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  • 2020-10-23 4:38 PM | Julia Callahan (Administrator)

    New England Archivists Representatives-at-Large are seeking NEA members to serve on the committees that review applications for the Richard W. Hale, Jr., Professional Development Award, the Richard L. Haas Records Management Award, and the A/V Professional Development Award, described at: https://newenglandarchivists.org/awards.

    You need only be a current NEA member in good standing to volunteer; no prior experience with NEA or with awards committees is required, making this a great opportunity for both new and seasoned members to get involved with NEA. The review and discussion of applications are conducted virtually, so no travel or in-person meetings are required. Applications for these awards will be accepted starting in early December, and winners will be chosen in February. For more information on NEA awards and scholarships, see: https://newenglandarchivists.org/awards.

    To volunteer, send an email to the NEA Representatives-at-Large (RepAtLarge@newenglandarchivists.org) with your name, contact info, and the name of the award selection committee(s) on which you would like to serve by Friday, November 20. If there are more volunteers than we have spaces for, volunteers will be selected at random.

  • 2020-10-23 4:25 PM | Julia Callahan (Administrator)

    New England Archivists election season is upon us! This year, the NEA Executive Board has three openings:


    • Vice President/President-Elect
    • Treasurer-Elect
    • Representative-at-Large

    Job descriptions for all open positions are at: https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/leadership

    The Treasurer-Elect position is new this year. The responsibilities of the Treasurer will now be divided between two Executive Board members: the incoming Treasurer-Elect (a non-voting member) and the Treasurer (a voting member). This division of duties will allow for more effective support as the role transitions over the course of the two-year term. After one year, the Treasurer-Elect steps into the Treasurer’s role for the second year of their term. 

    NEA members are encouraged to self-nominate for elected positions or to nominate fellow members for open positions. All NEA members in good standing are eligible. Joining the Board is a great way to help support the archives community, learn from and share with colleagues, and inform NEA’s future.  

    Please contact Jamie Rice, NEA Immediate Past President and Nominating Committee Chair, with nominations via email at jrice@mainehistory.org

    Please make your nomination(s) by November 2, 2020.

  • 2020-10-18 2:17 PM | Julia Callahan (Administrator)

    Apply for one of New England Archivists' three awards to support members in their professional development and activities: 

    Richard W. Hale, Jr., Professional Development Award
    The Hale Award is given annually by NEA to promote the professional development of archivists in the region. Individual members of NEA are invited to apply for the award.

    Richard L. Haas Records Management Award
    The Haas Award is given annually by NEA in support of a project that promotes increased cooperation, understanding, and knowledge between the archival and records management professions. Applicants need not be a member of NEA to receive this award. 

    Audio/Visual Professional Development Award
    The A/V Award is given annually by NEA to promote the professional development of members in the areas of moving image, recorded sound, and time-based media. Individual members of NEA are invited to apply for the award. 

    NEA invites applicants for each, as well as NEA members to serve on the committees to help review them. Applications for all three awards and supporting documentation must be submitted to the NEA Representatives-at-Large (RepAtLarge@newenglandarchivists.org) by Monday, February 15th, 2021.

  • 2020-10-16 8:40 PM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)


    2020-09-10 10:21 AM | Julia Callahan

    The New England Archivists (NEA) is dedicated to cultivating membership, participation, and leadership that reflect the broad diversity of our region and our profession. Inclusion and diversity are core organizational values at the heart of the NEA’s mission. The Inclusion and Diversity Committee (IDC) strives to build and maintain an inclusive and equitable professional environment where differences of opinion, beliefs, and values are not only sought and listened to, but also respected and valued. You can learn more about the IDC’s work here:

    https://newenglandarchivists.org/diversity

    The IDC is currently seeking to fill several roles to continue our work:


    Joining the IDC is a great way to get involved with NEA. Students and new professionals are particularly welcome to apply. We look forward to working with you!

    Questions? Contact us: diversity@newenglandarchivists.org


  • 2020-09-16 11:50 AM | Julia Callahan (Administrator)

    Archives for a Changing World

    The Spring 2021 Program Committee would like to announce an extension of the deadline for the spring meeting's call for proposals. The new deadline for session proposals is October 16, 2020. We hope that the extended deadline will allow our members to further connect, share ideas, and contribute to a successful spring conference!

    New England Archivists (NEA) invites submissions of session proposals for our Virtual Spring 2021 Meeting, to be held remotely the week of March 22-27, 2021.

    The deadline for proposals is now October 16, 2020.

    Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the associated uncertainties, we have decided to move the in-person spring meeting to an entirely virtual format.

    The Spring 2021 Meeting theme, Archives for a Changing World, was inspired by the resiliency of the archives community. We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the demands of unexpected challenges and innovate solutions that build a stronger, more inclusive community. Let us seize this moment to examine and explore the ingenuity, the resourcefulness, and the curiosity that we as archives professionals bring to a world in a seemingly constant state of flux.

    The Spring 2021 Program Committee invites proposals on all topics but is especially interested in the following:

    • Anti-racism
    • Crisis management
    • Climate change
    • Social justice
    • Labor practices/professional responsibilities
    • Managing remote work
    • Rapid response collecting
    • Managing change
    • Professional ethics
    • Self-care

    First-time presenters, current graduate students, early-career professionals, and BIPOC are encouraged to apply.

    A Note about the Remote Format

    Many details of the remote nature of the conference are still in the planning stages. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Program Committee chair (rjirka@amherst.edu) or the Inclusion and Diversity Committee (diversity@newenglandarchivists.org) with any questions or concerns you may have.

    Possible Session Types

    Sessions are not limited to those listed below, and we encourage proposals with creative session formats.

    Standard Presentations

    Two or three speakers present on a common theme. May include a moderator to steer discussion and/or introduce speakers and theme.

    Open Forum

    Topical discussion with moderator leading discussion with everyone in attendance. May include additional moderator(s) to direct breakout conversations.

    Roundtable Discussion

    Three or four participants make very brief remarks, then discuss a topic together. Includes a moderator to steer discussion.

    PechaKucha

    Each presentation consists of 20 slides or images displayed for 20 seconds each, with comment, and lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Highest number of presenters possible is 12, fewer if leaving time for questions.

    Lightning Talks

    Like PechaKucha, but without a set format. May or may not include slides or images. Presentations may be from 3 to 10 minutes long, with number of presenters depending on time allotted for each.

    Debate

    Moderator announces the topic, and two other people debate.

    Other

    If you have an idea for a virtual session not outlined here, let us know!

    Note: Presenters are expected to have access to an internet connection, a computer with a microphone and camera, and the ability to access the virtual conference platform (to be determined).

    For more ideas on successful conference sessions, see these links:


    Collaboration

    To facilitate collaboration, the Spring 2021 Program Committee has created a space for NEA members to develop session proposals together.

    Please use this space to connect with your colleagues about potential session topics and formats. This collaborative space will be accessible until the deadline for proposals, October 16, 2020.

    Proposal Submission

    To submit a proposal, complete this form.

    Please note that proposed sessions involving fewer than three presenters and/or covering overlapping topics may be grouped together.

    All submissions will be acknowledged by the Program Committee. If your proposal is selected, your acknowledgment will include instructions about next steps. All presenters are required to register for the conference upon acceptance, at the early-bird rate.

    Accessibility and Code of Conduct

    NEA is committed to making the Spring 2021 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.

    Scholarships

    Scholarships are available through NEA to facilitate participation for those in need. Details about criteria and how to apply will be shared via the listserv and on the NEA website prior to the application period opening.

    Please see the following pages for specific details on past scholarship requirements:

    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/

    Questions? Please contact the Program Committee Chair, Rachel Jirka, at rjirka@amherst.edu.


  • 2020-09-11 4:48 PM | Julia Callahan (Administrator)

    Whether you are an experienced archivist looking to connect with peers or a new professional hoping to build your resume, New England Archivists has volunteer openings that will give you new skills and networking opportunities! Consider applying for the position of Vendor Coordinator.

    The Vendor Coordinator’s responsibilities include: attending Executive Board Meetings and the Annual Business Meeting; working with vendors to solicit donations and support; maintaining contact with members of the board to determine sponsorship opportunities; maintaining a vendor database; soliciting newsletter advertising; and invoicing vendors. A complete job description is at: https://tinyurl.com/yytzemsw

    Interested NEA members may contact Linda Hocking at president@newenglandarchivists.org by September 28, 2020. Volunteers should provide a brief statement of interest and experience so that the board may consider their candidacy.

  • 2020-09-10 10:21 AM | Julia Callahan (Administrator)

    The New England Archivists (NEA) is dedicated to cultivating membership, participation, and leadership that reflect the broad diversity of our region and our profession. Inclusion and diversity are core organizational values at the heart of the NEA’s mission. The Inclusion and Diversity Committee (IDC) strives to build and maintain an inclusive and equitable professional environment where differences of opinion, beliefs, and values are not only sought and listened to, but also respected and valued. You can learn more about the IDC’s work here:

    https://newenglandarchivists.org/diversity

    The IDC is currently seeking to fill several roles to continue our work:


    Joining the IDC is a great way to get involved with NEA. Students and new professionals are particularly welcome to apply. We look forward to working with you!

    Questions? Contact us: diversity@newenglandarchivists.org

  • 2020-09-03 5:06 PM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)

    Archives for a Changing World

    New England Archivists (NEA) invites submissions of session proposals for our Virtual Spring 2021 Meeting, to be held remotely the week of March 22-27, 2021.

    The deadline for proposals is September 18, 2020.

    Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the associated uncertainties, we have decided to move the in-person spring meeting to an entirely virtual format.

    The Spring 2021 Meeting theme, Archives for a Changing World, was inspired by the resiliency of the archives community. We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the demands of unexpected challenges and innovate solutions that build a stronger, more inclusive community. Let us seize this moment to examine and explore the ingenuity, the resourcefulness, and the curiosity that we as archives professionals bring to a world in a seemingly constant state of flux. 

    The Spring 2021 Program Committee invites proposals on all topics but is especially interested in the following:

    • Anti-racism
    • Crisis management
    • Climate change
    • Social justice
    • Labor practices/professional responsibilities
    • Managing remote work
    • Rapid response collecting 
    • Managing change
    • Professional ethics 
    • Self-care

    First-time presenters, current graduate students, early-career professionals, and BIPOC are encouraged to apply.

    A Note about the Remote Format

    Many details of the remote nature of the conference are still in the planning stages. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Program Committee chair (rjirka@amherst.edu) or the Inclusion and Diversity Committee (diversity@newenglandarchivists.org) with any questions or concerns you may have.

    Possible Session Types

    Sessions are not limited to those listed below, and we encourage proposals with creative session formats..

    Standard Presentations

    Two or three speakers present on a common theme. May include a moderator to steer discussion and/or introduce speakers and theme.

    Open Forum

    Topical discussion with moderator leading discussion with everyone in attendance. May include additional moderator(s) to direct breakout conversations.

    Roundtable Discussion

    Three or four participants make very brief remarks, then discuss a topic together. Includes a moderator to steer discussion.

    PechaKucha

    Each presentation consists of 20 slides or images displayed for 20 seconds each, with comment, and lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Highest number of presenters possible is 12, fewer if leaving time for questions.

    Lightning Talks

    Like PechaKucha, but without a set format. May or may not include slides or images.. Presentations may be from 3 to 10 minutes long, with number of presenters depending on time allotted for each..

    Debate

    Moderator announces the topic, and two other people debate.

    Other

    If you have an idea for a virtual session not outlined here, let us know!

    NotePresenters are expected to have access to an internet connection, a computer with a microphone and camera, and the ability to access the virtual conference platform (to be determined).

    For more ideas on successful conference sessions, see these links:

    Collaboration

    To facilitate collaboration, the Spring 2021 Program Committee has created a space for NEA members to develop session proposals together.

    Please use this space to connect with your colleagues about potential session topics and formats. This collaborative space will be accessible until the deadline for proposals, September 18, 2020..

    Proposal Submission

    To submit a proposal, complete this form.

    Please note that proposed sessions involving fewer than three presenters and/or covering overlapping topics may be grouped together.

    All submissions will be acknowledged by the Program Committee. If your proposal is selected, your acknowledgment will include instructions about next steps. All presenters are required to register for the conference upon acceptance, at the early-bird rate.

    Accessibility and Code of Conduct

    NEA is committed to making the Spring 2021 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.

    Scholarships 

    Scholarships are available through NEA to facilitate participation for those in need. Details about criteria and how to apply will be shared via the listserv and on the NEA website prior to the application period opening. 

    Please see the following pages for specific details on past scholarship requirements:

    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/

    Questions? Please contact the Program Committee Chair, Rachel Jirka, at rjirka@amherst.edu

  • 2020-08-19 11:31 AM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)

    New England Archivists’ Communications Committee, charged with promoting NEA news, events, activities, and opportunities to archivists and information professionals in New England and the broader region, is seeking a Web Content Manager.

    Responsibilities of the Web Content Manager include:

    • Maintaining and editing content on all permanent and long-standing pages on the NEA website.
    • Working with Web Administrator and Communications Committee Chair to keep the website updated and relevant with, e.g., announcements and information about events and activities.
    • Managing updates and changes to the website content requested by the NEA board and committees.
    • Coordinating with NEA content providers and with other members of the Communications Committee, including the Copy Editor, the Web Administrator, and the Chair, in fulfilling these duties.

    The person in this position will serve on the Communications Committee for a three-year term. Some experience with HTML is preferred. Familiarity with the administrative or back end of websites, blogging platforms, or the like is also useful.

    To volunteer, please send a letter of interest and resume/CV to the Chair of the Communications Committee, Henry Caiazzo (communications@newenglandarchivists.org).


  • 2020-07-13 10:26 AM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)

    Elizabeth Joan Kelly will join us for a Q&A session on her article: "Assessing Impact of Medium-Size Institution Digital Cultural Heritage on Wikimedia Projects."

    Read the article and join us to discuss implementing Wikimedia projects and increasing use of our collections.

    Article link: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol6/iss1/25/

    Author: Elizabeth Joan Kelly, M.M., M.S.L.I.S.
    Digital Programs Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans, she/hers.

    The event will be moderated by Nicole Besseghir of the NEA Education Committee via Zoom on July 28th from 1-2 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Zoom info will be distributed to registered attendees prior to the event.

    Registration Link: https://newenglandarchivists.org/event-3899311/Registration

    For questions or concerns about accessibility and/or disability accommodations please contact NEA’s Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator co-chairs Rosemary Davis and Rose Oliveira at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org for assistance.

    Questions about registration? Please contact NEA's Registrar, David Read at registrar@newenglandarchivists.org.


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