The Archivists Round Table is collecting resources to support archivists and allied professionals in the area related to issues of recent concern that are impacting our communities. Please visit our COVID-19 Resource Page and Human Rights & Anti-Racism Resources for more details.
The Board of Directors of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) unanimously stands against the violence inflicted upon persons of color, historically and in the present day, and supports actions designed to identify and counter the causes of injustices perpetuated by our political and social systems. We acknowledge legacies of structural racism and white supremacy in our institutions that have contributed to marginalization and disenfranchisement, and are committed to anti-racist values and practices towards a more inclusive archival record and equity within our profession.
Read the full statement: Human Rights & Anti-Racism Statement and Resources
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) is formally accepting nominations for the ART Board for the 2020 election year. To learn more about the open positions for Vice President, Secretary, Membership, Publications, Outreach, and Communications Directors read testimonials from our outgoing board members and visit our online candidate submission form.
The board of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York invites you to join us in breaking up the isolation by checking in with colleagues, sharing tips for remote work and maintaining emotional well-being, and discussing how we can navigate these new challenges and support each other. We will convene for an afternoon break on Zoom and Twitter via #ARTCommunityHours during our Weekly Community Hours. We welcome archival workers from throughout the area - regardless of membership status - to join us in connecting with community with a respectful and supportive circle of colleagues.
More details and registration: https://www.nycarchivists.org/events
The ART board of directors is working hard, from our respective homes, on ways to best support you during this difficult time. We realize that individuals are affected differently during this crisis, and as part of our commitment to promoting and advocating for your needs, we will soon provide a broad list of resources to help you navigate the current landscape.
Please give us a little longer to aggregate these resources. We invite you to continue visiting us on social media for the latest information, updates, and ongoing efforts from affiliated organizations.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience. We send our best wishes for your continued health and safety as we all collectively navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
A special election has been called by the ART Board of Directors, in order to vote for a vacancy for the position of Treasurer, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York Inc. (ART). Voting will take place via electronic ballot between January 30 - February 10, 2020.
Read the candidates' bios and statements.
All active members are eligible to vote in this election and ballots have been distributed via email. Results of the election will be announced on Tuesday, February 11th once the tally has been completed. If you have not received your ballot, or have other questions, please contact ART Vice President Amye McCarther at email@example.com.
Please join Archivists Round Table for an exhibition tour and reception at NYC’s new museum, Poster House, on Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
After several years in development, Poster House opened its doors this summer as the first museum in the United States devoted exclusively to poster design. They aim to educate and engage audiences through a curatorial exploration of large format graphic design and its public impact.
A.R.T. members will join Melissa Walker, Poster House Collection Manager, for a walk through of current exhibitions, including “Baptized by Beefcake: The Golden age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana,” and “20/20 Insight: Posters from the 2017 Women's March,” - which Melissa also curated. Go behind the scenes with a sneak peek into storage and conservation; followed by a social hour with snacks and drinks in the Poster House café.
Please register in advance, space is limited.
This directory will include academic, business, museums, religious, private, and other archives within the New York city area.
We would like to add as many institutions to our database as possible. If you would like to be included in this directory please fill out this brief Google form: https://forms.gle/J9zs75xThKQAN375A
When completed, access to this database will be available to ART members and institutions via the ART website.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and recommendations of collections you think should be included.
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. supports the request of our Membership to advocate for increased diversity and equity for our professional community of archivists, librarians and records managers. We support and promote salary transparency for our membership of qualified emerging and established professionals, and aim to ensure that our job board offers positions that balance compensation with job responsibilities, desired education, and experience while providing the New York Metropolitan area with top candidates from our membership base for all levels of employment.
The ART Board voted to discontinue accepting job position submissions to our job board that do not include a salary or salary range; are in violation of US Labor laws; fall below a living wage according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, or otherwise do not meet current professional best practices.
Effective 6 December 2019, all jobs submitted via the ART job board will be reviewed for compensation transparency; parity between job requirements and compensation; and parity between job description and job title.
ART has created new job submission forms to help guide those submitting jobs online, and will return for adjustments to postings that do not meet our current standards for paid employment and our current standards for student positions, internships, and volunteer opportunities as stated above. Posts that discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation, and aim to widen the wage gap between men and women in our profession will also be returned.
The ART Board of Directors invites questions and comments on this newly adopted policy at email@example.com.
The Archivists Round Table invites you to celebrate the holidays and the 40th anniversary of our beloved organization with a gathering at the Brooklyn Collection. Housed within the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Collection documents the history of Brooklyn from pre-colonial times to the present. Founded as a small book collection attached to the Library’s History Division, it has become the world’s largest public archive for the study of Brooklyn’s social and cultural history in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Please join your ART colleagues and friends on Wednesday, December 11, 7 pm - 9 pm at the Brooklyn Collection, where we'll enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. On view will be special highlights from Brooklyn Collection archives and the exhibit, "Food fit for Kings County: The Culinary History of Brooklyn."
Learn more and register here: Archivists Round Table Celebrates the Holiday and 40 Years
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Midnight, November 1st
2020 New York Archives Conference Call for Session Proposals
The 2020 NYAC call for session proposals is now open! The 2020 annual meeting will be held June 10-12, 2020 in Poughkeepsie.
The New York Archives Conference Program Committee seeks session proposals relating to archival issues and efforts undertaken in any number of combinations by archivists in a variety of settings. We are hoping to create a diverse program that involves traditional presentations as well as lightning talks, debates, and roundtable/facilitated discussions with session attendees on topics of shared interest. We encourage members and non-members to submit proposals on a wealth of archival topics including (but not limited to) selection, arrangement and description, reference and access, preservation and security, outreach and advocacy, archives management, digital asset management, ethical and legal responsibilities, and emerging technology, processes, and services.
The submission form can be found here: https://forms.gle/DPtLcim7dnYBjKNa9
For more information about NYAC and past conferences, please see our website at http://www.nyarchivists.org/nyac/