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.

Racism, Capitalism, and Libraries

Join April Hathcock, Dave Ghamandi, and Emily Drabinski for a discussion on the connections between racism and capitalism. We'll discuss the extent to which these concepts are intertwined and, indeed, inextricable. We'll identify modes of rising up against both these concepts, and detail why we need to dismantle our economic system in order to repair […]

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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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BIPOC Community Call

Join us on August 19th from 2-3PM for a BIPOC Community Call. This 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 with a […]

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Crafting a Great Resume

A great resume is a crucial component for securing job interviews. In this workshop, you will learn how to make your resume stand out to potential employers by effectively communicating about your work accomplishments. The presenter will also give some general guidelines about resume length and formatting. Register here.

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METRO’s Anti-racism Book Club – Meeting No. 2

Join us for the second meeting of METRO's Anti-racism Book Club. We will be reading and discussing How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. In addition, we will talk about what we can do to bring our learning off the page and into real life.This book club meeting will focus on guided discussion […]

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Recent Graduates Community Chat

If you've graduated from library school/iSchool in the past year or two, join us for a community call on Wednesday, September 2 at 4:00pm. Graduating into a combo pandemic/recession and taking our first steps as professionals is... quite a mix. Let's take some time to debrief and discuss what we've learned working in the field, share […]

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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.