Events Calendar

The Event Calendar includes information on monthly meetings, programs, symposia, workshops, and other events sponsored by ART.

Upcoming events

    • 17 Jul 2014
    • 11:59 PM
    • 15 Aug 2014
    • 11:59 PM
    • Submission Deadline 8/15/14; NYC


    2014 New York Archives Week Symposium - Financial Institutions & Archives

    Submission Deadline: August 15, 2014

    Tentative Date: October 7, 2014, NYC

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) is organizing a one-day symposium during the 2014 New York Archives Week.  The topic this year is Financial Institutions and Archives.  This encompasses not just financial institutions such as banks, but also organizations that maintain or have inherited financial records.  What happens when an institution or archives inherits financial records?  Or when banks merge or absorb other banks?  How is the environment of financial archives changing?  What are the biggest challenges that financial institutions and archives face? What are the current best practices? The day will focus on presentations and panel discussions, studies, strategies, research, analyses, and use studies with the aim of bringing together archivists, industry experts, records managers, librarians, museum professionals, professors, scholars, academic researchers and the general public.

    Tentative Symposium Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Location: TBD, New York, NY

    Proposal Deadline: August 15, 2014 @ midnight

    Submissions: Email to:


    o   All individual presentations will be a maximum 20 minutes long (10 page paper).

    o   Submissions must include: title, name of author and institutional affiliation (if applicable), email address, phone number, abstract (250 words max) and indication of technological requirements.

    o   Individual papers or entire panel proposals accepted.

    Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Assessments    
    • Business Continuity
    • Client Sharing
    • Copyright
    • Cyber-Security
    • Digitization
    • Documentation
    • e-Business
    • Fraud
    • Funding
    • Information Security
    • Inherited Records
    • Intellectual Property
    • IT & Technology
    • Litigation
    • Outreach & Education
    • Preservation
    • Privacy
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Research
    • Retention Policies
    • Risk
    • Standards & Guidelines
    • Storage Regulations & Costs

    Please click here for a PDF of the Call for Participation. 

    • 06 Sep 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

    From the NYC Archives Unconference website:

    "The NYC Archives Unconference is a free event open to anyone interested in archives, to be held at Barnard College on Saturday, September 6th, 2014. What’s an unconference? We like THATCamp’s definition:

    …an unconference is a highly informal conference. Two differences are particularly notable. First, at an unconference, the program isn’t set beforehand: it’s created on the first day with the help of all the participants rather than beforehand by a program committee. Second, at an unconference, there are no presentations undefined all participants in an unconference are expected to talk and work with fellow participants in every session.

    Some components of the NYC Archives Unconference–a few workshops and other sessions–will be organized ahead of time, to allow us to allocate resources for them. However, the majority of sessions will be proposed, selected, and scheduled by participants–that’s YOU– in the days and weeks leading up to the unconference, and on the day of the unconference itself. We’re so excited to host a day that’s all about archives and features a diversity of voices and ideas.

    We are also hoping to make this unconference as accessible as possible, particularly for archives students and new professionals. It is open to anyone interested in archives and is completely free. We are also trying to facilitate travel to and accommodations in New York City for any out-of-towners, and all sessions will be held in ADA-accessible facilities. Moreover, to ensure that the Unconference is a supportive and comfortable space for all participants, the day will be governed by a code of conduct.

    The unconference is made possible by our fantastic sponsors–Barnard College; Queens College, City University of New York; the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.; and La Salle University–and our tireless planning committee: Alex Duryee, Alexandra Dolan-Mescal, Allie Janvey, Brigette Kamsler, Chris Arena, Dana Gerber, Dan Brenner, Dinah Handel, Jenny Ferretti, Jenna Freedman, Kristen Mapes, Leonora Lange, Martha Tenney, Maureen Callahan, Michael Miles, Natalie Pantoja, Nick Pavlik, Rebecca Goldman, Ryan Mendenahll, Sara Howard, Shannon O’Neill, Susan Kline, and Tamar Zeffren. Special thanks to our workshop leaders (who will be announced soon!)"

    For more information, including registration, please visit:
    • 11 Sep 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • United Nations, Dag Hammarskjold Library Reading Room, 1st Avenue and 47th Street New York, NY 10017
    As posted on the METRO website:

    Speakers: Maher Nasser, Alex Julca, Ramona Kohrs, & Elizabeth Nunan

    Maher Nasser has over 27 years of work experience in the United Nations System during which he has worked in various capacities in Gaza, Jerusalem, Amman, Cairo, Vienna and New York. Prior to assuming his current post as Director of the Outreach Division in the Department of Public Information (DPI) in New York, Mr. Nasser was the Director of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Vienna and prior to that the Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Cairo. Before joining DPI, Mr. Nasser worked in various capacities with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in New York, Amman, Vienna, Jerusalem and Gaza. He also worked with the United Nations Drug Control Programme in Vienna (now UNODC) from 1992 to 1994.  Prior to joining the United Nations, he worked for two non-governmental organizations based in Jerusalem.

    Alex Julca has a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research and is currently Economic Affairs Officer at the Development Policy Analysis Division (DPAD). Having previously worked in the private and public sector in Lima-Peru, he taught at the City University of New York and worked as researcher at Columbia University. He has worked at the UN for the past fifteen years, ten of them for the Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD), making substantive contributions to the World Economic and Social Survey, a UN flagship publication, on issues associated with international migration, aging, finance, economic insecurity, climate change, international aid, and the green economy. He has published extensively and in peer review journals in the areas of international migration, remittances, 'natural' disasters and climate change.

    For the past 6 years, Ramona Kohrs has been serving as Economic and Social Affairs Liaison at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library of the United Nations. During her nearly 25-year career Ramona has carried out a variety of functions, including cataloging, the provision of specialized reference and research services, developing and delivering training courses on UN documentation and UN statistical resources, taking care of the 50,000 linear feet of physical collections, managing circulation and ILL/Document Delivery services, coordinating several large-scale weeding projects, and developing collection development policy.  Ramona studied library science with a specialization in public library service at the Library School of Hamburg Polytechnic where she graduated with an MLS-equivalent degree in 1985.

    Elizabeth Nunan is an Associate Conservator in the Natural Science Collections Conservation Lab at the American Museum of Natural History. In addition to conservation treatments, her responsibilities at the Museum include implementing activities related to disaster preparedness, emergency response and risk management for collections museum-wide. She is also Co-chair of Alliance for Response New York City, a local volunteer organization focused on connecting emergency responders with representatives of the cultural heritage community in order to strengthen mitigation and response capabilities of the NYC art community.


    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will convene world leaders for a Climate Change Summit at UN Headquarters on September 23, 2014 with the goal of engaging leaders and driving climate action. In recognition of this event, METRO is collaborating with the UN Library and Alliance for Response NYC to address climate change and local preparedness in the library, archives and affiliated communities. 

    This event will focus on Superstorm Sandy, a wake-up call for many organizations who were caught off-guard when wind and rain damaged their facilities and collections. Presenters include:

    • Ramona Kohrs, a UN Librarian; and
    • Beth Nunan, Co-chair at Alliance for Response NYC. 
    • Alex Julca, a UN expert on urban adaptation to climate change;

    Ramona and Beth will each talk about the effects and responses to the storm at the UN and AFRNYC and Alex will address climate change adaptation strategies in urban areas. We'll also hear more about the Climate Change Summit, the UN Library's climate change LibGuide and finish up with a discussion of next steps for preparing our organizations for climate uncertainties in the future.

    Who should attend?
    Librarians, archivists and conservators, especially collection and facility managers at libraries, archives and museums, and those tasked with emergency preparedness.

    Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures. 

    This event is co-sponsored by METRO, the United Nations, and Alliance for Response NYC.

    Register on the METRO website:
    • 05 Oct 2014
    • 11 Oct 2014
    • Many locations throughout metropolitan New York
    Please save the date for 2014 New York Archives Week! A.R.T. will be sending more information later this summer for organizations interested in hosting or sponsoring an event.

Past events

15 Jul 2014 "LIBERTY’S TORCH: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty" Author Lecture
02 Jul 2014 METRO & A.R.T. Present: DPLA | ESDN | Archives Panel Discussion
24 Jun 2014 Surveillance and Government Records in the Archive: A Forum with Dr. Emily Socolov
16 Jun 2014 Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) Annual Meeting and June Programming Event: “Perspectives on Theatre Archives”
04 Jun 2014 A.R.T. Education Workshop Four-Part Series: Records & Information Management Basics for Non-Records Managers, Part 4
04 Jun 2014 A.R.T. Education Event: Judicial Records Forum
14 May 2014 A.R.T. Education Workshop Four-Part Series: Records & Information Management Basics for Non-Records Managers, Part 3
07 May 2014 May 2014 Programming Event: Book 'Em: Insider Theft from Libraries and Archives
30 Apr 2014 A.R.T. Book Club Meeting: Matthew Kirschenbaum's "Mechanisms"
10 Apr 2014 A.R.T. April 2014 Programming Event: Sound Practice: Perspectives on Managing Archival Audio Collections
02 Apr 2014 A.R.T. Education Workshop Four-Part Series: Records & Information Management Basics for Non-Records Managers, Part 2
27 Mar 2014 A.R.T. March 2014 Programming Event: The Making of "Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom"
22 Mar 2014 Archives Field Day
26 Feb 2014 A.R.T. February 2014 Programming Event: "Ladies and Gentleman... The Beatles!"
30 Jan 2014 A.R.T. January 2014 Programming Event: An Evening at the Morris-Jumel Mansion
30 Jan 2014 A.R.T. Education Workshop Four-Part Series: Records & Information Management Basics for Non-Records Managers
19 Dec 2013 A.R.T. Discussion Group: Working With Community Archives, 12/19/2013
04 Dec 2013 A.R.T. Holiday Party, December 4, National Archives at New York City
04 Dec 2013 Call to Students and New Professionals - Take Part in the Speed Networking Hour at A.R.T.'s Holiday Party!
19 Nov 2013 Preserving and Archiving Electronically Generated Materials - Sponsored by the Leon Levy Foundation
28 Oct 2013 A.R.T. Workshop: EAD and the Web
12 Oct 2013 Archives Week Event: K-12 Archives Education Institute - Call for Participants (9/30/13 deadline)
10 Oct 2013 New York Archives Week 2013: A.R.T. Awards Ceremony
07 Oct 2013 New York Archives Week Symposium: Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities
05 Oct 2013 New York Archives Week October 6-12, 2013
03 Oct 2013 Archivists Round Table Student Social
02 Oct 2013 ART October 2013 Programming Event: Green-ealogy! Exploring the Green-Wood Cemetery Archives
30 Sep 2013 ART Awards Ceremony 2013 - Opportunity for Journal Ads/Sponsorship - Deadline Extended: 09/30/13
12 Sep 2013 ART September 2013 Programming Event: “The Role of Archives in Supporting Changing Research Practices”
06 Sep 2013 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: New York Archives Week Events for Calendar
17 Aug 2013 ART SAA-Alternative Summer Social
07 Aug 2013 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ART Symposium: Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities
15 Jul 2013 SAA Preserving Digital Archives (DAS)
24 Jun 2013 Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) #1384
17 Jun 2013 ART Annual Meeting and June Programming Event, co-sponsored by Center for Jewish History, New York City
17 Jun 2013 ART Board Elections - Voting Open Now! (Deadline: 06/15/13, 7pm via email; 06/17/13 7pm in person)
10 Jun 2013 Appraisal of Electronic Records Workshop [DAS]
05 Jun 2013 New York Archives Conference 2013
30 May 2013 ART Board Nominations - DEADLINE 05/30/13, midnight
22 May 2013 ART Workshop: Basics of Project Management for Archivists
19 May 2013 New York City Family History Research: An Afternoon of Learning in Memory of Steven Siegel
16 May 2013 ART May 2013 Programming Event: New York Philharmonic Digital Archives
15 May 2013 ART Workshop: Strategic Planning for Small Archival Programs
02 May 2013 The Art & Practice of Managing Digital Media 2013: Henry Stewart DAM
30 Apr 2013 Teaching with Archives
26 Apr 2013 Beyond the Text: Literary Archives in the 21st Century
25 Apr 2013 MARAC Spring 2013 Conference
23 Apr 2013 Conference: Creating Order Out of Chaos: Archiving and Records Management for Non-Professionals
17 Apr 2013 ART Discussion Group on Digital Archives Practice
12 Apr 2013 2013 NYTSL Spring Reception
03 Apr 2013 Freedom of Information Day 2013: “Freedom of Information in the Drone Age.”
02 Apr 2013 Inside The Archives: Printed Ephemera
27 Mar 2013 ART March 2013 Programming Event: An Inside Look at the Brooklyn Visual Heritage Project
21 Mar 2013 Digital Forensics for Archivists #1365 [SAA Workshop]
10 Mar 2013 2013 New York City History Day
08 Mar 2013 Using the Archivists' Toolkit in Archives and Special Collections
07 Mar 2013 ARLIS/NY Presents a Professional Organizations Open House
27 Feb 2013 Reception: A Salute to African Americans in the Military
27 Feb 2013 Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference
21 Feb 2013 ART February 2013 Programming Event: A Guided Tour of "Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal"
19 Feb 2013 Tools for Managing Digital Collections: Adobe Bridge & Photoshop
14 Feb 2013 Find Your Missed Connection at Grand Central
13 Feb 2013 "Can TAR be used to improve RIM" - Metro NYC ARMA Chapter meeting
01 Feb 2013 Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal Opening
31 Jan 2013 ART January 2013 Programming Event: Examining ICA's "Principles of Access to Archives"
23 Jan 2013 ART Book Club: Processing the Past
18 Jan 2013 Introducing the Archivematica Digital Preservation System
12 Dec 2012 ART Holiday Party
29 Nov 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: SAA's Students and New Archives Professionals Roundtable
13 Nov 2012 Upcoming Seminar: “Digital Archives and Society,” Jackie Dooley
29 Oct 2012 METRO's 2012 Annual Meeting
17 Oct 2012 Archivists Round Table Student Social
14 Oct 2012 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Open House: “You Are History”
13 Oct 2012 K-12 Archives Education Institute
13 Oct 2012 Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University (AMIA @ NYU) and Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP), Symposium: “Archiving the Arts: addressing preservation in the creative process”
12 Oct 2012 Theatre Library Association (TLA), TLA’s 75th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Gala
12 Oct 2012 New York Archives Week 2012 Symposium: Archives and Activism
11 Oct 2012 New York Archives Week 2012: Awards Ceremony
11 Oct 2012 Interference Archive, Open House, Screening and Exhibition: “RadioActivity!: Films from the Anti-nuclear Movement in Japan”
11 Oct 2012 The College of Staten Island Library, Archives and Special Collections, Lecture: “Staten Island and the War of 1812”
11 Oct 2012 Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, C. W. Post, Lecture and Exhibition
11 Oct 2012 Center for Jewish History, Tour and Reception: “Behind the Scenes at the Center for Jewish History”
10 Oct 2012 The Manhattan Borough Historian’s Office and the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York, Presentation and Interview: “The Historian as Activist: One Man’s Struggle to Rescue a Forgotten Civic Hero from Obscurity and Disgrace”
10 Oct 2012 Greater Astoria Historical Society: "The E. Belcher-Hyde Map Company" Presentation & Exhibition
10 Oct 2012 Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., Presentation: “Project Strategies for Processing Event Documentation”
10 Oct 2012 Museum of the City of New York Manuscripts and Ephemera Collection, Open House
10 Oct 2012 Guggenheim Museum, Exhibition Tour: “A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House and Pavilion”
10 Oct 2012 Central Synagogue Lecture: “Central Synagogue Features Architect, Henry Fernbach”
10 Oct 2012 Girl Scouts of USA, National Historic Preservation Center, Program, Tour, and Exhibition
10 Oct 2012 Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, Tour: “Exploring the Archives of Queensborough Community College”
10 Oct 2012 Central Synagogue Tour
09 Oct 2012 Oyster Bay Historical Society, Lecture and Demonstration: Book and Paper Repair
09 Oct 2012 NYU-Poly Archives, Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology, Open House and Tour
09 Oct 2012 Davis Library Archives and Special Collections, St. John’s University, Open House
07 Oct 2012 Lesbian Herstory Archives, Exhibition Opening and Reception: “Straight to Hell: Twenty Years of Dyke Action Machine!”
27 Sep 2012 Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference
13 Sep 2012 METRO & ART Present: Using the Archivists' Toolkit in Archives and Special Collections
12 Sep 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: New York City Department of Records and Information Services
11 Aug 2012 ART SAA-Alternative Summer Social
19 Jun 2012 ART Annual Business Meeting and June Programming Event: American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Research Library
13 Jun 2012 #ArtsTech: Digital Conservation and Archiving
13 Jun 2012 Behind the Scenes: Woody Guthrie Archives Tour
10 May 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: Anthology Film Archives
10 May 2012 DAM New York 2012
20 Apr 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Dept. of Special Collections and FIT Archives
19 Apr 2012 ART Discussion Group: Archival Anxiety and the Vocational Calling
20 Mar 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: Associated Press Corporate Archives
28 Feb 2012 ART Monthly Programming Event: Archiving the Web
25 Jan 2012 Basics of Project Management for Archivists
19 Jan 2012 Young Historians, Local Educators, and Availing Archivists: Teaching With Primary Source Materials and Common Core State Standards
07 Dec 2011 ART Holiday Party - Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
30 Nov 2011 ART November 2011 Programming Event: Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
15 Oct 2011 Second Annual K-12 Archives Education Institute
13 Oct 2011 ART Awards Ceremony
12 Oct 2011 Artists’ Records in the Archives: A Two Day Symposium - Day Two
11 Oct 2011 Artists’ Records in the Archives: A Two Day Symposium - Day One
06 Oct 2011 Archivists Round Table Student Social
28 Sep 2011 ART September 2011 Programming Event: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
19 Sep 2011 Discussion Group #9: Creative Uses of Archival Collections
24 Aug 2011 ART Co-Sponsors "Digital Born and After" Panel
29 Jun 2011 ART Annual Business Meeting & Get to Know ART Social
28 Jun 2011 ART Discussion Group: Oral Histories and the Archives

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