The World Wide Web started with so much promise: to connect people across any distance, to allow anyone to become a publisher, and to democratize access to knowledge. However, today the Web seems to be failing us. It’s not private, secure, or unifying.
Who is this for?
This program is designed for people who identify as BIPOC and are either:
- MLIS students or those who have graduated from such a program within the last three years
- Early professionals (three years or fewer)
Please see the “Eligibility” section on the main page to see if you’re able to apply.
You can apply for the program by providing:
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.
Traci Mark, Program Manager: Equity, Archives & Media Preservation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Davis Erin Anderson, Director of Programs and Partnerships (email@example.com)
Nate Hill, Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*All sessions will be conducted via Zoom
Session 1: Creating Community in LIS
Date: Friday, October 7th, 2022 from 9 am - 11 am EST
We provide opportunities for information professionals to grow through structured training and experiential learning. We are currently developing:
Past programs include:
METRO is a non-profit service provider that helps libraries, archives, and museums excel at their work.
We work with our local membership in New York City and Westchester County to develop and maintain essential services within our regional network.
METRO is managed and governed by an elected Board of Trustees and program areas receive guidance from METRO’s Advisory Councils.
Learn more about our esteemed board members below.
Let our work producing online events be your gain.
We've run more than 100 online events since March 2020, and we've got recordings, summaries, and other deliverables for every single one. Scroll down for direct access to content from our whole universe of past event outputs.
METRO's Programming Advisory Committee
We're putting together an advisory committee of METRO members to help us explore ideas that our community should be digging into in our professional development events. This committee will:
Our intrepid events team organizes webinars to grow your skills, online panel discussions to keep your mind sharp, and networking calls to keep you connected.
Programming is curated by METRO staff and our interest groups.
METRO's Library Assistants and Support Staff Association (LASSA) brings you a series of skills-based webinars this spring and summer 2022. Register below to join us. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our staff represents diverse backgrounds across all areas of library and information science and non-profit administration.
For more information about your METRO staff, check out the bios below.
The METRO Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) supports the work of more than 65 hospital and medical center libraries in New York City and Westchester County.
We seek to develop, enhance, and improve the delivery of healthcare information between member libraries and health care pr
Online or off, METRO is a community space where we respect one another, as well as all comers.
We are committed to providing a welcoming and productive environment for all. Please check out our Code of Conduct for more information.
2021 CCDA applications are available. You can access the application here.
The deadline for electronic submission of the application is September 10, 2021.
We help our member libraries build and maintain digital collections.
Learn more about this grant program below.
Currently in its second cycle, METRO's Equity in Action grant has awarded funding to fourteen institutions for eight projects. We are very proud and excited to see how the projects from the first cycle have flourished, and we're looking forward to seeing the progress of this year's grantees.
Applications for the 2022 Equity in Action grant cycle are closed. We've kept these FAQs up for those interested in applying for a future cycle. Stay tuned for application information about the 2023 round of Equity in Action grants.