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  • 2017-03-17 9:47 AM | Michelle Romero

    To all NEA members:

    You are invited to attend the NEA Executive Board meeting Thursday, March 23rd from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis. You can access the meeting's agenda on the NEA website. The agenda for the NEA Business Meeting on Saturday, March 25th also at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis is available on the website.

    Unable to attend 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 meeting, please contact the Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator, Anna Clutterbuck-Cook  (diversity@newenglandarchivists.org) and we will do what we can to accommodate your request. You can always access board meeting minutes on the NEA website.

    FREE WORKSHOP: BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING
    Thursday, March 23rd | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

    After the Executive Board meeting on Thursday, all NEA Spring 2017 Meeting attendees and workshop participants are invited to attend a free bystander intervention training session with Independence House, Inc., Cape Cod’s leading resource, counseling and advocacy center to address and prevent domestic and sexual violence. In conjunction with the new Code of Conduct, this training session will help NEA create a culture of active engagement around issues of harassment, giving our membership the confidence to address situations in the moment – perhaps even before they get to the level of a formal complaint.

    These skills are also transferable to your work environment and community beyond your professional life. In this political moment when people from marginalized groups are experiencing a rise in aggressive, hateful words and actions, equipping yourself to actively address such incidents before they escalate is a valuable act of solidarity

    Anyone interested can RSVP online. For any questions, please contact Anna Clutterbuck-Cook, Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org


  • 2017-03-15 8:44 AM | Michelle Romero

    Next Thursday, March 23rd starts the beginning of the New England Archivists Spring 2017 Meeting. And there is still time to register for the meeting, workshops, tours, and Day of Service. Mix and match several activities over the three-day meeting and still have time to explore Cape Cod.

    THURSDAY
    Workshops
       -- Funding for Archives Work
       -- SAA Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists

    Tours (register online here)
       -- Sturgis Library
       -- Bourne Historical Society
       -- Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives

    Day of Service (register online here)
       -- Sturgis Library
       -- Bourne Historical Society

    NEA Board Meeting (open to all members)

    FRIDAY
       -- Plenary talk with Michael Lesy
       -- Two blocks of concurrent sessions
       -- Join a Roundtable or find out more about the NEA Mentoring Program
       -- Network and socialize at the Friday night reception

    SATURDAY
       -- Plenary talk with K.J. Rawson
       -- Three blocks of concurrent sessions
       -- NEA's business meeting and award ceremony (with lunch!)p>

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    Attend the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting
    "Changing Tides" | March 23-25, 2017
    Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
    Register today
    See the NEA website for schedules, rates, and travel information

    See you next week on Cape Cod!

  • 2017-03-09 8:40 AM | Michelle Romero

    This year's New England Archivists Spring 2017 Meeting is in Hyannis, MA, from March 23-25, 2017. Since it will still be the off-season on the Cape, NEA will have the run of the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center for our meeting.... And that means attendees will be able to enjoy many of the amenities the resort has to offer. We want everyone to be able to enjoy this meeting, but it is most easily accessible by car.

    So if you are looking for a ride to the meeting, or if you are willing to share a spot in your car in exchange for fine company (and/or gas money), we've created an online, self-service carpooling sign-up sheet where you can connect with other members looking to share a ride. Use this sheet for getting to the meeting or getting to the Day of Service and tour locations.

    Just enter your name and contact info, when and from where you're traveling, and whether you're a driver (with a car) or a rider. Then wait to be contacted by other carpoolers, or go ahead and contact others who list pick-up locations and dates in line with your travel plans.

    Please note that attendees are entirely responsible for making their own rideshare arrangements, including meeting times, sharing the cost of gas, etc., and following through with their plans.

    *******
    Attend the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting
    "Changing Tides" | March 23-25, 2017
    Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
    See the NEA website for schedules, rates, and travel information.

    See you on Cape Cod!


  • 2017-03-07 9:03 AM | Michelle Romero

    Thursday, March 23rd, is the first day of the New England Archivists' Spring 2017 Meeting on Cape Cod. But you can start getting involved now. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #NEAsp17 for posts about the meeting, plenary speakers, local activities, and more.   

    If you are bringing your family, there are lots of things to do around Hyannis even in the off-season (and remember: if you are staying at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, you and your family get full access to the resort’s amenities). Check out our Pinterest Board for local things to do in and around Hyannis. 

    With only a few weeks left, now is the time to start getting excited for the Spring 2017 Meeting. 

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    Attend the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting 
    "Changing Tides" | March 23-25, 2017 
    Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis 
    Register today
    See the NEA website for schedules, rates, and travel information 

    See you in Hyannis!


  • 2017-02-27 8:53 AM | Michelle Romero

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28, 2017, is the last day to apply for one of the New England Archivists' three professional development awards. These awards are given to help members in their professional development and activities:

    Richard W. Hale, Jr. Professional Development Award
    The Hale Award is given annually by NEA to promote the professional development of archivists in the region. Individual members of NEA are invited to apply for the award. For more information on the award and submitting an application, go to: newenglandarchivists.org/awards/hale

    Richard L. Haas Records Management Award
    The Haas Award is given annually by NEA in support of a project that promotes increased cooperation, understanding, and knowledge between the archival and records management professions. Applicants need not be a member of NEA to receive this award. For more information on the award and submitting an application, go to: newenglandarchivists.org/awards/haas

    Audio/Visual Professional Development Award
    The A/V Award is given annually by NEA to promote the professional development of members in the areas of moving image, recorded sound, and time-based media. Individual members of NEA are invited to apply for the award. For more information on the award and submitting an application, go to: newenglandarchivists.org/av_award

    Applications for all three awards and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Representatives-at-large (RepAtLarge@newenglandarchivists.org) by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

  • 2017-02-24 8:59 AM | Michelle Romero

    This year's New England Archivists Spring 2017 Meeting will be at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, MA, March 23-25, 2017. Since it will still be the off-season on the Cape, NEA will have the run of the conference center for our meeting, and that means attendees will be able to enjoy many of the family-friendly amenities the resort has to offer.

    But there are also a lot of things to do -- even in the off-season -- around Hyannis, and we have a few recommendations.

    TOURS
    The Spring 2017 Program Committee has organized behind-the-scene tours at a few local institutions. Sign up for a tour at the Sturgis Library, the Barnes Historical Society, or at Cape Cod Community College using the NEA Day of Service/Tour sign-up sheet. Please note: you do not have to volunteer for the Day of Service to sign up for a tour. Tours are open to all.

    IN AND AROUND HYANNIS
    Check the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting Pinterest board for many suggestions of tours, museums, restaurants, shopping, and kid-friendly activities. Here are some of the interesting and off-the-beaten-path things to do while on Cape Cod:
    -- Cape Code Brewery
    -- Hyannis Main Street
    -- Cape Cod Potato Chips Factory
    -- Sandwich Glass Museum
    -- Kennedy Legacy Trail

    GETTING TO HYANNIS
    We want everyone to be able to enjoy this meeting, but it is most easily accessible by car. So if you are looking for a ride to the meeting, or if you are willing to share a spot in your car in exchange for fine company (and/or gas money), we've created an online, self-service carpooling sign-up sheet where you can connect with other members looking to share a ride. Just enter your name and contact info, when and from where you're traveling, and whether you're a driver (with a car) or a rider. Then wait to be contacted by other carpoolers, or go ahead and contact others who list pick-up locations and dates in line with your travel plans. Please note that attendees are entirely responsible for making their own rideshare arrangements, including meeting times, sharing the cost of gas, etc., and for following through with their plans.

    For more ways of getting to the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting, see the NEA website.

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    Attend the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting
    "Changing Tides" | March 23-25, 2017
    Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis*
    Register today
    See the NEA website for schedules, rates, and travel information

    *PLEASE NOTE: There are still rooms available at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, but the original NEA block is almost full. When making reservations, it is advisable to call the hotel directly (866-828-9111 or 508-775-7775) and ask for a room for the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting. They will honor our rate for any room reserved during the meeting.

    See you on Cape Cod!

  • 2017-02-23 9:28 AM | Michelle Romero

    New England Archivists is looking for committee members for two of our upcoming meetings. If you are interested in volunteering for either committee, please contact the chairs by March 6, 2017.

    Fall 2017 Meeting, Cambridge, MA
    NEA seeks two volunteers for the Fall 2017 Meeting Program Committee. The half-day symposium will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall of 2017. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please send a brief statement of interest to Elizabeth Andrews, Co-Chair, at landrews@mit.edu by March 6th. On behalf of committee members Myles Crowley, Chris Tanguay, Emily Gonzalez, and Nora Murphy.

    Spring 2018 Meeting, New Haven, CT
    NEA is looking for five volunteers to help plan our upcoming meeting in New Haven, CT, which will be co-sponsored by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. In partnership with our NYC colleagues, there will be opportunities to plan sessions, select plenary speakers, and assist with local arrangements and associated events. The joint Program Committee will kick off its work with an in-person planning meeting on April 7th in New Haven. If you are interested in serving on this Committee, please send a brief statement of interest to Rachel Chatalbash (rachel.chatalbash@yale.edu), Co-Chair, by March 6th.

  • 2017-02-22 9:17 AM | Michelle Romero

    The Day of Service is a New England Archivists community volunteer project that is part of the annual Spring Meeting program. This year's event on Thursday, March 23rd, will offer volunteers a variety of experiences at two possible sites. Participating in NEA's Day of Service is a great way to enhance your skills, or learn new ones, and join with colleagues and new friends to serve the profession.

    Sign up to volunteer at either the Sturgis Library or at the Bourne Historical Society using the 2017 Day of Service Volunteer Form. Shifts are first come, first serve, and space is limited so sign up early to guarantee a spot*. Sign ups will close Wednesday, March 22nd, OR as soon as all spots are filled. Once someone signs-up for a shift, the project organizers will email potential volunteers to confirm participation and share further logistical details. *You do not have to attend the Spring 2016 Meeting in order to participate in the NEA Day of Service event.

    ABOUT THE PROJECTS

    Sturgis Library:
    Project #1: Gravestones preservation work
    Volunteers will encapsulate gravestone rubbings, a project for which prior experience is strongly requested. Mylar and double stick tape are provided; these supplies are partially funded by the Cape Cod Antique Dealers’ Association.

    Project #2: Stanley Smith Deed Collection online database
    Volunteers will contribute to the Stanley Smith Deed Collection online database, a work-in-progress in collaboration with the Boston Public Library. Amassed by local historian Stanley Webster Smith (1869-1941), this extensive collection includes deeds for land, property, wharfs, salt works, and church pews. Volunteers will work from digital images and fill out forms with keywords and other information (to be entered into the database by a staff member). Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own laptops if they have them.

    Bourne Historical Society:
    Project: Town Undertaker Edward D. Nickerson diary transcription
    The Bourne Historical Society recently received three diaries, dating from 1898-1930, with photographs and handwritten descriptions of Bourne from the town undertaker Edward D. Nickerson (at that time the only undertaker on Cape Cod). Volunteers will transcribe one volume (111 pages, covering 1902-1921) from photocopies and are encouraged to bring their own laptops, as computers at the historical society are limited (transcriptions may also be handwritten initially). Volunteers’ ideas or suggestions for an upcoming exhibit, tentatively titled “Edward D. Nickerson, A Bourne Original: Undertaker, Environmentalist, Storyteller,” will also be welcome.

    Bring your expertise and enthusiasm and help make a difference at one of these cultural heritage institutions on the Cape!


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    Attend the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting
    "Changing Tides" | March 23-25, 2017
    Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis*
    Register today!
    See the NEA website for schedules, rates, and travel information

    *PLEASE NOTE: There are still rooms available at the The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, but the original NEA block is almost full. When making reservations, it is advisable to call the hotel directly (866-828-9111 or 508-775-7775) and ask for a room for the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting. They will honor our rate for any room reserved during the meeting.


  • 2017-02-21 9:42 AM | Michelle Romero

    Donating your time and energy to New England Archivists delivers a multitude of benefits:
    -- networking with fellow colleagues
    -- learning new skills
    -- helping to strengthen and reconnect with local archival communities

    Volunteering with NEA is a rewarding and fun collective experience. Currently we have four open positions with varying levels of responsibilities.

    Are you interested in:
    Communications Committee: Web Content Manager (position pending)

    Education Committee: Chair (JUST POSTED)
    In conjunction with Education Committee members (workshop planners), the Chair coordinates annual Spring Meeting workshops and standalone workshops to provide professional development opportunities for members of the archival community. In addition, the Education Chair evaluates and approves workshop proposals and contracts and liaises with institutions, NEA program chairs, NEA registrar, NEA Board, and other NEA committees.

    This position provides an opportunity for someone with an interest in professional development to get involved with NEA and further develop NEA's educational opportunities.

    Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator

    Registrar

    See the individual job postings on the NEA website for more details and who to contact about volunteering. We look forward to working with you! 


  • 2017-02-17 1:18 PM | Michelle Romero

    DEADLINE EXTENDED! 

    Now accepting applications through Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

    There's still time to apply for one of New England Archivists' three awards to help members in their professional development and activities: 

    Richard W. Hale, Jr. Professional Development Award 
    The Hale Award is given annually by NEA to promote the professional development of archivists in the region. Individual members of NEA are invited to apply for the award. For more information on the award and submitting an application, go to: newenglandarchivists.org/awards/hale 

    Richard L. Haas Records Management Award 
    The Haas Award is given annually by NEA in support of a project that promotes increased cooperation, understanding, and knowledge between the archival and records management professions. Applicants need not be a member of NEA to receive this award. For more information on the award and submitting an application, go to: newenglandarchivists.org/awards/haas 

    Audio/Visual Professional Development Award 
    The A/V Award is given annually by NEA to promote the professional development of members in the areas of moving image, recorded sound, and time-based media. Individual members of NEA are invited to apply for the award. For more information on the award and submitting an application, go to: newenglandarchivists.org/av_award 

    Applications for all three awards and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Representatives-at-large (RepAtLarge@newenglandarchivists.org) by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.


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