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  • 26 Aug 2013 8:17 PM | Anonymous

    Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) celebrates the 25th anniversary of New York Archives Week October 6-12, 2013. We encourage participation in this big celebration and invite you and your repositories to plan an event or to list ongoing events that also occur during New York Archives Week which echo the spirit of this celebration.

    PLAN YOUR EVENT

    Suggested New York Archives Week activities include:

    • Event of your choosing for 3 or 300 or 3,000!
    • Open House, highlighting repository materials
    • Tours of your company, institution, repository
    • Exhibit utilizing materials from your repository
    • Report on grant-funded activities/projects
    • Researcher talk/presentation on the value of your repository collections to his/her research
    • Film screening or festival using moving images from your repository
    • Lunchtime or anytime talks by archivists, historians, and other researchers.
    • Informal discussions for the public to understand your collection and meet repository personnel.
    • Organize a walking tour of your repository's neighborhood.

    Let the public know what you do. New York Archives Week is the perfect time to create awareness of your repository. ART will include your event on the public calendar which will also be highlighted in New York Archives Week publicity. For more suggestions on types of events, see the 2012 New York Archives Week Calendar.

     

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

    Submit your event online by Friday, August 30, 2013, 2:00 pm. Complete event details, including event date, time and location must be determined prior to submission. Please do not use this form to submit proposals for regular ART Monthly Programming events; those may be sent to programming@nycarchivists.org for future consideration.

     

    We appreciate your submission via our online form, but if for some reason you need to submit your event via email, you may downoad a New York Archives Week Event Form in Word which you can download to complete and submit via email to: secretary@nycarchivists.org

    QUESTIONS CONCERNING SUBMISSIONS may be sent to: secretary@nycarchivists.org

    New York Archives Week events are designed to raise public awareness of the importance of preserving and making accessible our documentary heritage. Activities include a wide range of programming, including lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and tours of repositories, all free and open to the public. In addition, as part of an effort to draw public attention to New York Archives Week and highlight the importance of our repositories and collections, ART will sponsor three events: a full-day symposium co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History titled “Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities” (October 7), honor our colleagues at the annual ART Awards Ceremony (October 10), and the fourth annual K-12 Archives Education Institute.

    is a major sponsor of New York Archives Week.

  • 20 Aug 2013 10:56 PM | Anonymous

    We would like to thank all of our ART members who responded to the

    The ART Board will meet on Tuesday, August 27th to review all the
    responses and thoughtful comments. Following the review,
    the ART Board will vote on a final direction and work with the
    graphic designer John Seckler to complete ART's refreshed brand.

    Thank you once again for your participation and interest!

  • 19 Aug 2013 11:20 PM | Anonymous

    This fall, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) will be celebrating its 25th Annual New York Archives Week, October 6th - 12th, 2013. Archives Week events are designed to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of preserving and making accessible our documentary heritage. Activities include a wide range of programming, including lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and tours of repositories, all free and open to the public. We encourage participation in this big celebration and urge you and your repositories to plan an Archives Week event.

    In addition, as part of an effort to draw public attention to Archives Week and highlight the importance of our repositories and collections, ART will sponsor three events: we will co-sponsor a full-day symposium with the Center for Jewish History titled “Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities” (October 7), honor our colleagues at our annual Awards Ceremony (October 10), and host the fourth annual K-12 Archives Education Institute.

    PLAN YOUR EVENT

    Suggested Archives Week activities:

    * Hold an open house, highlighting unique materials held by your repository.

    * Mount an exhibit using materials from your repository.

    * Demonstrate or report on activities/projects supported by grants.

    * Ask a researcher to speak on the value of your collections to his/her research.

    * Present a film festival using films or videos held by your repository.

    * Sponsor lunchtime talks by archivists, historians, and other researchers.

    * Organize a walking tour of your repository's neighborhood.

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

    Submit your event online by Friday, August 30, 2013, 2:00 pm. Complete event details, including event date, time and location must be determined prior to submission. Please do not use this form to submit proposals for regular ART Monthly Programming events; those may be sent to programming@nycarchivists.org for future consideration.

    EVENT SUBMISSION FORM: https://nycarchivists.wufoo.com/forms/art-new-york-archives-week-2013-submission-form/ 

    QUESTIONS CONCERNING SUBMISSIONS may be sent to: secretary@nycarchivists.org

    A.R.T. acknowledges continued support from MetLife, a major sponsor of New York Archives Week and generous support from the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.

  • 11 Aug 2013 12:45 PM | Anonymous


    The Summer 2013 issue of the Metropolitan Archivist is now available!

     



     

     Available on the ART website & Scribd.



     

     

     

     In this issue:

     

    Special thanks and appreciation goes out to ART President Pamela Cruz and the ART Board, all our contributors for their patience and understanding for the delay in publishing, and the Metropolitan Archivist Staff.


  • 26 Jul 2013 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    This fall, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) will be celebrating its 25th Annual New York Archives Week, October 6th - 12th, 2013. Archives Week events are designed to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of preserving and making accessible our documentary heritage. Activities include a wide range of programming, including lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and tours of repositories, all free and open to the public. We encourage participation in this big celebration and urge you and your repositories to plan an Archives Week event.

    In addition, as part of an effort to draw public attention to Archives Week and highlight the importance of our repositories and collections, ART will sponsor three events: we will co-sponsor a full-day symposium with the Center for Jewish History titled “Disaster Planning for Archives and their Communities” (October 7), honor our colleagues at our annual Awards Ceremony (October 10), and host the fourth annual K-12 Archives Education Institute.

    PLAN YOUR EVENT

    Suggested Archives Week activities:

    * Hold an open house, highlighting unique materials held by your repository.

    * Mount an exhibit using materials from your repository.

    * Demonstrate or report on activities/projects supported by grants. 

    * Ask a researcher to speak on the value of your collections to his/her research.

    * Present a film festival using films or videos held by your repository.

    * Sponsor lunchtime talks by archivists, historians, and other researchers.

    * Organize a walking tour of your repository's neighborhood.

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

    Submit your event online by Friday, August 30, 2013, 2:00 pm. Complete event details, including event date, time and location must be determined prior to submission. Please do not use this form to submit proposals for regular ART Monthly Programming events; those may be sent to programming@nycarchivists.org for future consideration.

    EVENT SUBMISSION FORM: https://nycarchivists.wufoo.com/forms/art-new-york-archives-week-2013-submission-form/

    QUESTIONS CONCERNING SUBMISSIONS may be sent to: secretary@nycarchivists.org

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) recognizes the generous support of MetLife as a major sponsor of New York Archives Week.

  • 21 Jul 2013 3:20 PM | Anonymous
    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) in conjunction with the Center for Jewish History (CJH), is organizing a one-day symposium with the aim of bringing together archivists, records managers, librarians, museum professionals, emergency responders, disaster recovery professionals, volunteers and the general public to address how professional and citizen archivists as well as related professionals can both better protect their collections from disaster and also become a resource for the larger community in disaster situations.

    Symposium Date: Monday, October 7, 2013

    Location: Center for Jewish History (CJH), New York, NY

    Proposal Deadline: August 1, 2013, midnight

    Submissions: Email to: admin@nycarchivists.org

    Guidelines: All individual presentations will be 20 minutes long (10 page paper). Submissions must include a title, name of author and institutional affiliation (if applicable), abstract (250 words max) and indication of technological requirements. Individual papers or entire panel proposals accepted. Please do not contact ART's co-sponsor and host venue, CJH, concerning submissions; all questions concerning symposium submissions should be sent to: admin@nycarchivists.org

    See the Event Posting on the ART website for more information.
  • 17 Jun 2013 11:34 PM | Anonymous

    On 17 June 2013 the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) Annual Meeting and June Programming Event, co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish History, New York City was held at the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Auditorium at the Center for Jewish (CJH). At the meeting, ART members voted, as well as by ballot via email, electing the open positions on the ART Board of Directors.

    Pamela Cruz, ART Vice President/President Elect, and Mitchell Brodsky, Treasurer, delivered the ART Annual Meeting on behalf the Board of Directors. After the meeting, Kevin Schlottmann (Center for Jewish History) moderated a discussion on processing large collections with panelists Mimi Bowling (consulting archivist), Bonnie Marie Sauer (National Archives at New York City), and Susan Woodland (American Jewish Historical Society).


    2013 Election Results

    Vice President (2013–2014) President (2014–2015) 

    Ryan Anthony Donaldson 

    Treasurer (2013-2015) 

    Lindsay Turley 

    Director of the Education Committee (2013–2015) 

    Julie Maher 

    Director of the Programming Committee (2013–2015) 

    Nick Pavlik 

    Director of the Communications Committee (2013–2014) 

    Wanett Clyde

    Pamela Cruz, Vice President 2012-2013, will serve as President for 2013-2014 to complete her term, per the bylaws approved by ART Membership in May 2012. Melissa Bowling, Secretary, Anne Petrimoulx, Director of the Membership Committee and Janet Bunde, Director of the Outreach and Advocacy Committee all continue their board position terms through June 2014.

    ART thanks outgoing Board Members Rachel Chatalbash, Mitchell Brodsky and Karen Murphy for their contributions as President, Treasurer and Director of the Education Committee respectively. 

  • 29 May 2013 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    It is not to late to nominate a colleague or yourself for the ART Board for 2013-2014. Deadline is 05/30/13, midnight. For more information on open positions, vist the nominations ART web site post. You may also email the ART Vice President with any questions concerning the positions or elections:  veep@nycarchivists.org

    See what current and former ART Board Members say about volunteering for ART Board service:

    “New York boasts the most varied archival community in the world – government, finance, labor, museums, performing arts, higher education, social services, fashion, libraries, manufacturing, sports, advertising, newspapers, and on and on. All of us, all of our collections are connected because we work within this remarkable City. Being an officer of the Archivists Round Table expanded my understanding of this dedicated, professional community unlike anything I did before or since.  I learned who was who, and how our collections, even tangentially related to one another. I worked with a great team of officers who wanted to get things done, support each other, and bring archives more to the forefront of our society where they belong. All of this experience I brought “home” to the Philharmonic which made my work within the organization richer, more robust and even more respected. Although not true, I seemed to know everybody, dead or alive. At the first Archives Week, while talking with an executive from the New York Stock Exchange about Philharmonic Board members who he knew had been involved with the Exchange, he paid me… all of us, a great compliment, he said “I’ve never met a boring archivist.”  Make something happen.  Run for office. You will always be glad that you did.”

     

    Barbara Haws

    Archivist and Historian, New York Philharmonic Archives

    President, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) (1988 - 1991)

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    "Being an ART Board Member has been very enriching. It has not only given me the opportunity to meet and work with people who have similar interests, but also interact with people who have different perspectives and backgrounds. There are opportunities to select committees and activities that you want to dedicate your time to, allowing you to develop new skills and utilize other talents you have – opportunities for development you may not have at your job."

     

    Melissa Bowling

    Secretary, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) (2012-2014)

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    “As a new archivist, serving on the ART Board of Directors, first as Membership Coordinator and then as Education Director, has been an extremely broadening and rewarding experience. It provided me with valuable leadership and organizational experience and most importantly introduced me to an incredible network of local archivists and information professionals who have become valued colleagues and friends.”

     

    Karen Murphy

    Director of the Education Committee (2012-2013), Membership Coordinator (2008 – 2010),

    Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART)

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  • 09 May 2013 11:22 PM | Anonymous

    1990 Archives Week poster advertised on the Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City subway.
    We welcome your ideas and creativity for this year's Archives Week! Image via ART's Flickr.


    Archives Week 2013 - October 6-12 - SAVE THE DATES!


    Sunny days are ahead, students are wrapping up their studies, and the Board of Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) would like to thank you for another wonderful year and wish you a very merry Summer!

    Don’t forget! This fall, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) will be celebrating its 25th Annual New York Archives Week, October 6th - 12th, 2013. Archives Week events are designed to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of preserving and making accessible our documentary heritage. Activities include a wide range of programming, including lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and tours of repositories, all free and open to the public. We encourage participation in this big celebration and urge you and your repositories to plan an Archives Week event.

    Suggested Archives Week activities:

    * Hold an open house, highlighting unique materials held by your repository.

    * Mount an exhibit using materials from your repository.

    * Demonstrate or report on activities/projects supported by grants.

    * Ask a researcher to speak on the value of your collections to his/her research.

    * Present a film festival using films or videos held by your repository.

    * Sponsor lunchtime talks by archivists, historians, and other researchers.

    * Organize a walking tour of your repository's neighborhood.

    In addition, as part of an effort to draw public attention to Archives Week and highlight the importance of our repositories and collections, ART will sponsor three events: we will honor our colleagues at our annual Awards Ceremony, we will hold a full-day symposium, and host the fourth annual K-12 Archives Education Institute.

    Additional information about New York Archives Week and event submissions for the Archives Week calendar will be announced on the website in July.

  • 09 May 2013 8:40 PM | Anonymous

    The Board of Directors of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) announces the official call for nominations for Board positions available for the 2013 - 2014 election year. Terms shall commence at the conclusion of the ART Annual Meeting in June. Deadline for nomination submissions is Thursday, 30 May 2013, midnight EST. Self-nominations are welcomed.

    Volunteering for ART Board service is an opportunity to utilize skills and expertise outside the scope of your daily work and to connect with fellow archives professionals. Serving on the ART Board offers many benefits, including gaining leadership experience, the experience to manage committee projects, and, most importantly, serving as a representative for your colleagues and for ART membership. Positions are two-year terms, with the exception of the Vice President, which is a one-year term, following which the Vice President becomes President without an election. This election season, ART will also hold an election to fill a Board vacancy. After the nominations period closes, each candidate will provide a short biography and candidate statement for the ballot, due by 1 June 2013, midnight EST; a digital photograph is also strongly suggested to be included on the ballot.

     Vice President (Two Year Term: 1 year Vice President, 1 Year President)

    At the request of the President, or in the absence of the President, at the request of the Board, the Vice President shall perform all of the duties of the President and so acting shall have all the powers of and be subject to all restrictions upon the President. The Vice President shall solicit nominations for Director, officer and committee positions; inform the nominator and nominee of the nomination; prepare ballots with candidates’ biographies and statements; and appoint an independent election committee to receive and count the ballots. The Vice President shall serve as liaison with the President to national, regional and local professional associations; prepare a report for the Annual Business Meeting; and perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Board or by the President.

    Treasurer (Two Year Term.)

    The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds, securities and for ART; shall receive and give receipts for moneys due and payable to ART,  deposit all such moneys in the name on behalf of Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc., and handle ART’s financial business according to the ART By-laws. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the accuracy of the amounts of all moneys disbursed; shall regularly enter or cause to be entered in books to be kept by him or her or under his or her direction full and adequate account of all moneys received or paid for the account of ART. The Treasurer reports to the President or the Board, whenever the President or the Board, respectively, shall require him or her so to do, an account of the financial condition for ART and of all his or her transactions as Treasurer, and, in general, perform all the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Board or by the President. It should be noted that the ART Board will support securing outside assistance for the Treasurer (e.g. accountant) on an as needed basis to ensure that ART’s financial needs are in compliance.

    Director of the Education Committee (Two Year Term)

    The Director of the Education Committee shall determine the continuing educational needs of the archival community; make recommendations to the Board for both short-term and long-term projects for ART sponsorship; and propose topics and make arrangements for a minimum of three education programs annually. Education events may be offered in addition to the regular monthly or offered as the regular monthly program, but must be coordinated with the Programming Committee. 

    Director of the Programming Committee (Two Year Term.)

    The Director Programming Committee shall recommend to the Board topics and venue locations for regular programs; distribute the notice of the program topics and venue locations to the Members; and make all arrangements for regular programs, including alternate arrangements, as necessary. The Programming Committee shall coordinate with other Members of ART to insure that at least one program per month will be offered between the months of September and June, or as otherwise determined by the Board.

    Director of the Communications Committee (One Year Term; Board vacancy as of 06/17/13.)

    The Director of the Communications Committee shall identify the communications requirements of ART; update and produce publications for ART, as needed, or as requested by the Board; communicate the concerns of ART on various subjects as needed; and perform other duties applicable to the office as prescribed by the Board.

    For further information about ART’s governance structure and the above positions, please see the by laws on the ART web site.

    Nominations are officially open to all current ART members. Please email Pamela Cruz, ART Vice President at veep@nycarchivists.org with subject line “ART Board Nomination” if you would like to nominate someone, including yourself, for a position on the ART Board.  Please send submissions ASAP; the final deadline for nominations is Thursday, 30 May, midnight EST.

    If there are any questions about the open positions, or this year's election, please contact the ART Vice President:  veep@nycarchivists.org 

 

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