On October 17, 2011, METRO held its Annual Meeting at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at the Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY. Almost 200 members attended the meeting, where Board of Trustees President Norman J. Jacknis announced that the Board had appointed Jason Kucsma as the new Executive Director of METRO
. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear Senator Suzi Oppenheimer discuss the roots of her lifelong commitment to libraries, and New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne discussed her office's "Road Map for the Digital City" report. Finally, Maureen Sullivan
, American Library Association's President-Elect, discussed opportunity and challenges facing libraries in her "LIbrary in the Larger Information Ecosystem" talk.
Our 2010/2011 Annual Report
is available online for your review, and we've posted some photos and videos from the meeting here. Thank you all for a great Annual Meeting. We look forward to another great year with our members.
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Welcome remarks from METRO's Board of Trustees President Norman J. Jacknis and Dr. Giacomo Oliva, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Fashion Institute of Technology.
METRO Board of Trustees President, Norman J. Jacknis, presents New York State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (37th Senatorial District) with an award for outstanding and dedicated service in support of library funding.
Rachel Sterne, New York City's Chief Digital Officer, accepts an award for fostering digital innovation in New York City and shares details about the city's 90-day report, "Road Map for the Digital City: Achieving New York City's Digital Future."
METRO's Board of Trustees President Norman J. Jacknis provides a brief recap of the year's events and announces Jason Kucsma as the new Executive Director for the Metropolitan New York Library Council. Jason Kucsma provides reports on the organization's finances and activities throughout the year.
"Libraries in the Larger Information Ecosystem: Anticipating Challenges and Seizing Opportunities."
Introduction by METRO Board of Trustees Member and Past-President, Heike Kordish.
Keynote address by Maureen Sullivan, President-Elect, American Library Association