METRO's 2016 Annual Conference: Our Selected Project Briefings

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO

As our 2016 Annual Conference swiftly approaches, we'd like to congratulate those whose projects have been selected for inclusion in our day-long event.

As usual our community turned out with a huge number of worthy proposals; thank you so much to everyone who submitted.

Don't forget: registration for our conference opens on Tuesday, December 1.


1 Platform, 28 Libraries: Pedagogy and Digital identity in the Wake of a CUNY Discovery Layer
Nora Almeida, New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
Helen Georgas, Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Alexandra Hamlett, Guttman Community College (CUNY)

A Humanities Librarian, a Social Science Librarian and a Science Librarian Walk Into a Bar…: Leveraging Individual Strengths in Collaborative Liaison Work
Meredith Levin, Columbia University Libraries
Jennifer Brown, Columbia University Libraries
Julia Marden, Columbia University Libraries

Beyond Boutique: The Shift from Selective to Mass Digitization
Kevin Schlottmann, Center for Jewish History
Greg Wiedemann, SUNY Albany
W. Jordan Patty, George Mason University
Eric Fritzler, American Jewish Historical Society
Lea Lange, Center for Jewish History

Beyond Citation: Critical Thinking About Digital Research
Polly Thistlethwaite, Graduate Center, CUNY
Eileen Clancy, Graduate Center, CUNY

Collaboration with a Museum to Curate a Museum Exhibition
Linda Levi, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives
Dr. Marilyn Kushner, New-York Historical Society

Critical Source Evaluation: Teaching Students to Rethink Authority in the First Year and Beyond
Katelyn Angell, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Eamon Tewell, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

Digital Privacy in NYC Libraries
Bonnie Tijerina, Data & Society Research Institute
Melissa Morrone, Brooklyn Public Library

Drips Gallery; a community driven graffiti library and archive
Alexandra Lederman, Drips Gallery
Farah Jindani, Drips Gallery

Early Observations from Culture in Transit
Caroline Catchpole, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Sarah Quick, Brooklyn Public Library
Maggie Schreiner, Queens Library

Engaging Community, Building Accessibility: New models for raising patron involvement in the library based around innovative inclusive technology
Jill Rothstein, New York Public Library
Chancey Fleet, NYPL's Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Alexandra Kelly, NYPL Outreach Services
Ben Vershbow, NYPL Labs
Brian Foo, NYPL Labs

Forming the Digital Art History Lab at the Frick Art Reference Library
Ralph Baylor, Frick Art Reference Library

If you build it, they will come: Re-imagining our space, Re-thinking our collection
Elaine Wells, SUNY College of Optometry
Jill Locascio, SUNY College of Optometry

Making the Leap Towards Linked Data
Iris Lee, American Museum of Natural History
Jennifer Cwiok, American Museum of Natural History
Nick Krabbenhoeft, CodedCulture

National Digital Stewardship Residency Project Updates
Dinah Handel, CUNY Television
Carmel Curtis, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Mary Kidd, New York Public Radio
Genevieve Havemeyer-King, Wildlife Conservation Society
Morgan McKeehan, Rhizome

Not simply “survey says”: Practical research design for information professionals
Frans Albarillo, Brooklyn College, CUNY
Eamon Tewell, Long Island University Brooklyn
Elizabeth Surles, Rutgers University--Newark
Lee Ann Fullington, CUNY Brooklyn College
Brandon West, SUNY Geneseo

NYPL Registry: A Linked Data Aggregation Layer
Matt Miller, NYPL Labs
Shawn Averkamp, NYPL Labs

Our Streets, Our Stories: Brooklyn Public Library Oral History Project
Taina Evans, Brooklyn Public Library
Emma Clark, Brooklyn Public Library
Lauren Fiorelli, Brooklyn Public Library
Brenda Bentt-Peters, Brooklyn Public Library

Supporting Critical Practice through Collaboration: Public Libraries and LIS Schools as Instructional Partners
Jessica Hochman, Pratt Institute
Brendan Murphy, Brooklyn Connection @ Brooklyn Public Library

TechConnect: How the New York Public Library Launched a Free Coding Training Program from Scratch
Brandy McNeil, New York Public Library
Steven Deolus

The NYC Space/Time Directory: Let's Build the Future of New York City's Past
Ben Vershbow, New York Public Library / NYPL Labs
Matt Knutzen, New York Public Library / NYPL Labs
Shana Kimball, New York Public Library / NYPL Labs
Mauricio Giraldo, New York Public Library / NYPL Labs

Using Google Open Gallery to Highlight Digital Projects and Collections
Victoria Pilato, Frick Art Reference Library

You’ve Done PDA, What About PDW?: Patron-Driven Weeding at the SUNY Maritime Library
Rebecca Hyams, SUNY Maritime
Kristin Hart, SUNY Maritime

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