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 events@metro.org.

METRO’s Equity in Action Grant Information Session

Find out more information about METRO's Equity in Action Grant program. We will be giving a presentation, followed by a Q&A. Register here.

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Making Difficult Collection Decisions, Part 2 – Analyzing Usage Data

When making difficult decisions about electronic resource collections, librarians often examine valuable usage data. While organizing your data is an important first step, leveraging that data to make evidence-based collections decisions requires an additional layer of skill and strategy, which we’ll cover in this workshop. Best practices for how to approach difficult cancellation decisions will […]

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Recalculating: Agile Library Responses in Times of Crisis

Presented by the METRO Economics & Business Group Thursday, October 29th: 1PM ET / 10AM PT on Zoom. Register here. (Use any email you like--no need for an "NYU NetID".) Lightning Talks and Speakers: "Corporate Annual Reports: Supply & Demand", Elizabeth Marshall & Alie Visser, University of Western Ontario "The Pandemic is the Precedent: Publishing Our First OER Adaptation in 2020", Georgia Westbrook, Touro […]

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Code4Lib NYC Community Call

Join our monthly c4l nyc community call to continue our conversation about DevOps for library services. Do you work in DevOps? Are you curious to learn more DevOps concepts and workflows? Regardless of your experience level, come to join the conversation or be a fly on the wall. (Note: Slides from Alan McCarthy-Behler’s October 5th […]

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“Where Do We Go From Here?”: Fundamentals of Design for Uncertainty, Part 1

How do we prepare for futures we can't easily predict or anticipate What are the fastest, simplest ways to make effective decisions in turbulent times? These two sessions offer simple, practical tools for planning and acting under uncertain conditions. By the end of this series of two webinars, you will be able to: > Map […]

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“Where Do We Go From Here?”: Fundamentals of Design for Uncertainty, Part 2

How do we prepare for futures we can't easily predict or anticipate What are the fastest, simplest ways to make effective decisions in turbulent times? These two sessions offer simple, practical tools for planning and acting under uncertain conditions. By the end of this series of two webinars, you will be able to: > Map […]

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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 Thursday, November 19 at 4:00pm. Let’s debrief and discuss what we’ve learned working in the field, share our journeys toward (hopefully) finding employment, and reveal our coping strategies. This community call will feature breakout sessions; please […]

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Community Call for Those Living Alone During the Pandemic

The holidays are fast approaching. With social distancing requirements firmly in place, those of us living alone could likely use a bit of fellowship to boost our spirits. This community call is intended for those who live alone (or with a pet or several). On this call, we will share how we're coping, exchange ideas […]

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METRO’s Anti-racism Book Club No. 3

Join us for a discussion of Caste by Isabel Wilkerson This book club meeting will focus on guided discussion questions and will take place in breakout rooms so that everyone has a chance to share. All are welcome, regardless of participation in our first two meetings. We will be reading Caste: The Origins of our […]

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METRO’s Online Holiday Mixer

Come drop by and say hello during our holiday mixer on Wednesday, December 9! We'll have some nice friendly breakout rooms going so you can chat with friends and colleagues in the NYC library and archives community. Register here.

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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.