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Education Committee

Chairs: Jen O'Leary Hashida and Felicity Flesher
Student Liaison:
On Twitter: @AMIAEducation
On Facebook: @AMIAEducationCommittee

The AMIA Education Committee believes that the education and training of moving image archivists is not only central to AMIA’s role as a professional association, but essential to the long-term survival of our moving image heritage.

To this end, the Education Committee promotes, designs, supports, and implements educational programs, projects, and services that contribute to the continuing education and training of working archivists, and facilitate the education and training of students who wish to pursue careers in moving image archive management. The Education Committee facilitates, supports, and oversees the AMIA Student Chapters.

Whether you are here to find out more about what a moving image archivist is, just starting your education or career as a moving image (or audiovisual) archivist, or are an established professional within our industry, we hope you will find useful information here to help you accomplish your educational goals.

What is a Moving Image Archivist?

A moving image archivist is someone who actively conserves, preserves, restores, and makes accessible moving image media. Another variant title for a moving image archivist is an audiovisual archivist, which additionally incorporates recorded sound media.

What is Moving Image Media?

Different forms of moving image media include movies, television, shorts, home movies, animation, video games, etc.

The different formats of moving image media include film, video, optical media, such as DVDs and laser discs, and digital files.

Projects and Resources

Conference 101 Resource

Conferences can be an intimidating place, whether you’re planning on attending your 1st, 5th, or 25th conference. The Education Committee’s Conference 101 resource is designed to help you get the most out of your conference-going experience, from creating the best presentation, to tips on networking. If you’ve never presented a poster before, check out our Conference Posters guide to learn more about these types of presentations and how to design a great poster.

Student Chapter Handbook

The Student Chapter Handbook has information on creating a new Student Chapter at your school, ideas and tips to help build and sustain your Chapter, and information on the annual Student Chapter Report .


Virtual Conference 101 with Snowden Becker- Recorded October 24, 2020