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“I’m Not A Scientist”: The Role and Responsibility of Archivists Towards Climate Change

  • Friday, April 29, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • New York University, Kimmel Center, Room 912
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The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) is pleased to announce an event co-sponsored by the Archives and Public History Program at New York University:

“I’m Not A Scientist”: The Role and Responsibility of Archivists Towards Climate Change

Friday, April 29, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Social
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Presentations and Q&A

Kimmel Center, Room 912, New York University
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10010

As part of our Preservation Week programming, join fellow A.R.T. members in examining the intersection of archives and climate change. The growth in public concern over climate change has demonstrated a need for archival repositories to respond to researchers and community groups accessing and creating materials related to this issue. As archivists, we have a responsibility to help organizations, scientists, and other parties creating materials on this issue to preserve their records in documenting this pivotal period in history. In addition, with a view towards ensuring our collections are protected from the impacts of climate change, sustainability best practices should be considered as part of the issues facing archival operations and facilities.


Dianne Anderson is the Director of NYU's Office of Sustainability. Dianne leads NYU's sustainability efforts across campus with a goal to achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. 

Presentation: Dianne Presentation_Apr 29.pdf

Danielle Cordovez earned a MLIS at Queens College in 2008 and is a librarian and archivist at the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound. Danielle's interest in preserving the invaluable information found in archival collections prompted her to join ProjectARCC, a task force created to motivate the archival community to affect climate change.

Presentation: projectARCC.pptx

Rebecca Morgan has worked at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) for the last five years running the museum’s CLIR Hidden Collection grants. Becca is now the AMNH Special Collections Archivist.

Presentation: Where’s the Data_ART 2016.pptx

Gregory Raml is the Special Collections Librarian at AMNH since 2010. While earning his MLIS degree, Gregory worked part time in the AMNH Special Collections as a photo and film reference assistant.

Online Registration Required. Please register by Thursday, April 28, 2016.  There are no refunds – your registration dollars help support A.R.T. work and programs.

  • Members: $5.00
  • Non-Members: $10.00

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