The New England Archivists (NEA) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Issues Roundtable is pleased to announce a re-boot of its online presence. After deliberation this past summer, in conversation with NEA leadership, the LGBTQ Issues Roundtable has decided to migrate from the previous Google site to a WordPress blog, Queer!NEA (http://neaqrt.wordpress.com/
), and an associated Twitter account, @queernea (https://twitter.com/queernea
The Queer!NEA blog will serve as an online clearinghouse for roundtable activities and communication. The LGBTQ Issues Roundtable invites submissions of informational items, resource reviews, and longform contributions (either serial or one-time posts); for submission guidelines please visit http://neaqrt.wordpress.com/submissions/. We particularly encourage students and others who wish to gain professional writing experience in the context of a blog platform to consider joining the team!
The LGBTQ Issues Roundtable is open to all members of NEA regardless of self-identification, and also welcomes participation by those whose circumstances preclude NEA membership. We exist to facilitate the sharing of news related to the history of queer individuals in the archival professions; to promote the development, access, and visibility of collections related to the history of gender, sex, and sexuality, and the experience of LGBTQ individuals; to explore the relationship between the queer community and community and/or institutional archives; to increase the visibility of, and advocate for, the queer membership and allies within NEA; to provide the opportunity for members to discuss issues of sex, sexuality, and gender identity and expression within the workplace; and provide resources and community support for LGBTQ individuals within the profession.
Those who wish to join the roundtable should email the leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome to participate at the blog and via Twitter regardless of membership status.
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New England Archivists LGBTQ Issues Roundtable