Members First: METRO's Rescheduled Annual Conference Agenda for January 15th


After Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy forced the cancelation of our first full-day member-focused conference, we're pleased to re-announce the agenda for the conference on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. As it did in October, this conference promises to be a one-of-a-kind snapshot of the innovation, creativity, and hard work being done by our member libraries, archives, and museums in the service of their constituent communities. We look forward to seeing you at the Baruch College Vertical Campus on the 15th!

There are still some seats available, and members can register for free here. If you've registered already, but you're no longer free to attend, please contact Davis Erin Anderson to free up your seat for your colleagues. 

Annual Conference Agenda

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Registration

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Morning keynote with Renee Hobbs, Professor and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM: Break

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Project Briefings
Digital Performing Arts Collections
Douglas Reside, New York Public Library
Room 270

Fold, Staple, Share: The Brooklyn College Library Zine Collection
Alycia Sellie, Brooklyn College
Room 285

Creating a Library Dashboard to Support Decision-Making: eResources and Services
Theodora Bakker, NYU School of Medicine
Room 280

A Mentoring Startup: the How, What, and Why of it All
Susanne Markgren, Purchase College, SUNY and ACRL/NY
Room 266

science@columbia: Fostering a Scientific Community in the Archipelago
Jeffrey Lancaster, Columbia University
Room 269

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM: Break

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM: Project Briefings
Introducing NYU to the Digital Humanities: A Faculty/Library Partnership
Jennifer Vinopal, New York University
Monica McCormick, New York University
Annette Smith, New York University
Room 270

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee / Pratt Oral History Digitization Project
Aaron Rosenblum, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives
Anthony Cocciolo, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science
Room 285

The Common Core / MyLibraryNYC
Richard Hasenyager, New York City Department of Education
Room 280

New Approaches to Workforce Development at Queens Library
Tara Lannen Stanton, Queens Public Library
Jasmine Baker, Queens Public Library
Brandon Jeffries, Queens Public Library
Room 266

Three Books to the Wind: Reflections of Three Ship Librarians Aboard the Empire State VI
Elizabeth Berilla, SUNY Maritime
Kimmy Szeto, SUNY Maritime
Joseph Williams, SUNY Maritime
Room 269

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Lunch and afternoon keynote by Deanna Marcum, Managing Director at ITHAKA S + R:The Power of Collaboration

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Project Briefings
Open Data at the Smithsonian
Micah Walter, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Room 270

METRO Digital Projects I:
Documenting the Gilded Age
Suz Massen, Frick Art Reference Library

Views of Bronx Park: Collaborative Project to Digitize the Postcards of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden
Madeleine Thompson, Wildlife Conservation Society
Shayna Marchese, New York Botanical Garden
Room 285

Teaching with Images: Integrating Visual and Information Literacy
Nicole E. Brown, New York University
Room 280

The IDS (Information Delivery Systems) Project
Beth Posner, CUNY Graduate Center
Room 266

Using Formative Skills Assessment to Drive Staff Training Decisions and Organizational Change
Jeffrey Lancaster, Columbia University
Jane Winland, Columbia University
Damon Jaggars, Columbia University
Room 269

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Break 

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM: Project Briefings
K-12 Archives Education Institute
Ryan Anthony Donaldson, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York
Janet Bunde, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York
Room 270

METRO Digital Projects II:
Queens Memory Project
Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Library
André Studios: 1930s Fashion Drawings and Sketches in the Collections of FIT and The New York Public Library
Karen Cannell, Fashion Institute of Technology
Room 285

Looking for Information Literacy: A Syllabus Analysis Project in the LIU Brooklyn Library
Emily Drabinski, Long Island University
Katherine Boss, Long Island University
Room 280

Invoking the User from Data to Design
Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit, New York University
Alexa Pearce, New York University
Room 266

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Library: A Case Study
Stephanie Walker, Brooklyn College
Howard Spivak, Brooklyn College
Alex Rudshteyn, Brooklyn College
Room 269

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM: Break

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Project Briefings
Digitizing the New York Philharmonic
Mitchell Brodsky, New York Philharmonic
Room 270

myMETRO Research Projects Lightning Session:
Off the Cuff: How Fashion Bloggers Find and Use Information
Kimberly Detterback, Marie Sciangula, Nicole LaMoreaux
Research for the 99%: Working with Occupy Wall Street
Darcy Gervasio, Angela Ecklund, Arieh Ress
Lifelong Learning and Libraries
Susan Chute and Robert Weiss
Friends of P.S. 217: Research for a local Educational Support Organization born into a Web 3.0 World
Ann McGettigan, Evelyn Shunaman, Judy Lee
Room 285

Brooklyn Connections: Matching Students with Local History Primary Sources
Nicole Belle DeRise, Brooklyn Public Library
Ben Gocker, Brooklyn Public Library
Room 280

The Need to Feed: Managing a Social Media Policy and Strategy
Jennifer Waxman, Center for Jewish History
Lauren Bradley, Center for Jewish History
Room 266

The Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons: New Space, New Opportunities at Brooklyn Public Library
Melissa Morrone, Brooklyn Public Library
Room 269

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Closing Remarks