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Catching Up With Our NDSR Residents

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO After kicking off their residencies in early September, our cohort of five NDSR residents have been hard at work at their host institutions for more than a month. Now that they're settled, ...

Announcing METRO’s 2014 Digitization Grant Awards

by Anne-Karle Zenith, Digital Services Manager, METRO METRO is pleased to announce that ten institutions in New York City and Westchester County have been awarded grant funding to support digitization projects that will expand access to important collections of historic ...

METRO's Strategic Programs Manager to Participate in OCLC Webcast

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO Margo Padilla, our Strategic Programs Manager, will present on an OCLC webinar on Monday, October 20, 2014. Innovative Solutions for Dealing with Born-digital Content in Obsolete Formats will cover various options for ...

Two METRO Members Receive High-Profile Grants from the Department of Education

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO Two METRO member institutions will receive highly sought-after funding from U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) First in the World grant program. The College of New ...

METRO Member Spotlight: Rita and Frits Markus Library and Scientific Information Commons at The Rockefeller University

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO Located along the East River in Manhattan, The Rockefeller University is a foremost research institution in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics, and physics. The university was founded in 1901 by John D. ...

Standup Comedy’s Lessons for Library Instruction

by Eamon Tewell, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Long Island University, Brooklyn More than perhaps any other place, New York City is a top destination for comedians seeking to make it in the entertainment business. At first it may seem that ...

Delegation: A Must-Have For Managers

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager at METRO For many managers, delegation seems to be a game of extremes: push too hard in one direction and your reports will feel micromanaged, or give your staff tons of leeway and ...

Permission Required?: Rights in Digital Collection Metadata

by Chris Stanton, Metadata Specialist, Empire State Digital Network In just the few months that the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN)* has been in full swing, we've been making steady progress toward our goal of contributing at least 50,000 metadata ...

Your Chance to Win a myMETRO Membership

We're giving away one free 3-year myMETRO membership to current students at library and information science programs in the metropolitan New York region. And spread the word: we will give a second 3-year membership to a student from the school ...

Asked& Answered: Revitalizing a Stalled Job Search

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: After a 25-year career, my position in a prominent library ...