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News & announcements

  • 15 Mar 2017 8:25 AM | Crystal Rodgers
    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

    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

  • 07 Mar 2017 8:55 AM | Crystal Rodgers

    With the adoption of the SAA Core Values Statement and Code of Ethics (Approved by the SAA Council May 2011) and Code of Ethics for Archivists (Approved by the SAA Council February 2005; revised January 2012) there has come a need to provide examples to promote their understanding and utilization in both educational and real environments.  The Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC) is seeking submissions for its Case Studies in Archival Ethics series that explore the multitude of issues addressed in the Code of Values Statement and Code of Ethics.  Please consider submitting a case study covering one or more of the codes’ areas. We particularly encourage submissions from emerging professionals and authors.

    You will find the submission form at:

    Published case studies can be found at:

    General questions may be directed to Tiffany Schureman, Co-Chair of CEPC, at

  • 03 Mar 2017 8:45 AM | Crystal Rodgers

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has a new grant opportunity and invites proposals to test and develop museum and library collaborative approaches for bringing about positive community change. Eligible entities are libraries, museums, institutions of higher education, and non-profit community organizations with experience in library, archive, or museum projects and in managing grants for community development work. Award amounts range from $25,000 to $150,000, and a one-to-one cost share is required. See the application guidelines on the IMLS website for details. Application deadline: April 3

  • 01 Mar 2017 11:54 AM | Crystal Rodgers

    Libraries “are more likely than ever to be confronted with collections containing removable storage media (e.g., floppy disks, hard drives, thumb drives, memory sticks, and CDs). These media provide limited accessibility and may endanger the electronic records housed within, due to obsolescence and loss over time. Caring for these records requires archivists to extract whatever useful information resides on the medium while avoiding the accidental alteration of data or metadata.” Register for the following workshops and earn credit towards your SAA DAS certification!

    Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 

    Description of fundamentals workshop (April 5, full day)

    Description of advanced workshop (April 6-7)

    March 5 is the early bird deadline for the Fundamentals workshop and March 6 for the 2-day Advanced workshop. 


  • 22 Feb 2017 11:55 AM | Crystal Rodgers

    A message from the SAA 2017 Host Committee:

    The Society of American Archivists is holding its annual conference in Portland, Oregon this July!  Whether you are already planning on attending or are still contemplating, check out the Host Committee’s blog on all things Portland.  Regular updates will clue you in to the local music scene; talk about Portland’s obsession over things like beer, cider, coffee, and food; offer suggestions for cool local events and sites; provide lists of archives you can visit, and in general introduce you to this place we call home.  We love Portland and can’t wait to share it with you!   

    Remember to check back often between now and the conference (or simply subscribe to the feed) so you can be in the know and be prepared for your trip. You can find the blog here

  • 15 Feb 2017 3:52 PM | Crystal Rodgers

    The Liberated Archive: A Forum for Envisioning and Implementing a Community-Based Approach to Archives will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 29, in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

    Please submit proposals via email to Proposals must contain the following information

    For more information about The Liberated Archive, please visit:

  • 08 Feb 2017 9:10 AM | Crystal Rodgers

    From the The Josephine Forman Scholarship Subcommittee: 

    The application period for the 2017 Society of American Archivists Josephine Forman Scholarship is now open.  If you are an eligible graduate student in archival science, apply!  If you know of an eligible graduate student, please forward this information to that student with encouragement to submit an application! Applications must be submitted to SAA by February 28.

    The purpose of the Josephine Forman Scholarship is to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

    The recipient of the award will receive a scholarship of $10,000. Awardees also may be invited to attend the annual meeting of the General Commission on Archives and History and/or the Quadrennial Historical Convocation, with funding provided by GCAH.


    The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

    ·         The applicant must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent.

    ·         The applicant must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or a multi-course program in archival administration, or have applied to such a program for the next academic year.

    ·         The applicant shall have completed no more than half of the credit requirements toward her/his graduate degree at the time of the award (i.e., June 1).

    ·         The applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program and begin school no later than September 1 or the fall semester/quarter immediately following the award. 

    ·         Applicants may have full-time or part-time status.


    For more details or to download the application form please visit:

    The deadline to apply is February 28, 201


    The Josephine Forman Scholarship Subcommittee

    Elizabeth Nielsen (Chair), Oregon State University

    L. Dale Patterson, United Methodist Church Archives

    Jennifer Kinniff, Johns Hopkins University

                   Allyson Smally, University of Chicago

  • 03 Feb 2017 9:21 AM | Crystal Rodgers

    The NWA Native American Collections Roundtable is offering three $500 Conference Scholarships this year! Please note that you do not need to be a current NWA member to apply.

    One of the main goals for the NWA Native American Collections Roundtable (NACR) is to actively reach out and invite Native American tribes and organizations to participate in the Northwest Archivists conference. In support of this effort, the NACR has three $500 scholarships available to promote the professional development of tribal members engaged in the archival profession and/or non-tribal members working for a tribal archive in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana. The NWA conference will be held May 17-19 in Boise, ID. In addition to the scholarship funds to attend the conference, all awardees will be given 1 year of membership with Northwest Archivists. Past scholarship winners are welcome to apply.

    See here for more information

  • 02 Feb 2017 4:43 PM | Crystal Rodgers

    A message from Conor Casey: 

    The Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Unconference and Workshops, a project of the Reference, Access and Outreach Section of the Society of American Archivists, urgently seeks a host site in Portland for the week of the SAA Conference in July. Can you help the unconference organizers find a suitable Portland venue?

    The TPS Unconference is a free, inclusive (open to non-SAA members as well as non-archivists), full-day event held alongside the official pay-to-play SAA annual conference. We are seeking a free or almost free host space that can accommodate 100-150 participants. Our target date is Wednesday, July 26, but we can be flexible.

    It doesn’t have to be luxurious, just a space where people who teach with primary sources can gather to share ideas and learn from each other. Schools, museums, libraries, and community or religious buildings are all possibilities. We can supply you with further specifications.

    Please send venue leads and offers to

    For a better sense of what the TPS Unconference and Workshops are all about, we invite you to visit the site we created for the Atlanta TPS Unconference in August:

    Thank you and we look forward to working with and meeting you all next summer!



Please contact Bryce Henry (NWA President) with any membership questions. 

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