METRO's 42nd Annual Meeting
October 27, 2006
1:30 – 4:30 pm
The Brooklyn Museum
Keynote Speaker: Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie is the founding Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Since December 1999, the Washington D.C. research center has examined how people’s Internet use affects their families, communities, health care, education, civic and political life, and work places. The Project has issued more than 120 reports based on research on these social issues and important public policy questions such as trust and privacy online, e-government, intellectual property, broadband adoption, and the digital divides.
Digital Natives: How today's youth are different from the 'digital immigrant' elders and what that means for libraries. Most of today's teens and young adults have come of age in a world of video games, computers, the internet, cell phones and, more recently, iPods, digital cameras, and web-enabled phones. They have a different sense of the world and their culture because they are natives in a realm where their parents are immigrants. Rainie will talk about the research of the Pew Internet & American Life Project and its implications for libraries and the communities they serve in this presentation.
Tours of the following will be conducted from 10:30 – noon:
- The Library and Archives at the Brooklyn Museum, as well as highlights of the exhibitions Egypt Through Other Eyes and Looking Back From Ground Zero.
- The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Science Library and Gardener’s Resource Center, including the Portraits of a Garden exhibition by Florilegium Society artists.
There is no charge for the Annual Meeting however registration is required. Visit METRO's online course registration site and follow the instructions. Note, you must register for the meeting and tour separately, and you may only register for one of the tours (since they will be conducted simultaneously.