The Board of the New York Archives Conference (NYAC) will be holding elections for three open member-at-large positions. Joining the NYAC Board is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional network and give back to the profession.
Board members must either live or work in New York State, with job responsibilities relating to records, archives, or special collections management. The primary charge of the Board is to plan for and execute the annual conference.
Board member responsibilities:
- Participate in monthly board meetings, with more frequent meetings in the month leading up to the conference
- Serve on at least one committee
- Strongly encouraged to attend conference in June
- Three year minimum commitment
Submit a Nomination
Nominations are due by July 14th, 2023 and the election will be held from July 24th -August 7th, 2022. Self-nominations will be accepted.
For more information or questions, please contact Kristine Boniello, Kristine.Boniello@gmail.com
Student Board Member position
The New York Archives Conference (NYAC) has created a new position on its Board to be held by a current student in an archives graduate program. Working closely with the rest of the board, the successful candidate will participate in the work of running an annual archives conference. This 10 month, paid position will allow the successful candidate to gain service experience, build a professional network, and actively participate in organizing an annual conference that draws attendees from across the state. The Board believes graduate students are valued members of the archives profession and the board and conference will benefit from their experience and perspective.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills; creative and positive problem solver; ability to work with a range of personalities; organizational skills; willingness to ask questions and obtain clarification when needed; ability to meet deadlines; an interest in improving the work of the board; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Be enrolled, full-time or part-time, in a degree-granting archives or allied (libraries/special collections/history/records management) profession graduate program at a university located within New York State – or – be a full-time New York State resident enrolled in an archives graduate program anywhere in North America.
Commit to attending all NYAC board meetings during your term, either remotely or in person. These are typically one hour long and held once a month, with meetings becoming more frequent in the six weeks before the annual conference in June.
Commit to serving on one NYAC Board committee and attending those meetings. The committees are Communications, Local Arrangements, Program, Poster Sessions, Program Proposals, Professional Development and Grants, and Finance. These meetings are typically one hour long and are held once a month.
Commit to attending the NYAC conference, whether it is held in-person or remotely. The conference has traditionally been held in person during the middle of June, taking place over the span of three days. However, from 2020 to 2023, NYAC has been a free, one-day virtual conference. The format of future conferences has not yet been decided. This position will also receive a NYAC travel grant to support their attending the conference, if it is held in-person.
To apply, please fill out the Google Form using the button below. You will be required to attach your resume and a letter of reference to the Form. Applications are due July 14th. The board will make its selection by August 14th, and the successful candidate’s term will begin September 1, running to July 1, 2024. The stipend for this position is $500 and will consist of two payments; once at the fall planning meeting, and once at the conference luncheon. Please contact NYAC board member Kristine Boniello at email@example.com for more information.