METRO publications feature innovative projects taking place within libraries in New York City and around the world. Both titles are now via a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license at unglueit or Internet Archive. You can also find these books on Open Library.

The Global Librarian

globallibrarian_cover.pngThe Global Librarian, published by METRO and ACRL/NY in 2013, looks in-depth at librarians’ work, and the increasingly global environment of diverse populations with a variety of needs. Innovative librarians have embraced the challenge of ”going global,” and they have identified and acquired the necessary skills to successfully navigate through this expanding environment. In doing so, librarians have done much to reinvigorate the practice of librarianship, demonstrating the valuable role played by information specialists. 

The Global Librarian is now available as a CC0 work at Internet Archive



Digitization in the Real World

digitizationintherealworld.pngPublished in 2010, Digitization in the Real World highlights 34 cases of digital collection building in libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions throughout North America. This book is written by practitioners for practitioners focusing on lessons learned from small to medium-sized digitization projects.

This book is now available under a CC0 license at Internet Archive.