The New York Archives Conference is an organization that once a year brings together archivists, manuscript curators, local historians and local government record keepers to discuss issues of mutual concern to professional holders of historical records. It is also an opportunity for individuals new to the profession to learn from colleagues and to become involved in professional activities.
At this year’s conference Anne W. Ackerson, Executive Director of the Council of State Archivists, and co-author of Leadership Matters, will speak about “Eight Critical Issues for Archives Leadership Now”. The conference also features a Thursday evening reception, and a concluding luncheon with Jack Ericson who helped build the Seneca/Iroquois collection at SUNY Fredonia.
Two workshops will be offered. One will outline the challenges of e-records and present tools to assist in creating an e-records action plan; and the SAA DAS certificate workshop, “Accessioning and Ingest of Electronic Records.”
There will also be sessions on archival partnerships/collaboration, outreach, careers in archives, humanism and spiritualism in Chautauqua, and two sessions on creating finding aids. There will poster presentations and three roundtables – the impact of politics on archives; outreach, marketing, and advocacy; and by popular demand, a return of the speed-mentoring roundtable.
For more information regarding NYAC 2015 and to register for the conference visit: http://www.nyarchivists.org/nyac/?page_id=18
Questions about the conference should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org