Call for Fall 2013 Presentation Proposals
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Big Ideas in the Archival Profession
The New England Archivists Fall 2013 Program Committee calls for
presentation proposals for the Fall 2013 symposium. This symposium
inaugurates a two-year trial period during which NEA will host half-day
gatherings in the fall and three-day conferences in the spring.
For full details on submitting a proposal, see the Meeting page.
Contest Deadline Extended to May 10, 2013
The New England Archivists Newsletter editors are soliciting submissions for its annual student writing prize, worth $200!
The competition is open to all current student members of NEA. Entries should be emailed in an attachment to Judy Farrar by May 10, 2013. Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address.
For complete rules, see below.
- The prize is open to all current student members of NEA.
- One entry per person.
- Essays should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words in length and must be the entrant's own previously unpublished work. Submitting work originally created for a class assignment is acceptable as long as it meets the other criteria.
- Submissions will be judged by the NEA Newsletter Committee on the following: originality, clarity of ideas, grace of expression, and relevancy to the archival profession.
- The winner will be awarded $200 and the winning entry will be
published in the NEA Newsletter.
- Entries should be emailed in an attachment to Judy Farrar. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address. Entries must be received by May 10, 2013.
- NEA is not responsible for late or misdirected entries or
- Entries that surpass the word limit will be returned for editing, only if time allows before the deadline.
Please email Judy Farrar with any questions!
NEA Spring 2013 Plenary Video Now Availble
Dr. George Church's talk: "DNA and the Future of Archival Storage" from March 22, 2013 is now available on our Vimeo page.
Thank You from the Diversity Task Force
Thanks to everyone who attended the Diversity Task Force's session at the Spring NEA Conference and/or stopped by their information table. The Task Force would also like to say thanks to their session's diversity facilitator, Madeline McNeely, and their graphic recorder, Joni Parker-Roach, for their contributions to a thought-provoking session. Finally, the Task Force would like to ask everyone to stay tuned to the web site and listserv for our post-meeting follow-up.
And the winners are . . .
Congratulations to the new NEA Board Members
Vice-President/President Elect: Jill Snyder
Treasurer: Juliana Kuipers
Representative at Large: Erica C. Boudreau
Representative at Large: Tessa Beers
Hale Award Announced
NEA is pleased to announce that Graham Stinnett, Human Rights Curator at the Dodd Center at UConn, is the winner of the 2013 Hale Award.
Distinguished Service Award Announced
NEA is pleased to announce that Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Preservation Specialist with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, is the winner of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award.
Many thanks to the instructors at the Spring NEA Conference:
Dr. Cal Lee, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Matthew Daniel Mason, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Mott R. Linn, Clark University
Charlene L. Martin
Maureen Ryan Doyle
NEA Launches Press Page
Wondering about the latest NEA Press Releases? Need a copy of the brochure to hand out to a colleague? You'll find what you need on the new Press Information page!
Organizational Chart Released
Have you ever wondered about the committees and structure of NEA. Now you can see it all in one document! Take a look at our new organization chart.
NEA is pleased to announce the approval of eight roundtables!
NEA Executive Board passes task force proposal to modify bi-annual meeting structure for a two-year trial period.
of the Three Day Meeting Task Force and the full proposal
are now available.
NEA Annual Survey - 2012 now available.
Results from the NEA Annual Survey for 2012 are now available here.
The New England Archivists approved 2013 budget and updated fiscal year 2012 financial reports are now available on the About Us page.
Membership Survey Available
Results from this year's Membership Survey are now available. Curious about last year's results? They are available here.
The NEA Strategic five-year plan put together by the Board is based on input from the membership. The action plan details the actions needed to fulfill the plan and to guide the Board and its committees.
Check out the Events page for information on upcoming classes, lectures, workshops, and other learning opportunities.