METRO Professional Development Events in November

Every month, METRO offers an exciting range of learning and networking opportunities – details and registration are just a click away!

November 2012:
What Accidental Library Marketers Need to Know
Mon, Nov 5  |  1:00-4:00pm  |  $35 METRO; $25 myMETRO; $45 Non-Members
This workshop – led by Kathy Dempsey, author of the book The Accidental Marketer – is perfect for those who find themselves doing PR, promotion, or marketing as part of their jobs, but never formally learned how.  Participants will learn what “true marketing” is and why it can make their hard work pay off more often.  This is part of METRO’s Business Skills for Librarians workshop series.  Discounts are available for multi-class registrants.
Learn more & register at http://metro.org/events/244/.

 New Competencies for Leading Innovation and Change in the Knowledge Economy
Mon, Nov 12  |  10:00am-5:00pm  |  $50 METRO; $60 myMETRO; $100 Non-Members
This workshop will focus on how to lead innovation and change in an increasingly complex information and knowledge environment, and the new competencies required to influence decision-making and empower staff to adapt to new challenges.
Learn more & register at http://metro.org/events/227/.

Building the New Academic Library Experience
Thurs, Nov 15  |  10:00am-1:00pm  |  $10 METRO & myMETRO; $25 Non-Members
Our definition of what comprises a library experience is mutating.  With virtual presences everywhere – on desktops, phones, and beyond, and with digital content easily accessible beyond our walls, the library is truly everywhere.  Join instructor Stephen Abram for a workshop that will challenge our traditional conceptions of the academic library and ask how we can adapt to those changes.
Learn more & register at http://metro.org/events/268/.

Using Metadata for Collection Management
Fri, Nov 16  |  10:00am-4:00pm  |  $25 METRO, myMETRO, & Non-Members
Instructor Kara Van Malssen will offer training and tips in the capture and use of metadata for managing audiovisual collections, including the requirements one must address when selecting schemas, maintaining quality and authenticity through reformatting and long-term storage, planning and implementing preservation efforts, and low-cost utilities available for working with metadata embedded in files
Learn more & register at http://metro.org/events/193/.

Upcoming Special Interest Group Meetings:
Distance Education
Tues, Nov 13  |  10:00am-12:00pm  |  There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
Learn more & register at http://metro.org/events/235/.

Please contact Laura Forshay at lforshay@metro.org, 212.228.2320 x 119 with any questions.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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