New York Archives Conference in Albany, June 6-8

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The New York Archives Conference annual meeting has been set for June 6-8, 2018, at The University of Albany.

Presentations on topics including collections for historically marginalized groups, rights statements for online collections, born digital records, preparing archives students for life outside of the classroom, and more will be offered.

The New York Archives Conference, John A. Woods, and Larry Naukam will offer multiple $125 professional development grants in order to enable archives students, archivists, librarians, and others with archives or records management responsibilities to attend the conference.

John A. Woods Appraisers specializes in the appraisal of books, documents, manuscripts, fine arts, decorative arts, antique machinery and equipment, photographs, historical artifacts, and furniture.

Larry Naukam is retired, but previously held the position of Director of Historical Services for the Rochester, NY, Public Library. He currently works with the Digital Public Library of America as a Community Rep.

The conference program will be found here.

Funds may be applied to travel, lodging, meals, workshops, or conference registration. Each recipient is required to attend both meeting days (June 7-8) and the Friday luncheon. Preference in grant awards will be given to applicants who are:

– First time conference attendees and permanent residents of New York State;


– Paid or volunteer employees working in a New York State archival collection or records management position


– Students enrolled in an archives administration or records management educational program in New York State

In order to be considered for a professional development grant, all application materials must be received by 5 pm, Friday, April 27, 2018. Notification of awards will be made by Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The conference program and professional development grant application form can be found here.

Questions and application materials should be directed to

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