, by becoming acquainted with Wikipedia’s editing practices and ...

Student Scholarships for METRO's 2015 Annual Conference

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO METRO's Annual Conference brings together more than 250 librarians, archivists, and museum professionals for an all-day discussion around innovative projects underway in NYC and Westchester (check out our line-up here!). Our conference ...

METRO's Innovative Internship Program Is Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2015

by Margo Padilla, Strategic Programs Manager, METRO We're accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Innovative Internship program. Submit yours by Friday, January 23, 2015. Our Innovative Internship Program supports and fosters innovative work within METRO member institutions by funding otherwise ...

A Day in the Life: My Work at the Brooklyn Public Library

by Ellen Mehling, Career Development Consultant, METRO While I’ve worked as a consultant for METRO for nearly six years, I’ve also taken my own advice throughout my career and worked multiple jobs. My current other position also involves advising job ...

Register Today for METRO's 2015 Annual Conference

By Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO Registration is now open for METRO's 2015 Annual Conference! Tickets are going fast; please RSVP here today.  We're looking forward to a day full of sharing, learning, and networking on Thursday, January ...

Deciding What Goes Where And Why: Gender Studies and Librarianship

By Emily Drabinski, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Long Island University, Brooklyn At its heart, our work in libraries is about finding a place for everything, and putting everything in its place. We usually think of this as work for the ...

Keeping Up With Copyright: A New Video Featuring NYPL's Greg Cram

by Anne Karle-Zenith, Digital Services Manager, METRO Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at NYPL, visited METRO on Wednesday, October 23 to bring our members up to speed on recent copyright developments that influence the work being ...

METRO Member Spotlight: Vaughn College

By Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO Living and working next door to an airport is challenging for most, but the students and faculty at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology have made the most of it. The college ...

Asked&Answered: Dealing with a Micromanager

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 do I deal with a micromanager? A: First, consider ...

Seeking Research Proposals for the 2015 myMETRO Researchers Project

by Tom Nielsen, Member Services Manager, METRO What are the information needs of fashion bloggers? What relationship, if any, exists between academic librarians and independent publishers? Are there best practices for compiling an electronic catalog raisonne? In the past three years, myMETRO ...