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  • 2015-03-19 8:51 AM | Michelle Romero

    The Program Committee has organized a new way to navigate the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Spring 2015 Joint Meeting. Enhance your experience during the meeting by downloading the mobile app, Guidebook. With this app you can can make personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps, and general show info.

    The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site at http://guidebook.com/browse/.

    To get the guide, choose one of the methods below:
    1. Download ‘Guidebook’ from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace
    2. Visit http://guidebook.com/getit from your phone’s browser
    3. Scan this QR-code with your mobile phone (QR-Code reader required, e.g. ‘Red Laser’, ‘Barcode Scanner’)

    Please note: You may see two guides listed for our meeting. It does not matter which one you choose because the two guides are identical. If you have trouble downloading the Guidebook app or finding the Spring 2015's guide, find a member of the Program Committee or visit the registration desk for help.

    The guide will be listed under the “Download Guides” section of the application.

    See you tomorrow in Boston!

  • 2015-03-17 8:41 AM | Michelle Romero

    As we all get in gear for the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting this week, catch up on the meeting’s blog posts.

    There are posts with insights into the unique aspects of the Spring 2015 Meeting like posts on the lunch discussions and plenary speakers. And everyone might find out something interesting in the new members and student section.

    Continue your readings with posts about Boston like “Getting Around,” (did you know there is a new MBTA website/app for tracking the T?) “Things to Do,” and “Dining” where there is a special Google doc called “Dine Around.”

    Based on the popularity of the SAA’s Student and New Archives Professional (SNAP) Roundtable’s Lunch Buddies program at SAA, “Dine Around” is program that makes it easier for everyone to network and meet colleagues from both NEA and MARAC. Sign up to host a lunch and see who signs up to join you. Or browse the spreadsheet to find a group of people going to lunch when you are. Be adventurous and choose a group with no one you know!


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    A REMINDER
    We’ve had an overwhelming, positive response to this year’s meeting, which is breaking attendance records. Because this is a joint meeting and we have a very popular program, we encourage you to prioritize which sessions you would like to attend. If there is a session you really want to attend, we recommend you get your seat early.

    If a session becomes crowded, find a member of the Program Committee or visit the registration desk for recommendations on alternate sessions to attend. Please note that session rooms will not have Wi-Fi, though this will be available in the hotel lobby.

    See you in Boston... very soon!

  • 2015-03-16 9:19 AM | Michelle Romero

    Who is Sands Fish?

    Sands Fish is a data scientist and computational artist focusing on the digital public sphere and communities of discourse in citizen media. He spent eight years as a senior software engineer at the MIT Libraries, and he is currently a research fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a fellow at MIT’s HyperStudio, and a research affiliate at the MIT Center for Civic Media.

    And he will be our Saturday plenary talk at the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting.

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    A REMINDER
    We've had an overwhelming, positive response to this year's meeting, which is breaking attendance records. Because this is a joint meeting and we have a very popular program, we encourage you to prioritize which sessions you would like to attend. If there is a session you really want to attend, we recommend you get your seat early. 

    If a session becomes crowded, find a member of the Program Committee or visit the registration desk for recommendations on alternate sessions to attend. Please note that session rooms will not have Wi-Fi, though this will be available in the hotel lobby. Should you want a break, the Local Arrangements Committee is also putting together a list of local attractions and recommended places to get food/coffee.

    See you in Boston... this week!

  • 2015-03-13 12:16 PM | Michelle Romero

    During the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting next week, there will be two planning meetings that all NEA members are welcome to attend. In this email we have information about the BUSINESS MEETING where we will ask members to vote on bylaw amendments and strategic plan updates. We also invite all NEA members to be attend the EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING and join our discussions about upcoming events and organizational planning.

    NEA BUSINESS MEETING
    Saturday, March 21

    Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
    Location: The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Plaza Ballroom
    50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
    Boston, MA 02116-3912

    Click to view the agenda, but below you will find information on two items that we will be asking for your vote on:

    BYLAWS
    NEA members will be asked to vote on three proposed amendments to the NEA bylaws.  In general, the amendments proposed in 2015 are procedural in nature.  They replace outdated language in regards to how NEA communicates amendments to our bylaws and how elections are conducted.  With the methods of communication and voting now in use by NEA, the proposed changes seem warranted.  

    Click to view the proposed amendments, which, per NEA bylaws Article 9, were submitted to the NEA Secretary 60 days and the membership 30 day prior to the annual meeting.

    The current NEA bylaws can be found on the website.

    STRATEGIC PLAN
    The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan Task Force (SPTF) was formed to write the plan that will guide the direction of NEA’s work over the next few years. From February 23 through March 6, the SPTF asked NEA members to provide comments on draft vision, mission, and value statements for the organization. The SPTF heard you and revised the statements, based on your feedback.  The SPTF is happy to supply the comment matrix if you are curious about what edits were made and why. Email Caitlin Birch, co-chair of the SPTF for more information at Caitlin.Birch@dartmouth.edu.

    NEA members will be asked to take a vote of confidence on the statements, at the Business Meeting. The NEA bylaws don’t require a formal vote on these statements, but the vote of confidence, if passed, will confirm that the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan is headed in the right direction, and propel the Task Force into its next objective: Identifying goals, strategies, and action items to help NEA achieve our mission and work towards our vision.  

    Click to view the proposed vision, mission, and value statements as they will be presented at the Business Meeting.

    NEA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
    Thursday, March 19

    Are you curious about how NEA works? Or are you interested in getting more involved?

    The NEA Executive Board is having their quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 19.  All NEA members are welcome to attend.  

    Time: 1:00 - 4:15 p.m.
    Location: The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Stuart Room (4th Floor)
    50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
    Boston, MA 02116-3912

    Click to view the board meeting agenda.

    Unable to attend the March 2015 board meeting in person? NEA is committed to making our board meetings open to all members. If you would like to request remote access to part or all of the March meeting, please contact the Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator, Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (acook@masshist.org / 617-646-0561) and we will do what we can to accommodate your request.

  • 2015-03-13 8:57 AM | Michelle Romero

    Hello, NEA and MARAC members!

     

    The NEA Membership Committee​ and the MARAC Membership Development Committee would like to invite new NEA and MARAC members, new(ish) members, prospective members, and any NEA or MARAC member seeking to become more involved, to attend the "Call to Action," an informal event taking place on Friday, March 20 from 8:00 to 9:00 AM in the Georgian/Arlington room at the MARAC/NEA Spring 2015 meeting. 

     

    The Call to Action will take the format of a job-fair, where members of both organizations can walk around the room and meet with representatives of different NEA and MARAC Committees and Roundtables, to learn about how to become more involved, participate in events, and stay in-the-know about NEA and MARAC and its affiliated roundtables and committees. Whether you are new to your professional organization or a seasoned NEA or MARAC veteran, the Call to Action will be a great opportunity to share your ideas with NEA and MARAC representatives and become aware of opportunities to contribute to the NEA and MARAC communities.

    If you can’t make it to MARAC/NEA but have any membership questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us at casey_davis@wgbh.org (NEA) and grover@etown.edu (MARAC).

     

    We look forward to meeting you!  

     

    NEA Membership Committee

    Casey Davis and Marilyn Morgan, Co-chairs

    Dan McCormack, Nicole Topich, and Pat Webber

     

    MARAC Membership Development Committee

    Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh, Chair

    Sara Borden, Sierra Green, Jason Speck, Dyani Feige, Salome Jeronimo, Amanda May, and Jamie Margalotti

  • 2015-03-11 8:43 AM | Michelle Romero

    Who is Danna Bell?

    Currently she serves as the reference specialist of the Educational Outreach Team at the Library of Congress. She has also worked as an archivist at the District of Columbia Public Library, American University Washington College of Law, and SUNY Stony Brook. Bell is a past Chair of MARAC and a past president of the Society of American Archivists.

    And she is speaking Friday March 20th about the Education of an Archivist at the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting.

     

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    A REMINDER
    We've had an overwhelming, positive response to this year's meeting, which is breaking attendance records. Because this is a joint meeting and we have a very popular program, we encourage you to prioritize which sessions you would like to attend. If there is a session you really want to attend, we recommend you get your seat early. 

    If a session becomes crowded, find a member of the Program Committee or visit the registration desk for recommendations on alternate sessions to attend. Please note that session rooms will not have Wi-Fi, though this will be available in the hotel lobby. Should you want a break, the Local Arrangements Committee is also putting together a list of local attractions and recommended places to get food/coffee.

    See you in Boston, March 19-21!

  • 2015-03-04 8:34 AM | Michelle Romero

    If you were waiting until the last day to register for the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting -- you're in luck because that day has arrived! Register now so you won’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to attend sessions, workshops, repository tours, and network with members of the archival profession from two regional organizations.

    And we'll see you in Boston, March 19-21!

  • 2015-03-03 8:33 AM | Michelle Romero

    Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday March 4th, will be the last day to register for the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting

    We've had an overwhelming, positive response to this year's meeting, which is on track to break attendance records. Because this is a joint meeting and we have a very popular program, we encourage you to prioritize which sessions you would like to attend. If there is a session you really want to attend, we recommend you get your seat early.

    If a session becomes crowded, find a member of the Program Committee or visit the registration desk for recommendations on alternate sessions to attend. Please note that session rooms will not have Wi-Fi, though this will be available in the hotel lobby. Should you want a break, the Local Arrangements Committee is also putting together a list of local attractions and recommended places to get food/coffee.

    See you in Boston, March 19-21!

  • 2015-02-25 8:19 AM | Michelle Romero

    Are you curious about how NEA works? Or are you interested in getting more involved?

    The NEA Executive Board is having their quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 19 during the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting. All NEA members (regardless of whether you are registered for the meeting) are welcome to attend. 

    Time:
    1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Location:
    The Boston Park Plaza Hotel
    Stuart Room (4th Floor)
    50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
    Boston, MA 02116-3912

    MBTA:
    The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located near the Arlington Street stop on the green line.

    Parking:
    The Boston Park Plaza Hotel offers Valet Parking for $48 per night.  Motor Mart Garage (self-parking) is located directly across the street from The Boston Park Plaza Hotel.  Parking is also available at the CityPlace Garage (http://www.pilgrimparking.com/boston-parking-garages/cityplace-garage.htm). 

    The draft agenda will be sent to NEA members the week before the meeting.

    Unable to attend the March 2015 board meeting in person? NEA is committed to making our board meetings open to all members. If you would like to request remote access to part or all of the March meeting, please contact the Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator, Anna Clutterbuck-Cook (acook@masshist.org / 617-646-0561) and we will do what we can to accommodate your request.

    Please join us on March 19!  Hope to see you there!

    Jill Snyder
    NEA President

  • 2015-02-23 8:55 AM | Michelle Romero

    The 2015-2020 Strategic Plan Task Force (SPTF) was recently formed to write a new strategic plan for NEA. The SPTF is made up of both new and seasoned NEA members and board members. When complete, the new strategic plan will guide NEA through the next five years.

    The SPTF spent the last few months drafting a vision and mission statement, and a series of core values for NEA. This is the first step in the strategic planning process. We plan to bring the vision, mission, and value statements to the Annual Business Meeting for a vote in the spring. We’d like to hear your thoughts before we bring it for a vote.

    Please take a few minutes to fill out the following three-question survey on the updated mission, vision, and value statement. Everyone's thoughts and suggestions will be taken into consideration. Your feedback is an important part of shaping the final version of each statement.

    The survey will be open until March 6th.

    Questions? Direct them to Caitlin Birch (caitlin.birch@dartmouth.edu) and Jill Snyder (jillannsnyder@gmail.com)

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