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Code of Conduct

In 2016, the NEA membership voted overwhelmingly to adopt an IDC-proposed Code of Conduct (CoC). The full text of the CoC is available to members and guests here. Please direct any questions or concerns about the CoC to the IDC at

Contingent Employment Study

Seventy archivists completed the IDC's Contingent Employment Study online survey, which was open for responses from April 1 to July 31, 2016. Led by then Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook, the research team working on the survey conducted follow-up interviews and analyzed the results. The final report can be found here.

In 2018, NEA issued a formal statement on the status of contingent employment in the archival profession. The IDC contributed to this statement, which can be read in full here.

“Who’s Missing From This Table?”

Since Spring 2015 , the IDC has edited a regular guest column in the NEA Newsletter called, “Who’s Missing From This Table?”. This column explores issues of inclusion within NEA and the profession as a whole. Have something to say regarding social justice and the archives? If you're interested in volunteering to write a guest column, please contact the IDC at to discuss your idea.

NEA Accessibility Checklist

This checklist was developed by the Inclusion and Diversity Committee (IDC) of New England Archivists to comply with goal 4.5.1.c of NEA’s 2016-2020 strategic plan, which called for “a planning checklist for planners of NEA events to ensure baseline accessibility and procedures for requesting and accessing additional access and accommodation services for NEA events.”
You can access the complete document here.

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