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METRO Member Spotlight: Lenox Hill Hospital Health Sciences Library

by William Self, Director, Health Sciences Library 2015 finds the Lenox Hill Hospital Health Sciences Library celebrating the 90th anniversary of its founding. By 1925, the hospital’s Board of Trustees felt that creating a library was one of the most ...

Privacy Matters: Anti-Surveillance Education in the Library

by Melissa Morrone, Brooklyn Public Library Manifestations of privacy awareness play out in a variety of ways in the library.Where I work, we tell each other stories of the man who wanted the librarian to take his credit card and ...

Call for Participation: Pratt's UX Class Seeks Websites for Review

The User Experience program at Pratt is interested in evaluating library- and archive-related websites as part of a semester-long UX project. If you're interested in being in receipt of an analysis of your website, please read the following posting. The ...

Pics, Video, & A Storify from METRO's 2015 Annual Conference

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO METRO's 2015 Annual Conference was a sell-out, to say the least! We're honored that so many of our members opted to share their say with us, and we're looking forward an even ...

Info for New York’s Historical Records Repositories: A round-up from the New York State Archives

The first two months of 2015 hold lots of programs, calls for proposals, and grant opportunities for those of us working for New York State's cultural heritage. New York State Archives kindly provides a roundup of events, etc, that may ...

A Note from METRO's Board of Trustees President

After three years as Executive Director of METRO, Jason Kucsma is leaving us to return home to Ohio. The Board appreciates the innovative and substantial work that has been the result of Jason's leadership. We also appreciate the selection of ...

CLIR Announces 2015 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards

Funding is a big issue when it comes to digital projects. To that end, we're pleased to share the following announcement from the Council on Library and Information Resources. If you have any questions about these grants, kindly contact CLIR ...

Join NYLA's Youth Services Section for their 2015 Conference this March

The following article has been posted on behalf of the Youth Services Section (YSS) of The New York Library Association (NYLA). Registration is currently open for the 2015 NYLA YSS Spring Conference. Join us on Friday, March 27, 2015 at ...

Black Life Matters Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

What follows is a re-post via the New York Public Library. Please join Dorothy Howard, METRO's Wikipedian-in-Residence, at the Black Life Matter Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Have you ever looked at Wikipedia and said to yourself, “something’s ...

A Note from METRO's Executive Director

The past three years have been a time of tremendous activity at METRO. I could not be more proud of the work our staff is doing for the library and archives communities in the metropolitan New York region. Just yesterday, ...
Author: Jason Kucsma