Training & Events

Event Calendar
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. 

If you need assistance with event registration, please review our FAQ. If you'd like to explore the events we've hosted in the past, please view our workshop history.


On-Demand Learning through METRO
METRO provides access to online learning opprortunites through Our members can learn technology skills, soft skills, and more via an eight-week pass to Online Training


METRO LibGuides
METRO staff, members, and SIGs continue to develop LibGuides with information relevant to the community. Check them out now!


Additional Resources
METRO posts videos from our in-person symposia, roundtables, conferences, and other events to our Vimeo Page. You find Google hangouts we've recorded on our YouTube Channel

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:

It is our honor to partner with many of these organizations on the local level through the Archives and Library Leadership Network