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  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York Inc. (A.R.T.) proudly announces the award winners of the 2017 A.R.T. Awards:

    Archival Achievement
    CUNY Digital History Archive

    Educational Use of Archives
    Staten Island Museum

    Innovative Use of Archives
    Helen Selsdon/ American Foundation for the Blind

    Outstanding Support of Archives
    XFR Collective

    A.R.T. Volunteer of the Year
    Laura DeMuro

    This year's Awards Ceremony, which marks the 29th Anniversary of New York Archives Week, will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the New York Junior League, New York City, following a reception at 6:00pm.

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position: Library Cataloguing Intern 

    Description: Pace Gallery’s Research & Archives Department is seeking a part-time cataloging intern for the 2017 Fall semester. Qualified candidates should be personable, accountable, and have an interest in library cataloging in the art world. This is a fantastic opportunity for hands-on experience in archival and art cataloging practices.

    Candidates must be current students or recent graduates in an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree program in Library Science. Candidates should have completed course work in cataloging and be familiar with AACR2 and RDA and current cataloging practices. Knowledge of Library of Congress classifications, subject headings, and authorities is helpful but not required.

    This is a paid internship with a minimum requirement of sixteen hours per week, and a flexible Monday through Friday, 10:00AM to 5:00PM, schedule. The internship will ideally continue until the end of semester (mid-December).

    Library Catalog Duties:

    • Assist with copy cataloging and editing existing bibliographic records
    • Preparing materials for shelving (barcoding and shelf labeling)
    • Additional cataloging duties as needed


    • Enrolled in an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science
    • Coursework/experience in cataloging and classification
    • Knowledge of MARC/RDA cataloging
    • Experience in processing library materials in various formats
    • Attention to detail and ability to learn quickly
    • Have a thorough knowledge of, and passion for, contemporary art
    • Ability to work independently and without a collaborative team environment
    • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft/Outlook and database programs

    Application Instructions

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to, with ‘Pace R&A Library Catalog Internship’ in the subject line. No phone calls please.

    Pace is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    September 15, 2017 (Deadline)

    This fall, the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (ART) will be celebrating its 29th Annual New York Archives Week from October 18th-25th, 2017.


    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. Last year, over thirty institutions in New York City held events relating to archival records. We would like to see similar participation this year and thus 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 exhibition 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.

    Please submit your Archives Week event through our linked form for inclusion in the Archives Week event calendar. 

    The deadline for submission of the form is Friday, September 15, 2017. Questions regarding submissions should be sent to


  • Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last night the Advocacy Committee's event "Endangered Archives" took place at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Douglas Cox, Professor and International Law Librarian at CUNY School of Law, gave a wonderful talk on archives, archivists, and international conflict. To see more from Mr. Cox check out his article in The American Archivist entitled, "National Archives and International Conflicts: The Society of American Archivists and War."

    Endangered Archives was an event in honor of International Archives Day. The International Council on Archives mapped events from all over the world to mark the significance of this very important day.

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017 was passed by the House on April 26, 2017.

    The bill amends federal copyright law, which will limit the authority of the Librarian of Congress.  To date, the Librarian has been solely responsible for selecting the Register of Copyrights.  The bill will open up the process to Congressional leadership to recommend candidates, who are then nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. 

    Visit for further information about this bill.  

  • Sunday, May 07, 2017 6:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.)  is comprised of individuals who recognize the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion both in our profession and in our communities.  We believe regardless of our various social and political opinions, we can come together, democratically, as an inclusive and informed citizenry ensuring a core value that rejects any acts of hate, discrimination, and intimidation.  

    A.R.T. strongly opposes any opposes any executive orders, regulations, bills and legislation that limits access to information, undermines preservation of government records, compromises privacy rights and confidentiality, and discriminates or persecutes individuals or groups.

    It is the mission of A.R.T. to be a unifying voice and to report on local, state, national, and international issues that impact archives and archivists.  We will continue to stay informed of relevant policies and legislation, and to provide resources and knowledge that can be used to strengthen the archival community, its repositories, and the public at large.


    The Board of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

    (Sent to A.R.T. membership on April 11, 2017)

  • Sunday, May 07, 2017 6:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. strongly opposes the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposed by the Trump Administration. The proposed budget eliminates funding for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and National Heritage Areas program at the National Park Service. Elimination of these agencies and programs would greatly undercut the work of archivists and places preservation and access of records in peril.

    Please see the links below for information and ways to contact your elected representatives.

    American Historical Association (AHA) Action Alert

    Information about the proposed cuts & suggestions for contacting your representatives

    National Humanities Alliance

    Information about the proposed cuts, a form for sending a message 

    to your elected representatives, and an opportunity to sign up to receive updates.


    The Board of Directors

    Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

    (Sent to the A.R.T. membership on March 30, 2017)

  • Friday, May 05, 2017 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congress has reached a bipartisan agreement to continue to fund NEH, NEA, and IMLS through the remainder of 2017.  This is great news, our voices we heard!  However, there is still much uncertainty surrounding the FY 2018 budget.  We should continue to take action to prevent any future cuts to funding.  

    For more information please read the National Humanities Alliance's statement.

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 10:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. strongly opposes the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposed by the Trump Administration. The proposed budget eliminates funding for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and National Heritage Areas program at the National Park Service. Elimination of these agencies and programs would greatly undercut the work of archivists and places preservation and access of records in peril.

    ART is calling upon all members to help save these programs by reaching out to your representatives today! 

    For more information about this action and previous actions, click here.

  • Friday, February 10, 2017 6:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out Rachel Mattson's piece Police-Worn Body Camera Footage: A Public Record? on the Issues & Advocacy Section (I&A) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Archivists on the Issues blog.  

    A.R.T. has also weighed in on this issue, our advocacy action on the subject can be found here.

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