As AMIA’s governing body, the Board sets strategic direction, provides necessary resources, and makes key decisions that the staff then implement to meet member needs.
In addition to its Board and staff, our leadership includes committees, task forces, and working groups, all working within our bylaws, policies, and governance manuals to further AMIA’s mission and vision.
We know that the best communication and critical thinking happens when people with a wide variety of experiences and perspectives come together in comfort and safety as peers. AMIA’s governance documents – the Vision Statement, Code of Ethics, Community Agreement, Statement on Diversity and Inclusion, and Code of Conduct – help us to create the culture we aspire to.
AMIA, a collective of individuals, recognizes the diversity of its membership and encourages each individual who acts as a custodian of our moving image heritage to strive towards the following common goals …
AMIA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values, to be reflected in our membership and within the institutions and constituents we serve as stewards of our moving image heritage. AMIA strives to cultivate an environment in which a multiplicity of voices are sought, listened to, and respected, and in which the development of cultural competence is a priority.
The AMIA Community Agreement helps us identify concrete ways to create the culture we aspire to, and to talk about and work through conflict as colleagues, with mutual respect. We can challenge ourselves and each other while still recognizing we’re all coming from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. We believe our work must be conducted in a space that acknowledges the power dynamics of bringing together colleagues at different stages of their professional careers and recognizing the lack of representation of marginalized people within the field. We are all here because we choose to be here.
AMIA is strongly committed to the providing an environment of cooperation and collaboration among its members. These values are central in our Mission, our Code of Ethics, and our Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct reflects AMIA’s commitment to provide an environment in which diverse participants may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual human respect – in all spaces, including online, at events, in committee work, or list serves.