At the Spring 2014 business meeting, the NEA Executive Board will ask you to vote on two proposals: an amendment to the By-laws and an annual dues increase. The history and rationale for each proposal is outlined here. Please contact a member of the Executive Board if you have questions.
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Join fellow NEA members on Thursday, March 20th, in a volunteer outreach project to help Portsmouth Public Library preserve and describe one of their unique collections: the Henry Clay Barnabee Collection. Barnabee was a Portsmouth-born actor and singer, and the collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, images, and assorted ephemera. Volunteers will complete basic description tasks and assist in scanning materials to enable the library to provide greater access to this whimsical collection. Some volunteers may also consult on preservation issues and digitization workflows as well, depending on experience.
This volunteer outreach initiative follows in the tradition of the StoryCorps project, Why Worcester?, held at last year's 40th anniversary meeting. We plan to continue to engage in exciting ways with the community where we hold our meetings.
Volunteer shifts will run from 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:30pm-3:30pm, and 3:30pm-5:00pm, and will take place in the beautiful Special Collections Room at the Portsmouth Public Library.The deadline to sign up is MARCH 15, 2014. Please email Megan Schwenke or Camille Torres Hoven to volunteer and for additional information.
New England Archivists (NEA) is committed to the professional development of its members and recognizes the importance of attending the annual spring meeting to engage with colleagues, keep abreast of new archival theories and technologies, and network. NEA also recognizes the importance of offering these opportunities to student members. NEA will offer the following two scholarships to attend the annual spring meeting:
New England Archivists (NEA) is excited to announce that registration for the Spring 2014 Meeting is now open! Join us March 20-22 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for great programs, workshops, thought-provoking sessions, and a "Jeopardy" tournament.
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside
250 Market Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Room rate $125 available until February 24th (subject to availability.), using this code: New England Archivists 2014 QYND6W2WZTY (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser): https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1306242670&key=9E66C
Parking at the Sheraton is $15/day in the lot across the street, or covered valet parking is $18/day.
New England Archivists announces educational workshops at the Spring 2014 Meeting, to be held at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The following workshops will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2014:
Register by the February 17th early bird deadline and book your hotel room by February 24th to receive the group rate. Hotel information can be found here.
For more information and to register, please visit here.
New England Archivists is now accepting applications for the 2014 Hale and Haas Awards. Deadline February 15, 2014.
RICHARD W. HALE, JR. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD
The Hale Award of $1000 is given annually by the New England Archivists to promote the professional development of archivists in the region. Individual members of the 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 honors Dr. Richard W. Hale, Jr., who was Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1961-1976 and a founding member of the New England Archivists.
For more information or to apply, please visit here.
RICHARD L. HAAS RECORDS MANAGEMENT AWARD
The Richard L. Haas Records Management Award of up to $1000 is given in support of a project that promotes increased cooperation, understanding, and knowledge between the archival and records management professions. Traditional examples of proposals include attendance at seminars or workshops, preparing articles of interest to both professions, and research projects. The grant is not limited to these suggestions. This explanation is ambiguous in the hope that applicants will be creative with their proposals. Preference, however, will be given to those that integrate records management and archival issues. The award honors Richard L. Haas, who held records management positions at Wright State University, University of Cincinnati, and Harvard University.
For more information or to apply, please visit here.
Over the past few months, NEA has made a concentrated effort to try and build better and stronger partnerships with our allied organizations. And the hard work is starting to pay off! Today we are excited to officially announce our new partnership with The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA). So be on the lookout for announcements about upcoming NAGARA events.
Congratulations to Tessa Beers on her election to the Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) Steering Committee. For more information on this new committee, check out the SAA website.
The NEA board is pleased to announce the appointment of William Ross (Professor and Head of the Milne Special Collections and Archives Department at the University of New Hampshire), James Roth (Deputy Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library), and Sarah Shoemaker (Director, University Archives & Special Collections, Brandeis University) as Editors-at-Large for the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies. A collaboration between New England Archivists and the Yale University Library, the journal's aim is to further awareness of issues and developments in the work of professional archivists, curators, and historians, and serve as a locus for graduate students and professionals in library science, archival science, and public history to contribute original works of research and inquiry for peer-review and publication. For more information about this project, please see the Draft Plan.
We are excited to announce a new partnership between NEA and ARMA Boston! Beginning in October, ARMA Boston will offer the ARMA Member Rate to NEA members who register for their events. In return, NEA will be offering the NEA Member Rate to ARMA Boston members who register for NEA events and workshops. Below is a complete list of the dates for the ARMA Boston events for the year.
Check out our new page of Allied Organizations and Groups.
The New England Archivists approved 2013 budget and updated fiscal year 2012 financial reports are now available on the About Us page.
Check out the Events page for information on upcoming classes, lectures, workshops, and other learning opportunities.