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Call for nominations: 2015 Distinguished Service Award

2014-11-13 10:06 AM | Michelle Romero

NEA grants the New England Archivists Distinguished Service Award (DSA) to individuals or institutions who are dedicated to the promotion of NEA objectives and who have made significant contributions to the profession, their institution, NEA and/or the archival community in New England. The award shall reflect the total experience of the awardee(s) and is based upon knowledge, leadership, participation and achievements in the profession.


In selecting those who will receive the award, special weight will be given to archival activities that have had a broad long-term effect. The candidate's contributions will be measured by their broad distribution across all categories and/or an exceptional contribution in one particular area.

  • A recipient need not currently be an NEA member but must be or have been active in the New England region for a significant portion of his/her career.

  • Current voting members of the Executive Board and individuals who have previously received the award are not eligible.

  • An employee or member of an institution that received an institutional award may be awarded an individual Distinguished Service Award.

Submitting Nominations:

1. Nominations must be submitted by December 1, 2014. Nominations and supporting materials may be submitted electronically or on paper.

3. Candidates may be nominated by more than one person.

4. A nomination must include a letter detailing why the nominator feels the candidate deserves the NEA DSA. Additional materials including, but not limited to a curriculum vitae (resume), publications, work products, course outlines and evaluations, may be submitted but are not required.

For more information on the DSA, please go to:

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2014.

Please send nominations and supporting documentation to the Interim Chair:


NEA Distinguished Service Award Committee

c/o Rosalie Gartner

Emerson College

120 Boylston St.

Boston, MA 02116-4324

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