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CURRENT WORKSHOPS

Details of our upcoming workshops are available below:

Upcoming Workshops

    • 2018-07-27
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Beinecke at Yale University | 121 Wall Street, New Haven, CT
    • 11
    Register

    Principled Archivists: How to Make the Proposed New DACS Principles Work for You and Your Users

    InstructorS  |  Adrien Hilton, Harvard University and Maureen Callahan, Smith College

    Co-sponsored by archivists round table of metropolitan new york, inc. (a.r.t.)

    Friday, july 27, 2018

    Is your description helping your users?

    In this workshop, participants will test the proposed newly revised DACS principles, which provide an updated framework for archival description, against real-world researcher needs. This full-day workshop provides an opportunity for the archives community to learn more about the DACS revision process and the rationale behind revision. Most importantly, archivists will leave the workshop with a framework for determining how these principles can help structure a descriptive program.

    In this lively mix of presentation, discussion, and active learning, participants will:
    1) discuss and develop strategies for educating peers and colleagues about the proposed principles;
    2) engage in activities and exercises that will teach them how to enact these principles at their home institutions;
    3) learn how the principles can be a tool for advocacy and how to implement them.

    With a fuller understanding of why and how the Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (TS-DACS) revised the principles, as well as of how the current and revised principles interact and overlap both with each other and with Records in Context (RiC), participants will leave the session energized and equipped to integrate the principles more deeply into their own archival practice.

    Everyone with an interest in archival description and the revised DACS principles is welcome.

    Describing Archives: A Content Standard is sponsored and maintained by the Society of American Archivists. The revised principles are still in the community comment phase and have not yet been adopted by SAA Standards Committee or SAA Council.


    Member registration rates apply to both NEA and ART members.

    Questions about registration? Please contact NEA's Registrar, Olivia Mandica-Hart, at registrar@newenglandarchivists.org.  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 before registration, please contact NEA’s Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator co-chairs Rosemary Davis and Rose Oliveira at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org 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.

    • 2018-08-06
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Rhode Island Historical Society | Providence, RI
    • 30
    Register

    deconstructing whiteness

    Instructor  |  samantha winn, virginia tech

    monday, august 6, 2018
    This workshop is designed for archives professionals who want to critically and constructively examine how dynamics of whiteness affect their work. Participants will reflect upon critical conversations in the archival profession, including #ArchivesSoWhite, M. Ramirez’s 2015 article “Being Assumed Not to Be: A Critique of Whiteness as an Archival Imperative,” and outcomes of the 2017 Liberatory Archives Forum in Portland, OR. Following an introduction to key concepts and definitions, trained facilitators will lead attendees in a series of participatory dialogues and exercises designed to unify theory and practice.


    Questions about registration? Please contact NEA's Registrar, Olivia Mandica-Hart, at registrar@newenglandarchivists.org.  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 before registration, please contact NEA’s Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator co-chairs Rosemary Davis and Rose Oliveira at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org 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 education@newenglandarchivists.org 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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