Showcase on July 2 to Highlight myMETRO Research Projects

On January 18, 2012, four teams of myMETRO members embarked on research projects to investigate cutting edge topics of their choice, including Occupy Wall Street, Fashion Blogging, Lifelong Learning, and Social Media. Join us as each team presents their findings and shares their research process at this special event on July 2, 2012 from 6-8pm.  

Refreshments will be served and there is no charge to attend. Register here. 

Here's a brief glimpse of what you can expect from each team:

Occupy Wall Street:
Our final product will be an annotated bibliography accompanied by an analytical introductory statement/discussion (a mini literature review). The resources we gather will be used at an upcoming event on climate change, Connect the Dots.

Fashion Blogging:
Our final report will be comprised of a literature review, our information gathering methodology, conclusions drawn from survey results and overall observations about the research methods and information needs of fashion bloggers. The intended audience of our report will likely be researchers/librarians working with/for fashion bloggers.

Lifelong Learning:
The outline of their final report will include: 

  • Definition of lifelong learning as it relates to the senior population and other demographics, with commentary based on current research, including the social component of programs. 
  • Descriptions of current national initiatives. 
  • Field research of local implementations: descriptions of selected LL sites in the Metro area. --Samples of senior initiatives in Metro area public libraries, including NYPL. 
  • Overview of opportunities to learn at home (online, telephone). 
  • Summary: Libraries and Lifelong Learning in local communities. 
  • Bibliography

Social Media:
The myMetro Research Project is helping “Friends of PS 217” by providing research and guidance in the following areas:

  • determining methods to identify potential donors and other funding sources
  • using social media effectively in this effort
  • creating appropriate content for social media tools
  • identifying best practices (and lessons learned) from similar groups operating elsewhere

Register here