METRO Professional Development Events in October

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

October 2012:

Managing Digital Preservation Basics for Smaller Institutions
Fri, Oct 12  |  10:00am-4:00pm  |  $25 METRO, myMETRO, & Non-Members
This workshop introduces digital collection caretakers to utilities and processes that will help them perform routine archival tasks in the file-based domain.
Learn more & register at http://metro.org/events/194/.

Book Talk with NPR Librarian, Kee Malesky
Mon, Oct 15  |  5:30-8:30pm  |  There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
NPR Librarian Kee Malesky will talk about her unique and wonderful job, and about writing her collections of interesting and unusual facts: All Facts Considered (2010) and Learn Something New Every Day (2012).
Registration for this program has reached full capacity.  Please contact lforshay@metro.org if you’d like to be added to our waiting list for this event..

Basic Introduction to Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
Tues, Oct 16  |  10:00am-1:00pm  |  $30 METRO; $25 myMETRO; $50 Non-Members
This workshop will introduce participants to the basic workings of Encoded Archival Description (EAD), the metadata standard for encoding descriptive archival information.  A brief lecture will cover the structure and main elements of an EAD document, followed by hands-on exercises in an EAD finding aid.
Learn more & register at http://metro.org/events/228/.

Success Stories Panel Discussion
Thurs, Oct 18  |  6:00-8:00pm  |  $10 METRO, myMETRO, NY3Rs, & SLA-NY Members; $25 Non-Members
During this panel discussion, we will talk with three information professionals who have found work during these difficult economic times.  We will hear about their job hunting experiences, advice they received, and what strategies they recommend for others seeking employment.

NEW – Webinar: LibraryBox – A Portable Digital Library
Wed, Oct 24  |  2:00-3:00pm  |  There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.
LibraryBox is a mobile DIY library and a self-contained digital resource sharing device that allows anyone within its signal range to download out-of-copyright or CC-licensed ebooks, audiobooks, and music files.  Jason Griffey will talk about the origins of the LibraryBox project, give a walkthrough on setting up a LibraryBox, and discuss its potential for supporting the mission of libraries and other cultural heritage institutions.
Learn more & register at http://metro.org/events/272/.

Introduction to Geospatial Literacy
Sun, Oct 28 – Sun, Nov 11  |  $50 METRO, myMETRO, NY3Rs, & Non-Members
Created specifically for library staff, this course will provide students with an introduction to the latest and greatest ‘geo’ technologies currently being used by library administrators, librarians, library support staff, and library users.  This is an online Asynchronous Learning program, consisting of a combination of recorded lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on tutorials.  Participants can access and complete the on-demand materials at their convenience during this two-week period.
Learn more & register at http://metro.org/events/270/.

About John Pell

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

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