At its core, the mission of the Archivists Round Table of New York (A.R.T.) 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.
Issues of importance:
The Advocacy Committee maintains an active web presence, providing updated information about Current Actions, as well as Advocacy Resources for Archivists.
Member Advocacy in Action: Contact your elected representatives and let them know the importance of archives to their constituents and communities. Check out the list of resources and contacts.
NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the committee will be on Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:00PM, location TBD.
Committee MembersDennis Riley, Director of the Advocacy Committee