REPS Roundup: May 5, 2017

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May 5, 2017


REPS Roundup is the weekly newsletter of the Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students. Each issue includes news items, events, and opportunities to keep you informed about the archives profession. Have an announcement to add to the Roundup? Email the editor: Kyle Boyd.


In this issue: REPS News // NEA News // SAA News // Issues & Advocacy //
Professional Development & Continuing Education // In the Media // Events Around New England


REPS News

REPS has a new Steering Committee. REPS has elected a new steering committee for the upcoming year:

Co-Chairs: Lauren VanDenBerg and Molly Brown
Secretary: Kyle Boyd
Website and Social Media Coordinator: Lucy Ross

Stay tuned for introductions on our website and a special election in May for open positions including Events Coordinator and Student Liaison.

NEA News

Call for news items and photos. NEA is looking for items to include in the July 2017 newsletter. Submissions are due May 15, 2017 to parke.sean@gmail.com.

Call for back cover photos. NEA is looking for photos for the back cover of the July 2017 newsletter. Submissions are due May 15, 2017 to sally.blanchard-o’brien@sec.state.vt.us.

SAA News

Spring Book Sale. SAA is having a book sale, with select books on sale for $15 or $10 through May 8th, while supplies last. Visit the SAA Bookstore.

Women Archivist Section Salary Survey. The Women Archivists Section of SAA is asking archivists of all genders to participate in their salary survey here by May 17th.

Pop-Up Session Proposals for 2017 Annual Meeting. SAA is asking for submissions for sessions whose ideas and content may have “popped up” since November when initial proposals were due. Pop-Up Session Proposals are due May 24th.

Issues & Advocacy

Fight for Libraries #saveIMLS. Visit the American Library Association’s Fight for Libraries site to learn more.

Professional Development & Continuing Education

Academy of Certified Archivists Exam
Across the Country
Application due May 15, Exam date: July 26th
$50
http://www.certifiedarchivists.org/get-certified/

Photographic Process Identification Webinars
Free series of six online webinars
Fall 2017
https://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/process-id-webinars

In the Media

Internet Archive wins Webby Lifetime Achievement Award
https://blog.archive.org/2017/04/25/internet-archive-wins-webby-lifetime-achievement-award/

Preserving the Material History of Video Games
https://hyperallergic.com/371889/saving-the-material-history-of-games/

Archivist collects hop and brewing history
http://www.capitalpress.com/SpecialSections/Orchard/20170413/archivist-collects-hop-and-brewing-history

Events Around New England

Lori Lyn Price: Oral Interviews—Connect with the Living Past
Commonwealth Salon, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston st.,Boston, MA
Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
http://www.bpl.org/programs/local_family_history_series.htm

Building Advocacy and Support for Digital Archives
New York Archives Conference, Utica, NY
Wednesday, June 7th 2017
Register for the course here.

Talking Social Justice in Massachusetts Libraries
Tuesday, June 13th 2017
Devens, MA
Register here.


Follow REPS on the web:
repsnea.wordpress.com // t : @repsnea // f : www.facebook.com/groups/repsnea/


If you would like to join the REPS, please visit the REPS Google Group where you can request membership.


Sent on behalf of the REPS Leadership Team: Lauren VanDenBerg, Molly Brown, Kyle Boyd, and Lucy Ross.

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