Professional Development

  • Registration Open for ACRL/NY 2020 Annual Symposium 11/19/2020
    Registration Now Open! ACRL/NY 2020 Annual Symposium Civic Engagement: Democracy and the Library December 4, 2020 Virtual Symposium Register now https://acrlny2020symposium.wordpress.com Registration is now open for the ACRL/NY 2020 Virtual Symposium. This year’s symposium is about the intersection of libraries and research institutions with civics, governance, and democracy. How are civic issues impacting collections and services? How do libraries foster engagement with civic ...
  • CFP: SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference, 2/12/21 11/16/2020
    Call for Proposals SUNYLA Midwinter Virtual Conference Looking Forward: Creative Library Responses to Crises February 12, 2021 As information professionals, we’re always learning and innovating to provide exemplary service. Even so, the past year has been a shock for libraries. The challenges we faced sparked creative responses and solutions among our colleagues, some implemented suddenly and others evolving ...
  • Registration now open for St. John’s University Libraries’ Town Hall Event on April 23, 2020 featuring guest speaker Steven Bell 02/24/2020
    (Posted on behalf of the St. John’s University Libraries & METRO. Please pardon cross-postings.) Registration is now open for the  annual St. John’s University Libraries’ Town Hall Event on April 23, 2020 featuring guest speaker Steven Bell. This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). Topic: “Let’s Work Together for Change: Using Design Thinking for Better Libraries” Description: Why do library ...
  • LACUNY Institute 2020: Registration Open & Keynote Address by Dr. Lorgia García Peña 02/04/2020
    Register Now LACUNY Institute 2020 “Ending the Library Stereotype: Non-traditional practices for the 21st-century.” The LACUNY Institute 2020 conference is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Bronx Community College, CUNY.  The members of the LACUNY Institute 2020 Planning Committee write to share with you that registration for the conference is now open! Register online now: ...
  • Re-Imagined Spaces and Services tour: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building & ASK NYPL! February 6th 3:00-5:00pm 01/28/2020
    Join us for the next Re-Imagined Spaces and Services tour put together by the METRO Reference & Instruction Meet-Up group! We’ll be learning about the remarkable reference program at NYPL’s flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, as well as the AskNYPL reference service. More about the afternoon: The New York Public Library provides reference and instruction services to an ...
  • Westchester Library Association’s Midwinter Conference (Wednesday, January 29, 2020) 01/23/2020
    Westchester Library Association’s Midwinter Conference will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562. Their theme is Library Careers: Growth, Transition & Future. Librarian authors Susanne Markgren and Linda Miles will be sharing insights from their new book: “How ...
  • Scholarship Opportunity for the Rare Books and Manuscript Conference 2020 12/14/2019
    Power, Resistance, and Leadership RBMS 2020 June 23-26, 2020 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers scholarships to subsidize conference attendance by professional librarians, paraprofessionals, and students.  RBMS is currently accepting scholarship applications for RBMS 2020: Power, Resistance, and Leadership to be held at Indiana ...
  • Call for Proposals – LACUNY Institute 2020: “Ending the Library Stereotype” 11/20/2019
    Librarianship and libraries, through the eyes of the public, have consistently been viewed as a house of books and documents where librarians help their patrons with readers’ advisory and directions. Though these elements of being a librarian exist, the stereotype of this is far from accurate. Today in 2020, Librarians perform a myriad of tasks ...
  • Research Data Management Symposium, NYC – December 5, 2019 11/13/2019
    You are cordially invited to attend a Research Data Management Symposium in NYC to be held on December 5, 2019. This symposium will highlight practical solutions to data management challenges from the perspectives of physician scientists and a NYC based CTSA, as well as two approaches to data catalogs by two NYC libraries who participate ...
  • Save the Date – St. John’s University Libraries & METRO Present a Town Hall Event with Steven Bell on 4/23/2020 10/29/2019
    Please save the date for the annual St. John’s University Libraries’ Town Hall Event on April 23, 2020 featuring guest speaker Steven Bell. This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). Topic: “Let’s Work Together for Change: Using Design Thinking for Better Libraries” Description: Why do library workers engage in a change process? ...
  • Brooklyn Newsstand Online Collection (October 25) 10/18/2019
    Come learn about the Brooklyn Newsstand online collection. Brooklyn Public Library’s Manager of Special Collections, Natiba Guy-Clement, will highlight how the online collection was digitized and best strategies to search it. The Collection includes The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Brooklyn Life. Where: LaGuardia Community College, room E-501 When: Friday, October 25, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Refreshments available. Seating is limited. Email dstadler@lagcc.cuny.edu ...
  • OER and Accessibility: What You Need to Know (October 22) 10/15/2019
    In this workshop, CUNY’s Accessibility Librarian, Amy Wolfe, will instruct faculty in how to create and select Open Educational Resources (OER) that are accessible to all users. Where: LaGuardia Community College, room E-501 When: Tuesday, October 22, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Refreshments available. Seating is limited. Email dstadler@lagcc.cuny.edu to reserve a seat.