Workshops

Our calendar is full of workshops, Meetups, panels, and symposia to help you learn new skills and meet fellow travelers in the library field.

And we don’t stop there. We also offers a limited number of scholarships to members who wish to participate in professional development events, networking opportunities, and learning programs (whether sponsored by METRO or not). All current individual members and institutional member employees are eligible to apply.

 

Coming Up at METRO

 

Join us at one of our upcoming workshops, meetups, and symposia. We aim to provide useful experiences for all of our member. If you don’t see what you need, please drop a note in our suggestion box, or contact our events staff at events@metro.org.

Disk Imaging 101 and Emulation 101

What, when and how? In this session we will go beyond baseline digital preservation strategies and learn about disk imaging and emulation, when to perform these activities, and practical approaches for implementation. Intro to Disk Imaging and Demo:Erin Barsan and Rachel Egan: Small Data Industries Emulation and EaaSI:Ethan Gates: Yale University Library, Introduction to Emulation […]

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Metropolitan New York Library Council, 599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY US
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Volunteer Orientation for the Prison Library Support Network’s Reference Project

Join us for the first-ever volunteer orientation for Prison Library Support Network's new Reference Project. After attending this orientation you will be able to remotely answer reference questions from people incarcerated in NYC correctional facilities. While public libraries offer services to correctional facilities in NYC, they are not able to circulate their general collections in […]

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Interference Archive, 314 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 US
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Using Emulators to Resurrect Recovered Data

You've preserved data from legacy media only to find that access depends on outdated software. Now what?

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Metropolitan New York Library Council, 599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY US
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PLSN Prison Abolition Book Club #4

On January 27th at 6:30pm, the Prison Abolition Book Club returns to discuss the session 4 readings from the Black & Pink prison abolition class syllabus: “The American Indian in the White Man’s Prisons: A Story of Genocide,” Little Rock Reed in The New Abolitionists: Neo-slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings, Joy James (State University […]

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Metropolitan New York Library Council, 599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY US
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SOLR for Newbies

Go behind the scenes of SOLR. Learn the search technology behind many of the products we know and/or love. This is an introductory workshop to Solr, the fast and open source search platform that powers a lot of library products. This workshop is geared to anyone that has never used Solr, or anyone who uses […]

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Metropolitan New York Library Council, 599 11th Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY US
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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.