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AMIA supports the establishment of AMIA Student Chapters at academic institutions to encourage increased awareness and understanding of the mission of AMIA and the role of moving image archivists in the acquisition, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.

The purpose of the AMIA Student Chapter Program is to:

  • Introduce and integrate new archivists into the archival profession.
  • Enhance formal education by providing a forum for the discussion of archival issues and engaging students in professional activities.
  • Explain the importance and value of being part of the professional community.
  • Acquaint members with the objectives, ethics, and publications of AMIA.
  • Encourage membership in AMIA.
  • Develop and encourage interaction with other student groups to promote mutual interests in the library, information, and records professions; and
  • Introduce students interested in archives to professionals working in the field and archival institutions.

Student chapter activities traditionally include organizing events, tours, and speakers related to archives.

Guidelines for Student Chapters



McGill University
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Vice President -
Treasurer -

New York University
President - Winnie Schwaid-Lindner
Vice Presidents - Shahed Dowlatshahi and Greg Helmstetter
Secretary - Erica Lopez
Treasurer - Dylan Lorenz
Outreach – Frannie Trempe

University of California at Los Angeles
Co-President - Chloe Patton
Co-President - Jon Naveh
Vice President - Angela Schwarz
Secretary - Graham Marshall
Treasurer - Adam Foster
Web/Social Media Outreach – Brianna Toth

University of Rochester 
President -
Vice President - Jesse Pierce
Treasurer -
Secretary - Joanna Ramsey

University of Texas-Austin
Co-Director – Sarah Gardner
Co-Director - Sara Rogers
Co-Director - Kate Cronin

University of Amsterdam
President - Benjamin Solovey
Vice President - Rhea Srivastava
Treasurer -
Secretary - Hadley Kluber

University of Toronto
President -
Vice President - Rachel E. Beattie
Treasurer -
Secretary -

Simmons College
President - Adam Schutzman
Vice President -
Treasurer - Travis Werlen
Secretary -
Communications & Events - Marlan Sigelman
Webmaster - Ashley Thomas

Ryerson University
Chief Executive - Magnus Berg
Chief Executive - Blanche Joslin
Treasurer - Isaac Prusky
Secretary - David Emery

Emerson College
President - Kevin Dusenberry
Vice President -
Treasurer - Ben Winters
Secretary -
Communications & Events -

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