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]

Introduction to Disk Imaging

This is the second webinar in a series exploring topics related to Digital Preservation. Disk imaging is an important tool in the digital preservation toolkit. But what is a disk image, how do you make one, and why might it be useful at your institution? This webinar will break down the structure of a disk […]

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Strategies for the Search: Grants & Funding ​for Faculty and Students

Katelyn Angell and Elvis Bakaitis will present different strategies on how to help undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to locate appropriate grants/funding. They will describe a recent grants initiative led by the Mina Rees Library (The Graduate Center), including interdepartmental partnerships and the CUNY Research Foundation. Initiatives and resources developed to promote external scholarships for undergraduates […]

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Clippy is Dead, Long Live Clippy: Emulation as a Strategy

This is the third webinar in a series exploring topics related to Digital Preservation. While commonly associated with retro video game hobbyists, emulation can be a powerful and essential tool for providing access to legacy digital material. Using emulators, archivists and librarians can mimic obsolete and incompatible software on their current computers, recreating the environments […]

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Supporting Research Reproducibility

This is the fourth webinar in a series exploring topics related to Digital Preservation. In this session, Vicky Rampin (Librarian for Research Data Management and Reproducibility at New York University) will discuss open scholarship and reproducible research practices, and how librarians and archivists can make a difference in the sustainability of research. This session doesn't […]

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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.