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  • 21 Apr 2016 10:37 AM | Emily Dominick (Administrator)

    ALERT

    Due to a high registration rate for the NWA annual conference in Seattle this year, on-site registration will be very limited or not available. If you haven't registered already and plan to attend, please pre-register NOW. Access the online registration form on the Conference website.



  • 14 Mar 2016 9:23 AM | Emily Dominick (Administrator)

    Greetings members of Northwest Archivists,

     

    It is time for the annual elections to the executive board of Northwest Archivists. Nominations are now open for the following positions whose terms expire this year:

     

    Vice-President/President-elect

    Secretary

    Alaska representative (special election for a 1-year term)

    Idaho representative

    Montana representative

    Oregon representative

     

    Each elected member of the board will serve a two-year term, with the exception of the Alaska representative who will serve for one year to complete the term of a vacant office. For more information of the board offices, consult the Northwest Archivists by-laws here:  http://northwestarchivistsinc.wildapricot.org/page-388749

    All candidates must be members in good standing of Northwest Archivists. Members may, and are encouraged to, self-nominate, and the Nominating Committee will recruit candidates as necessary for positions without at least two nominees. Northwest Archivists does not have term limits and previous office holders may run again.

     

    Candidates should submit a brief resume of professional experience, a short (100 words or less) candidate statement, and a photograph for publication in a voters’ guide. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, the Nominating Committee will follow up to confirm the nominee’s willingness to run. All candidate resumes and statements are due byMarch 28, 2016 and should be sent to John Bolcer, chair of the Nominating Committee, at:

     

    John Bolcer, University Archivist

    Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries

    Box 352900

    Seattle, WA 98195-2900

    (206) 685-2352

    jdbolcer@uw.edu


  • 23 Feb 2016 2:55 PM | Emily Dominick (Administrator)

    Register here. Early Bird deadline is March 31st. Preliminary conference program now available!

  • 13 Jan 2016 1:51 PM | Emily Dominick (Administrator)

    The program committee is currently reviewing and selecting conference sessions and pre-conference workshops.


    Conference registration information and fees will be posted after 20 Jan 2016.

  • 05 Jan 2016 10:44 AM | Emily Dominick (Administrator)

    This is a reminder that the program committee for NWA 2016 is currently accepting proposals for the 2016 conference.Proposals are due January 11, 2016.

    Please see the Call for Proposals (also below) for more information on the conference and submission process. We’ve also created an unofficial program suggestions and connections document for folks looking for collaboration opportunities, additional panelists, speakers, etc.


  • 07 Jul 2015 8:50 AM | Emily Dominick (Administrator)

    It's time! Free Registration for SAA's 2015-Teaching with Primary Sources Conference is now open. Register here: bitly.com/SAA15TPS.  Want to lend your expertise to a session? Just let us know in your registration! Conference will be held August 19, 9:30am-4:30pm at the Cleveland Public Library and is open to individuals from all institutions and with all levels of experience who use primary source material for instruction/classroom setting.

  • 27 Apr 2015 11:24 AM | Emily Dominick (Administrator)

    A new exhibit explores the hidden costs of the Grand Coulee Dam was created by students in a graduate history class. Read about it here.

  • 27 Apr 2015 11:20 AM | Emily Dominick (Administrator)

    A film collection by late WSU professor Humphrey Leynse is at the center of a new partnership with South Korea’s Dokdo Museum. Read about it here

  • 25 Mar 2015 12:25 PM | Emily Dominick (Administrator)

    NWA, PAA, and PEA bring to you an opportunity to have a conversation with your colleagues about our collective identity as archivists, curators, and special collections librarians.

     Identity Crisis in the Archives:  We Know Who Your Grandpa Is, But Not Who We Are

     ***Please read the following for important information about the unconference.***

    The Portland venue for the unconference is at capacity!  If you are interested in participating but can’t make it in person or didn’t RSVP in time, all is not lost.  NWA has provided funding to test out videoconferencing as a way of extending participation for a variety of events.  If you would like to join the unconference from your office or home, please use the instructions for videoconferencing below. 

    Preparation for the discussion:  Even though this is an unstructured discussion among colleagues, we encourage you to read Kate Theimer’s “What is the Professional Archivist’s Role in the Evolving Archival Space?” (A talk given in Christchurch, NZ), which can be found here: http://www.archivesnext.com/? p=3829

    Some other suggested readings include:

    Archival Ideals and the Pursuit of a Moderate Disposition, by Scott Cline (in latest American Archivist, Fall-Winter 2014); and The Discipline of History and The Education of the Archivist, by Hugh Taylor (http://archivists.metapress. com/content/m6n85l340358r788/) .

    Please feel free to read other articles or online discussions about professional identity.  But even if you don’t read the articles, be sure you come prepared participate.

     For those attending in person:

             Date: March 27, 2015

             Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

             Venue:  Soma Space

    4050 NE Broadway Street
    Portland, Oregon, USA 97232
    http://www.somaspace.us/

             Getting there and parking:

    We encourage people to carpool or use transit.  Soma Space does not have a parking lot, but parking is available on the streets surrounding the building.  Depending on other events happening in the neighborhood, you may need to expand your parking radius out by a few blocks. 

    If you would like to use transit, the Hollywood Transit Center (HTC) is 0.2 miles from Soma Space – a very short and easy 5 minute walk to the building.  Many buses and the Red, Blue, and Green MAX lines stop at the HTC.   There are several other buses that stop within a couple of blocks of Soma Space, so the transit options are great.  If you have any questions about using transit in Portland, check out the TriMet site http://trimet.org/index.htm.  If you have other questions about getting to the event, please contact Diana Banning (Diana.banning@portlandoregon. gov or 503-865-4110).

              Other information: 

    Soma Space is a dance studio with a beautiful floor, meaning this is a no-shoe space.  Light appetizers, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.  Since this is during the typical dinner hour, please feel free to bring heartier food with you, or to eat before arriving.  If you have dietary restrictions, you are welcome to bring your food and drink.

     For those joining via the web:

             Date: March 27, 2015

             Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. PST

    • You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking on the link below and following its instructions.
      • https://global.gotomeeting. com/join/446259621
      •  You can listen in with either your computer speakers or telephone. A microphone will not be necessary as we will not be supporting voice chat online.
        • United States (Long distance): +1 (872) 240-3412
          Access Code: 446-259-621
          Some things to note: 

          Please remember that this is the first attempt at videoconferencing for NWA; there will undoubtedly be glitches or failures, but we hope you will give it a try.  It would be helpful to receive feedback from all who join us via the ether so we know what worked and what didn’t.  Please send your feedback to:  johnsmax@ohsu.edu.

          The event begins at 5:30 p.m., but we anticipate the first 20 minutes will consist of getting name tags, food, and small talk.  We will break into small groups for the first portion, which may make it difficult to follow the live conversations online, but the remainder of the evening will be a large group discussion.  People joining us through the web will hopefully be able to see and hear what is going on and can respond via GoToMeeting's IM feature.  We will have someone following the IM thread and incorporating it as much as possible into the conversation.

    Please contact Diana Banning (Diana.banning@portlandoregon. gov) if you have any questions.


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