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ART Monthly Programming Event: SAA's Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable

  • Thursday, November 29, 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • METROcenter, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003


  • For current ART members.
  • For those who are not current members of ART or SNAP and for guest registrations.
  • For current SNAP members.

Please note that registration for this event has closed.

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) Programming Committee is pleased to announce the November 2012 event, Co-Sponsored by the Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists (SAA):

Thursday, November 29, 2012

METROcenter, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10003

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Social

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Program

Online registration required:

Established in January 2012, SAA’s SNAP Roundtable advocates for and addresses the needs of new archivists within SAA and the archives profession.  As the sole national organization devoted exclusively to the opportunities and challenges facing those starting out in the archives field, SNAP’s goals are multifaceted and include providing a forum for new archivists to share their concerns and learn from each other; to provide a formal channel of representation for new archivists on issues of particular relevance to new archivists, such as policies on educational standards, employment opportunities, and professional development; and to support new archivists as they begin their careers and move from entry-level to mid-career or managerial positions.  SNAP’s strong Web presence is supported by an online quarterly newsletter, SNAPshots, and SNAP Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/SNAPRoundtable) and Twitter (@SNAP_Roundtable, #thatdelightfullist, #snaprt) accounts.  More information about SNAP’s goals and initiatives is available at the SNAP website, http://www2.archivists.org/groups/students-and-new-archives-professionals-snap-roundtable.

ART is thrilled to be co-sponsoring this event with SNAP to provide an opportunity for New York City-area archivists to learn more about SNAP and its New York chapter, NY SNAP, to discuss the current climate and future directions of the archives profession, and to suggest further ways in which SNAP might be able to represent the needs and expertise of students and new professionals on local and national levels.  The opening social will be followed by a presentation by SNAP founder and current Chair Rebecca Goldman, who is also Media and Digital Services Librarian at La Salle University in Philadelphia and the author of the popular archives webcomic Derangement and Description (also see an earlier interview ART conducted with Rebecca on the New York History blog, http://www.newyorkhistoryblog.com/2012/06/q-rebecca-goldman-of-saas-snap.html).  Rebecca will provide an overview of the history of SNAP, general issues facing new archivists, and tentative forecasts for the future of the profession (not just a new archivists issue, as we all know!).  Additional speakers will include Rebecca Weintraub from Queens College's Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, who is focusing her capstone research project on SNAP, and Alexander Duryee of SNAP's New York chapter, NY SNAP.

We will then open the floor to any and all attendees who would like to voice their comments, questions, and concerns, whether specifically or broadly connected to the theme of the evening, and will engage in collective discussion on the points put forth.  We will likely not establish any concrete solutions, but will certainly come away with new questions to pursue and, hopefully, with a better-informed outlook on the state of our field.

Please note that you do not have to be an archives student or new professional to attend this event!  Input and insights from all archivists, regardless of career stage, will be invaluable and is welcome and encouraged!

Online Registration Required: www.nycarchivists.org

ART and/or SNAP Members: $5.00

Non-Members: $10.00

Please register by Wednesday, November 28 at midnight.  Attendance is limited to 50, so reserve your spot soon!  There are no refunds – your registration dollars help support ART work and programs.


Complete location details will be provided with registration confirmation.  PLEASE NOTE: you do not have to have a Pay Pal account to pay online, simply choose "Online" to pay by Credit Card or Pay Pal account.  (You have to close the Pay Pal window to continue with Credit Card.)


Please do not contact the host venue for any reason.  All inquiries for this ART Monthly Programming Committee Event should be sent to: programming@nycarchivists.org


Your presence at this ART event grants permission for ART or SNAP to photograph and/or record the event.

This event will be streamed live at:

The Twitter hashtag for the event is- #artsnap

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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