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In our constant effort to provide quality programs and services to library professionals in all five boroughs of New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is introducing an initiative to establish METRO Training Outposts in the city and Westchester County.
As the needs of our member community change with the needs of the communities you serve, it is even more essential to make our programs more accessible to the thousands of librarians, library support staff, and other information professionals living and working throughout the city. By creating off-site METRO Training Outposts — institutional member locations that host METRO workshops and related events — we hope to bridge a gap and cultivate better connections with the diverse community of information professionals in the region.
METRO programs are designed to be timely, convenient, and affordable. They are led by renowned and accomplished industry and academic professionals representing a broad range of experience and expertise. The programs offered at Training Outposts will be no different. And this is where you come in.
METRO is accepting proposals from institutional members interested in becoming a Training Outpost starting in Fall 2012. All institutional members able to meet the following criteria are encouraged to nominate their facilities:
- A room (or rooms) with seating for 15 or more people
- Screen projector with compatible computer/Wireless internet connection
- Accessible to local transportation
- Authority over room scheduling
- Kitchen or table space for refreshments
To nominate your institution, please use this form: http://bit.ly/IcB7sp. If you have any questions, please review this FAQ or contact Laura Forshay, METRO’s Professional Development Manager.
We thank you for your interest in becoming part of this initiative to increase knowledge sharing and play a vital role in the professional and intellectual development of our field.