NAJIT Board and Committee Updates

This page is NAJIT’s way of keeping members and friends informed as to what your NAJIT Board & Committees are doing for our members and our profession. Here you will find information regarding events NAJIT representatives are attending and updates regarding the initiatives we are focused on to benefit the association.

As a member-driven organization, NAJIT is only as strong as the involvement of its members. Share your ideas directly with the Board of Directors. Let us know what issues are important to you. Share any events you feel NAJIT should be aware of. Most important of all, join us in carrying out our mission. Volunteer for a committee or a short-term project. NAJIT will greatly benefit from your insights and contributions.

Aimee Benavides
Hilda Shymanik
Claudia Rubio
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Teresa Salazar

NAJIT latest news:

May 1, 2019 – After ten years, the newly revised NAJIT Position Paper on Transcription/Translation is now available. The position paper is for the benefit of both the users of transcription/translation services and the practitioners who provide them, addressing topics such as the qualifications required to do this type of specialized work, quality assurance, and the role of the transcription/translation expert as expert witness. A useful tool that examines this hybrid specialization from both the theoretical and practical perspectives.

December 4, 2018 – The NAJIT Board held a virtual town hall open to members and non-members. The Board shared current NAJIT objectives as well as discussed recent announcements. The session was be recorded and is available on the NAJIT Governance page in the member portal.

July 26, 2018 – NAJIT releases a statement on the perils of subpoenaing an interpreter to testify about the substance of an assignment. Click the thumbnail to the right to read the statement.

February 7, 2018 – Thanks to an excellent suggestion, we are proud to present an additional member benefit: discounted subscription to Nominations for the Board are ending shortly – stay tuned for more information regarding upcoming elections.

December 20, 2017 – The call for papers has officially ended. Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal! The board is pleased to announce that we received the highest number in recent years for our annual conference to be held in San Francisco June 8-10, 2018, with almost 100 proposals. The conference committee will now begin the challenging task of choosing between the excellent proposals to put together the preliminary program for the conference which will be made available as soon as it is ready.

November 10, 2017 – Take a look at a recent article written by Sylvia Falchuk on her experience being a presenter and an attendee at the NAJIT 38th Annual Conference, “2017 Artículo NAJIT para revista CTPCBA FALCHUK“. The article was published in Spanish. Here is an abstract of the article written in English.

October 25-28, 2017 – NAJIT exhibited at the ATA conference. NAJIT Chair, Gladys Matthews, attended several events on behalf of NAJIT (Interpret America 6 and a meeting of the National Interpreter Association Coalition (NIAC)). We would also like to thank the NAJIT members that helped share NAJIT’s story with ATA attendees: Heidi Cazes, Liz Essary, Eneyda Dubon, Anastasiya Kogan, Gunilla Medina, Athena Matilsky, Sabine Michael, and Garrett Michaelson Bradford.

October 20, 2017 – This is the first of many regular updates from the Board to NAJIT members and friends of NAJIT. We will share with you the projects we are working on for the benefit of membership and the association.

  • One current project we are working on is the formation of the committees. It’s not too late to volunteer. Committee appointments, including the chairs and co-chairs, will be announced soon.
  • NAJIT will be at booth 28 at the ATA conference this month. Stop by and say hi!
  • You can now follow NAJIT on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.