METRO's 2016 Annual Conference

Speaker Kari Lämsä (Library 10 / Urban Workshop) and Krista Graham (Georgia State)
Mr. Kari Lämsä is the manager of Library 10 and Urban Workshop, both of which are Helsinki City Library’s development centers for new physical and digital library services. These services will form the foundation of Helsinki’s new Central Library that will open its doors in 2018. Together, Library 10 and Urban Workshop ...

Mr. Kari Lämsä is the manager of Library 10 and Urban Workshop, both of which are Helsinki City Library’s development centers for new physical and digital library services. These services will form the foundation of Helsinki’s new Central Library that will open its doors in 2018.

Together, Library 10 and Urban Workshop offer services that customers do not even expect of the library, such as recording studios, audio and video editing rooms, working facilities for entrepreneurs and Maker Space with 3D printers and other Fab Lab equipment.

Each year, hundreds of domestic and foreign cultural and library professionals come to acquaint themselves with Library 10 and Urban Workshop. Mr Lämsä has given lectures on new library services at numerous international conferences. He has worked in the public library sector for over 20 years and his particular interests deal with developing public city spaces in a way that satisfies the new needs of the customers.


Krista Graham is the Department Head for Digital Library Services at Georgia State University, where she provides leadership and management for web services, network and desktop systems, and digital initiatives. She has worked with library information technology throughout her career and is committed to providing technology programs, infrastructure, and services that are innovative and responsive to the teaching and learning needs of faculty and students.

Recently, Krista served as a member of the core design team for the GSU Library’s CURVE: Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment, a technology-rich environment developed to provide students, faculty, and staff with access to data visualization resources and stimulate multidisciplinary research.

In addition to her work at Georgia State, Krista authors a regular technology column, TechMatters, for LOEX Quarterly where she reviews and explains emerging instructional technologies and considers their possible application in support of library instruction.

Full Description

METRO’s 2016 Annual Conference
January 21, 2016
Baruch College

Keynote: Library Space for Community Use
Kari Lämsä, Manager of Library 10 and Urban Workshop

Keynote: The Learning CURVE
Krista Graham, Georgia State University Library

HSLP Keynote: With Great Change Comes Great Opportunity
Terrie Wheeler, Cornell University (slides)

1 Platform, 31 Libraries: Pedagogy and Digital identity in the Wake of a CUNY Discovery Layer
Nora Almeida, New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
Helen Georgas, Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Alexandra Hamlett, Guttman Community College (CUNY)

A Humanities Librarian, a Social Science Librarian and a Science Librarian Walk Into a Bar…: Leveraging Individual Strengths in Collaborative Liaison Work
Meredith Levin, Columbia University Libraries Jennifer Brown, Columbia University Libraries Julia Marden, Columbia University Libraries

Beyond Boutique: The Shift from Selective to Mass Digitization
Kevin Schlottmann, Center for Jewish History
Greg Wiedemann, SUNY Albany
W. Jordan Patty, George Mason University
Eric Fritzler, Center for Jewish History
Lea Lange, Center for Jewish History

Beyond Citation: Critical Thinking About Digital Research
Polly Thistlethwaite, Graduate Center, CUNY
Eileen Clancy, Graduate Center, CUNY

Building Your Methods Toolkit: Research Design for Information Professionals
Frans Albarillo, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Eamon Tewell, Long Island University Brooklyn
Elizabeth Surles, Rutgers University--Newark
Lee Ann Fullington, CUNY Brooklyn College
Brandon West, SUNY Geneseo

Coding is Where It's At!: NYPL’s TechConnect
Brandy McNeil, NYPL
(slides forthcoming)

Collaboration with a Museum to Curate a Museum Exhibition
Linda Levi, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives
Dr. Marilyn Satin Kushner, New-York Historical Society (NYHS)

Critical Source Evaluation: Teaching Students to Rethink Authority in the First Year and Beyond
Katelyn Angell, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Eamon Tewell, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

Digital Privacy in NYC Libraries
Bonnie Tijerina, Data & Society Research Institute
Melissa Morrone, Brooklyn Public Library
Jennifer Poggiali, Lehman College, CUNY

Documenting Art Collections in Gilded Age New York: an online exhibition using Google Open Gallery
Victoria Pilato, Frick Art Reference Library

Drips Gallery; a community driven graffiti library and archive
Alexandra Lederman, Drips Gallery
Farah Jindani, Drips Gallery

Early Observations from Culture in Transit
Caroline Catchpole, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Sarah Quick, Brooklyn Public Library
Maggie Schreiner, Queens Library

Engaging Community, Building Accessibility: New models for raising patron involvement in the library based around innovative inclusive technology
Jill Rothstein, NYPL's Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Chancey Fleet, NYPL's Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Willa Armstrong, NYPL Labs
Brian Foo, NYPL Labs

If you build it, they will come: Re-imagining our space, Re-thinking our collection
Elaine Wells, SUNY College of Optometry Jill Locascio, SUNY College of Optometry

Forming the Digital Art History Lab at the Frick Art Reference Library
Ralph Baylor, Frick Art Reference Library

Making the Leap Towards Linked Data
Iris Lee (Metadata Analyst), American Museum of Natural History
Jennifer Cwiok (Digital Project Manager), American Museum of Natural History Nick Krabbenhoeft, CodedCulture

National Digital Stewardship Residency Project Updates
Dinah Handel, CUNY Television
Carmel Curtis, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Mary Kidd, New York Public
Radio Genevieve Havemeyer-King, Wildlife Conservation Society
Morgan McKeehan, Rhizome

Free for All: The Story of NYPL’s Public Domain Drop
Mauricio Giraldo, NYPL Labs
Shana Kimball, NYPL Labs
Matt Knutzen, NYPL Humanities and Social Sciences Research Divisions
Bert Spaan, NYPL Labs
Ben Vershbow, NYPL Labs

Our Streets, Our Stories: Brooklyn Public Library Oral History Project
Taina Evans, Brooklyn Public Library
Emma Clark, Brooklyn Public Library
Lauren Fiorelli, Brooklyn Public Library
Brenda Bentt-Peters, Brooklyn Public Library

Supporting Critical Practice through Collaboration: Public Libraries and LIS Schools as Instructional Partners
Jessica Hochman, Pratt Institute
Brendan Murphy, Brooklyn Connection @ Brooklyn Public Library

You’ve Done PDA, What About PDW?: Patron-Driven Weeding at the SUNY Maritime Library
Rebecca Hyams, SUNY Maritime
Kristin Hart, SUNY Maritime

We Put All Our Data in One Basket, and You Won't Believe What Happened Next! (Linked Data and Public Works at NYPL)
Matt Miller, NYPL Labs
Shawn Averkamp, NYPL Labs


Thu, Jan. 21, 2016
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Eastern


The Vertical Campus at Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010