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Asked&Answered: Should Women Wear Makeup to a Job 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: Should women wear makeup to a job interview? ...

Two Open Positions at METRO

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO Come work with us at METRO! As we look to the future of library services in New York City, Westchester County, and beyond, we are seeking two individuals to work closely with ...

Question for Retired or Near-Retirement Professionals: What Advice Would you Give your Earlier Self? ​

by Ellen Mehling, Career Development Consultant, METRO In the past I’ve posed questions to new librarians and mid-career information professionals. Now it’s time to hear from librarians who are at or near the end of their careers, or already retired. The ...

22 Days In: A Note from Nate Hill, METRO's New Executive Director

Hello, METRO membership! I’m here! I am so pleased to be back in New York leading this fabulous organization. The move from Tennessee was epic, and my family is settling in and enjoying our new lifestyle. I began my library ...

An Historic Moment for Libraries As NYC's FY16 Budget Includes $39M Funding Increase

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO In exciting news for our three public library systems, New York City’s FY16 budget includes an additional $39M in funding for library services. This significant increase will keep branch library doors open ...

Five Residents Selected for the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program in New York

by Margo Padilla, Strategic Program Manager, METRO The National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York (NDSR-NY) program, an initiative to develop new professionals in digital stewardship through funded, post-graduate residencies, has selected the five residents for the 2015-2016 set of ...

Asked&Answered: Adjusting to An Open Office Space

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: Our library's offices recently moved to an open office ...

Podcasts, a New Frontier, are All Over the (Dewey) Map

by Sheryl Ramer Gesoff, MLS Director, Health Sciences Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital Center Listening to podcasts should be promoted in the same way that reading books is promoted. Podcasts, like books, have useful content ...
Tags: podcasts

METRO's Culture In Transit Project Now Accepting Expressions of Interest

by Caroline Catchpole, Mobile Digitization Specialist, Culture In Transit Culture in Transit, a year-long project to digitize member institution’s unique collections, is now underway!  This Knight Foundation-funded project will enable our Mobile Digitization Specialist to visit select member institutions with ...

Summer Webinar Series on Data in Libraries and Archives

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO We're excited to host a series of webinars covering different facets of utilizing data sets in innovative ways in libraries and archives. These webinars will start at the 101 level, though a ...
Tags: data, webinars