We all have a lot to learn from each other. METRO connects people who are doing similar work at different institutions.

Our Interest Groups are convened by leaders in our field around a topic of interest to our community.

Don’t see any groups focused on the work that you do? Check out our program guidelines to find more information about how to organize an interest group.

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Esther Jackson, Emily Andresini, and Michael Rios, Co-organizers

Open to all library staff interested in the coding, deployment, and design of library software, systems, and web services. This local chapter of Code4Lib, known as Code4LibNYC, aspires to channel the spirit of the national organization. We were formerly known as the “Library 2.0” SIG at METRO. We want to provide a forum for software and web developers and programmers, who work at area libraries, to discuss their ongoing projects.

Economic & Business Librarians

Lucy Heckman and Dan Hicks, Organizers

The Economic & Business Librarians Group brings together public, academic, and special librarians with a background and/or interest in business librarianship to discuss new resources or best practices in the field.

Join the Economic & Business Librarians listserv here.

Library Assistants and Support Staff

Cheryl Marriott and Val Colon, Co-organizers

LASSA’s mission is to foster the recognition and support of the professional contributions of all library assistants, support staff and associates through the circulation of information, the availability of education, and constructive dialogue within the library community.

Join the LASSA listserv here.

Library Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Loan MeetUp

Chantal Brock and Sylvia Cho, Co-organizers

The Library Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Loan MeetUp focuses on issues, news and discussions about traditional interlibrary loan services and all related library resource sharing activities.

Join the Interlibrary Loan listserv here.

Prison Library Support Network

Manuela Aronofsky, EmmaKarin Eriksson, Mary Mann, and Mia Bruner, Co-organizers

The Prison Library Support Network is an information-based collective that aims to redistribute resources and provide support to incarcerated people. Our work is rooted in our recognition of systematic violence that the prison industrial complex creates. We believe that information is a tool for prison abolition, and that we must create space for people who want to commit and redistribute their own capacities and resources.

Join the PLSN listserv by emailing plsn-nyc-subscribe@lists.riseup.net.

Reference and Instruction in Libraries

Linda Miles, Liam Adler, and Shawnta Smith, Co-organizers

This group comes together to share ideas, questions, and experiences from our teaching and reference practice.

Join the Reference and Instruction listserv here.