Tag Archives: Metropolitan New York Library Council

ALA advocacy panel at New York Comic Con

ALA panel speakers at New York Comic Con 2017.

This year, New York Comic Con (NYCC) is teaming up with The New York Public Library to expand offerings for educators and librarians by providing them with a space for panels, networking, and workshops on Thursday, October 5. ALA has organized a panel that will take place in the Celeste Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. The panel, Citizen-Centric Library Advocacy: Building ... Read More »

Building bridges at the “Department of Opportunity”

HUD Secretary Julian Castro with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito

This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (aka the Department of Opportunity) gathered national partners and local government and housing leaders from 28 communities to begin the real work of ConnectHome. Launched in July, the demonstration project aims to connect more than 275,000 households in 28 communities to low-cost internet, devices and technology training. It was my ... Read More »

OITP Advisory Committee member, Jason Kucsma appointed Executive Director of Metropolitan New York Library Council

Congratulations to Jason Kucsma, a member of OITP’s Advisory Committee, on his appointment as the new Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). As described in its bylaws, METRO exists “to improve reference and research library services in the New York Metropolitan Area by promoting and facilitating utilization of existing resources and by developing additional resources.” Jason succeeds ... Read More »