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  • 26 Apr 2017 1:37 PM | Crystal Rodgers (Administrator)

    The Programming Committee would like to determine which of our meeting sessions will require larger rooms based on expected attendance. Please help us out by filling out this quick survey of the sessions you plan to attend. Here's a link to the program if you need further information to decide on a session:

    Take the survey at:

  • 11 Apr 2017 11:33 AM | Crystal Rodgers (Administrator)

    The Society of American Archivists is extending the early-bird SAA member registration rate ($329) to NWA members who wish to attend ARCHIVES 2017 in Portland. Check your email inboxes for the NWA Spring Update to get the promo code! The online schedule and registration form are now live on the conference website. Please also consider attending the NWA 40th Anniversary Reception on Friday, July 28 in the evening. Two great ways to celebrate 40 years of archives in the Northwest!

  • 07 Apr 2017 4:14 PM | Crystal Rodgers (Administrator)

    Conference Pop-up Sessions

    At the CIMA/NWA conference in Boise we will host 3 or 4 pop-up sessions. Pop-up sessions offer an opportunity for archivists to gather into groups and engage in informal discussion on a given topic. Our online survey is available now for participants to suggest a specific topic or two.  The survey prompts you to share ideas about possible pop-up sessions in areas, such as Advocacy and Outreach, Handling Born-Digital Materials, Copyright, Archives Leadership, Engaging Underrepresented Communities, METS, MODS, and PREMIS, Project Management, and Social Media.

    The Pop-up Session Survey 

    Please fill out the survey to help us determine which topics will be offered this year -,. The survey also provides space to indicate if you would like to be a moderator for one of the sessions. Learn what involved in being a moderator here: Pop-up session coordinators Jim Kichas (CIMA) and Mariecris Gatlabayan (NWA) will provide all moderators with guidelines prior to the meeting once they have been selected.

    Take the survey at:  It will remain open until April 14.

  • 05 Apr 2017 8:45 AM | Crystal Rodgers (Administrator)

    The Reference, Access, and Outreach (RAO) section of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is seeking proposals for presentations and demonstrations for their 6th annual Marketplace of Ideas at the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, OR to be held Wednesday, July 26 from 2:30-3:45 pm. Take a look at this form for details and the easy application procedure. 

    Applications are due by May 1, 2017. The RAO Program Committee will notify all applicants about the status of their proposal by May 22, 2017.

  • 20 Mar 2017 8:52 AM | Crystal Rodgers (Administrator)

    Thinking about venturing outside the PNW? The University of Arizona in Tucson is hiring for a Collections Management Archivist! The position is open until filled and review of applications begins 4/10/2017.

  • 17 Mar 2017 1:37 PM | Crystal Rodgers (Administrator)

    Registration is now open!

    Registration is now open for the 2017 NWA/CIMA Joint Meeting in Boise! A big thank you to the Program and Local Arrangement Committees for what looks to be an excellent conference! More information can be found at:

    Pop-up Session Survey

    This year's meeting will feature four pop-up sessions. Please fill out the survey to help us determine which topics will be offered this year. The survey also provides space to indicate if you would like to be a moderator for one of the sessions. Pop-up session coordinators Jim Kichas (CIMA) and Mariecris Gatlabayan (NWA) will provide all moderators with guidelines prior to the meeting once they have been selected. Take the survey at:, which will remain open until April 14.

  • 17 Mar 2017 9:57 AM | Crystal Rodgers (Administrator)

    The Northwest Archivists Executive Board seeks to gather membership feedback regarding our professional development and continuing education offerings. Each year only a handful of members apply for NWA’s $6,000 in awards and scholarships. The Board is therefore interested in realigning its professional development activities to better target member priorities and interests and to alleviate the barriers to applying.

    Please provide feedback through this quick survey:

    Thank you for your participation. Your feedback is extremely valuable.


    Northwest Archivists Executive Board

  • 16 Mar 2017 2:04 PM | Crystal Rodgers (Administrator)

    NWA needs YOU! 

    The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for Vice-President/President-Elect, Treasurer, and the State Representatives for Alaska and Washington.  Please consider running for a position on the NWA Board!

    • Are you interested in helping to set the direction of NWA?  Gain leadership experience?  Serve your professional organization? 
    • Do you know someone who would be a great addition to the NWA Board? 

    Now’s the time to nominate yourself or a colleague!   Don’t be shy – the nomination form is anonymous, and easy. Nominate through the online form at  Nominations are due by March 26.

    Here are the descriptions and requirements for the open positions:

    Requirement:  All candidates must be NWA members in good standing and may not be current Nominating Committee members.

    The Vice-President/President-Elect serves a two-year term; the first year as the Vice-President and then assumes the role of President upon the adjournment of the annual meeting the year following their election.  The President is responsible for supervision over the NWA corporation, presiding at all meetings, and reporting on the activities of the corporation. The President also appoints committee chairs, the Membership Coordinator, and delegates not otherwise provided for in the by-laws.  Candidates should be members who have served in leadership positions within NWA or a similar organization, with familiarity with the history and issues before NWA.

    The Treasurer serves a two-year term and is responsible for managing the NWA funds and provides an annual financial report to the President and the NWA membership; attends Board meetings.

    The State Representatives serve a two-year term and serve as a part of the Executive Board and attends Board meetings. State Reps are responsible for reporting relevant news to their constituent state, serving as a liaison between the NWA Board and their state’s membership, and actively supports regional efforts pertaining to archives.

  • 15 Mar 2017 8:25 AM | Crystal Rodgers (Administrator)
    The NWA Native American Collections Roundtable Scholarship application deadline has been extended to Monday 3/20!

    The NWA Student Scholarship application deadline has also been extended to Friday 3/31!

    This is a great opportunity to help offset the costs of professional development activities, including organizational membership, conference registration, workshops, and more! Please share widely with those who qualify! 

  • 08 Mar 2017 11:23 AM | Crystal Rodgers (Administrator)

    The Northwest Archivists Education Committee and the Oregon Representative have approval from the Board to forward a program to help mitigate the costs of workshops and continuing education projects on a state-by-state basis. NWA Members are provided the opportunity to apply for this funding through the Education Committee, who will decide awards. A total of five $500 awards, one for each member state, will be awarded annually.

    Fill out the application form found here and send it to:

    Read more about how to apply and to see examples of funded projects on the NWA Continuing Education Fund webpage

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