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Advocacy Committee

At its core, the mission of ART is to educatepromote, and advocate for the awareness and preservation of archival collections and the professionals who work with these collections.

As an extension, the Advocacy Committee serves as the unifying voice of the association by reporting on local, state, national, and international issues that impact archives and archivists; supporting equality and diversity within the profession; and providing resources and knowledge that can be used to strengthen the archives community, its repositories, and the general public by keeping informed of policies and legislation that directly impact services and access to information.

Miranda Mims

Danielle Cordovez

Patricia Glowinski
Nellie Hankins

Margot Note
John Zarrillo

Programming Committee

The Programming Committee is responsible for all aspects of A.R.T.’s monthly (September through June) meetings and the annual holiday party. Committee members seek out potential speakers, locate host sites, coordinate refreshment ordering and meeting set up/break down, greet guests, and report on meetings for the Metropolitan Archivist.

Programming Committee members work with the Membership Committee to retain current members and cultivate new members, making sure that our organization remains relevant to the profession and inclusive to the entire archival community.

If you have suggestions about future programming events or speakers, tips on a host site, feedback on a particular meeting, or if you would like to join the Programming Committee, please contact the Director of the Programming Committee:

The Programming Committee welcomes student members, retired professionals, and archives volunteers.

Can You Help ART with Meeting Space?

We are always in need of host sites that can accommodate upwards of 50 people between approximately 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm on weekday evenings. If your institution fits this description, please contact the Programming Committee. It’s great publicity for you and the Programming Committee members will work with you to ensure that hosting a meeting is not burdensome to your employer or to you.

Alexandra Lederman


Joy Ardizzone
Joey Cabrera

Heather Halliday
Boni Joi Koelliker

George Levasser
Susan Malbin

Amye McCarther
Jennifer Neal

Hilary Price
Gregory Raml

Cristina Vignone
John Zarrillo

Awards Committee

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) Awards Committee manages the nominations and logistics of the annual awards ceremony held during New York Archives Week.  Based on member nominations, four awards are presented during Archives Week to recognize worthy colleague, archival organizations, and innovative projects. The awards acknowledge distinguished work and long term achievements in our profession.

Members of the A.R.T. Awards Committee review nominations to select appropriate honorees for the four awards: Outstanding Support of Archives, Innovative Use of Archives, Archival Achievement, and Educational Use of Archives. The Committee is also responsible for arranging for presenters, selecting a venue and arranging catering, printing, and promotion of the event.

The Awards Committee welcomes new members. Please email for more information.

Committee Chair
Kerri Anne Burke

Janet Bunde
Ryan Donaldson

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee manages ART's internal and external communications. The committee produces the semi-annual Metropolitan Archivist journal (which is currently suspended) and For the Record: News from the Archivists Round Table electronic newsletter. Current projects include managing ART's social media channels including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts and supporting programming through documentation of events and hosting virtual discussions. 

Love social media or hosting virtual discussions? Please contact if you are  for volunteer opportunities.

Rossy Mendez

Michael Andrec

Laura DeMuro

Education Committee

The Education Committee is dedicated to providing low-cost workshops of interest to professionals in the archival profession.

A.R.T.’s Education Committee works with the Society of American Archivists (SAA), Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), and other organizations to bring in-demand training sessions and nationally-known instructors to the NYC area.

One of the Education Committee's responsibilities is to organize the New York Archives Week Symposium.   The 2013 NYAW Symposium was co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History, with the topic of Disaster Planning for Archives and Their Communities. Symposium Schedule.

The 2014 New York Archives Week Symposium was held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 with the theme of Financial Institutions and Archives. The Symposium was once again be co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History.  

The Education Committee is also responsible for planning educational workshops and events throughout the year.  Recent events have included the Judicial Records Forum on June 4, 2014 at Fordham Law School, which was a full day event.  The forum was cosponsored by A.R.T., The Sedona Conference, The Electronic Discovery Institute and The Philip D. Reed Chair, Fordham Law School.  

Additionally, the Education Committee held a very successful four-part series on Records & Information Management Basics for Non-Records Managers.  This series was co-sponsored with the NARA and instructed by Lauren Barnes of Credit Suisse.  Based on feedback from this series, the Education Committee will be organizing industry-specific records management workshops in the near future. 

If you would like to join the Education Committee, have an idea for a workshop, or would like to see certain topics offered, please email the Director of the Education Committee, Rachel Harrison, at

Rachel S. Harrison

Natalie Pantoja
Liz Marotta
Lisa Mix
Megan Oliver
Elizabeth Hyman

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for all aspects relating to membership. Committee members maintain the organizational database, oversee the Mentoring Program, and serve as member liaisons at each A.R.T event to welcome new members, facilitate networking opportunities, and generate innovative ideas to maintain A.R.. as a responsive and effective professional resource.

Join Us!

If you have ideas on how to keep membership running smoothly, or would like to volunteer your time to membership, we would love to work together to implement! Please contact the Director of the Membership Committee at

If you are interested in giving back to the profession and serving as a mentor, or would like to sign up as a mentee, please email the Mentoring Program Committee Co-Chairs at

Rebecca Lynn Chandler

Danielle Cordovez
Hannah Silverman

Mentoring Program Committee
Melissa Silvestri

Looking for additional volunteers!

Outreach Committee

A.R.T.’s Outreach Committee provides an awareness of A.R.T. members, members’ repositories, and other local archives and area archivists to broad and diverse audiences. The Outreach Committee communicates the value of archives to educators, students, historians, genealogists, artists and the general public through a focus on the preservation and use of historical materials. The Outreach Committee’s signature event, the Archives Education Institute (AEI), pairs professional archivists with metropolitan New York educators to demonstrate how archival documents can be incorporated in curriculum to achieve state-mandated learning standards.

Join Us!
New members are encouraged to join. Please contact Lindsay Anderberg at for more information and meeting times and locations.
Lindsay Anderberg

Janet Bunde
Ted Houghtaling
Tiffany Nixon

Cristina Fontanez Rodriguez

Melissa Silvestri

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