VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES

The leadership and operation of ART depends upon dedicated volunteers and members, and there are many ways to get involved in the organization. 

We are continually accepting new volunteers and would love to hear your ideas about new and current activities. For inquiries or comments, please contact the director of the committee you are interested in below.  

ADVOCACY 

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.

ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE:

Government accountability 
Reforms in access to public records and greater transparency

Citizens’ rights
Access to information (Freedom of Information (FOIA) laws and the right to privacy) and government surveillance

Government legislation and its impact on the archives community 
Funding issues and cutbacks, resource allocation, and access to services  

Copyright and intellectual property rights
Redrafting Section 108 of the copyright law, knowledge of Orphan Works, and other protections afforded under intellectual property mandates 

Support of metropolitan area archivists and cultural heritage collections
Rally and campaign in response to issues faced by repositories of all sizes, endorse educational initiatives for archives and within the archives profession, advance policies that address diversity and equality, and ensure the enduring health and stability of historic records through proactive alliances amongst repositories

The Advocacy Committee maintains an active web presence, providing updated information about Advocacy Resources for Archivists and Funding Sources.

Are your prepared for the worst? If not, check out our page on Resources for Disaster Planning and Emergency Collections Assistance.

Become more involvedresources and contacts

Join Us!
New members are encouraged to join.  Please contact the Director of the Advocacy Committee for more information and meeting times and locations.

Director: Ashley Levine
Members: Danielle Cordovez, Patricia Glowinski, Nellie Hankins, Margot Note, and John Zarrillo
Contactadvocacy@nycarchivists.org

PROGRAMMING

The Programming Committee is responsible for all aspects of ART’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, please contact the Director of the Programming Committee: programming@nycarchivists.org

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.

DirectorAmye McCarther
MembersJoy Ardizzone, Joey Cabrera, Heather Halliday, Boni Joi Koelliker, George Levasser, Susan Malbin, Jennifer Neal, Hilary Price, Gregory Raml, Cristina Vignone, John Zarrillo
Contactprogramming@nycarchivists.org

AWARDS

The ART 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 ART Awards Committee review nominations to select appropriate honorees for the four awards: 

Outstanding Support of Archives
Innovative Use of Archives
Archival Achievement
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 awards@nycarchivists.org for more information.

Committee Chair: Kerri Anne Burke
Members: Janet Bunde, Ryan Donaldson
Contact: president@nycarchivists.org

COMMUNICATIONS

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 communications@nycarchivists.org if you are  for volunteer opportunities.

Director: Rossy Mendez
MembersMichael Andrec, 
Laura DeMuro
Contactcommunications@nycarchivists.org

EDUCATION

The Education Committee is dedicated to providing low-cost workshops of interest to archives professionals.

ART’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. Recent events include “Everything Old is New Again: How to Liberate Your Film from Celluloid Amber & Get It to New Audiences”; “Investing in Archivists”; and the two-part presentation on oral historiesMeant to be Heard.

The Education Committee's also organizes the New York Archives Week Symposium (NYAW), held annually in October. The 2016 NYAW Symposium, co-sponsored once again by the Center for Jewish History, had the topic of Politics & Archives.

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 education@nycarchivists.org.

Director: Marcos Sueiro Bal
Members: Natalie Pantoja, Liz Marotta, Lisa Mix, Megan Oliver, Elizabeth Hyman
Contacteducation@nycarchivists.org

OUTREACH

ART’s Outreach Committee provides an awareness of ART 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. 

ARCHIVES EDUCATION INSTITUTE

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.

The Outreach Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the planning for the seventh annual Archives Education Institute, which is the culminating event for New York Archives Week each year. The AEI is designed to bring together local K-12 educators and archivists to discuss strategies for teaching with primary source materials drawn from the rich collections of local archives, museums and libraries. You'll meet local archivists and teachers and learn about primary source instruction.

 

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

Director: Lindsay Anderberg
MembersJanet BundeTed Houghtaling, Tiffany NixonCristina Fontanez Rodriguez, Melissa Silvestri
Contact: outreach@nycarchivists.org

MEMBERSHIP & MENTOR PROGRAM

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

MENTOR PROGRAM:

The Mentoring Program is under the jurisdiction of the Director of the Membership Committee and the Mentor Program co-Chairs.

Designed to nurture students and emerging professionals, this program brings mentees who are interested in furthering their professional knowledge together with members who have diverse professional expertise and practical working experience.

The co-Chairs match participants and provide contact information, program guidelines, and suggested activities to the pair via email. With the program guidelines as a foundation, participants determine their expectations and how to best structure a meaningful and productive exchange. All Mentor Program participants must be current ART members.

ART advises participants to stay involved for an academic semester, and encourages the pair to meet twice. Certainly, this relationship can be extended if both participants agree.

Mentors may suggest coursework, conferences, or workshops to help their mentee achieve his or her career goals. Mentors may also provide guided tours of their institution or provide resources such as publications, sample finding aids, and policies for additional reading. Mentees can pose questions about their mentor’s education and career path, or request a resume and cover letter review. Please note that the program is not an internship.

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 membership@nycarchivists.org.

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 mentoring@nycarchivists.org.

Director
Rebecca Lynn Chandler
MembersDanielle Cordovez, Hannah Silverman

Mentor Program Committee: Melissa Silvestri
Contactmentoring@nycarchivists.org


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