NEA taking the past into the future

Providence Marriott Downtown
Providence, Rhode Island
April 2-4, 2020

The Spring 2020 Meeting’s theme, Inside & Outside, will explore ideas of inclusion and exclusion in our collections, audiences, and workforce. We will consider the intersection of the individual and the institution, as well as the role of archivists in the context of the cultural, educational, and corporate institutions in which we work. Two decades into the twenty-first century, what does it mean to be an archivist?

We are a group that comprises many identities: professionals, amateurs, experts, artists, educators, students, and community organizers. The roles we have are multifaceted, whether we work within a traditional institutional context or perform archival tasks for related professions and organizations, such as libraries, museums, galleries, corporations, and nonprofits. Moreover, our roles continuously evolve as our world changes. While static definitions and boundaries will only hold us back, we still need to maintain shared values and standards that help us perform the core tasks of our jobs: acquisition, preservation, and providing access to our collections.

This meeting offers us a chance to come together to look within, reflect, and share our experiences not only with our archives community but also with those who are affected by our work.


schedule at a glance

Thursday | Friday | Saturday

 Thursday, April 2, 2020

 
 8:00am

Registration opens (Corridor)
A donation box for Providence’s Books Through Bars Program will be located at registration. More information will be posted on the meeting website.

 8:00am - 5:00pm Respite Room (Reprisal)

Lactation Room (Britannia) 

 9:00am - 5:00pm

Workshops

[SAA] Email Archiving: Strategies, Tools, Techniques (Sessions)

From Idea to Awesome: A Presentation and Workshop Bootcamp (Smithfield)

Collections in Transit: Assessing and Packing Books and Flat Works for Loans (Lincoln)

 


 10:00am - 1:00pm Day of Service: Morning

The Culinary Arts Museum, Johnson and Wales University (315 Harborside Blvd)

 10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee Break (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

 10:30am - 12:00pm Tours: Morning Route (College Hill)

Providence Athenaeum (251 Benefit St)

Brown Herbarium (171 Meeting St)

John Hay Library (20 Prospect St)

 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch on your own

 1:00pm - 5:00pm

NEA Board Meeting (Angell)

 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Day of Service: Afternoon
The Culinary Arts Museum, Johnson and Wales University (315 Harborside Blvd)

 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Tours: Afternoon Route (Kennedy Plaza/Turk's Head)

Providence City Archives (25 Dorrance St)

RISD Fleet Library, Archives & Special Collections (15 Westminster St)

RISD Fleet Library, Visual Resource Center (15 Westminster St)

 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Coffee Break (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

5:30pm - 7:30pm Movie Night (Benevolent/Canal/College)

 6:00pm Dinner Meetups with Archivists
Reservations for up to 6 people will be made at several area restaurants

 Friday April 3, 2020

 
 7:30am



Registration (Corridor)
A donation box for Providence’s Books Through Bars Program will be located at registration. More information will be posted on the meeting website.
 8:00am - 4:00pm Vendor Showcase (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

 8:00am - 5:00pm Respite Room (Reprisal)

Lactation Room (Britannia) 

 8:00am - 9:00am Coffee Break (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

New Member Meet Up (Grand Ballroom)

 9:00am - 10:00am Friday Plenary: Elaine Stiles (Grand Ballroom)

 10:00am - 10:30am Coffee Break with Vendors (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

 10:30am - 12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Teaching the Taboo: Strategies for Engaging Students Using Challenging Materials (Lincoln)

Preservation and Elevation: Archiving the Interfaith Sanctuary Movement (Smithfield)

Connecting Connecticut: Sharing Digital Cultural Heritage Across Institutions (Defiance/Republic)

Roundtables (Grand Ballroom)

Moving Image and Recorded Sound

Preservica

Records Management

Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students

 12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch & NEA Annual Business Meeting (Grand Ballroom)

 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Inclusion and Diversity World Café Discussion (Sessions)

I Still Can’t Find It: Navigating Online Access to Archives (Lincoln)

Second-Career Archivists: The Value(s) of Doing Something Else First (Smithfield)

Donor Confessions (Defiance/Republic)

 3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Break with Vendors (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Concurrent Sessions

Copyright at the Crossroads (Lincoln)

Crawling Into the Archives: Aligning Web Archiving with Traditional Practice (Smithfield)

Providing Robust Access to AV Collections: Three Aviary Case Studies (Defiance/Republic)

 5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception and Archives Bingo (Grand Ballroom)
Attendees are welcome to purchase guest tickets for the social event.
Archives-themed Bingo will be held during the first hour, 5-6pm.

   
Saturday, April 4, 2020


 7:30am Registration (Corridor)
A donation box for Providence’s Books Through Bars Program will be located at registration. More information will be posted on the meeting website.


 8:00am - 4:00pm Vendor Showcase (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

 8:00am - 5:00pm Respite Room (Reprisal)

Lactation Room (Britannia) 

 8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

Resume Review (Sessions)

 9:00am - 10:00am Saturday Plenary: Becci Davis (Grand Ballroom)

 10:00am - 10:30am Coffee Break (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

 10:30am - 12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Inside & Outside the Reading Room (Lincoln)

Closing Doors Opens Others: Identifying Opportunities through Temporary Records Custody (Smithfield)

Transcending Dichotomies: Weeksville as a Site of Belonging (Defiance/Republic)

Roundtables (Grand Ballroom)

Digital Archives

Local History

Teaching with Primary Sources

 12:00pm - 1:30pm  Lunch on your own

Inclusion and Diversity Committee (IDC) Reading and Discussion Group (Grand Ballroom)
Join the IDC to discuss a recent article on the role of diversity and inclusion in the archives field. The reading and further information will be made available via the IDC’s website: https://newenglandarchivists.org/diversity.

 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

Community Connections: Implementing Collaborative Public Humanities and Citizen Archiving Projects (Sessions)

Respecting Our Resources: Striving for More Inclusive Labor Practices (Lincoln)

Outside the Document Box: Archivists in the Popular Imagination (Smithfield)

Caring for Collections: Accessioning and Effective Archival Stewardship (Defiance/Republic)

 3:00pm - 3:30pm Coffee Break (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Concurrent Sessions

Perspectives on Archival Education: An Interdisciplinary Professional Approach (Lincoln)

Somebody’s Got to Shovel It: Dirtying Hands with Repository Work (Smithfield)

Thinking Outside the Box When Boxing (Defiance/Republic)

Roundtables (Grand Ballroom)

Archivists of Religious Collections

Community Archives Advocates

LGBTQ Issues

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registration

Registration is now open. Please follow this link to register for the NEA Spring 2020 Meeting. 

 
 Early Bird Rates
 Advanced Rates
On-Site Rates
   1/13/2020 - 2/23/2020  2/24/2020 - 3/29/2020  4/2/2020 - 4/4/2020
 Member, 2-day $125   $145 $155
 Member, 1-day $81 $101 $111
    
 Non-member, 2-day  $155 $175  $185
 Non-member, 1-day $111 $131 $141
    
 Student, 2-day $63 $83 $93
 Student, 1-day $41 $61 $71
    
 Bridge, 2-day $94 $114 $124
 Bridge, 1-day $61 $81 $91
    
 Presenter, 2-day $125 - -
 Presenter, 1-day $81 - -



accommodation 

Reserve your hotel room for the New England Archivists Spring 2020 Meeting today:
Providence Marriott Downtown | online reservations or call 866-807-2171 and ask for the New England Archivists group rate. 

The NEA room rate of $139/night is valid through March 11, or until all rooms are booked.

Come explore all that Providence has to offer! Sign up for a tour of a local institution, or spend your down time in the historic downtown, where you’ll find countless restaurants, bars, and shops.

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scholarships & Awards

Meeting and travel scholarships are available through NEA for those in need. Details may be found on the NEA website: https://newenglandarchivists.org/Meeting-Travel-and-Session-Scholarships. Please also refer to the following pages for specific details on:

Meeting and travel assistance: https://newenglandarchivists.org/meeting_travel
Student member meeting and travel assistance: https://newenglandarchivists.org/VonSalis
Inclusion and diversity session scholarship: https://newenglandarchivists.org/inclusion-diversity-scholarship/


accessibility & code of conduct

NEA is committed to making the Spring 2020 Meeting welcoming and accessible to all presenters and attendees. Presenters are encouraged to ensure that their presentations meet current accessibility guidelines. Presenters are also required to abide by the NEA Code of Conduct, which can be found here:

https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/Code-of-Conduct

If you will need specific accommodations, such as interpretive services, to support your participation in this event, please contact the program chair.

Questions? Please contact the Program Committee chair, Amber LaFountain, at Amber_LaFountain@hms.harvard.edu

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