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  • 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

  • 2015-01-13 9:07 AM | Michelle Romero

    The Education Committee has two openings for student members. It is an exciting time to be a member of the Education Committee -- we are growing our program to be able to offer diverse and cutting edge workshops throughout New England. If you are interested in getting more involved with NEA, meeting other archivists and creating professional development opportunities, this is an ideal position for you! Some travel is necessary but expenses are reimbursed.  It’s a great way to build your resume.

    Duties may include:
       -- Assisting education committee members with developing workshops;
       -- Serving as “day of” representatives for workshops;
       -- Liaising with students to survey education needs and interests;
       -- Participating in any committee conference calls and/or meetings.

    This is a one year position and students must be a member of NEA.  If interested, please send a brief (300 words or less) statement of interest and resume to Stephanie Call, co-chair, at stephanie.call@ajhsboston.org by February 13th.

  • 2015-01-12 10:32 AM | Michelle Romero

    Distinguished Service Award

    The submission deadline for the DSA has been extended to February 15th! Who will you nominate for 2015?

     

    In Megan Sniffin-Marinoff’s 2006 nomination, Brenda Lawson said "If one were to ask a room full of members of New England Archivists who they considered to be their mentor, I would venture to guess that at least half would answer Megan."


    If that sounds like someone you know, consider nominating them for the Distinguished Service Awards. All you need to do in order to nominate someone is submit language detailing why you feel the candidate deserves the NEA DSA. Although they are not required, additional materials such as a curriculum vitae (resume), publications, work products, course outlines and evaluations, may be submitted in support of your nomination.


    For more information please visit http://newenglandarchivists.org/awards/service


    Archival Advocacy Award

    The submission deadline for the AAA has been extended to February 15th! Who will you nominate for 2015?


    Do you know of a person or institution who has helped to further the mission of the archives profession through sponsorship, financial support, increasing public awareness, or other projects? If so, consider nominating them for the Archival Advocacy Award. All you need to do in order to nominate someone is submit language detailing why you feel the candidate deserves the NEA AAA. Although they are not required, additional materials such as a curriculum vitae (resume), publications, work products, course outlines and evaluations, may be submitted in support of your nomination.


    For more information please visit http://newenglandarchivists.org/awards/advocacy

  • 2015-01-08 11:32 AM | Michelle Romero

    Registration for the Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting program is now open!Go online to browse the program and register for the meeting.

    newenglandarchivists.org/spring_2015

    Members of both NEA and MARAC have been working together diligently over the past year to bring you a fantastic three-day program that is diverse, interesting, and collaborative. There are sessions, workshops, repository tours, a Day of Service community volunteer day, and more. And of course the opportunity to network with members of the archival profession from two regional organizations.

    Get a jump on things and reserve your hotel room now (NEA members use bit.ly/12kP98B and the code NEAJM). Room rates start at $159.

    Upcoming key dates:
    TODAY -- Early registration starts

    2/12 -- Advanced registration starts

    2/26 -- Hotel CUT-OFF for special Spring 2015 reservation prices

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

    Over the next few months we'll send out further announcements informing you of registration and hotel deadlines, workshop announcements, A Day of Service information, and periodic online program updates.

    See you in Boston!

    *PLEASE NOTE: Boston Park Plaza Hotel lists our rate for a quad as $239 a night. THIS IS INCORRECT. The actual rate is $219 -- even if your confirmation says it is $239 a night. The hotel is aware of this discrepancy and will edit the rate by hand and send you a new confirmation for the correct amount. Please be assured, you will be charged the correct rate of $219 a night.

  • 2014-12-23 7:50 AM | Michelle Romero
    The Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Joint Meeting program is now online! Members of both NEA and MARAC have been working together diligently over the past year to bring you a fantastic three-day program that is diverse, interesting, and collaborative. There are sessions, workshops, repository tours, a Day of Service community volunteer day, and more. And of course the opportunity to network with members of the archival profession from two regional organizations.

    newenglandarchivists.org/spring_2015

    Get a jump on things and reserve your hotel room now (NEA members use bit.ly/12kP98B and the code NEAJM). Room rates start at $159.

    Here are the upcoming key dates: 1/8 -- Early registration starts
    2/12 -- Advanced registration starts
    2/26 -- Hotel CUT-OFF for special Spring 2015 reservation prices
    3/18 -- Late/On-site registration starts

    Over the next few months we'll send out further announcements informing you of registration and hotel deadlines, workshop announcements, A Day of Service information, and periodic online program updates.

    See you in Boston!

    *PLEASE NOTE: Boston Park Plaza Hotel lists our rate for a quad as $239 a night. THIS IS INCORRECT. The actual rate is $219 -- even if your confirmation says it is $239 a night. The hotel is aware of this discrepancy and will edit the rate by hand and send you a new confirmation for the correct amount. Please be assured, you will be charged the correct rate of $219 a night.
  • 2014-12-16 11:35 AM | Michelle Romero

    Dear members of New England Archivists --

    As the year comes to a close, we hope you consider a contribution to NEA.  

    NEA's increasing range of scholarships and awards assist fellow members attending NEA meetings and provide professional development opportunities in areas such as records management and A/V.  These awards and scholarships help to fulfill a core function of our institution; a handful of $25 gifts could give an additional budding or under-employed archivist the chance to grow, network, and serve.  Donated funds also help to secure these opportunities for future archivists during all stages of their careers.  

    Here is NEA's current suite of awards and scholarships for your consideration: 

    Richard W. Hale, Jr. Professional Development Award

    Richard L. Haas Records Management Award

    Audio/Visual Professional Development Award

    Meeting and Travel Assistance Scholarships

    NEA is a registered 503(c)(3) non-profit and your donation is 100% tax-deductible.  

    Giving couldn't be easier.  Just follow this link to our donation page: https://newenglandarchivists.wildapricot.org/donate

    Thank you and have a safe and sound holiday season,

    NEA Executive Board

  • 2014-12-15 10:10 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. 

     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. 

    The draft agenda will be sent to NEA members, a couple of weeks prior to the meeting.

    Please join us on January 23! Hope to see you there!

    Jill Snyder

    NEA President


  • 2014-12-05 8:56 AM | Michelle Romero

    Did you miss the Fall 2014 Meeting, "Archives in Action," on November 1st? Did you go, but wished you could have gone to more than one breakout session? You can now access the slides and other presentation materials from the sessions on NEA's website.

    And finally: If you didn't attend the fall meeting, please let us know why. Answers are anonymous and we appreciate your feedback!

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