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Cristina Vignone


Cristina Vignone is the Assistant Archivist at the Tiffany & Co. Archives, where her responsibilities include maintaining and managing the company’s historical design, manufacturing and business records. She holds a Master of Archives and Public History degree, with a concentration in Archives, from New York University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science. Cristina has considerable experience in maintaining corporate archives, having been a historian at the Family History Center (FHC) of Wells Fargo & Company. Before that she worked primarily in historical societies and special collections repositories, including the Fales Library & Special Collections and the Staten Island Museum History Library & Archives. In addition to A.R.T., Cristina is also a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), the International Council on Archives (ICA), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA), where she is active in the Business Archives Section (BAS). 

Deidre Dinnigan
Vice President


Deidre Dinnigan is a member of the Archivist Round Table (ART), the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA). She holds a Masters of Arts from New York University and a Masters in Libraries and Information Science (with a specialization in Archives and Special Collections) from The Pratt Institute. Deidre is the Owner/CEO of ForKeeps Inc. which provides a range of heritage services to institutions and private clients. As an Archivist, she has worked primarily with non-traditional entities such as hotels, hospitals, theaters, churches, restaurants, etc. to help them harness, safeguard, and share their histories. Since founding her company in 2016, Deidre has worked with notable institutions such as The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, The Plaza Hotel, and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Karen Jamison Trivette
Past President


Professor Karen Jamison Trivette is the current Head of Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC) in the Gladys Marcus Library at the Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York (SUNY); she has held this position since 2008. She holds a Master of Library Science degree with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University at Albany (New York) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from UNC-Chapel Hill (North Carolina). She has worked primarily in art libraries and art archives (including the Albany Institute of History and Art; the Clark Art Institute Library; and the Museum of Modern Art Archives) except for an over three-year post at the New York State Archives where she primarily advised practitioners on archives and records management matters. She edited the recent publication Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style(2015), which was sourced from SPARC holdings, and has presented at many conferences, both national and international in scope. She is a member of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc., the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, and the Society of American Archivists (SAA); she serves on the editorial board of SAA’s journal, American Archivist.

Jennifer Neal


Jennifer Neal, Assistant Archivist for Archival Collections Management at NYU, is a member of the Collections Control Project team working collaboratively across departments to facilitate discovery of and access to archival and special collections at Bobst Library. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Jennifer holds a BA in American History from Brevard College, an MA in American History from the College of Charleston, and an MSLIS from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at LIU. Previous positions include Senior Archivist at Brooklyn Museum, where she implemented current standards and best practices in the Museum’s Archives; Library Assistant at the Frick Art Reference Library and Barnard College, where she worked on two barcoding projects; and volunteered at NYPL’s Mulberry Street Branch. Before moving to New York, Jennifer was the Assistant Archivist at the Catholic Diocese of Charleston.

Margot Note

Margot Note is Principal of Margot Note Consulting, LLC, and serves her clients on archives and records management projects. She teaches a graduate-level research methods class at Sarah Lawrence College. She authored Managing Image Collections: A Practical Guide (2011), Project Management for Information Professionals (2015), and Creating Family Archives: How to Preserve Your Papers and Photographs (2017), as well as numerous chapters, essays, and reviews. She holds a Master’s in History from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master’s in Library and Information Science, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Archives and Records Management, both from Drexel University. She is a 2016 Archives Leadership Institute cohort member.

Amye McCarther
Director of the Programming Committee 

Amye McCarther is an archivist and media conservator at the New Museum in New York where she oversees the museum’s archival and preservation programs including the Digital Archive Oral History Initiative and Archives Fellowship program. Her previous experience includes audiovisual archiving digital preservation and film restoration for the Merce Cunningham Trust Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Whitney Museum of American Art Harry Ransom Center Menil Collection and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image as well as work with artists’ archives for the Judd Foundation the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s CALL Project and DiverseWorks ArtSpace. She is the co-founder of the Andrus Studios Archive a project to preserve Houston’s underground music culture of the 1960s-70s. Her audiovisual preservation projects have received grant funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Idea Fund and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). She is also the co-coordinator of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Solo Art Information Professionals SIG, a member of the Digital Libraries Federation (DLF) Museums Cohort, and a member of the American Institute for the Conservation of Artistic Works (AIC) Electronic Media Group.

Ashley Levine
Director of Advocacy 


Ashley Levine is the Archivist and Digital Resource Manager for Artifex Press, an NYC-based company dedicated to publishing digital catalogues raisonnés. He holds an MA in Archives and Public History, and a BA in History, from New York University. As a lone arranger at Artifex Press, Ashley works with digital and analogue artwork photography, as well as a growing collection of digital audiovisual material, and is charged with administering a digital asset management system, embedding metadata in digital assets, managing copyright and intellectual property concerns, as well as digitizing, editing, and color correcting physical film photography. He works on multiple digitization projects simultaneously, and maintains multifaceted analog collections, relating to the artists and artworks in Artifex's catalogues. Ashley is the current editor of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Lone Arranger Section newsletter, SOLO, as well as Chair of SAA's Visual Materials Cataloging and Access Section. Ashley is also a member of the Concerned Archivists Alliance, a group of archival professionals deeply concerned with the current state of American politics.

Philip Papas
Director of Communications 


Philip Papas is a native New Yorker and has been an archivist since switching careers in 1997; prior to that he worked in special education as a speech & language therapist, classroom teacher assistant and residential counselor. His interest in archives was sparked by a lifelong love for deep research and a growing appreciation for the work done by professionals at the repositories he'd visited. In the last two decades he has worked in a number of settings, from private home collections to corporations to governmental agencies. He has also managed collections in a variety of mediums, including papers, photographs, video, artifacts and ephemera. His experience has been very evenly split between physical holdings and electronic files, both scanned and born digital. Currently, Philip is the archivist at Touro College and serves as Chairman of his local NYC community board.

Marcos Sueiro Bal
Director of Education 


Marcos Sueiro Bal is the Senior Archivist at WNYC / New York Public Radio and teaches Audio Preservation at the Palmer School of Information and Library Science. As co-chair of the Technical Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), Marcos has developed the highly successful annual series of pre-conference workshops on audiotape playback. In 2015 Marcos codeveloped and presented a webinar on Digital Audio Formats for the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), and in 2016 Marcos co-presented a five-day seminar on audio preservation at the Spanish National Library in Madrid. While working at Columbia University Libraries he developed AVDb, a preservation prioritization tool, and in 2009 he was nominated for a Grammy for his work on Polk Miller and His Old South Quartette.

J.E. Molly Seegers
Director of Membership 

J.E. Molly Seegers is the Associate Archivist at the Brooklyn Museum. She has worked in archives for ten years and been an active member of the professional community. She graduated from Pratt Institute with degrees in Library and Information Science and the History of Art and Design. She previously worked at the MoMA Library, the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Special Collections, the Frick Art Reference Library, and the Rockefeller Archive Center. When she’s not visiting museums you can find her biking down the oldest designated bike lane in America, Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn.

Sarah Bellet
Director of Outreach 

Sarah Bellet is the Digital Asset Manager for Elland Road Partners, a content consulting company in Manhattan. She has worked with various non-profits, museums, and universities throughout her early education in graduate school. She found her niche in private archives and independently consults on projects for corporate clients. She holds a Master’s Degree in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was previously the Outreach Chair for NYU’s Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Student Chapter, where she learned how to assist in planning community archiving events. Additionally, she has years of experience in digital outreach and social media management.

Ostap Kin
Publications Director 

Ostap Kin is currently an Archivist at the Shevchenko Scientific Society, an American-Ukrainian research institution out of New York City. He holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in rare books. Additionally, Kin earned an Advance Certificate in Archives and Records Management from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University. He has also interned at the Bakhmeteff Archive, part of the Rare Books and Manuscript Library at Columbia University. Recently, Kin edited a poetry anthology entitled New York Elegies: Ukrainian Poetry on the City (forthcoming; Academic Studies Press), and has co-translated two collections of poems from Ukrainian into English.

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