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Designing LibGuides for Your Users

  There's more to designing a LibGuide than is immediately evident, as Antonio DeRosa demonstrated to participants of Anatomy of a LibGuide: An Inside Look on April 10, 2014. As a Reference Librarian at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Antonio designs guides for ...

Your Introduction, Elevator Speech, and Origin Story: Face-to-face Networking Tips

by Ellen Mehling, Career Development Consultant, METRO It is well-known that networking is vital to a successful job search and a thriving career. LinkedIn has made it easy to connect with a large number of people, but in-person interactions should ...
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Measuring Success: Library Assessment, Outcome, & Planning Strategy

On April 8, 2014, METRO hosted a session on library assessment in conjunction with ACRL/NY. The session provided an overview of the value of performing library assessments, qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and examples of assessment projects at Queensborough Community ...

METRO's Fall 2013 Cohort of Innovative Interns Report Their Experiences

METRO’s Innovative Internship program was started in December 2012. The program rewards and encourages innovative internships for graduate students or recent graduates in institutions in the METRO membership. The program explicitly funds internships that would otherwise be unpaid positions and includes ...

New Report Provides Insight Into Funding Models for Digital Collections

Jisc, a UK-based not-for-profit that researches and promotes the adoption of digital technologies in education, released a new report from ITHAKA S + R on revenue models for sustaining digital projects.  With support from the Jisc-led Strategic Content Alliance (SCA), ITHAKA ...

Barnard College and Columbia University “Hack the Canon,” Adding Women’s History to Wikipedia

by Dorothy Howard, Wikipedian-in-Residence, METRO Barnard College and Columbia Library’s Studio@Butler hosted Wikipedia edit-a-thons in March to celebrate Women’s History Month. These events familiarized attendees with the anatomy of a Wikipedia page and demonstrated how Wikipedia can be used effectively ...

METRO Member Spotlight: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES

A member of METRO since 2005, the Putnam/Northern Westchester (P/NW) BOCES Professional Library and School Library System (SLS) serves eighteen school districts in Northern Westchester and Putnam County. The role of the library is twofold: School Library System Coordinator Joseph ...

Episode 8 of More Podcast, Less Process Now Available For Your Listening Pleasure

Episode 8 of More Podcast, Less Process, a joint production of METRO and AVPreserve, is now available for download or streaming via your favorite podcast application. This episode, "The Video Word Made Flesh," features a roundtable discussion on organizational approaches ...

Creating the Future for Information Professionals

by Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor, Leader to Leader  No one has to be reminded that this is a wrenching time of disruption for librarians and other information professionals. Countless articles and blog posts have been written about how to thrive in ...

Management Series, Part II: The Power of Process Fairness

by Laura Forshay, Professional Development Manager, METRO During this transformative period for libraries, managers must implement new programs, adapt to smaller budgets, adjust existing procedures, and enforce any number of other administrative changes. Such transformation isn’t easy on anyone, especially ...