First awarded in 2002, the New England Archivists Archival Advocacy Award is given annually to an individual or institution demonstrating extraordinary support, politically, financially, or through public advocacy, of New England archival programs and records.
Completed nominations are due by February 15th. Nominations are reviewed and the recipient chosen by the Archival Advocacy Award Committee. Applicants and nominees are informed of the Committee’s decision no later than March 1st.
This award may be given to any individual who is not a member of the archival profession and who is not affiliated with any library or archives institution.
Preference is given to nominees whose advocacy has had a broad, long-term impact, such as sponsorship of successful political initiatives which have directly aided archives; financial support of important archival programs; increasing public awareness and support for archival issues; or many other types of advocacy.
The nomination period begins in December, and completed nominations are due by February 15th. Nominees must be nominated by more than one applicant.
Submit complete applications to RepAtLarge@newenglandarchivists.org with “Archival Advocacy Award Nomination” in the subject line.
Complete nominations will consist of:
Incomplete nominations will not be considered.
The Archival Advocacy Award Committee may solicit nominations for nominees it feels are deserving of the award.
Nominations may be resubmitted in subsequent award cycles if they are not voted upon favorably when first submitted.
Nomination Review and Recipient Selection
One recipient can be chosen to receive this award each award cycle. The recipient of this award will be chosen on the merit of their nominations. Preference is given to nominees whose advocacy has had a broad, long-term impact, such as sponsorship of successful political initiatives which have directly aided archives; financial support of important archival programs; increasing public awareness and support for archival issues; or many other types of advocacy.
A simple majority vote of the Archival Advocacy Award Committee will determine the recipient. Votes are submitted by Committee members privately to the Committee Chair, who compiles them and provides the Committee with the results. In the case of a tie, the President will cast the deciding vote.
The Archival Advocacy Award Committee may postpone voting on a nomination if additional information is required. In such cases, the Committee Chair will notify the nominator(s) that additional materials are needed. The Committee may only postpone the vote once. If requested by the Executive Board, the Committee Chair will report on the activity of the Committee to the Executive Board in a closed session.
If the Committee does not select a recipient from the nominations, or in the absence of nominations, the award will not be given.
The Archival Advocacy Award began in 2002.
Archival Advocacy Award Committee
Nominations are reviewed and recipients are chosen by the Archival Advocacy Award Committee, which is appointed by the Executive Board annually prior to the start of the application period. The Committee is made up of:
In selecting the members of the Committee, the Chair should strive to create a committee that is diverse and inclusive, reflecting a range of tenure in the profession and NEA, geographical representation, gender, and professional practice.
Archival Advocacy Award Committee files, including nominations, are stored on NEA’s content management system and managed in accordance with the NEA Record Schedule.
Questions? Feedback? Contact the Representatives-at-Large at RepAtLarge@newenglandarchivists.org.