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  • 2014-09-15 7:27 PM | Michelle Romero

    INTERESTED IN SEEING BEHIND THE CLOSED DOORS OF SOME OF BOSTON'S MOST FASCINATING ARCHIVES THIS SPRING?

    For the upcoming Spring 2015 MARAC/NEA Meeting in Boston, we've been arranging a lot of interesting events and tours for attendees. And the Local Arrangements Committee has gotten an outpouring of archival repositories willing to open their stacks for a tour.

    Cast your vote in this quick survey to help us determine which Boston-area repository you'd like most to visit.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NEAMARACTOURS
  • 2014-09-15 9:24 AM | Michelle Romero

    NEA congratulates Elizabeth McGorty as the winner of a free registration to the 2014 Fall Symposium in Providence RI for taking our 2014 Membership Survey. Thank you Elizabeth for taking the time to fill out the survey and we'll see you in November!
  • 2014-09-12 10:22 AM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)

    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, September 19th (a week from today). All NEA members are welcome to attend.

    Attached is the draft agenda for the meeting. The agenda won't be finalized until a day or two before the meeting, but the attached will give you a sense of what topics we'll be discussing.

    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.


    Location:

    Suffolk University
    Corcoran Room, Moakley Law Library, Sargent Hall (7th floor)
    120 Tremont Street
    Boston MA 02108

    From the T: The closest stops are Park St, Downtown Crossing, and State St, (Government Center is closed!)


    Parking:

    The closest public parking option is the Boston Common Garage. Another option is to park at Alewife Station and ride the Red Line in. Suffolk has no general parking available; but if you need accessible parking, please let Jill know ASAP so we can make arrangements.


    Finding the conference room....

    When you enter Sargent Hall, sign in with the security desk (you may need to show a photo ID). Straight ahead in the lobby you'll find the elevators, take them up to the sixth floor. Enter the Law Library to your left, and either take the stairs or the library elevator up to the 7th Floor. At the top of the stairs, you should see some signs pointing you toward the Corcoran Room.

    Please join us on September 19, especially if you have any thoughts or ideas on the attached agenda topics.  Hope to see you there!

    Jill Snyder, NEA President


    See the Agenda for more information.

  • 2014-09-05 11:14 AM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)
    The New England Archivists (NEA) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Issues Roundtable is pleased to announce a re-boot of its online presence. After deliberation this past summer, in conversation with NEA leadership, the LGBTQ Issues Roundtable has decided to migrate from the previous Google site to a WordPress blog, Queer!NEA (http://neaqrt.wordpress.com/), and an associated Twitter account, @queernea (https://twitter.com/queernea).

     The Queer!NEA blog will serve as an online clearinghouse for roundtable activities and communication. The LGBTQ Issues Roundtable invites submissions of informational items, resource reviews, and longform contributions (either serial or one-time posts); for submission guidelines please visit http://neaqrt.wordpress.com/submissions/. We particularly encourage students and others who wish to gain professional writing experience in the context of a blog platform to consider joining the team!

    The LGBTQ Issues Roundtable is open to all members of NEA regardless of self-identification, and also welcomes participation by those whose circumstances preclude NEA membership. We exist to facilitate the sharing of news related to the history of queer individuals in the archival professions; to promote the development, access, and visibility of collections related to the history of gender, sex, and sexuality, and the experience of LGBTQ individuals; to explore the relationship between the queer community and community and/or institutional archives; to increase the visibility of, and advocate for, the queer membership and allies within NEA; to provide the opportunity for members to discuss issues of sex, sexuality, and gender identity and expression within the workplace; and provide resources and community support for LGBTQ individuals within the profession.

    Those who wish to join the roundtable should email the leadership at queernea@gmail.com. All are welcome to participate at the blog and via Twitter regardless of membership status.

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    New England Archivists LGBTQ Issues Roundtable
    http://neaqrt.wordpress.com
    http://www.twitter.com/queernea
    queernea@gmail.com

  • 2014-08-21 5:15 PM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)

    After the Society of American Archivists (SAA) adopted the Core Values Statement and Code of Ethics (Approved by the SAA Council May 2011) and Code of Ethics for Archivists (Approved by the SAA Council February 2005; revised January 2012) it recognized a need to provide examples to promote their understanding and utilization in both educational and real environments.  So the SAA Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC) is reaching out to you to submit case studies that address the various issues addressed in the Code of Ethics.  Please consider submitting a case study covering one or more of the codes.  You will find the submission form at: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/committee-on-ethics-and-professional-conduct/call-for-case-studies-in-archival-ethics Links to two case study examples are available at the bottom of the webpage.

    If you have an idea for a case study and would like feedback prior to writing it, feel free to contact CEPC Chair Nancy Freeman at nfreeman1@luc.edu or 773-508-8432.

  • 2014-08-21 5:03 PM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)

    NEA and REPS (Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students) are excited to announce an opportunity this fall for NEA members to give back to the archival community.

    On Saturday, September 13, 2014, volunteers will spend the day at the Brookline Historical Society (MA), Connecticut Historical Society (CT), or Norwich University (VT) assisting staff archivists with activities such as rehousing collections, arranging and describing historical materials, or transcribing correspondence. Details of each institution’s projects can be found on REPS website.

    This is a chance to really reach out to our colleagues who need help creating access to collections.

    All are welcome to join us, from new students to NEA professionals. To learn more about this event, see the attached press release. To get involved or learn more about the benefits of volunteering at this event, contact Casey Davis at casey_davis@wgbh.org and watch for upcoming announcements.

    Read the full press release.

  • 2014-08-19 8:28 PM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)
    The New England Archivists (NEA) is pleased to announce our official Inclusion and Diversity Statement, adopted at the June 2014 NEA Board meeting. As the beginning of a concerted effort to increase diversity within our membership and to encourage members' efforts to improve the diversity of their collections and user communities.  For more information, please see our press release.

    New England Archivists Officially Adopts a Diversity and Inclusion Statement

    The New England Archivists (NEA) is pleased to announce our official Inclusion and Diversity Statement, adopted at the June 2014 NEA Board meeting. As the beginning of a concerted effort to increase diversity within our membership and to encourage members' efforts to improve the diversity of their collections and user communities.  For more information, please see our press release.

     

    New England Archivists Officially Adopts a Diversity and Inclusion Statement

    The New England Archivists (NEA) is pleased to announce our official Inclusion and Diversity Statement, adopted at the June 2014 NEA Board meeting. As the beginning of a concerted effort to increase diversity within our membership and to encourage members' efforts to improve the diversity of their collections and user communities.  For more information, please see our press release.

     
  • 2014-08-08 11:28 AM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)

    Get Ready For....

    New England Archivists
    Fall 2014 Meeting
    Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
    Saturday, November 1st
    #NEAsymp14
    newenglandarchivists.org/fall_2014

    This half-day symposium will focus on innovative implementations of technology and archival theory in a variety of institutions. The goal of this meeting is to provide attendees with practical advice to strategize for and successfully implement similar projects in their own institutions.

    New England Archivists

    Communications Committee

  • 2014-07-28 2:51 PM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)
    The Magna Carta is in Boston this summer!  One of only four original 1215 copies is on display right now at the Museum of Fine Arts in the exhibit, “Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Liberty."

    On Saturday, August 23, join your New England Archivists and Special Libraries Association New England colleagues to visit this historic document considered to be the foundation of democracy, modern law, human rights, and influence the constitutions of many nations.

    WHERE
    MFA Boston
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA

    We will meet at the Huntington Avenue entrance to the museum.

    NB: If you are paying with a membership or library pass -- purchase your tickets at Huntington Avenue entrance and wait there. If you are joining us for the $20 group rate -- meet at the Group Entrance (located on Museum Road on the left side of the museum on Museum Road) and we will proceed to the Huntington Avenue entrance to meet up with the rest of the group.


    WHEN:

    Saturday, August 23rd at 2pm

    COST
    Regular museum entrance is $25.
    If enough people register, we will be eligible for the group rate ($20 per person).
    Everyone is responsible for their own museum admission fee.

    If you are in the Greater Boston area, your library may offer free or discounted museum passes (with a valid library card).

    REGISTER

    So we can calculate the numbers needed for the group rate, please register online at
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mfamagnacarta no later than Tuesday August 19th. Make sure you provide us a name and an email.

    AFTER THE EXHIBIT

    NEA and SLA-New England have both generously donated money towards the purchase of appetizers for a post-museum social (location TBD). All other food and drink will be pay-on-your-own.

    QUESTIONS?
    If you have any questions, contact Stefanie Maclin-Hurd from SLA-New England at srmaclin@gmail.com

    JOIN US!

    Join us on Saturday August 23rd for a trip to see the Magna Carta and a post-museum social. Archivists and special librarians all viewing one of the most historically significant documents together? It doesn't get any better than that!

    Hope to see you there!

  • 2014-07-24 4:53 PM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)
    New England Archivists (NEA) announces an exciting new professional development award. An anonymous donor was inspired to fund this new award after experiencing the dedication and enthusiasm of the Spring 2014 Meeting, held in Portsmouth, NH, in March. The Audio/Visual (A/V) Professional Development Award, a disbursement of up to $500, will be given annually for the next three years by NEA to promote increased advancement, education, and participation within this specialized area of the archives field.  For more information, please see our press release.
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