REPS Roundup: June 10, 2017

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June 10, 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 the New Steering Committee. Check out the REPS blog to meet the new early professional co-chair Lauren VanDenBerg.

Join the REPS Steering Committee. Nominate yourself for Events Coordinator or Student Liaison. Fill out this form before Monday, June 12th.

NEA News

Input for the Fall 2017 meeting. The fall NEA meeting will be a series of concurrent facilitated discussions. The communications Committee is looking for your input regarding topic proposals. Please fill out this survey by Friday, June 23rd. First considerations will go to proposals received before Friday June, 16th. Feel free to contact the committee with any questions: nea-fall17@mit.edu

Mark your calendars. The NEA Fall 2017 meeting will be held Saturday, September 23rd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

SAA News

Call for 2017-2018 SAA Interns. Applications are due by June 16th.

9 Ways to Prepare for SAA in Portland. Read SNAP’s blog for tips.

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.

Issues & Advocacy

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

Professional Development & Continuing Education

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

In the Media

ASU archivist makes Japanese Internment Camp Collection digitally accessible
https://asunow.asu.edu/20170608-solutions-asu-archivist-makes-japanese-internment-camp-collection-digitally-accessible

Wayward record of Pittsburgh’s early years recovered by archivist
http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/12376964-74/wayward-archive-of-pittsburghs-early-years-finds-its-way-home

A Database of Photography’s First 100 Years
https://hyperallergic.com/381949/a-database-of-photographys-first-100-years-from-over-50-european-archives/

Events Around New England

New England Library Association Diversity Summit
Wednesday, July 26th
Hadley, MA
Register here.


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


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.

REPS Roundup: June 6, 2017

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June 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 // Issues & Advocacy //
Professional Development & Continuing Education // In the Media // Events Around New England


REPS News

Meet the New Steering Committee. Check out the REPS blog to meet the new early professional co-chair Lauren VanDenBerg.

Join the REPS Steering Committee. Nominate yourself for Events Coordinator or Student Liaison. Fill out this form before Monday, June 12th.

NEA News

Input for the Fall 2017 meeting. The fall NEA meeting will be a series of concurrent facilitated discussions. The communications Committee is looking for your input regarding topic proposals. Please fill out this survey by Friday, June 23rd. First considerations will go to proposals received before Friday June, 16th. Feel free to contact the committee with any questions: nea-fall17@mit.edu

Mark your calendars. The NEA Fall 2017 meeting will be held Saturday, September 23rd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

SAA News

Vote for SAA Annual meeting Pop-up sessions. The four proposals with the most votes will be presented as sessions in Portland. Vote here by Friday June 9th.

Call for 2017-2018 SAA Interns. Applications are due by June 16th.

Issues & Advocacy

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

Professional Development & Continuing Education

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

In the Media

18 Fascinating Items from RadioShack’s Corporate Memorabilia Auction
https://consumerist.com/2017/06/02/18-fascinating-items-from-radioshacks-corporate-memorabilia-auction/

British Parliament’s Senior Archivist Talks Women’s Suffrage and Why Young Females Today Need to Know Their History
http://www.adweek.com/digital/diane-clehane-lunch-dr-mari-takayanagi/

How Facebook is Helping Librarians Decipher Hundreds of Vintage Postcards
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/facebook-helping-librarians-decipher-hundreds-vintage-postcards/

Events Around New England

International Archives Day
Friday, June 9th 2017
Follow #IAD17 on Twitter


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.

Meet the Steering Committee: Early Professional Co-chair

Lauren VanDenBerg

Early Professional Co-chair

Where are you from or where did you grow up? Care to share a fun fact about your hometown?
I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Fun fact: Elvis once flew to Denver for sandwiches, but even before that one night visit his adventures in Denver included iconic sandwiches, corrupt cops, cadillacs, getting a badge as a member of the Organized Crime Strike Force for the Denver Police Department, and attending at least one drug bust with the Police…possibly in uniform. I found this out while processing Senate Judiciary Committee proceedings from the early 1980’s for the State of Colorado.

Where did you attend school?
I did my undergraduate work at the University of Colorado at Denver and my MLIS through Kent State University’s online program.

What’s the number one most played song on your iPhone right now?
I *gasp* left my phone at home today so I’m guessing it is probably a Maria Callas aria since I listen to opera while writing at work, but I wouldn’t rule out “Cold Light” by Operators or the live version of “China Girl” by David Bowie from the VH1 Storytellers album.

Tips for getting through job search and/or grad school?
When job searching create a spreadsheet to keep track of which jobs you applied for, when you applied, if you have a point of contact, and a way to view the job description. This will help keep you from double applying, or not applying at all, as some places will release several positions that sound similar within a few weeks or days of one another. Also, the hiring process can be painfully slow (I recently got notification from a place I applied over a year and a half ago) so when they do call you for that interview you can easily review what it was you actually applied for and what they are looking for.

Also, puppies/kittens, chocolate, dance parties, and channel your inner Beyonce and tell yourself you got this on a regular basis.

Professional interests or specialties within the field
I love photographs of all kinds, it was actually working in a photography gallery with historic photo materials that (eventually) got me to archives.

Buzzfeed TV Character Identity
I’m Sophia from the Golden Girls! “Your razor-sharp wit is your strongest asset, and you know how to use it. People may underestimate you, but your loved ones know they can rely on you. Who cares about everyone else? Besides, no matter what happens, you’re always the one having the last laugh.”

REPS Roundup: May 27, 2017

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May 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 // 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.

SAA News

SAA Council Meeting. During their May 16-17 meeting the SAA Council approved a budget, issued briefs, and more. Information about the meeting can be found here.

Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference. Registration for the Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference, July 25th in Portland, is open now.

What SAA course would you like to be online? Fill out this two question survey here.

Issues & Advocacy

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

Professional Development & Continuing Education

Introduction to Email Preservation
SAA Webcast
Thursday June 8th, 2017
$159 for SAA members
http://saa.archivists.org/events/introduction-to-email-preservation-webcast/787/

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

In the Media

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Now Online
https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-17-074/

Millions of Objects at 14 Art Institutions to be Digitized
https://hyperallergic.com/379880/pharos-digitalization/

The archives of a Floating Hospital
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/nyregion/a-hospital-no-longer-afloat-but-buoyant-with-memories.html?_r=0

Events Around New England

International Archives Day
Friday, June 9th 2017
Follow #IAD17 on Twitter


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.

REPS Roundup: May 20, 2017

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May 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 //  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.

SAA News

Comment on proposed Archival Continuing Education Guidelines. SAA’s Committee on Education seeks member comment on its proposed Archival Continuing Education (ACE) Guidelines. Post your comments by May 23rd.

SNAP 2017 Elections Nomination. The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) section is seeking Steering Committee nominations. Nominations are due May 24th.

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

Introduction to Email Preservation
SAA Webcast
Thursday June 8th, 2017
$159 for SAA members
http://saa.archivists.org/events/introduction-to-email-preservation-webcast/787/

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

In the Media

New Archivist Position Focuses on Black Experience at Northwestern
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/05/19/campus/new-library-archivist-position-focuses-on-black-experience-students-faculty-at-nu/

Harvard Releases Early Recording of John F. Kennedy
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/us/harvard-kennedy-audio.html?_r=0

National Archives Announces New Model for Presidential Records
https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2017/nr17-54

Events Around New England

International Archives Day
Friday, June 9th 2017
Follow #IAD17 on Twitter


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.

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.

REPS Roundup: April 25, 2017

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April 25, 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.

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.

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

National Library Legislative Day. National Library Legislative Day is May 1-2, 2017. The registration for the event in Washington, DC has been filled but you can participate online.

Professional Development & Continuing Education

Introduction to Genealogical Librarianship
Library Juice Academy online course
Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 28, 2017
$175
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/056-genealogical.php

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

In the Media

A look inside the New York Times “Morgue”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/insider/in-the-timess-morgue-millions-of-news-clippings-and-prints.html?_r=0 

“Greetings from” Postcard collection is opened to the public
https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2017/04/17/greetings-newberry-library-postcards/

Inside Prince’s Paisley Park Archives
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/arts/music/prince-paisley-park-archives.html?_r=0

Events Around New England
Preservation Week #AskAnArchivistDay
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, all day
on Twitter

Analyze Boston: An Introduction to Boston’s New Open Data Hub
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Johnson Building
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
RSVP for the event here.

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


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.

Vote for REPS 2017

Your current REPS leaders are excited to open the ballot for the REPS Steering Committee Election 2017-2018.

At our annual roundtable meeting, which will be held during the upcoming NEA Spring 2017 Meeting in Hyannis, Massachusetts, we will officially pass the reins to the new steering committee members. See below for bios of each candidate.

 Candidate for Co-Chair (Early Professional)

Michael Brenes

As someone new to the archival profession, I am running for co-chair of REPS for the opportunity to establish collaborations and partnerships across our discipline. Before coming to Yale, I received my PhD in History at the City University of New York and spent almost a decade as a professor teaching at the college and community college level— much of which revolved around the use of archives and primary documents in and outside of the classroom. I believe my background offers a unique perspective on many issues facing our profession, in particular the challenges confronted by a difficult job market and the need for broader communication between the educational and archival community. As a co-chair of REPS, I would look to collectively address the issues students and new archivists face while creating events and forums that facilitate dialogue and relationships between early and experienced professionals. Thank you for your consideration.

Lauren Vanderberg

I’m Lauren VanDenBerg and I am running for REPS Early Professional Co-chair. I graduated with my MLIS in June 2015 and shortly thereafter moved to Rhode Island. In May of 2016 I was hired by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where I am the archivist for the Congressman Barney Frank Collection. Before moving to New England I worked as a processing archivist at the Colorado State Archives, photo reference library assistant at the History Colorado Center library, and student trainee at National Archives Denver. As a student, I worked internships where I cataloged film at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and processed a women’s history collection for the Auraria Campus Library Special Collections. As a new professional, and relatively new to the New England area, I know only too well the importance of professional networks and ongoing collaboration between students, new professionals, and the greater archives community.

Candidates for Co-Chair (Student)

Molly Brown

After benefitting greatly from the opportunities REPS and NEA have offered me, I want to make sure I can expand and enhance future opportunities for early professionals and students. I believe in encouraging professional development and creating welcoming low stakes environments to encourage individuals to challenge themselves through involvement. In light of our current political climate, it is more important than ever to be a strong network of leadership, progressive support, and clear communication. As a board member of Simmons College’s Progressive Librarians Guild and a member of the Simmons College SLIS Communication Committee I am continually improving my skills of incorporating a progressive outlook into archival praxis and developing effective ways of communicating. As an archivist at Old South Church, reference assistant at Boston College, and research assistant for Simmons College I am connected to a number of institutions with resources that could benefit REPS. As student co-chair of REPS I would hope to serve as a conduit of resources and reserve of support for both the REPS Steering Committee and the members of REPS at large. Not only organizing events but serving as a friendly face and ally to make attending events full of unknowns anxiety free is a priority for me as student co-chair.

Candidates for Secretary

Kyle Boyd

I am running for REPS secretary because I would like to contribute to the roundtable’s goal of providing a space for students and early professionals to network, learn, and contribute to the archival field. I am currently in my first year of the library science/archives program at the Simmons College West campus and I have had experience interning and volunteering at various archival institutions. Joining NEA and REPS has allowed me to learn more about the profession, and the many opportunities for archivists in New England. By serving as the REPS secretary I would like to assist others who are new to this field in navigating the early years of their careers, and their NEA membership. 

Candidate for Student Liaison

No Candidate – There will be a follow-up election for this position offered to the eligible student(s) who are currently running for another position and are not elected.

 Candidate for Event Coordinator

No Candidate – There will be a follow-up election for this position offered to the eligible student(s) who are currently running for another position and are not elected.

Candidate for Website and Social Media Coordinator

Lucy Ross

My name is Lucy Ross, and I’m a recent Simmons graduate running for the position of Website and Social Media Coordinator. I’ve been a member of NEA since 2015, and would like to become involved in REPS beyond participating in events and attending meetings. In the past, I’ve held several social media management and website maintenance roles which I greatly enjoyed, as they gave me a chance to connect with, inform, and hopefully entertain a wide swath of people. Professionally, my seven years as registrar for a digital art gallery included extensive web-based duties, such as maintenance of our website (and successful migration across platforms) and posting and engagement on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others. In my current work at Massachusetts General Hospital, I’ve recently become involved in social media outreach for our museum and archives.

Check your email for the ballot.

Secretary: Why should you run?

REPS elections are around the corner. Are you thinking of getting involved? Here is why you should run for Secretary:

As secretary, I served as the official record keeper of REPS. This includes keeping minutes and managing the membership list. Wrangling the large membership list can be a bit of a challenge at times, but it’s important to make sure that all REPS members are receiving our communications. Another aspect of the position is managing the listserv and putting out the weekly newsletter, REPS Roundup. While the Roundup can be an effort at times, it was rewarding to work on. I learned a lot in the process of surveying institutions locally and nationally for news, events, opportunities, and initiatives. In addition to the specific duties of secretary, serving on the steering committee helped me connect more with the community. I had the opportunity to serve as a Tour Fest site coordinator, which involved touring two great sites in Boston. I also got the opportunity to coordinate a Day of Service site, which was great to see real progress being made with organizing the institutional records of a historic church in Dorchester.

Chris Tanguay is a collections associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute Archives & Special Collections and holds an MSLIS from Simmons College.

 

Become a leader with REPS! Nominate yourself

The deadline to submit your nomination is  February 20!

The Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS) is calling for nominations for REPS leaders!

Please read on for more information on your chance to become a REPS leader!

Why should I run for REPS office?

Taking a leadership role in REPS means planning events and programs that benefit beginning archivists. You’ll make a difference in the careers of your peers and your own as well. You’ll also take an active role in NEA. You’ll have the opportunity to advocate for the roundtable and its members within NEA, and you’ll make valuable connections with experienced archivists throughout New England. This is your chance to grow your own network and help others do the same, all while contributing in a big way to the profession!

What positions are open? 

  • Two Co-Chairs of REPS:
    • One early professional
    • One student with at least one year of coursework remaining
  • Four Steering Committee Members of REPS:
    • Events Coordinator
    • Secretary for REPS
    • Student Liaison for REPS
    • Website and Social Media Coordinator for REPS

What would my responsibilities be?

All REPS leaders will serve one-year terms, beginning at the end of the NEA Spring Conference. To learn about the specific tasks involved with each position, please see the REPS Bylaws, Article Four. Click here for the Bylaws.

How can I run?

To nominate yourself for a REPS leadership position, please email the following information to the REPS email address reps.nea@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 20:

  • First and last name
  • Student or early professional
    • If you are a student, indicate your expected graduation date
  • Position for which you’re running
  • Preferred email address

After the nomination period closes, you’ll be contacted with more information and a request for your official candidate statement.

Have a great week, and we look forward to hearing from many of you soon!

Click here to fill out the nomination form.