Events

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 events@metro.org.

Jail & Prison Libraries in a Pandemic: a panel with PLSN + Correctional Services Library Staff

Please join us for a conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on library access in New York City jails and prisons. On December 2nd at 3pm, the Prison Library Support Network (PLSN) will host a panel at METRO featuring NYC-based correctional services librarians discussing their experiences providing jail & prison library services in NYC, how […]

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METRO’s Anti-racism Book Club No. 3

Join us for a discussion of Caste by Isabel Wilkerson This book club meeting will focus on guided discussion questions and will take place in breakout rooms so that everyone has a chance to share. All are welcome, regardless of participation in our first two meetings. We will be reading Caste: The Origins of our […]

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METRO’s Online Holiday Mixer

Come drop by and say hello during our holiday mixer on Wednesday, December 9! We'll have some nice friendly breakout rooms going so you can chat with friends and colleagues in the NYC library and archives community. Register here.

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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.