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:
Join Us!New members are encouraged to join. Please contact the Director of the Advocacy Committee for more information and meeting times and locations.
NEXT MEETING: We currently conduct our business via email.
Miranda Mims, Director of the Advocacy Committee
Check out our advocacy presence here: Current Actions
Member Advocacy in Action: Contact your elected representatives and let them know the importance of archives to their constituents and communities. Become more involved: resources and contacts
The Advocacy Committee maintains an active web presence, providing updated information about Advocacy Resources for Archivists and Funding Sources