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  • 2017-01-23 9:16 AM | Michelle Romero

    The 2017 New England Archivists Archival Advocacy and Distinguished Service Awards Committee seeks nominations for the following:

    ARCHIVAL ADVOCACY AWARD
    If you know a colleague outside the field of archives who has dedicated themselves to helping archivists and archives in New England, consider nominating them for an Archival Advocacy Award. See the NEA website for criteria for eligibility and more details.

    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
    If you know a colleague who has been a leader in promoting and furthering the objectives of NEA, consider nominating them for a Distinguished Service Award. See the NEA website for criteria for eligibility and more details.

    Nominations for both awards can be made using this nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by February 15, 2017. If you have questions or comments, please email Colin Lukens, NEA Immediate-Past President: colin_lukens@harvard.edu

  • 2017-01-20 10:10 AM | Michelle Romero

    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 Wednesday, February 15, 2017.


  • 2017-01-19 9:13 AM | Michelle Romero

    Donating your time and energy to NEA 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 eight open positions with varying levels of responsibilities.

    Are you interested in:
    Communications Committee (Chair, Social Medial Coordinator, Web Content Manager)
    Education Committee (three open committee member positions)
    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! 

  • 2017-01-17 9:19 AM | Michelle Romero

    Early-bird registration for the New England Archivists' Spring 2017 Meeting is now open!

    Register now for the Spring 2017 Meeting, “Changing Tides,” March 23-25 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and take part in a discussion of the many ways in which the archival profession and the world around us are shifting. This year’s meeting will focus on collaboration in a changed environment. See the current schedule-at-a-glance for more information on all events planned during the three-day meeting.

    In the coming weeks look for future NEA announcement with more details on:

    -- Two full-day workshops (Funding for Archives Work and the SAA Workshop on the Fundamentals of Project Management)
    -- What is NEA’s first Born-Digital Boot Camp?
    -- Project details and how to register for the Day of Service at two locations (Bourne Historical Society and the Sturgis Library in Barnstable)
    -- Who are the Spring 2017 Meeting plenary speakers Michael Lesy and K.J. Rawson
    -- Rideshare and travel information
    -- Amenities at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis and other things to do on Cape Cod in the off-season

    GOT QUESTIONS?
    If you have questions regarding registration, please see our Registration FAQ or contact NEA's Registrar, Emily Atkins, at registrar@newenglandarchivists.org.

    For questions or concerns about accessibility and/or disability accommodations that you would like addressed before registration, please contact NEA’s Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator, Anna Clutterbuck-Cook, at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org / 617-646-0561 for assistance.

    Look forward to seeing you in Hyannis!


  • 2017-01-13 9:30 AM | Michelle Romero



    New England Archivists is proud to announce the relaunch of the NEA Mentoring Program. This year-long program will begin in March 2017. Applications and more information about this popular program are available on the NEA website.

    WHY PARTICIPATE?
    The NEA Mentoring Program offers members the opportunity to participate in Mentoring Circles, which are small groups that typically consist of four to six mentees and two mentors. Diverging from the traditional one-on-one mentoring model, the circle model fosters not only mentoring relationships between the mentors and the mentees, but also peer-mentoring relationships among the mentees and the co-mentors.

    Mentoring Circles aim to:
    -- Encourage the exchange of experiences, challenges, and opportunities to facilitate goal-setting for career and personal development
    -- Build competence and character to reach those goals
    -- Foster self-confidence, communication skills, and collective growth.

    Mentors and mentees are matched to a circle depending on their interests, goals, and availability. The application process includes an initial survey to determine everyone’s interests and support the initial matching. All participants should be current NEA members able to commit to a full cycle of the program (seven to nine months).

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE
    Please visit the NEA Mentoring page on the NEA website to learn more about the program and to apply to join. Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2017, and applicants will receive further information by March 8, 2017.

    Help us promote the event by printing and posting the flyer in your staff kitchen or break room. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Pam Hopkins (psmhopkins@gmail.com) and Heather Mumford (heather_mumford@hms.harvard.edu).

  • 2017-01-12 9:24 AM | Michelle Romero

    If you are a member of New England Archivists, you are eligible to apply to one of our two scholarships to help support NEA members attend the Spring 2017 Meeting on Cape Cod. Both scholarships cover the meeting registration fee (at the early-bird rate) and up to $300 towards travel and hotel expenses.
    -- The Meeting and Travel Scholarship (for non-student members only)
    -- The Susan J. Von Salis Student Meeting and Travel Scholarship (for student members only)

    Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Representatives-at-large (RepAtLarge@newenglandarchivists.org) by Sunday, January 15, 2017.

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    ABOUT THE NEA SPRING 2017 MEETING
    Early-bird registration for the New England Archivists Spring 2017 Meeting opens Monday, January 16th.

    Go online now to find the tentative schedule-at-a-glance for “Changing Tides” in Hyannis, Massachusetts and get ready to take part in a discussion of the many ways in which the archival profession and the world around us are shifting.

    In addition to thought-provoking and informative sessions on Friday and Saturday, here will be:
    -- two full-day workshops (Funding for Archives Work and the SAA Workshop on the Fundamentals of Project Management)
    -- NEA’s first Born-Digital Boot Camp
    -- a Day of Service at TWO locations: the Bourne Historical Society and the Sturgis Library in Barnstable
    -- plenary talks by Michael Lesy and K.J. Rawson

    BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW
    NEA has reserved a block of rooms at The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis. Call to reserve a room at the NEA special rate ($115/night): (866) 828-9111 or (508) 775-7775 (reference the NEA Meeting).

    Be part of things in Hyannis: apply to one of the NEA meeting and travel scholarships.


  • 2017-01-11 9:35 AM | Michelle Romero

    The 2017 New England Archivists Archival Advocacy and Distinguished Service Awards Committee seeks nominations for the following:

    ARCHIVAL ADVOCACY AWARD If you know a colleague outside the field of archives who has dedicated themselves to helping archivists and archives in New England, consider nominating them for an Archival Advocacy Award. See the NEA website for criteria for eligibility and more details.

    DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD If you know a colleague who has been a leader in promoting and furthering the objectives of NEA, consider nominating them for a Distinguished Service Award. See the NEA website for criteria for eligibility and more details.

    Nominations for both awards can be made using this nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by February 15, 2017. If you have questions or comments, please email Colin Lukens, NEA Immediate-Past President: colin_lukens@harvard.edu

  • 2017-01-09 9:23 AM | Michelle Romero

    Join the New England Archivists at Tufts University on Friday, January 27th for our third on-site SAA webinar and networking event followed by small group discussions of how to apply the tools and techniques presented in the webinar at your own organization. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Introduction to Processing Digital Records and Manuscripts

    Friday, January 27, 2017
    Webinar viewing: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Discussion: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    The actual steps of processing digital materials are the same as for analog materials—it's how you conduct them that differ. This webinar introduces you to techniques for adapting traditional archival practices to the management of digital archival materials and serves as an introduction to the Arrangement and Description of Electronic Records DAS courses. Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:
    1) Adapt traditional archival practices to managing electronic records and manuscripts;
    2) Select appropriate tools to use when processing digital records and manuscripts;
    3) Design and develop workflows for accessioning and processing digital records and manuscripts.

    This webinar is based in part on Module 2: Processing Digital Records and Manuscripts by J. Gordon Daines III, (Society of American Archivists, 2013). Module2 is part of SAA series Trends in Archives Practice series, which addresses the practical management of archives and manuscript collections in the digital age. (Note: The ebook is single-user license and requires downloading of Adobe Digital Editions). Click here to buy a copy of Module 2.

    If you are seeking your DAS certification, or just want to enhance your understanding of working with born digital records, this webinar viewing and networking event is an opportunity to explore the topic at a greatly reduced rate. For those attendees who wish to take the exam, information will be provided at the event for you. Each exam costs $35.00, payable by the attendee to SAA.

    Fees: Students: $5.00  |  NEA Members: $10.00  |  Non-NEA Members: $15.00
    Only nine seats still available, so register now.

    NEA thanks Tufts University for hosting the third webinar and networking event.

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    If you are interested in volunteering with the NEA Education Committee to provide more events like these to members and the general New England archival community, see current open positions on the NEA website


  • 2017-01-06 1:02 PM | Michelle Romero

    Early-bird registration for the New England Archivists Spring 2017 Meeting opens Monday, January 16th. Save the date so you can register for “Changing Tides” in Hyannis, Massachusetts and take part in a discussion of the many ways in which the archival profession and the world around us are shifting.

    In addition to thought-provoking and informative sessions on Friday and Saturday, we will offer
    -- two full-day workshops (Funding for Archives Work and the SAA Workshop on the Fundamentals of Project Management)
    -- NEA’s first Born-Digital Boot Camp
    -- a Day of Service at the Bourne Historical Society and the Sturgis Library in Barnstable
    -- plenary talks by Michael Lesy and K.J. Rawson

    Come explore all that Cape Cod has to offer, even in the off-season. Sign up for a tour of a local institution, and spend your down time in downtown Hyannis where you’ll find countless restaurants, bars, and shops. Be part of things on Cape Cod.

    Reserve your hotel room today:
    The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis | capecodresortandconferencecenter.com
    Call to take advantage of the NEA room rate of $115/night: 866-828-9111 or 508-775-7775

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    If you are already a New England Archivists member, you are eligible to apply to one of our two scholarships to help support NEA members attend the annual spring meeting. Both scholarships cover the meeting registration fee (at the early-bird rate) and up to $300 towards travel and hotel expenses.
    -- The Meeting and Travel Scholarship (for non-student members only)
    -- The Susan J. Von Salis Student Meeting and Travel Scholarship (for student members only)

    Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Representatives-at-large (RepAtLarge@newenglandarchivists.org) by January 15, 2017.

    See you on Cape Cod!


  • 2016-12-21 9:51 AM | Michelle Romero

    Interested in volunteering with New England Archivists? Now we've made it even easier for you to discover any available volunteer opportunities in the organization. This month we started posting all open positions on our website: https://newenglandarchivists.org/volunteer. Bookmark this page and check back to see if there is anything you may be interested in volunteering for. 

    Right now we have a lot of volunteer opportunities available. See the website for information on job duties, terms of services, and how to apply.

    CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS:
    -- Awards and Scholarships Committees
    -- Communications Committee (3 open positions)
    -- Education Committee (3 open positions)
    -- Non-Voting Executive Board
            -- Registrar
            -- Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator

    Consider volunteering for NEA and help us provide more and more benefits for our members in the coming years.


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