Your Vote is Needed at NEA’s Spring Meeting
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.
Registration Open for Spring 2014 Conference
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.
- Early-bird: Closed
- Advance: February 25 - March 14
- On site: March 15-22
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside250 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 $15.00 per day in the lot across the street, or covered valet parking is $18.00 per day.
Portsmouth Community Outreach Project
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 libary 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.
Meeting and Travel Assistance Scholarships Announced
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:
Scholarship funds may be used for meeting registration, meals, and travel expenses. For more details, see the Scholarships page.
- $400 scholarship for a regular member
- $350 scholarship for a student member