Meeting/Event Information

    [email protected] - Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    December 05, 2018
    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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    The Paley Center for Media
    25 W 52nd Street
    New York, NY 10019

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Paley Center (1 hour, 1 credit)

    Director of Library Services, Doug Gibbons and Curator, Ron Simon will lead a rare tour of the archives and operations of the Paley Center.  You will receive an exclusive tour of how the Paley Center preserves and makes accessible it one-of-a-kind collection.

    Douglas F. Gibbons is Director of Library Services for the Paley Center for Media, where the Library Services (cataloging), Research Services (research), and the Registrar's (preservation) departments report to him.  His previous positions at the Paley Center include Director, Convergence and Director, Administration.  He earned an M.A. in Library Science at the University of Michigan, and is a member of Beta Phi Mu (International Library Science Honor Society).  During his forty years at the Paley Center he has spoken to many organizations about database, cataloging, and preservation issues, including Japan's 2000 International Symposium on Digital Archives in the New Era, as well as national conferences of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, Society for Cinema Studies, American Library Association Video and Cable Communications Section, Society of American Archivists, Thetre Library Association, and others.

    Ron Simon is curator of television and radio at The Paley Center for Media.  Among the numerous exhibitions he has curated are The Television of Dennis Potter; Witness to History; Jack Benny: The Television and Radio Work; and Worlds Without End: The Art and History of the Soap Opera.  Simon has been an associate adjunct professor at Columbia University and New York University, where he teaches courses in the history of the media.  He has written for many publications, including The Encyclopedia of Television and Thinking Outside of the Box: A Contemporary Television Reader, as well as serving as virtual host and creative consultant of the DVD Total Television.  He is a member of the editorial board of Television Quarterly and former chair of the Peabody Awards jury, as well as a lecturer at museums and educational institutions throughout the world.

    Cash will not be accepted at the door.

    Lunch vouchers to be provided immediately following the end of the tour for networking opportunities. 

    Note: To receive Member pricing, you must log on and register for the event using your ARMAInternational email address. If this is first time logging on to new ARMA Metro NYC website, you must create a new password by clicking "Forgot username/password?" and following the instructions.

    Dress Code: Business Casual Attire


    Partnering and sponsorship opportunities for this and other ARMA Metro NYC events are available. To learn more, contact Cindy Zuvich at [email protected].



    $20.00 Member Ticket

    $20.00 Non-Member Ticket