NEA taking the past into the future


Details of our upcoming workshops are available below:

Upcoming Workshops

    • 2018-06-23
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Mactivity, 285 Nicoll Street | New Haven, CT
    • 34

    Documenting Dissent: How LIS Professionals Can Support Community Archives

    InstructorS  |  Maggie Schreiner, New York University Libraries and Marie Lascu, XFR Collective

    Saturday, june 23, 2018

    For the past several decades, community archives such at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project, and the Freedom Archives have been important sites of self-determination, memory, and inspiration for historically disenfranchised communities. In recent years, archivists and information workers have become increasingly interested in using their professional skills to support these projects. This workshop will discuss what community archives are and why they are important. We will consider some of the ethical considerations for professionals interested in supporting community-based projects. We will cover topics including record-keeping for activists, community archives and digital security, and the benefits and pitfalls of institutional partnerships. A variety of low-cost and practical tools will be introduced. Participants will leave the workshop with a theoretical grounding in the current activist and professional conversations around community archives and actionable knowledge about how LIS professionals can support this work.

    Registration will open on May 25th, 2018.

    Questions about registration? Please contact NEA's Registrar, Olivia Mandica-Hart, at  Or, see our FAQ.

    Don't have a Member Profile password yet?  Contact the NEA Membership Secretary to receive one.

    If you want to register online, but still need to pay by check, the system will generate an invoice that you can print out and mail to the attention of:

    Emily Atkins
    NEA Treasurer
    Harvard University Archives
    Pusey Library - Harvard Yard
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Please make all checks payable to New England Archivists.

    For questions or concerns about accessibility and/or disability accommodations that you would like addressed beforeregistration, please contact NEA’s Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator co-chairs Rosemary Davis and Rose Oliveira at for assistance.

    CANCELLATION POLICY: NEA will issue a refund minus a $10 cancellation fee for up to 10 days prior to the meeting. Exceptions to the cancellation policy will be made at the discretion of the Registrar.

The workshops we offer are based on member interest (see NEA’s annual surveys for more information) as well as instructor and location availability.  Interested in teaching? Fill out our GoogleForm and a member of the Education Committee will be in touch.

Questions? Get in touch with the Education Committee at or visit NEA’s contact page for a full listing of Education Committee members. Individual contact information is available by searching for a committee member by name in the directory.

To learn more about workshop registration please see our faq.

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