Recognizing that the library community encompasses a vast spectrum of interests, specializations, and disciplines, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) hosts an array of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) where our members join with others in the library community to:
- Expand their professional networks
- Make the most of new technologies and trends
- Delve deeply into cutting-edge issues
- Develop practical strategies for addressing the challenges facing libraries today
- Advance their professional development goals
Typically, a METRO SIG is active over a period of months or years as the SIG’s members collaborate to explore and take action on issues of interest. SIGs are open to METRO members and other interested individuals. Ideas for new METRO SIGs are always welcomed.
How Do I Join A METRO SIG?
SIGs are open to staff from METRO member libraries, myMETRO members, and other interested individuals. You can join a SIG by navigating to the page of the SIG you are interested in (see list below). Then, simply follow the instructions to sign up for the SIG’s listserv, contact the SIG’s conveners, or attend an upcoming meeting.
Current METRO SIGs are:
- Bibliographic Instruction
- Career Transition
- Distance Education
- Economics & Business Librarians
- Government Documents
- Interlibrary Loan
- Library 2.0
- Library Assistants and Support Staff
- Prison Librarian SIG
- Science, Technology, Medical Librarians
- Smart Phones and Mobile Computing (formerly PDA & Handheld Computing)
Read more about SIG Policies and Procedures. You can also download METRO's flyer about SIGs (pdf). If you have specific questions about METRO’s SIGs, contact Tom Nielsen, Member Services Manager, at (212) 228-2320, ext. 116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.