myMETRO Members to Deliver an Evening of Presentations on December 14

Get together with fellow librarians for an informative, informal and no-cost networking event at METRO on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm.

Presentations are described below and will be followed by networking and refreshments.
To register contact Member Services Manager, Tom Nielsen at 212 228 2320 x16 or

Iris Finkel and Stephanie Margolin will show us how they brought together their skills in classification, library authority standards and social bookmarking to create a curated subject collection they call a microlibrary.  These microlibraries are 100% sharable and accessible through cloud-based social bookmarking tool, Diigo. Iris and Stephanie are co-Digital Librarians for Knowledge in the Public Interest.

The New Technical Services
Cynthia Clark has specialized in technical services for thirty years, most recently at NYPL.  She will discuss the current evolution underway in technical services, its causes and how to navigate the transition.  Cynthia recently retired her position as Director of Collections and Circulation Operations at NYPL.

Library Services for the Incarcerated
Part One of this presentation is a Day In the Life of a Correctional Facility Librarian.  Carl Romalis worked for over thirty years in libraries in correctional facilities, most recently at Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in Staten Island.  He will take us through a typical day providing library services to incarcerated men.
Part Two will focus on library services to incarcerated youth.  Ma’lis Wendt, a board member of Literacy for Incarcerated Teens (LIT), will talk about juvenile detention centers and LIT’s efforts to bring library services to these facilities.  Ma’lis worked for NYPL for thirty-six years, nineteen as Associate Director for Bronx Libraries and retired three years ago. 


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