Geof Huth serves as the Director of Government Records Services at the New York State Archives, where he oversees all archives and records management services to local governments and state agencies across the state. He frequently speaks about electronic records and other records management issues across New York and the country.
Previously, he served as the Manager of Records Advisory Services, overseeing a regionally-based program of archives and records management advisory services to local governments and state agencies in New York State. Before that, he managed Records Service Development, where he oversaw retention scheduling and the development of records management workshops, publications, and Web-based resources for state and local government. A major focus of the unit was to develop new services in electronic records management, including preserving electronic records, identifying records in geographic information systems, and managing e-mail.
From 1993 until 1999, he served as the Archives' Regional Advisory Officer for Region 4, North Country, which covered eleven counties in the northeastern part of New York State and included approximately 600 local governments and state agency offices. In his capacity as Regional Advisory Officer to this region, Huth provided advice to local governments and state agencies in archives, records management, and grant writing.
Previously, Huth worked as a Specialist in the Archives' Grants Administration Unit as Records Management Coordinator for the Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady BOCES (where he provided archives and records management services to school districts) and as field archivist for the Capital District Labor History Project.
Huth has been active in many professional archival and records management organizations, including service as president of both the Albany Chapter of ARMA and Capital Area Archivists of New York, as chair of upstate New York's Lake Ontario Archives Conference (now the New York Archives Conference), and as New York State Caucus chair for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC). He has served as chair of the Society of American Archivists' Electronic Records and Government Records Sections. He currently serves as the chair of MARAC.