9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Check-in/Registration

Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Business Meeting

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Keynote

Jessamyn West, author of Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide and Community Manager at

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM – Break

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM – Project Briefs
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Information Literacy Sessions for Faculty

  • Mayumi Miyaoka, St. Joseph’s College
  • Robert Lasner, St. Joseph’s College

Services for Hospital Librarians

  • Michelle Burda, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region

Collaborating for College Readiness: Curriculum Reform as Opportunity for Innovative Partnership

  • Leanne Ellis, DOE Office of Library Services
  • Meghann Suzanne Walk (Bard High School Early College)
  • Nate Michelson, Guttman Community College
  • Robert Farrell, Lehman College

Building Authorities with Crowdsourced and Linked Open Data in ProMusicDB

  • Kimmy Szeto, Baruch College, City University of New York
  • Christy Crowl, ProMusicDB

Metadata for Oral History: Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

  • Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Library
  • Jane Jacobs, Queens Library
  • Dacia Metes, Queens Library

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM – Break

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Project Briefs
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Lessons from the Field: Designing Library Programs for Student Veterans

  • Caroline Fuchs, St. John’s University
  • Lisa Brigandi, St. John’s University

Break Out: Add Value to Your Library in Non-traditional Ways

  • Deborah Bonelli, St. Barnabas Hospital

Literacy and Assessment: Gaming in the Library

  • Do They Make a Difference? Assessing Games-Based Learning at LIU Brooklyn
      • Katelyn Angell, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
      • Eamon Tewell, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
  • NYPLarcade: Promoting Game Literacy
      • Thomas Knowlton, New York Public Library

Field Reports from METRO’s Innovative Internship Program

  • Jonathan Heifetz
  • Chialin Chou
  • Alexandra Dolan-Mescal

Mug Shots, Rap Sheets, & Oral Histories: Building the New Digital Collections at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • Robin Davis, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Lunch

Vegetarian, vegan, and kosher menu options will be available.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Project Briefs
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Training Library Staff to Implement Best Practices in ILL: The IDS Project’s METRO Regional User Group and the RRSI/ALA STAR Checklist

  • Beth Posner, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Peter Bae, Columbia University Libraries

Wikipedia in Cultural Heritage Institutions

  • Dorothy Howard, Metropolitan New York Library Council

myMETRO Researchers Paper Session

  • Independent Publishing
  • Libraries and the Afforadable Care Act
  • Landmark Preservation

Beyond Digitization: Hacking Structured Data out of Historical Documents

  • NYPL Labs, The New York Public Library

Digitizing Special Collections

  • Digitizing Medical History
    • Lisa Mix, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Gilding the Gilded Age: Interior Decorating Tastes and Trends in New York City
    • Alexandra Janvey and Catherine Larkin, Long Island University
    • Victoria Pilato, Frick Art Reference Library

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM – Break

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM – Project Briefs
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Five Partners, One Access-Oriented Services Consortium: The Shared Services Model for Small Cultural Heritage Institutions

  • Melanie Meyers, The Center for Jewish History
  • Lauren Bradley, The Center for Jewish History
  • Rachel Miller, The Center for Jewish History
  • Felicity Corkill, The Center for Jewish History

Open Access is a Lot of Work!: How I Took a Journal Open Access and Lived to Tell About It

  • Emily Drabinski, LIU Brooklyn

Blueprint for Your Business Future: a Tri-library Initiative to Strengthen Immigrant Businesses

  • Kristin McDonough, New York Public Library
  • Maud Andrew, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Tara LannonStanton, Queens Library

Archiving the CD-R

  • John Passmore, WNYC

Infrastructure for Managing and Sharing Image Collections

  • James Shulman, ARTstor

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM – Break

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Project Briefs
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Planning for an Electronic Records Repository at the Guggenheim Museum Archives

  • Sarah Haug, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

From Creation to Preservation: Transforming the Culminating Student Project Through Collaboration

  • Marie Sciangula, Purchase College, SUNY
  • Kim Detterbeck, Purchase College, SUNY
  • Darcy Gervasio, Purchase College, SUNY

Transforming Computer Training Services @ Your Library

  • Brandy McNeil, The New York Public Library

How Collaboration Can Save [More of] the Web

  • Anna Perricci, Columbia University Libraries

Digitization Projects in Cultural Heritage Collections

    • Revealing Hidden Collections
      • Naomi Steinberger, The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary
    • Digitization of Polish History 1918-1923
      • Marek Zielinski, Jozef Pilsudski Institute of America

4:30 PM – 4:40 PM – Break

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM – Conference Wrap Up

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Happy Hour at Churchill Tavern (cash bar, optional)