During the pandemic, we’re hosting webinars and community calls we can take part in from home. See our calendar of events below.

Programming is curated by METRO staff and our interest groups.

Coming Up at METRO

Registration is required for participation in  our workshops, meetups, and symposia. 

If you have ideas for workshops you’d like to see at METRO, please drop a note in our suggestion box or contact our events staff at [email protected]

Getting Started with Web Archiving

In this second part of our webinar series, we'll discuss how to get started web archiving initiatives, beginning with identifying needs and goals. Two teams will present on their web archiving work from different perspectives. The first presentation by Lisa Barrier and Kathryn Gronsbell will provide a case study from Carnegie Hall Susan W. Rose […]

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LASSA Presents: It Takes a Village

Please join us for a get-together and conversation with your fellow Library support staff members to share our experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to hearing what has been working for you in maintaining social distancing, learn what's been happening around you, and talk through how you're coping with this stressful time. At […]

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Supporting and Sustaining Anti-Racist Work

In our workshops, We Need 2 Talk educators always say, anti-racist work is a practice, not a destination. Some of us have been on our anti-racist journeys for many years, while for others, that journey began during the summer of 2020. How can we make this work sustainable in our libraries and communities? How can […]

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What we talk about when we talk about “equity”: from essential workers to George Floyd to Nice White Parents

2020 saw a huge uptick in colloquial usage of the word “equity.” However, in most corners of the information professions, from libraries to archives to usability, we’ve been having this conversation for a long time. During this interactive session, we unpack some of the ways equity has been used (and misused) during the pandemic and […]

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LASSA Presents: Retirement Planning and Social Security

This workshop walks participants through the basics of determining where their retirement income will come from and how-to best plan for a financially secure and happy retirement. Topics covered include: > Social Security > Pension Plans including 401(k)s or 403(b)s > Self-Directed Retirement Savings Plans About our presenter: Kathleen Kalmes, CFA has served NYPL’s Business […]

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Propose a Workshop

Everyone is an expert at something. Share what you know with the METRO community by proposing a workshop.


Lifelong learning and collaboration are central to METRO’s mission. We know that not all of our members have funds available to attend professional conferences, learning programs, and networking opportunities. 

To make things easier for you, a limited number of scholarships are available to individual members and institutional member employees who wish to participate in a professional development event, which may or may not be sponsored by METRO.

You may request up to $250 to go toward event registration, and we’ll ask you to write up a few words about your experience, for possible publication on METRO’s Blog. Scholarship terms, deadlines, and the application form are available here. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


We are committed to providing a welcoming and productive environment for all. Please check out our Code of Conduct for more information. Please reach out to us with your events-related questions; our email address is [email protected], and our phone number is (212) 228-2320.

We accept payment by credit card or by invoice. Please note that we do not accept cash payment, on site or otherwise.

METRO reserves the right to cancel any workshop or to substitute instructors. In the event of a cancellation, postponement, or substitution, registrants will be notified in advance (if possible) via email and may receive a full refund of the registration fee.

All registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to [email protected]

In order to receive a refund, we must receive your cancellation email at least 24 hours prior to the event start time. If METRO does not receive your cancellation email before that deadline, an invoice will be sent to recoup any unpaid fees. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you may choose to send another person in your place without penalty if you notify us in advance. Refunds are provided by credit card or check and will be processed within about four weeks.

METRO will make private space available to nursing mothers upon request. Please contact us at [email protected] to make a reservation.