UCLA AMIA Student Chapter Mission Statement
The UCLA Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is a professional organization that works to advance the practice of moving image archiving. The AMIA Student Chapter at UCLA was founded in 2000. It provides a social and intellectual forum for students interested in preserving, restoring, and providing access to moving image heritage. This includes, film, television, video, and digital formats. Currently, the students that comprise the chapter are pursuing the Media Archives Studies (MAS) track within the Library and Information Science Masters (MLIS) program.
As young professionals in the archiving field, we advocate for the acknowledgement of moving images as important educational, historical, and cultural resources. To do this our members engage in a multitude of activities that include attending symposia, organizing lectures, programming educational events, and curating screenings of significant films.