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]

Learning from Long-term Leading Web Archiving Initiatives

Learning from Long-term Leading Web Archiving Initiatives featuring Sumitra Duncan (New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)) and Alex Thurman (Columbia University Libraries) Tuesday, April 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm Join us to hear from two leading voices in the web archiving world. Sumitra Duncan (New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)) and Alex Thurman (Columbia University Libraries) […]

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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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BIPOC Community Call

Join us on Wednesday April 21st from 2-3PM for a BIPOC Community Call. This is meant for BIPOC cultural workers only, we kindly ask that allies and comrades who identify as non-BIPOC to sit this one out. Our intention is to create a space that offers community, joy and conversation during this time. Please come […]

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Economics & Business Interest Group Spring Townhall

  Join our Business & Economics METRO community for our Spring Townhall event -- we want your input! We’ll be sharing updates from our member libraries, debriefing our poster session event, and brainstorming future directions for our group. Please share this event with colleagues who may be interested in attending, and join our new mailing […]

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Working with Archipelago Multi-Importer (AMI)

Archipelago Multi-Importer (AMI) is a module for batch/bulk/mass ingests of Archipelago digital objects and collections. AMI also enables you to perform batch administrative actions, such as updating, patching/revising, or deleting digital objects and collections. During this workshop, we will introduce AMI, discuss ingest strategies and options, and demonstrate an AMI ingest. Registration is required. Please […]

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Twig Templates and Archipelago

Archipelago leverages the Twig templating system to transform in realtime the open schema metadata that lives in every strawberryfield as JSON into close to any fixed schema (DC, MODS, IIIF Manifests, etc.) you may need. Twig templating is fast, cached, and versatile. During this workshop, we will review the core role Twig templating plays in […]

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Health & Wellness During COVID

This workshop will deal with health and wellness issues associated with COVID and the new "normal." We will also include functioning back at work and working remotely. Instead of a New Year’s resolution, this presentation will provide information on how to create a wellness vision which is a statement of who you are, and what […]

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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.