At its core, the mission of ART is to educate, promote, 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.
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.
The Communications Committee manages A.R.T.'s internal and external communications. The committee produces the semi-annual Metropolitan Archivist journal and For the Record: News from the Archivists Round Table electronic newsletter. Current projects include working with John Seckler on an organizational brand identity project to create a refreshed logo and mark for A.R.T.; and managing A.R.T.'s Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts. The committee administers a discussion listserv and hosts discussion groups, tours, and other exclusive events for members.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 email@example.com for more information and meeting times and locations.