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2017 Board Elections: Shape the Future of NYC Archives

Are you ready to serve your profession in an active and meaningful way? In ways that have a direct impact on the profession in the New York City area? Then the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) is ready for you! 

For all inquiries:

Karen J. Trivette
Vice President/President-Elect
Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

Current Position Openings:

Advocacy Committee (Director, 2-year term)

  • Reporting on local, state, national, and international issues that impact archives and archivists; 
  • Writing to government officials and others about proposed legislation and actions that could affect archivists and repositories
  • Providing resources and knowledge to membership 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. 
  • Planning one or two events a year related to advocacy such as the February 2017 Investing in Archives event 

Education Committee (Director, 2-year term) 

  • The Education Committee is dedicated to providing low-cost workshops of interest to professionals in the archival profession. A.R.T.’s Education Committee works with the Society of American Archivists (SAA), Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), and other organizations to bring training sessions and instructors to the NYC area.
  • One of the Education Committee's chief responsibilities is to organize the New York Archives Week Symposium, which happens every October. The Education Committee is also responsible for planning educational workshops and events throughout the year. 

Programming Committee (Director, 2-year term) 

  • The Programming Committee is responsible for all aspects of A.R.T.’s monthly meetings (September through June) including the annual holiday party in December. Committee members seek out potential speakers, locate host sites, coordinate refreshment ordering and meeting set up/break down, and greet guests. 

Treasurer (Director, 2-year term) 

  • Have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all of A.R.T’s funds 
  • Receive and give receipts for moneys due and payable to A.R.T. 
  • Deposit all such moneys 
  • 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 the Corporation; and 
  • Render to the President and/ or the Board an account of the financial condition of A.R.T.

A.R.T. Vice President/ President Elect (2-year term) 

  • Fills in or perform all of the duties of the President as needed 
  • Solicit nominations for Director, officer and committee positions and manage the annual election; The President shall 
  • Request board reports from all board members, create the board meeting agendas and preside at all meetings of the Board 
  • Apply for grants if needed 
  • Review and sign action letters sent by the Advocacy committee 
  • Ensure programming and initiatives such as New York Archives Week are running smoothly 
  • Represent and be the public face of A.R.T.
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