METRO hosts thousands of librarians, archivists, and information professionals at hundreds of events each year. Check our Event Calendar for a list of our upcoming events.
Workshops and Webinars
METRO hosts a diverse range of workshops and webinars to help our members develop professional skills in technology, management, leadership, communications, and library operations. Our programs are led by renowned and accomplished industry and academic professionals.
On-Demand Learning through METRO
METRO provides access to online learning opprortunites through Lynda.com. Our members can learn technology skills, soft skills, and more via an eight-week pass to Lynda.com Online Training.
METRO staff, members, and SIGs continue to develop LibGuides with information relevant to the community. Check them out now!
The New York State Board of Regents requires certified public librarians to complete 60 hours of professional development every five years. Read more about this on the New York State Library's page on Continuing Education for Public Librarian Certification.
In April 2010, the Board of Regents called on the library community in New York to rethink library services in the digital age. The result was a document entitled “Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision and Plan for Library Service in New York State; Preliminary Recommendations of the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries to the New York State Board of Regents.”
Other Training Opportunities
METRO recommends the following associations for their innovative and forward-thinking professional development opportunities:
- American Library Association
- Special Libraries Association
- New York Reference & Research Resource Councils (NY3Rs)
- Young Adult Library Services Association
- Association for Library Service to Children
- OCLC WebJunction
It is our honor to partner with many of these organizations on the local level through the Archives and Library Leadership Network.