Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee addresses significant issues facing archivists at the national and regional levels.  The Committee is dedicated to actively promoting and supporting the archives profession and the work of archivists.  The Committee: serves as a voice for the archives community; reports on pending state and federal legislation in a timely manner; promotes archives and archival issues to government, decision-makers, funders, other organizations, the media and the general public; and provides resources to archivists so they can better advocate for the profession, their repositories, and themselves.

Our mission is to provide leadership to archivists and to provide direction on important policy issues to the community as a whole.

The Advocacy Committee maintains an active web presence, providing updated information about Current Actions, as well as Advocacy Resources for Archivists.

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

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.

Join Us!

The next ART Advocacy Committee meeting will be held:

TBD - Contact the Director of Advocacy and Outreach 

New members are encouraged to join. Please contact Maggie Schreiner at maggieschreiner[at]gmail[dot]com for more information, and meeting location.

Committee Members

Maggie Schreiner, Acting Chair

Tiffany Nixon, Director of Advocacy and Outreach

Tiffany Colannino
Katie Ehrlich
Kathryn Gronsbell
Alexa Hagen
Marie Lascu
Dennis Riley
Amy Roberts

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