METRO's Annual Meeting: Schedule and Agenda

UPDATE (Monday November 12, 4:15pm): We have rescheduled this event to Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Registrations for this event have been automatically transferred to the new date. If you are registered but unable to join us on January 15, please let us know.

UPDATE (Saturday October 27, 4:30pm): Due to a number of uncertainties at this point (severity of the storm and potential transportation shutdowns at the top of that list), it makes sense for us to postpone the Annual Meeting in the interest of safety. We will announce new details later in the week. 

UPDATE (Friday, October 26, 12:00pm): METRO's Annual Meeting is still on. We are monitoring the potential weather situation for Monday, and we will notify all participants if there are any changes in plans. 

As the Annual Meeting draws near, we've been hard at work assembling a roster of distinguished keynote speakers, presentations from our award winners and board members, and project briefings detailing innovative projects and current research from the METRO community. We hope to see you on Monday, October 29, 2012 from 9:30 until 4:30 at The Vertical Campus at Baruch College (55 Lexington Street, New York, NY) for this first run of our new Annual Meeting format.

We're pleased to announce the schedule and agenda for the Annual Meeting. In addition to these presentations, panels, and lightning rounds, we've reserved plenty of time throughout the day for catching up with your fellow METRO community members.

Please register for this event here. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. 

METRO 2012 Annual Meeting Schedule:

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Registration

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Business Meeting followed by 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

Developing Communities Around Digital Scholarship
Jonathan Cain, Hunter College
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

The Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons: New Space, New Opportunities at Brooklyn Public Library
Melissa Morrone, Brooklyn Public Library
Jesse Montero, Brooklyn Public Library
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
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
Room 266

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

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Lunch and keynote address 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 Panel:
Documenting the Gilded Age
Suz Massen, Frick Art Reference Library
Views of the Bronx
Kerry Prendergast, Wildlife Conservation Society
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
Room 269

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM: Project Briefings IV

Digital Performing Arts Collections
Douglas Reside, New York Public Library
Room 270

METRO Digital Projects Panel:
Queens Memory Project
Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Library
Andre Studios
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
Room 280

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

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Library: A Case Study
Stephanie Walker, 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, Purchase College SUNY
Research for the 99%: Working with Occupy Wall Street
Darcy Gervasio, Purchase College, SUNY
Lifelong Learning and Libraries
Susan Chute, formerly with NYPL, and Robert Weiss
Room 285

Brooklyn Connections: Matching Students with Local History Primary Sources
Nicole Belle DeRise, Brooklyn Public Library
Christine Modica, 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

A Mentoring Startup: the How, What, and Why of it All
Susanne Markgen, Purchase College, SUNY and ACRL/NY
Room 269

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM: Closing Remarks


Looking forward to seeing you there!