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 [email protected]

The Data Lifecycle SIG’s first meeting!

Feel free to circulate broadly! METRO’s Digital Preservation SIG has become the Data Lifecycle Interest Group! Come to our first community meeting where the co-organizers will share more about the group’s expanded mission, introduce ourselves to each other, and share our collective and developing vision for future programming. When: July 7, 2021 at 2pm EDT […]

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Compassionate Career Services, Part One: Providing Assistance to Those Who Benefit Most

We're finally emerging from the worst of this historic pandemic, and current economic trends finally favor workers. Businesses are hiring again and benefits are ending. Meanwhile, the digital divide is still an issue we have to contend with and many of the patrons we work with need us more than ever. Libraries are uniquely positioned […]

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Data Breaches: How and Why They Happen, and Why Library Staff Should Care

Major data breaches are increasingly front and center in the news, and for good reason. We live in an age where foreign actors can shut down major infrastructure from thousands of miles away. Join this session with security experts Dan Ayala and Gary Price to learn exactly how events like the Colonial Pipeline occur, who […]

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Compassionate Career Services, Part Two: Tips and Tricks for Working Across the Digital Divide

We're finally emerging from the worst of this historic pandemic, and current economic trends finally favor workers. Businesses are hiring again and benefits are ending. Meanwhile, the digital divide is still an issue we have to contend with and many of the patrons we work with need us more than ever. Libraries are uniquely positioned […]

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Data Breaches: What Libraries Can Do To Prevent Them

Data breaches are terrifying, and cause for a lot of consternation. Join this session with our experts Dan Ayala and Gary Price to talk through what can be done on an individual level as well as by library IT staff to avoid having sensitive information compromised. We will also discuss resources libraries can share with their […]

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Compassionate Career Services, Part Three: When and How to “Teach People to Fish”

We're finally emerging from the worst of this historic pandemic, and current economic trends finally favor workers. Businesses are hiring again and benefits are ending. Meanwhile, the digital divide is still an issue we have to contend with and many of the patrons we work with need us more than ever. Libraries are uniquely positioned […]

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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 [email protected] 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 [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.