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Investing In Archivists: Advocating as a Lone Arranger

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • New York City Municipal Archives, Room 111 (Municipal Archives and Municipal Library Reading Room), 31 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007
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Please join us for a discussion between Lone Arrangers (archivists working alone or in very small staff situations) about their diverse collections and the particular challenges solo archivists face within their institutions, including:

-Lack of funding

-Lack of staff and resources 

-Archival autonomy and isolation

-Advocating for the importance of your work within a larger institution

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

Special thanks to the New York City Municipal Archives for hosting the event!


Yue Ma, Director for Collections and Research, Museum of Chinese in America

Yue Ma, Director for Collections and Research at MOCA, manages the museum collections, library, and archives at 70 Mulberry Street. Yue oversees daily acquisition, preservation, digitization, research, and online projects. In addition, she assisted with the permanent exhibition “With a Single Step,” and co-curated the exhibition “Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving.” Prior to MOCA, Yue worked at the Shenzhen City Archives in China. Educated globally, she received a B.Sc. and a MBA in China, and then received a MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from a joint program at Ryerson University in Canada and George Eastman House in America.

Elena Rossi-Snook, New York Public Library Reserve Film and Video Collection

Elena Rossi-Snook is the Collection Manager for the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library.  She has an M.A. in Film Archiving from the University of East Anglia and was the 2002 recipient of the Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation. She has served as a curriculum consultant for the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation MA program, on the Board of Directors of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and is the chair of the AMIA Film Advocacy Task Force. Elena’s documentary film WE GOT THE PICTURE was made an official selection of the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. Rossi-Snook teaches film history at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Julianna Monjeau, Archivist, Public Design Commission of the City of New York

Julianna Monjeau is the Archivist and Records Manager of the Public Design Commission. She holds a Master’s Degree in Archives & Public History from New York University. She manages the accession and preservation of all public records reviewed by the Public Design Commission, prepares and manages archival grants, provides research services, manages the digitization of Design Commission records, provides public tours of the archive, and promotes the collection on the agency's social media platforms. 

Moderated By:

Michael Andrec, PhD CA, Archivist, Ukrainian History and Education Center

Michael Andrec has been the archivist at the Ukrainian History and Education Center since 2010. Michael has been tasked with single-handedly bringing the nearly 200 collections containing documents, photographs, ephemera, and recorded sound that the Center had accumulated since the 1960s up to professional standards of arrangement, description, preservation, and accessibility, while at the same time providing reference services, outreach, and web site/social media content. Outside of the archives, Michael is a consultant in statistics and data analytics, programming, and web design and development. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists and other national, regional, and local archival associations, and has served on the board of A.R.T.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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