Workshops

Our calendar is full of workshops, Meetups, panels, and symposia to help you learn new skills and meet fellow travelers in the library field.

And we don’t stop there. We also offers a limited number of scholarships to members who wish to participate in professional development events, networking opportunities, and learning programs (whether sponsored by METRO or not). All current individual members and institutional member employees are eligible to apply.

 

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 events@metro.org.

Programming Fundamentals With Python

Wondering what Python can do to help your work? Look no further than this hands-on workshop! Programming Fundamentals with Python is an immersive introduction to the programming language Python. Used by organizations such as Google, Wikipedia, and NASA, Python provides an intuitive, efficient, and useful framework for automating tasks and assessing large amounts of data. […]

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Improving the Library Experience with Content Strategy

Is an updated website in your library's future? Learn how to wield the power of content strategy to ensure the best possible experience. Libraries are filled with content—from books to periodicals to events to audio books and beyond. When patrons come to the library building, they know what to expect and have a team of […]

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SOLR for Newbies

Go behind the scenes of SOLR. Learn the search technology behind many of the products we know and/or love. This is an introductory workshop to Solr, the fast and open source search platform that powers a lot of library products. This workshop is geared to anyone that has never used Solr, or anyone who uses […]

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Metropolitan New York Library Council, 599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY US
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SOLR for Newbies

Learn the search technology behind many of the products we know and/or love. Presented in partnership with NYC Islandora Working Group. This is an introductory workshop to Solr, the fast and open source search platform that powers a lot of library products. This workshop is geared to anyone that has never used Solr, or anyone […]

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Making Sense (and Saving Cents) with Usage Data

Drowning in data? Learn how to manage, organize, & analyze your electronic resource usage data to make well-informed collection decisions. The volume of vendor supplied usage statistics for databases, e-journals, and e-books can feel overwhelming at times. However, usage statistics can be harnessed to be a powerful tool to assess the value of a library’s […]

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Metropolitan New York Library Council, 599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY US
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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.

Scholarships

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 info@metro.org with any questions.

Policies

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 events@metro.org, 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 events@metro.org.

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 events@metro.org to make a reservation.