Call for Proposal – MAA 2019 (Second Reminder!)

November 16, 2018

The Michigan Archival Association (MAA) Program Committee is currently seeking session proposals for the 2019 conference on Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18, 2019 at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Possible session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • All things digital (access, preservation, new technologies, etc.)
  • Archivists in non-traditional settings (e.g., private archives, consultants, corporate)
  • Audio Visual materials (preservation, organization, access, digitization)
  • Career planning/advice
  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Collections management
  • Conservation
  • Donor relations/cultivation
  • Exhibits on a budget
  • Fostering a diverse and inclusive profession
  • Fundraising and grant writing
  • Invisible labor
  • Processing
  • Promoting collections
  • Records Management
  • Reference
  • Repository round-up (short updates on projects presented on at past conferences)
  • Web archiving, preserving social media

Please consider using the MAA 2019 Session Proposal Collaboration spreadsheet to find others interested in your topic.

To submit a proposal, please complete the MAA 2019 Annual Meeting Session Proposal form (https://goo.gl/forms/DEx9GaDZfUnzApxm1).  Proposals are due by December 15, 2018.

There will be a separate call for poster session proposals in January 2019.

Thank you and please feel free to spread the word … and volunteer others!  We are happy to contact people to fill in our program, so if you know someone working on an interesting project, please let us know.  You do not have to be an MAA member to present at the meeting.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Megan Badgley Malone

Elizabeth Nicholson

Caitlin Brennecke

Aimee Ergas

Jennie Russell

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Grand Rapids Public Library – Librarian Position Available!

November 7, 2018

Posted on behalf of Julie Tabberer:

The Grand Rapids Public Library seeks a collaborative, self-motivated, tech-savvy professional for the position of Librarian in the Grand Rapids History & Special Collections (GRHSC) department. The GRHSC department collects and preserves the history of the people, organizations and businesses of Grand Rapids, with extensive, rich archival collections and an active local history and research community. The department serves as a regional genealogy center, working closely with the Western Michigan Genealogical Society. The department also includes rare books and one of the largest collections of books on furniture design in the country.

This is a key role for the department, with the opportunity to make significant impacts on library services and on the community. The librarian works independently within a team, managing their own projects with support and guidance from the department manager. Depending on the individual hired, the position may include archival processing, collection development, programs, outreach and tours and/or digital collections. The GRHSC department is looking for a leader in digital archival projects, to implement born-digital archiving and to further develop web archiving and digitized collections. The department is also focused on outreach and further developing relationships with under-represented communities.

Job posting: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/1523345/librarian-i-archives-special-collections

Thank you!


Private Archivist Sought

October 10, 2018

A prominent Detroit-area businessman is looking for a private archivist to organize and digitize his family and personal collection (approx. 50 boxes).

This position, which may last up to one year, would begin as soon as possible since the individual will be going to Florida for the winter in mid-November. Processing and digitization skills are necessary.

Please contact Aimee Ergas, Reuther Library at Wayne State for more information: dv3985 at wayne .edu


Call for Proposals – MAA 2019

October 8, 2018

The Michigan Archival Association (MAA) Program Committee is currently seeking session proposals for the 2019 conference on Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18, 2019 at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

Possible session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • All things digital (access, preservation, new technologies, etc.)
  • Archivists in non-traditional settings (e.g., private archives, consultants, corporate)
  • Audio Visual materials (preservation, organization, access, digitization)
  • Career planning/advice
  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Collections management
  • Conservation
  • Donor relations/cultivation
  • Exhibits on a budget
  • Fostering a diverse and inclusive profession
  • Fundraising and grant writing
  • Invisible labor
  • Processing
  • Promoting collections
  • Records Management
  • Reference
  • Repository round-up (short updates on projects presented on at past conferences)
  • Web archiving, preserving social media

Please consider using the MAA 2019 Session Proposal Collaboration spreadsheet to find others interested in your topic.

To submit a proposal, please complete the MAA 2019 Annual Meeting Session Proposal form (https://goo.gl/forms/DEx9GaDZfUnzApxm1).  Proposals are due by December 15, 2018.

There will be a separate call for poster session proposals in January 2019.

Thank you and please feel free to spread the word … and volunteer others!  We are happy to contact people to fill in our program, so if you know someone working on an interesting project, please let us know.  You do not have to be an MAA member to present at the meeting.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Megan Badgley Malone

Elizabeth Nicholson

Caitlin Brennecke

Aimee Ergas

Jennie Russell

 


Library of Michigan – Community Engagement Librarian

October 4, 2018

Join the Special Collections team at the Library of Michigan and help coordinate and build a plan for statewide community engagement focusing on our three core audiences: Public Libraries, Historical and Genealogical Communities and State Government.

This newly created position will build relationships and collaborate with stakeholders in and outside of the library to expand knowledge and increase use of library resources and programs. The position  will lead  development and planning of all library programs and guide outreach activities of Special Collections staff. Additionally, this position will provide general reference, develop brochures, bibliographies, guides, presentations and other tools which promote successful use of Library of Michigan materials by the public as well as co-manage library website content and design. The Community Engagement Librarian is expected to travel in and out of the state and present to community and professional groups. This position represents the Library of Michigan within the department, state and national levels; participates in pertinent professional associations and acquires continuing education essential to carry out job responsibilities.

For a full description and how to apply, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan/jobs/2213301/librarian-12?keywords=community%20engagement%20librarian&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 


Register now for the Fall Workshop!

October 1, 2018

SAVE THE DATE – October 26, 2018 for Primary resources in teaching and learning

MSU Libraries Green Room, East Lansing Michigan from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Jointly hosted and presented by the Michigan Archival Association (MAA) and the Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA)

Thinking about developing outreach programs to students on your campus? Not sure where to start? Looking for new ways to integrate primary sources into your instruction sessions? This workshop focuses on integrating and using primary sources in classroom assignments, information literacy sessions, archival tours, learning labs, and more!

Archivists, special collections librarians, and teaching faculty from three Michigan institutions will speak on their experiences and provide hands-on demonstrations to give you the skills you need to do this at home. Some topics covered will include:

  • Archives and Primary Resource Education Lab @ the Reuther Library – including teaching graduate students to bring primary sources into the K-12 classroom
  • Creating interesting, informative, and interactive lesson plans with limited time and budgets
  • Collaborating archivists, librarians, and faculty to create relevant and innovative assignments using primary sources from the archives
  • Presenting a hands-on session covering the first three learning objectives in Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy

Registration is at a very reduced cost for MiALA and MAA members!  For those unaffiliated with either organization, we encourage you to join one of our organizations and attend this conference.

To join MAA, please visit: MAA New Member Application

To join MiALA, please visit: MiALA New Member Application

Cost:

MiALA and/or MAA Members            $15.00

non-MiALA/MAA members                $45.00

Please note that parking and lunch are NOT included in the cost of registration. For parking lot information, please visit http://maps.msu.edu/interactive. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Lisa Denison at 517-884-6454 one week before an event. For more information on visitor parking rates, go to: http://police.msu.edu/parking-services/visitor-parking/

The agenda is being finalized as we speak. For the latest information on this program and/or to register, go to the MAA/MiALA event page.

Hope to see you there!!


Send MAA Open Entry Newsletter Articles ASAP!

October 1, 2018

Hello, Everyone!

The deadline for sending us your articles was yesterday, 9/30/2018, and we’ve gotten some interesting articles already — for which we thank our contributors!

However, if you’re still working on an article and need a bit more time, please let us know via email at OpenEntry.Editors@gmail.com, and we’ll hold space in the newsletter.

Thanks and best regards,
Open Entry Editors