Three Noteworthy Events at METRO this Spring

We've been hard at work putting together what we hope will be three really useful events this Spring for librarians in NYC and the surrounding regions. Take a look at what's going on, and please help us out by spreading the word!

MARCH 24-25
Stewardship of Digital Assets
A Two-Day Workshop on Sustaining Digital Collections

Where: Metropolitan New York Library Council; 57 E 11th Street; NY, NY 10003
When: March 24-25, 2009 (10am-4pm)
Fee: $300 institutional members; $250 myMETRO members; $400 non-members

Register here:
(registration will close at 5pm on February 27, 2009)

Workshop topics to include:

Through a combination of lecture and interactive sessions you will learn from a faculty of four digital experts about the long-term needs of the digital assets that exist in your institution, and how to plan for their preservation. The workshop provides examples from model digital preservation plans and includes case studies from established digital preservation programs. Faculty members work directly with attendees to assist in developing their plans.

Workshop Faculty:

Liz Bishoff, Director of Digital and Preservation Services for BCR in Aurora, Colorado
Tom Clareson, Program Director for New Initiatives at PALINET
Katherine Skinner, Digital Projects Librarian at the Emory University Libraries
Tyler O. Walters, Associate Director, Technology and Resource Services at Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center.

Digital Dilemmas Symposium
Challenges + Opportunities + Solutions

Where: William and Anita Newman Library at Baruch College
When: April 16, 2009 (9am-5pm)
Fee: $125

Register here:

About the Symposium:
Digital Dilemmas is an academic symposium organized by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). The Symposium will feature recognized experts from the Mid-Atlantic region who will: outline the primary challenges facing academic libraries in a digital world; provide an understanding of the digital information economy and its effect on scholarship; and suggest future opportunities for academic libraries. The symposium will also feature presentations on the economic impact of digital scholarship on libraries and negotiating copyright in digital information environments.

Confirmed Speakers:

Clifford Lynch (CNI), Daniel Cohen (Center for History and New Media, George Mason University), Eileen Fenton (Portico), and Roger Schonfeld (Ithaka).

LibCamp NYC
A NYC Library Camp hosted by METRO and Brooklyn College Library

Where: Brooklyn College Library
When: April 16, 2009 (9am-4pm)
Fee: $25

Register here:

About LibCamp NYC:

LibCamp NYC is a participatory user-generated “unconference” focusing on libraries and library technology. It inherits a rich tradition from other unconferences and BarCamps, in which the content of the sessions is determined and managed by attendees. Sessions may include (but are not limited to): software demonstrations, how-to workshops, spirited debates, paper presentations, or problem-solving sessions. Participants will determine the day's offerings in the opening session, and all sessions will be summarized in the closing session. This collaborative environment presents unique opportunities for learning, sharing, and relationship-building that can be elusive at more formal conferences. LibCamp NYC is organized by METRO and the Brooklyn College Library and follows on the success of Library Camp NYC, which convened in August 2007 at Baruch College Library.

For questions or help with registration please contact Aleksi Merilainen at 212-228-2320 x19 or

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