METRO’s Annual Meeting is less than a week away, taking place next Monday, October 29, from 9:30am-4:30pm at Baruch College’s Vertical Campus.
The meeting’s new full-day format offers the chance to hear keynote addresses from two leaders in the cultural heritage and information community and see a full slate of project presentations from METRO member institutions. Registration is free for employees of METRO member institutions and for myMetro members, so register at this page if you haven’t already. Registration closes Wednesday October 22.
The Annual Meeting will feature two keynote addresses. The morning address will be by Renee Hobbs, Professor and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communications and Media at the University of Rhode Island, and will discuss libraries, lifelong learning, and digital media literacy.” The lunchtime keynote will be given by Deanna Marcum, Managing Director of ITHAKA S+R and will focus on the power of collaboration.
The event will also feature 29 different project briefings from the METRO membership across a variety of topics including emerging technologies, instruction and outreach, digital projects and initiatives, member collections, and number of other areas of interest. These presentations speak to both the broad range of services and innovation within the METRO membership as well as the library, archive, and museum community’s continued ability to meet and advance its mission in the face of economic adversity and technological change.
The Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity to showcase the METRO community’s work and demonstrate how, together, we are leading through change.