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  • 29 Jan 2010 1:51 PM | Deleted user
    The NWA nominations committee is seeking eager volunteers to run for Northwest Archivist board positions. If your interest has been piqued, please contact a member of the committee:

    Trevor Bond;
    Donna McCrea;
    Linda Long;

    For additional information on NWA offices and their duties see:
  • 15 Jan 2010 2:23 PM | Deleted user
    You are encouraged to participate in a 2010 Oregon Heritage Assessment Survey that assesses the status of heritage and archives in Oregon, including the threats they face. The surveys will be compiled and analyzed, then used to provide a fact-based foundation for statewide planning and advocacy.

    "Many heritage organizations and archives are under stress," said Oregon Heritage Commission Chair George Kramer of Ashland. "In order to develop successful strategies that address their needs, we need to first discover the many challenges they face. We expect that some of the challenges are nationwide in scope, while others are unique to Oregon."

    A survey has been developed especially for archives. The deadline for completing the survey is Feb. 12.

    The Commission is recommending that archives first take a look at the printable PDF version of the survey and use it as a worksheet. When the worksheet is complete, enter your information in the online survey. You must finish your online survey in one session; you will not be allowed to save your answers and return to your session, or to retake the survey. If you prefer submitting the printed worksheet, you may do that.

    For more information about the assessment and to complete a survey, visit For other information, contact Aili Schreiner at 503-986-0805 or
  • 12 Jan 2010 1:49 PM | Deleted user
    SW Washington Regional National History Day Competition is scheduled for February 27, 2010, at WSUV. Once again, students in this area have been hard at work learning and preparing their materials for this big day and in order for it to happen we need judges. Can you help?

    As in the past, the day will start with a light breakfast, training and then more great experiences supporting the students who have turned out to compete. Lunch will be provided along with snacks and lots of assistance. The day will be divided in half and you can volunteer to work the morning, the afternoon, or both.

    Demands on teachers and students are heavy and it's hard to find time for these kinds of very special learning experiences - kids really do have amazing learning experiences at History Day. Please join us, your efforts make the difference.

    Please respond to this email:

    1. If you are available
    2. What category you would like to judge if you have a preference
    3. Your phone number
    4. Names/emails of others you know who might be judges
    5. We particularly need judges for papers and websites that occurs BEFORE the contest. Please call Rene 360-977-2371, if you are so inclined to help with these categories.


    Rene Soohoo, Regional Coordinator
    Walter & Jodene Cook, Judge Coordinators
  • 04 Jan 2010 1:44 PM | Deleted user

    Welcome to the new decade NWA members!

    Anyone find themselves looking at a resolution that sounds something like “I’d like to get more involved” or “I’d like to be an editor”? This is your lucky day… The Journal of Western Archives is ready to launch and the folks at BYU need NWA members to fill out the editorial board and serve as peer reviewers.

    What is it? “The Journal of Western Archives is an open access journal that will be based in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections (Perry Special Collections) and be produced in collaboration with western regional archival associations.”

    Why do we need this journal? “Archivists living in the Western United States face a unique set of challenges related to the geography of the West, as well as its relatively recent history. The Journal of Western Archives will provide a venue where archivists working in the West can highlight their unique contributions to the archival profession. It will also be an open access journal meaning that its content will be freely available to archivists and other interested consumers via the Internet.”

    If you are interested or have questions, please contact me directly at and I can fill you in on the details.

  • 15 Dec 2009 1:42 PM | Deleted user
    Check out The Oregonian article!
  • 11 Dec 2009 10:46 AM | Deleted user

    What do we need you to do?

    We have created accounts for the majority of our members, but we need each member to create a password for themselves, log into their account, and verify their contact information. This would also be a good time to add yourself to the member directory and renew those memberships!

    Really, it’s a quick and easy process, but a bit clunky… Here are some FAQs that will guide you through these steps to get yourself set up. Click 'read more' to see the full list!

    How do I log into my member account for the first time?

    • The bottom left hand corner contains a member login section.
    • Click on "Forgot Password."
    • Enter email address on next screen. Please use the email you used when you became a member (or last updated your contact information). This is the email that will be in the system. You can change you email address later in your profile.
    • You will receive an email with a link to create a new password.
    • Click on the link in the email to reset your password.
    • Set your new password.
    • Return to the home page by clicking "Home" on the left menu bar.
    • Login with your email and new password at the bottom left hand corner.
    • Read/accept the terms of use to continue.
    • You should now be logged in. One the bottom left your name will display as logged in.

    What if the system doesn't recognize my email address?

    • Try another email address you might have used when becoming a member or renewing your membership.
    • If you're tried all the email address you think are possible, please send an email to . 

    How do I view/edit my profile?

    • Login at the lower left hand corner of the page.
    • Once you are logged in your name will display on the lower left hand corner of the page.
    • Under your name you can click "View profile," "Change password," or click the logout button.
    • Click "View profile." You should then see your profile page.
    • You can click the "edit profile" button to edit your profile. This is where you can edit your contact information, add yourself to the member directory, and renew your memberships.

    How do I add myself to the member directory?

    • Follow the steps to view/edit your profile.
    • Click the "Edit profile" button.
    • Click the box for "Allow to show profile" to make your profile available.
    • Select the fields you want to display at each level.
    • "Anybody" includes anyone who is on the webpage. 
    • "Members" will only show the information to members who have logged in.
    • “No access” will hide the information to anyone except you and members with administrative privileges.
    • Click save. 
    • The site will then display "Access by others" page of your profile, which is a summary of the changes you just made.
    • Click on the green link "My directory profile" to see what your profile in the directory looks like.

    How do I renew my membership status?

    • Login at the lower left hand corner of the page.
    • Once you are logged in your name will display on the lower left hand corner of the page.
    • Click "View profile." You should then see your profile page.
    • Click the "Renew until 1 July 2010" button to renew your membership for this current year.
    • The website will take you through a number of steps, including updating your profile information.
    • If you choose to pay online, please select the “Online” option under “Payment.” You will be redirected to the Northwest Archivists PayPal site. You can pay through your own PayPal account OR click on 'credit card payment' (small link on the left).
    • If you choose to pay with a check, select the “Manual” option and mail your payment to the Secretary/Membership Coordinator.
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Please contact Bryce Henry (NWA President) with any membership questions. 

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