Archivist – ar·chi·vist \ˈär-kə-vist, -ˌkī-\
a person who has the job of collecting and storing the materials in an archive
Archive – ar·chive \ˈär-ˌkīv\
a place in which public records or historical documents are preserved; also : the material preserved —often used in plural
a repository or collection especially of information
Tomorrow, OCTOBER 5TH, 2016, is #AskAnArchivist Day!
Have you ever wondered what it is we do? What our favorite part of being an archivist is? What great pieces are in our collections? What we think about when we see archivists portrayed in popular culture? Well **NOW** is your chance to ask!
Just use the hashtag #AskAnArchivist on Twitter and Instagram and check out all the archival magic happening!!!
If you are particularly interested in film/moving image archiving, a few of the fabulous archivists/archives who will be participating will be the following:
American Archive of Public Broadcasting @amarchivepub
MIAP (Moving Image Archiving Program) and the NYU Cinema Studies department archive @NYUMIAP
USC Shoah Foundation @
Snowden Becker @SnowdenBecker
UCLA Film & TV Archive @UCLAFTVArchive
Access Committee will be RT’ing archival tweets all day at @AMIAnet
Rachel Beattie at Media Commons Archive, University of Toronto @MediaCommons_TO
Pamela & Juana will be answering in both English and Spanish at @secondrunpres
Other General Archival participants who have sent me their info:
Special collections/university archives folks will answering questions at @uoregonlibnews
The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity will be participating. @bettielocke