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 meetup 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.

Universal Design for Learning At Your Library

Universal Design for Learning is an educational framework that builds on the concept of Universal Design to ensure that learning spaces and materials are accessible and inclusive for all learners. It's principles can be applied in all sorts of library settings from children's programming at public libraries to the design of learning spaces and materials […]

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Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Creating a sustaining diverse workplace brings numerous benefits. When teams value and give voice to different perspectives and support multiple modalities of thinking and interacting, they derive strength in their collective knowledge and participate in more effective decision-making and innovation. In this online panel discussion, panelists Stephanie (Cole) Adams, Lauren Comito, Halley Eacker, Tim Furgal […]

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From Downturn to Downturn: Applying 2010 Lessons in 2020

Today, many library colleagues are entering a downturn for the first time, or are now in a different circumstance than the 2007 financial crisis. In this talk, Tony Zanders will share key lessons and heuristics for preparing for unexpected career shifts, how to reverse engineer the skill sets you want in order to build on […]

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Privacy Audits at The Library

Looking to understand how your library is protecting the privacy of your patrons? Wondering how you might identify areas for improvement in safeguarding sensitive information? Join a webinar with Bill Marden (New York Public Library) and Erin Berman (Alameda Country Library) to learn how your library can audit its online and offline records, resources, databases, […]

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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.