Register now for two upcoming New England Archivists workshops:

*Principled Archivists: How to Make the New DACS Principles Work for You
and Your Users <>*

Friday, July 27, 2018. 9am-5pm

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, 121 Wall Street,
New Haven, CT

Workshop instructors:

Maureen Callahan, Smith College Libraries

Adrien Hilton, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Co-Sponsored by Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

In this workshop, participants will test the newly revised DACS principles,
which provide an updated framework for archival description, against
real-world researcher needs. This full-day workshop provides an opportunity
for the archives community to learn more about the DACS revision process
and the rationale behind revision. Most importantly, archivists will leave
the workshop with a framework for determining how these principles can help
structure a descriptive program.

*Deconstructing Whiteness <>*

Monday, August 6, 2018, 1:00-5:00 pm
Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI

Workshop instructor: Samantha Winn, Virginia Tech

This workshop is designed for archives professionals who want to critically
and constructively examine how dynamics of whiteness affect their work.
Participants will reflect upon critical conversations in the archival
profession, including #ArchivesSoWhite, Mario H. Ramirez’s 2015 article
“Being Assumed Not to Be: A Critique of Whiteness as an Archival
Imperative,” and outcomes of the 2017 Liberatory Archives Forum in
Portland, Oregon. Following an introduction to key concepts and
definitions, trained facilitators will lead attendees in a series of
participatory dialogues and exercises designed to unify theory and practice.

Learn more and register here:

New England Archivists
Communications Committee