NEA taking the past into the future

NEA elections start tomorrow

2016-11-14 8:47 AM | Michelle Romero

Tomorrow is the start of the 2016 New England Archivists Elections: November 15th through the 25th. Private and secure voting will take place online through You should receive an email on or around November 15th with your unique username and password.

This week the NEA 2016 Nominating Committee will introduce this year’s candidates through a series of announcements.


Our Representatives-at-Large are voting members on the Executive Board, liaisons with NEA standing committees, and serve on a variety of award and planning committees. They represent the general membership. This year we have three candidates for one of the four Rep-at-Large positions (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY).

Each candidate answered the question: What activities or steps do you think would deepen NEA membership engagement?

Service to NEA: Current member, Newsletter contributor, Spring 2016 Program Committee member, Moving Image & Recorded Sound (MIRS) Roundtable member
From Statement: I believe strongly that through having more informal meetings centered on specific themes we can continue to bridge gaps in NEA membership, foster even more creative thinking and discussion in between annual conferences, and grow our larger network of archivists right here in New England. 

M. MICHELLE CHILES, Research Center Coordinator for the Rhode Island Historical Society Service to NEA: Education Committee, liaison to the Constituencies Task Force, co-founded the NEA Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS), REPS Mentoring Circle Program, Fall 2014 Meeting program committee, Steering Committee Member for the NEA Local History Roundtable
From Statement: If elected, I hope to foster a sense of pride in our profession connected to a responsibility of giving back through participation in creative educational opportunities, mentoring, and inclusion of everyone in the field. 

GENNA DUPLISEA, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Salve Regina University
Service to NEA: Local Arrangements Committee (Fall 2014 Meeting); Education Committee student member (2012-2013)
From Statement: I am interested in running for Representative-at-Large because it is a connecting position, fostering a flow of information and feedback between NEA leadership, committees, roundtables, and members. I want to hear what NEA members have to say about what’s working, what’s not, and their hopes for this organization that sustains us as professionals. 


Also included on the ballot will be NEA Code of Conduct. NEA members will be asked to vote on the adoption of a code of conduct policy for NEA spaces and events. The formal comment period for the draft ran from April 15th to June 1st, 2016. A final version of the code and supplemental information are now available on the NEA website (PDF).

New England Archivists Nominating Committee 2016
-- Colin Lukens (Chair)
-- Sarah Demb
-- Lisa Long Feldmann
-- Peter Nelson
-- Adrienne Pruitt
-- Megan Schwenke

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