Meet the Steering Committee: Secretary

Kyle Boyd

Secretary

Where are you from or where did you grow up? Care to share a fun fact about your hometown?
I am from Amherst Massachusetts. The “h” in Amherst is silent which means that locals can easily spot new residents or visitors since they pronounce it Am-Herst. The town’s unofficial slogan is “where only the ’h’ is silent,” since the “h” is silent but the people of Amherst are not.

Where did you attend school?
I attended undergrad at Smith College in Northampton, MA and I am currently enrolled in the Simmons College MLIS program concentrating in archives management.

What’s the number one most played song on your iPhone right now?
I listen to the radio so I listen to whatever is popular at the moment. I’m not picky about music genre and I don’t like listening to commercials so I flip between stations a lot.

Tips for getting through job search and/or grad school?
Searching for jobs is hard. Stay organized and keep track of job descriptions, applications, cover letters etc. Find the balance of applying to multiple jobs but not too many. You don’t want to apply to only one dream job but you also don’t want to apply to tons of jobs that you could never see yourself doing.

Professional interests or specialties within the field
I like working in a wide variety of archives. I have experience working in local history rooms, digitization/metadata, and with photographic collections.  

Buzzfeed TV Character Identity
Rachel from Friends. Once, your hair inspired a revolution.”

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REPS Roundup: September 4, 2017

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September 4 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 //
Events // In the Media


REPS News

Join Us. We are looking for people to join the steering committee in the Events Coordinator and Student Liaison positions. You can nominate yourself here.

NEA News

Register Today.  The NEA Fall 2017 meeting will be held Saturday, September 23rd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You can view the schedule and  register online today. The NEA Newsletter is looking for session reports to cover the fall meeting. If you would like to get involved contact Betts Coup.

NEA/A.R.T. Spring 2018 Meeting call for proposals. The NEA and Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T.) invite submissions of session proposals for their joint Spring Meeting, to be held March 22-24, 2019 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Spring 2018 Program Committee has created a space for NEA and A.R.T. members to develop proposals together. Proposals are due September 10, 2017 and can be submitted here.

SAA News

SAA Annual Meeting. The conference may be over but there are many ways to catch up with everything that happened in Portland this summer. Recorded session’s MP3s and the Presidential Address are available to watch online. SNAP section’s blog also has posts summarizing various talks.

Events

Archives Hashtag Party

Each month in 2017 the National Archives will announce a hashtag. Archives across the country will be posting photos on social media associated with the theme. In August it was #ArchivesSquadGoals and September’s theme will be #ArchivesCute.

In the Media

What Looking In a Bank Archive Can Tell Us About Modern Finance

Alexander Hamilton Papers Now Online

#SLIDESHOW: Past brought to new life through digitisation of Limerick Archives


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REPS Roundup: August 27, 2017

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August 27, 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 // Events
Professional Development & Continuing Education // In the Media


REPS News

Join Us. We are looking for people to join the steering committee in the Events Coordinator and Student Liaison positions. You can nominate yourself here.

NEA News

Call for Submissions. Article and back cover photos for the upcoming October 2017 newsletter are needed. Back cover photos can be submitted to sally.blanchard-o’brien[at]sec.state.vt.us by Wednesday, August 30. Articles can be sent to parke.sean[at]gmail.com by Wednesday, August 30.

Register Today.  The NEA Fall 2017 meeting will be held Saturday, September 23rd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You can register online today.

NEA/A.R.T. Spring 2018 Meeting call for proposals. The NEA and Archivists  Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T.) invite submissions of session proposals for their joint Spring Meeting, to be held March 22-24, 2019 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Spring 2018 Program Committee has created a space for NEA and A.R.T. members to develop proposals together. Proposals are due September 10, 2017 and can be submitted here.

SAA News

SAA Annual Meeting. The conference may be over but there are many ways to catch up with everything that happened in Portland this summer. Recorded session’s MP3s and the Presidential Address are available to watch online. SNAP section’s blog also has posts summarizing various talks.

Events

Archives Hashtag Party

Each month in 2017 the National Archives will announce a hashtag. Archives across the country will be posting photos on social media associated with the theme. In August it was #ArchivesSquadGoals and September’s theme will be #ArchivesCute.

Professional Development & Continuing Education

SAA has recently launched their Online Learning Portal
Visit their website to see available courses and webcasts from previous meetings.There is 25% off sale through the end of August by using the code ARCHIVES2017 at checkout.

In the Media

A conversation with Bob Scarr, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s archivist

Found: Oldest Known Photo of a U.S. President (Socks and All)

Total eclipse of the Sun


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REPS Roundup: August 20, 2017

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August 20, 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 //
Professional Development & Continuing Education // In the Media


REPS News

Join Us. We are looking for people to join the steering committee in the Events Coordinator and Student Liaison positions. You can nominate yourself here.

NEA News

Call for Submissions. Article and back cover photos for the upcoming October 2017 newsletter are needed. Back cover photos can be submitted to sally.blanchard-o’brien@sec.state.vt.us by Tuesday, August 15. Articles can be sent to parke.sean@gmail.com by Tuesday, August 15.

Register Today.  The NEA Fall 2017 meeting will be held Saturday, September 23rd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You can register online today.

NEA/A.R.T. Spring 2018 Meeting call for proposals. The NEA and Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T.) invite submissions of session proposals for their joint Spring Meeting, to be held March 22-24, 2019 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Spring 2018 Program Committee has created a space for NEA and A.R.T. members to develop proposals together. Proposals are due September 10, 2017 and can be submitted here.

SAA News

SAA Annual Meeting. The conference may be over but there are many ways to catch up with everything that happened in Portland this summer. Recorded session’s MP3s and the Presidential Address are available to watch online. SNAP section’s blog also has posts summarizing various talks.

Professional Development & Continuing Education

SAA has recently launched their Online Learning Portal
Visit their website to see available courses and webcasts from previous meetings.There is 25% off sale through the end of August by using the code ARCHIVES2017 at checkout.

In the Media

Sparking Interest in Archives and History

The Woman Who Collected More Than 25,000 Menus

Over 50,000 Digitized Pieces of Vinyl Can Now be Listened to on Internet Archive


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If you were forwarded this message and would like to join the REPS, please visit the REPS Google Group where you can request membership.


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REPS Roundup: August 6, 2017

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August 6, 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 //
Professional Development & Continuing Education // In the Media


REPS News

Join Us. We are looking for people to join the steering committee in the Events Coordinator and Student Liaison positions. You can nominate yourself here.

Meet our Steering Committee. Lucy Ross, Website and Social Media Coordinator, runs the REPS website, blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Make sure you subscribe, like, and follow to stay informed about everything happening in REPS. Learn more about Lucy Ross on our blog.

NEA News

Call for Submissions. Article and back cover photos for the upcoming October 2017 newsletter are needed. Back cover photos can be submitted to sally.blanchard-o’brien@sec.state.vt.us by Tuesday, August 15. Articles can be sent to parke.sean@gmail.com by Tuesday, August 15.

NEA/A.R.T. Spring 2018 Meeting call for proposals.
The NEA and Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T.) invite submissions of session proposals for their joint Spring Meeting, to be held March 22-24, 2019 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Spring 2018 Program Committee has created a space for NEA and A.R.T. members to develop proposals together. Proposals are due September 10, 2017 and can be submitted here.

Register Today.  The NEA Fall 2017 meeting will be held Saturday, September 23rd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You can register online today.

SAA News

SAA Annual Meeting. This year’s conference in Portland was the second largest in the history of the SAA. Keep your eye out for MP3s of recorded sessions. If your attended the meeting you can fill out an evaluation form. If you didn’t attend you can fill out a form to help SAA understand how to make the meeting more accessible.

WArS Salary Report. WArS has released their salary report.

Professional Development & Continuing Education

SAA has recently launched their Online Learning Portal
Visit their website to see available courses and webcasts from previous meetings.There is 25% off sale through the end of August by using the code ARCHIVES2017 at checkout.

In the Media

100 Years of Impressionist Archives are Going Online

NASA Posts Archival Footage of Air and Space Vehicles to YouTube

Forgotten Color Video of the Hoover Family at the White House

 


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REPS Roundup: July 22, 2017

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July 22, 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

Join Us. We are looking for people to join the steering committee in the Events Coordinator and Student Liaison positions. You can nominate yourself here.

SAA 2017.  Check out the REPS blog for tips on getting the most out of the SAA annual meeting in Portland next week. We have a few Google documents to help you make the most of the meeting. Talking to people can be hard, visit the REPS room share, REPS  activities sign up, and SNAP lunch buddy documents to make arrangements to meet up with people. The SNAP section also has a blog post with tips and tricks for #SAA17. Make sure to also look at the SAA host committee blog for resources about Portland.

Meet our Steering Committee. Lucy Ross, Website and Social Media Coordinator, runs the REPS website, blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Make sure you subscribe, like, and follow to stay informed about everything happening in REPS. Learn more about Lucy Ross on our blog.

NEA News

Call for Submissions. Article and back cover photos for the upcoming October 2017 newsletter are needed. Back cover photos can be submitted to sally.blanchard-o’brien@sec.state.vt.us by Tuesday, August 15. Articles can be sent to parke.sean@gmail.com by Tuesday, August 15.

NEA/A.R.T. Spring 2018 Meeting call for proposals. The NEA and Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T.) invite submissions of session proposals for their joint Spring Meeting, to be held March 22-24, 2019 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Spring 2018 Program Committee has created a space for NEA and A.R.T. members to develop proposals together. Proposals are due September 10, 2017 and can be submitted here.

Mark your calendars. The NEA Fall 2017 meeting will be held Saturday, September 23rd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The NEA/A.R.T. Spring 2018 meeting will be held March 22-24, 2018 in New Haven.

SAA News

#snaprt. SNAP is having a twitter chat on Wednesday, July 26th 2:30-3:45 pm. To follow along with the SAA annual meeting all week use #SAA17 , #snaprt and follow @SNAP_Section. To see which SNAPers plan to live tweet visit to the SNAP Twitter list

WArS Salary Report. WArS has released their salary report.

Professional Development & Continuing Education

Care of Books and Scrapbooks
July 28, 2017 2:00-3:30 EDT
Register here

SAA has recently launched their Online Learning Portal
Visit their website to see available courses and webcasts from previous meetings.

In the Media

Discovering the Sussex Declaration

Old NASA Computers and tapes found in basement

What to do with the tributes after the shooting stops

 


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REPS Roundup: July 16, 2017

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July 16, 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


Meet our Steering Committee.
Lucy Ross, Website and Social Media Coordinator, runs the REPS website, blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Make sure you subscribe, like, and follow to stay informed about everything happening in REPS. Learn more about Lucy Ross on our blog.

SAA 2017.  Check out the REPS blog to prepare for the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland this month. We have a few Google documents to help you make the most of the meeting. Visit the room share and activities sign up documents to learn more. There is also a helpful blog from last year featuring tips for attending the meeting. You can also sign up for the Navigator Program. Make sure to also look at the SAA host committee blog for resources about Portland.

Join Us. We are looking for people to join the steering committee in the Events Coordinator and Student Liaison positions. You can nominate yourself here.

NEA News

NEA/A.R.T. Spring 2018 Meeting call for proposals. The NEA and Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T.) invite submissions of session proposals for their joint Spring Meeting, to be held March 22-24, 2019 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Spring 2018 Program Committee has created a space for NEA and A.R.T. members to develop proposals together. Proposals are due September 10, 2017 and can be submitted here.

Mark your calendars. The NEA Fall 2017 meeting will be held Saturday, September 23rd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The NEA/A.R.T. Spring 2018 meeting will be held March 22-24, 2018 in New Haven.

SAA News

One Book One Profession. SAA has chosen Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion, edited by Mary A. Caldera and Kathryn M. Neal for the 2017 One Book One Profession selection.

Professional Development & Continuing Education

Care of Books and Scrapbooks
July 28, 2017 2:00-3:30 EDT
Register here

Library Juice Academy Course
Visit their website for a list of upcoming courses

In the Media

Archives works to preserve Sandwich’s Oral Histories

The National Archives: Where confused tourists queue up to coo at copies

Into the Heart of Patagonia’s Secret Archives

Events Around New England

The History and Collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society
July 22nd, 2017, 10:00am-11:30am
Massachusetts Historical Society


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Surviving and getting the most out of the SAA annual meeting

Conferences are big, and over stimulating, and exhausting. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of the experience.

ARCHIVES 2017: alike/different

1) Have a plan. As interesting as all the sessions may sound pick only a few that you absolutely don’t want to miss. There is even a conference app to help keep you organized.

2) Have an alternate session ready. Sometimes the session description sounds perfect for you and your interests but when you get there it isn’t quite right. There are multiple sessions happening at a time, maybe something else will be a better fit.

3) Attend at least one session that may not have anything to do with your work/study but sounds interesting. Last year I attended a session about “documenting the distasteful” and it was my favorite session of the conference.

4) Rest. Schedule some down time or be prepared to skip a session or two to take some down time. Drink water, see something not at the conference hall

5) Talk to people. This is the scary one for so many of us but this is where the SNAP lunch buddy and REPS activities sign ups come in. Networking sessions work great for some people but if you are like me there is a lot of anxiety that goes into it. Signing up to go get lunch or visit a local site with a few people is much more manageable and leads to better conversations.

6) Meet new people. If you are attending the conference with friends, classmates, or coworkers do stuff without them. You see them on a regular basis and are probably well informed as to what they are working on. See what others are doing!

7) Get comfy! Wear shoes and clothing that you feel comfortable in. Maybe don’t come in your pjs, you want to look professional, but conference days are long so if wearing heels or a tie for 10 hours doesn’t sound like something you can do, don’t. Remember that conference spaces are often cold so consider bringing a layer with you.

8) Check your resources. New city, busy schedule while there, ahh! Relax, the SAA Host Committee has a blog full of resources and suggestions that helps you navigate local transportation, eating around Portland, jogging routes, and more. Sign up for the Navigator Program and/or attend the First-Timer Coffee Break, these are great ways to meet your colleagues.

9) Have some fun. It is easy to get stuck in work mode but remember to have some fun. Join in the impromptu knitting circles or coffee breaks. Attend the Archives in the Movies event on Thursday evening where you will see the best/worst examples of what Hollywood thinks we do. The Oregon Brewers Festival is going on July 26-30, or maybe check out the International Rose Test Garden which was established during WWI to preserve species of roses grown in Europe from the bombs, there is something for everyone.

Meet the Steering Committee: Website and Social Media Coordinator

Lucy Ross

Website and Social Media Coordinator

Where are you from or where did you grow up? Care to share a fun fact about your hometown?
I’m from historic, folkloric Quincy, MA! While there are many fun facts to be shared about Quincy (it’s the birthplace of Dunkin’ Donuts and Howard Johnson’s; its United First Parish Church houses a crypt containing the sarcophagi of John, Abigail, John Quincy, and Louisa Adams; and it’s the hometown of Ruth Gordon [and there’s an amphitheater named in her honor!]), my favorite is that its Merrymount neighborhood is named for some famed, unacceptable-to-Puritans, maypole-adjacent revelry.

Where did you attend school?
For my undergrad, I went to Brown University. For my MLIS, Simmons College (highly unique in the NEA world, of course).

What’s the number one most played song on your iPhone right now?
I don’t know the current one, but my most-played track on Spotify last year was Return of the Mack.

Tips for getting through job search and/or grad school?
My most valuable resources for these were a solid support network, a void to scream into, and rigorously scheduled free time with space for non-work or school things. Distracting myself with wedding planning for my last year of grad school was also very helpful for both redirecting my energies and efforts and providing a subject to divert to when I was asked about what I was planning to do once I was done with school!

Professional interests or specialties within the field
I currently work in a medical archives, which is nice since I’ve long been interested in medical history. I’m also interested in conservation/preservation and maritime collections. I spent many years as the registrar for a new media art gallery, and that left me with a lingering fondness for software art, kinetic sculpture, and the intricacies of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.

Buzzfeed TV Character Identity
I’m Dana Scully from the X-Files! “You’re skeptical, often to the point of stubbornness. You’re serious and dedicated, very close to your family, and extremely caring. Quick-witted, not to be messed with.” I should be so lucky!

REPS Roundup: July 9, 2017

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July 9, 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

SAA 2017.  Check out the REPS blog to prepare for the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland this month. We have a few Google documents to help you make the most of the meeting. Visit the room share and activities sign up documents to learn more. There is also a helpful blog from last year featuring tips for attending the meeting.

NEA News

NEA/A.R.T. Spring 2018 Meeting call for proposals. The NEA and Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T.) invite submissions of session proposals for their joint Spring Meeting, to be held March 22-24, 2019 in New Haven, Connecticut. The Spring 2018 Program Committee has created a space for NEA and A.R.T. members to develop proposals together. Proposals are due September 10, 2017 and can be submitted here.

Mark your calendars. The NEA Fall 2017 meeting will be held Saturday, September 23rd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The NEA/A.R.T. Spring 2018 meeting will be held March 22-24, 2018 in New Haven.

SAA News

One Book One Profession. SAA has chosen Through the Archival Looking Glass: A Reader on Diversity and Inclusion, edited by Mary A. Caldera and Kathryn M. Neal for the 2017 One Book One Profession selection.

Archival History News is seeking submissions. Guidelines for submissions can be found here.

Issues & Advocacy

Act Now to Save NHPRC, NEH, and ILMS. Visit the Society of American Archivists page to learn more.

Professional Development & Continuing Education

Effective and Valuable Outreach
Free Webinar
July 19th, 2017 2:00pm Eastern Time
Register here

Library Juice Academy Course
Visit their website for a list of upcoming courses

In the Media

The Search for Amelia Earhart
https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2017/07/07/searching-for-amelia/

A Look Inside Bob Dylan’s Secret Archives
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/bob-dylans-tulsa-archive-an-exclusive-inside-look-w489787

This Archive Holds a History of LGBTQ Trailblazers in Brooklyn
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/brooklyn-archive-history-lgbtq-trailblazers/

Events Around New England

Meet up: Digital Commonwealth and New England Archivists
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Globe Bar and Cafe, 565 Boylston Street, Boston, MA


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If you were forwarded this message and 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.