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  • 2015-02-11 10:08 AM | Michelle Romero

    Today is the last day for the early bird registration rates for the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting. 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 don't forget: the early bird registration rates also end today for the WORKSHOPS.
    So sign up now for Copyright Fundamentals for Archivists and Librarians, Project Management for Archival Processing, Caring for Historical Records, and Arrangement and Description.
    Go online to browse the meeting’s program or follow updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest

    See you in Boston March 19-21!

  • 2015-02-10 10:00 AM | Michelle Romero

    Tomorrow (February 11th) is the last day for the early bird registration rates for the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting. 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.

    WORKSHOPS
    We have four really incredible workshops lined-up. And tomorrow the early bird registration for workshops also end. So sign up now for Copyright Fundamentals for Archivists and Librarians, Project Management for Archival Processing, Caring for Historical Records, and Arrangement and Description.

    DAY OF SERVICE VOLUNTEERING EVENT
    Thursday, March 19th is the Day of Service event is a chance for archivists to help our colleagues improve access to important archival collections at their repositories. And it’s a chance to get together and meet new people. Shifts are first come, first serve, and space is limited so sign up early to guarantee a spot.

    NEA SCHOLARSHIPS
    Take advantage of being an NEA member and apply for one of the Meeting and Travel Assistance Scholarships to help offset the cost of registration, meals, and travel expenses. We offer this scholarship because NEA is committed to our members’ professional development and we know the importance of attending the annual spring meeting to engage with colleagues, keeping abreast of new archival theories and technologies, and networking. Go to the NEA website for more details on how to apply. Applications must be submitted to Silvia Mejia (silvia.mejia@gmail.com), Meeting and Travel Assistance Scholarships Committee Chair, by February 15th.

    HOTEL
    Reserve your hotel room at the Boston Park Plaza hotel (NEA members use the code NEAJM). Room rates start at $159. These special meeting rates end on February 26th -- so make sure to reserve a room today.

    KEY DATES TO REMEMBER:
    2/11 -- Early bird registration ENDS for both the meeting and workshops
    2/12 -- Advanced registration starts
    2/26 -- Hotel CUT-OFF for special Spring 2015 reservation prices
    3/6   -- Last day to register for the Day of Service Volunteering Event
    3/18 -- Late/On-site registration starts

    Go online to browse the meeting’s program or follow updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.

    See you in Boston March 19-21!

  • 2015-02-06 11:04 AM | Michelle Romero

    Just a clarification that the deadline for the early bird registration for the MARAC/NEA Spring 2015 Joint Meeting March 19-21 is next WEDNESDAY February 11th.

    Sorry for any confusion.

  • 2015-02-05 8:54 AM | Michelle Romero

    Just a reminder that after next Thursday (February 11th) the early bird registration rates for the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting will end. 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.

    WORKSHOPS
    We have four really incredible workshops lined-up. After next Thursday (February 11th), the early bird registration for workshops also end. So sign up now for Copyright Fundamentals for Archivists and Librarians, Project Management for Archival Processing, Caring for Historical Records, and Arrangement and Description.

    DAY OF SERVICE VOLUNTEERING EVENT
    Thursday, March 19th is the Day of Service event is a chance for archivists to help our colleagues improve access to important archival collections at their repositories. And it’s a chance to get together and meet new people. Shifts are first come, first serve, and space is limited so sign up early to guarantee a spot.

    NEA SCHOLARSHIPS
    Take advantage of being an NEA member and apply for one of the Meeting and Travel Assistance Scholarships to help offset the cost of registration, meals, and travel expenses. We offer this scholarship because NEA is committed to our members’ professional development and we know the importance of attending the annual spring meeting to engage with colleagues, keeping abreast of new archival theories and technologies, and networking. Go to the NEA website for more details on how to apply. Applications must be submitted to Silvia Mejia (silvia.mejia@gmail.com), Meeting and Travel Assistance Scholarships Committee Chair, by February 15th.

    HOTEL
    Reserve your hotel room at the Boston Park Plaza hotel (NEA members use the code NEAJM). Room rates start at $159. These special meeting rates end on February 26th -- so make sure to reserve a room today.

    KEY DATES TO REMEMBER:

    2/11 -- Early bird registration ENDS for both the meeting and workshops

    2/12 -- Advanced registration starts
    2/26 -- Hotel CUT-OFF for special Spring 2015 reservation prices

    3/6   -- Last day to register for the Day of Service Volunteering Event

    3/18 -- Late/On-site registration starts

    Go online to browse the meeting’s program or follow updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest

    See you in Boston March 19-21!

  • 2015-02-04 12:15 PM | Michelle Romero

    Do you have video cassette tapes, audio cassette tapes, 16-milimeter films that all need to be cataloged, housed and given access? Do you wish you could take a class at IMAP to get a better understanding on dealing with this materials? These are only a few examples of the many ways NEA can help fund your professional development in audio/visual media.

    Apply for the A/V Professional Development Award to help fund a workshop, conference, or other related project that will help you get a handle on your repository's media.

    Audio/Visual (A/V) Professional Development Award
    The A/V Professional Development Award of up $500 is given annually by the New England Archivists (NEA) to promote the professional development of members in the field of Audio/Visual. Individual members of NEA are invited to apply for the award. Applicants may propose participating in an educational program or workshop, preparing a paper for possible publication or oral presentation, attending a professional meeting, or any other activity promoting professional development in areas of A/V. The award cannot be used to purchase supplies or equipment. PLEASE NOTE: Recipients are expected to submit a report on their project upon completion to the NEA Newsletter and/or present at the NEA annual meeting.

    Application Instructions:
       -- Open to members of NEA in good standing.
       -- The application should include your name, address, institutional affiliation, email address, telephone number, date, and signature.
       -- Explain, in 500 words or less, the activity the award would support, the expected benefits of the activity, how the award would be used, and a timeline for completion of the project.
       -- Attach a copy of your resume and a projected budget.

    Applications must be submitted to Tessa Cierny (tessabeers@gmail.com), AV Professional Development Award Committee Chair, by February 15, 2015.

  • 2015-02-04 9:01 AM | Michelle Romero

    Read NEA's first Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator, Anna Clutterbuck-Cook's guest post on SAA's blog, Off the Record. In Anna article, “Who’s Missing From This Table?” she discusses the background of inclusion and diversity at NEA and outlines four overarching goals for her tenure as she develop this position.

    Off the Record is an informal communication channel on which conversations can take place about ongoing SAA activities and issues, as well other topics of broad interest to archivists. We want to both highlight such topics and spark discussion.

  • 2015-01-30 8:58 AM | Michelle Romero

    Do you know of a workshop you'd like to attend, but cannot fund on your own? Would you like to present a paper at a conference, but your institution cannot cover your registration and expenses? These are only a few examples of the many ways NEA can help you with your professional development.

    Apply for the Hale Award to receive the funding you need to push your archival career forward.


    Richard W. Hale, Jr. Professional Development Award
    The Hale Award of $1000 is given annually by the New England Archivists (NEA) to promote the professional development of archivists in the region. Individual members of NEA are invited to apply for the award. Applicants may propose participating in an educational program or workshop, preparing a paper for possible publication or oral presentation, attending a professional meeting, or any other activity promoting professional development. The award cannot be used to purchase supplies or equipment. PLEASE NOTE: Recipients are expected to submit a report on their project upon completion to the NEA Newsletter and/or present at the NEA annual meeting.

    Application Instructions:
       -- Open to members of NEA in good standing.
       -- Include your name, address, institutional affiliation, email address, telephone number, date, and signature.
       -- Explain, in 500 words or less, the activity the award would support, the expected benefits of the activity, how the award would be used, and a timeline for completion of the project.
       -- Attach a copy of your resume and a projected budget.

    Applications must be submitted to Jessica Sedgwick (jmsedg@gmail.com), Hale Award Committee Chair, by February 15, 2015.

  • 2015-01-26 8:51 AM | Michelle Romero

    On Thursday, March 19th, volunteer to work with fellow MARAC and NEA members on materials from the Boston Pictorial Archive at the Boston Public Library. (http://www.bpl.org/distinction/featured-collections/boston-artists/). The Day of Service event, in conjunction with the Spring 2015 Meeting, is a chance for archivists to help our colleagues improve access to important archival collections at their repositories. And it's a chance to get together and meet new people.

    Volunteers will work on-site at the BPL to convert addresses into geo-coordinates using Google maps. The resulting efforts will locate historical images of Boston on a map tool in digitalcommonnwealth.org, the statewide repository system for digital collections across the Commonwealth. Digital Commonwealth is also a service hub of the Digital Public Library of America.

    Training will be provided to volunteers at the start of each shift, and no prior experience with geo-coordinates is needed.

    Shifts are first come, first serve, and space is limited so sign up early to guarantee a spot*.  The deadline is Friday, March 6th, but as soon as all spots are filled, the sign-up sheet will close. Once someone signs-up for a shift, the project organizers will email potential volunteers to confirm participation and share further logistical details.

    Help make a difference for a historic Boston repository!


    *You do not have to attend the Spring 2015 Meeting in order to participate in this event. All MARAC and NEA members are welcome to sign up.

  • 2015-01-16 9:39 AM | Michelle Romero

    The Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting will be a fantastic opportunity to attend sessions, workshops, repository tours, and network with members of the archival profession from two regional organizations. Don't miss out on this one!

    Apply for one of NEA's Meeting and Travel Assistance Scholarships to help offset the cost of registration, meals, and travel expenses. We offer this scholarship because NEA is committed to our members' professional development and we know the importance of attending the annual spring meeting to engage with colleagues, keeping abreast of new archival theories and technologies, and networking.

    Go online to browse the meeting's program or follow updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest and then apply before February 15th.

    Application Instructions:

    REGULAR MEMBER:
    • Open to all non-student members of NEA in good standing. 
    • The application should include your name, address, institutional affiliation, email address, telephone number, date, and signature. 
    • Please explain, in 500 words or less, the expected benefits of attending the meeting and why financial assistance is needed.
    • Please attach a copy of your resume and a projected budget.

    STUDENT MEMBER:
    • Open to all student members of NEA in good standing.
    • The application should include your name, address, institutional affiliation, email address, telephone number, date, and signature.
    • Please explain, in 500 words or less, the expected benefits of attending the meeting and why financial assistance is needed.
    • Please attach a copy of your resume and a projected budget.

    Applications must be submitted to Silvia Mejia (silvia.mejia@gmail.com), Meeting and Travel Assistance Scholarships Committee Chair, by February 15th.

    See you in Boston in March!

  • 2015-01-14 9:29 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 Friday, January 23.  All NEA members are welcome to attend. 

    The agenda is available online. 

    Time:           10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Location:       Boston College

    Connors Family Learning Center Classroom, O'Neill Library, 2nd floor

    140 Commonwealth Ave

    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    When you enter the O'Neill Library (probably on either the first floor or the third floor), head to the second floor, and head straight back. The Connors Family Learning Center will be clearly marked, and the assistant at the desk will direct you to the classroom.

    MBTA:           Boston College is the last stop on the outbound B line.

    Parking:        There is visitor parking in the Beacon St. garage at the intersection of Beacon and Chestnut Hill Drive, Boston, MA 02135. Head west on Beacon and the entrance to the Beacon Street Garage is just a few blocks headed west on Beacon Street. Parking is $3/hr or $25/day. Further directions and a map are available here: http://www.bc.edu/a-z/maps/s-approach.html

    Tour:            A tour of the Burns Library, where special collections are housed, will be offered after the meeting.

    Lunch:        There are a variety of lunch options nearby. Hillside Cafe [http://www.bc.edu/offices/dining/locations/hillside.html] is in the adjacent building and has coffee, snack, and lunch items. Across the street, (a 10-12 minute walk), there is a Mexican restaurant, El Pelon [http://www.elpelon.com/]; Crazy Dough's Pizza [http://www.crazydoughs.com/];  Flatbreads[http://www.flatbreadsonline.com/about.html]; a City Convenience store; and a Dunkin' Donuts.

    Please join us on January 23, especially if you have any thoughts or ideas on the attached agenda topics.  Hope to see you there!

    Jill Snyder

    NEA President

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