Meet the Candidates!

May 21, 2018

Announcing the 2018 MAA Board Candidates! Elections will take place June 15, 2018 during the business meeting at the MAA Annual Meeting in Bay City.

Vice President/President-Elect (2-year term in each role)
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett works as a Content Ingest Developer Senior at ProQuest. She has been a member of MAA since 2009 and a member of the MAA Board since 2014, where she serves as the MAA archivist and is a member of the MAA Communications Committee.  She has led the Nomination Committee twice (in 2014 and 2017) and served as an editor for Open Entry for two years. She also led the MAA Online Payment Ad Hoc Taskforce, which enabled online payment for membership dues.

At ProQuest, she has served on the Library Volunteer Program Steering Committee for the past six years, the Black History Month Committee for the past two years, and the Ingest & Content Ops Communication Taskforce for the past year. She is also a founding member of the Metro Detroit Archivists League. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Sociology in 2008 from the University of Tennessee–Martin and graduated in 2010 from the University of Michigan with a Master of Science in Information, specializing in Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information. She also may or may not have been on Jeopardy, depending on when you ask her.

Conference Coordinator (2-year term)
Rebecca Bizonet
Rebecca Bizonet is currently President of the Michigan Archival Association. A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information, with a specialization in archives and records management, Rebecca currently serves as the archivist for a private collection in Ann Arbor. Past roles include archives processing at University of Michigan Special Collections, processing and reference at The Henry Ford, and arrangement and description of oral histories at the Reuther Library at Wayne State University. In addition to her MAA service, Rebecca serves as the chair of the Communications Committee of the Reference, Access and Outreach Section of SAA and as the co-chair for the 2019 MAC Local Arrangements Committee. Rebecca is interested in serving as Conference Coordinator because she believes that a strong familiarity with MAA and its operations will benefit the position and the organization. In addition to coordinating the arrangements for the next two years of annual meetings, she also hopes to record and formulate observations and guidelines that will strengthen and aid the position moving forward, and in doing so, she hopes, encourage others to serve in this very important role in the future.

Member-at-Large (3-year term, two openings)
Robin Derminer
Robin Derminer is the Digital Imaging Archivist, Digital and Emerging Media at The Henry Ford. Previously, Robin worked for Allied Vaughn as a Contract Indexer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Project Archivist for the National Council of Preservation Education records, and Project Archivist for the Historic Preservation Program records in the University Archives at Eastern Michigan University’s Bruce T. Halley Library. Robin has over ten years K-12 public education experience managing creative spaces for video production and theater. Robin holds a Master in Library and Information Science (Academic Libraries) and Graduate Certification in Archival Administration from Wayne State University, a Master of Science in Historic Preservation (Conversation and Technology) from Eastern Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Art in Anthropology from Oakland University.

Elizabeth Nicholson
Elizabeth Nicholson has been the Digital Archivist at Oakland Community College for the past three years and also works part-time as an Archives Technician at the Walter P. Reuther Library.  In 2015, she graduated from Wayne State with a Master’s of Library and Information Science with an Archival Administration Certificate, and in 2016 received the Certified Archivist designation from the Academy of Certified Archivists.  She is currently serving on MAA’s 2018 program committee and hopes to be more involved by becoming a member-at-large.

Alison Stankrauff
Alison Stankrauff is the University Archivist at Wayne State University. She has a Masters in Library and Information Science with a Concentration on Archival Administration from Wayne State University (2002). She has a Bachelors in History from Antioch College (1996). She has been at Wayne State since September 2017. Previous to that she was the University Archivist and an Associate Librarian at Indiana University South Bend from 2004 to August 2017. Prior to that she served as Reference Archivist at American Jewish Archives from 2002 to 2004.

Carol Whittaker
Carol Whittaker is a Reference Librarian at Delta College and has served in that position for 8 years. The role of Archivist was added to her job title soon after starting at Delta and she enjoys working to modernize the College Archives and making them more accessible to the college community and the public. Prior to moving to Mid-Michigan Carol worked as Reference Archivist at the Benson Ford Research Center at The Henry Ford for 6 years as part of the Ford Historical Resources Collaborative and was a processing and reference assistant at Bentley Historical Library during Grad School. Carol graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2001. She has 3 young children who have taken up a lot of time over the past 13 years and looks forward to becoming more involved professionally with MAA and working to continue developing the great resources and services of the organization.

As noted above, elections will take place June 15, 2018 during the business meeting at the MAA Annual Meeting in Bay City.

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Job Posting: Media Preservation Librarian I, Michigan State University Libraries

April 16, 2018

Michigan State University Libraries is seeking a Media Preservation Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Conservation and Preservation and working with staff in the Digital and Multimedia Center, G. Robert Vincent Voice Library, Special Collections and the Wallace Conservation Laboratory, as well as other library units and partners at other institutions, the Media Preservation Librarian will:

  • Plan, develop and provide leadership for a media preservation program for Library digital and analog collections, including the Vincent Voice Library, Rovi Media Collection and other special collections, by reviewing existing library practices and analyzing needs and establishing policies and best practices that promote long-term stewardship and access to audio visual and moving image materials.
  • Identify and work with vendors and complete RFPs for media conversion services; manage the inventory, shipping and quality control process.
  • Review and advise on media acquisitions and collaborate on conservation and survey efforts.
  • Identify and collaborate with technical and accessibility partners within the library, campus and consortia communities.
  • Provide support for the Libraries’ overall preservation program by assisting with environmental monitoring, the integrated pest management program, and the Libraries’ Disaster Response Committee and other preservation activities.

For more detail see posting for job no: 493910 on the Michigan State University Careers site at: https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/498817/librarian-icontinuing

 

Posted on behalf of:
Nicole Garrett Smeltekop
Michigan State University Libraries
nicole@msu.edu


Call In To The April MAA Board Meeting Today at 10am!

April 13, 2018

Want to listen in to the bi-monthly MAA meeting? Got burning questions to ask? Here’s how to call in!

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://msu.zoom.us/j/395372615

Or join by phone:

+1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 US Toll

Meeting ID: 395 372 615

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/dGuQVcK9D

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:

Dial: 162.255.36.156

162.255.37.11

162.255.36.11

Meeting ID: 395 372 615


Online Member Registration? Yeah, that’s a thing now.

April 12, 2018

The MAA Board and Online Payment Taskforce is happy to announce that you can now register your membership online. To become a MAA member or renew your membership today, click here! If you still prefer sending in your membership payment, don’t worry; that remains an option.

Watch this space for further online options, such as the ability to pay for the Annual Meeting!

REMINDER: MAA Call For Posters!

April 9, 2018
The Michigan Archival Association Program Committee is currently seeking poster proposals for MAA’s 2018 Annual Meeting! The 2018 MAA Annual Meeting will be held June 14-15, 2018, in Bay City, Michigan, with the poster session scheduled for 10:15-11:00 on Friday, June 15th. Participation is open to all (including students!). You do not have to be an MAA member to present.
To submit a proposal, please fill out the MAA Poster Proposal Form by April 13th, 2018.
Any questions can be directed to Elizabeth Nicholson (elizabethanicholson at gmail.com) or Caitlin Brennecke (cait.brennecke at gmail.com).

 


REMINDER – MAA Board Nominations Due April 15!

April 5, 2018

The 2018 Nominating Committee of the Michigan Archival Association is seeking nominations for Board members! Elections will be held at the MAA Business Meeting (Friday, June 15, 2018) during this year’s MAA conference in Bay City, held June 14-15, 2018.

The following Board positions are open:
– Vice-President/President-elect (2-year term in each role)
– Conference Coordinator (2-year term)
– Member-at-Large #1 (3-year term)
– Member-at-Large #2 (3-year term)

Board members and officers meet at the call of the President on a quarterly basis, or as needed. Meetings are typically held in Lansing, but remote participation is available for those unable to travel. Each board member is asked to actively participate on at least one standing committee among the several that exist with the Michigan Archival Association.

If you are interested in a position, or have questions, please contact Nominating Committee Chair, Stefanie Caloia, at SCaloia@wayne.edu. Indicate the position you are interested in and include a short biography. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2018.

The membership can also nominate individuals for board positions at the Annual Meeting. MAA by-laws state that nominations must end two hours before the Business Meeting and a petition must be presented in support of such nominations including signatures from at least 10 current MAA members in good standing.

For more information on the Michigan Archival Association Board, please visit the Board page on the MAA website: https://miarchivists.wordpress.com/board/.

Thank you!
2018 MAA Nominating Committee
Robin Derminer
Carol Whittaker
Stefanie Caloia


Ziibiwing Center Issues Archival Assessment RFP

March 20, 2018

Boozhoo,

The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways’ Nindakenjigewinoong (the place where you find things out at) Research Center is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consultant to complete an Archival Assessment to support the Ziibiwing Center’s Archival Conservation Planning Project. This project is funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services Native American Native Hawaiian Museum Services Grant.

Download our Request for Proposals (in PDF format). The deadline for submission is April 8, 2018 at 6pm EST.

Ziibiwing encourages you to circulate this RFP through your professional networks. If you have any questions, please contact Ziibiwing’s Grant Project Director/Research Center Coordinator Anita Heard at (989) 775-4733 or email aheard@sagchip.org, Monday – Friday from 9am-6pm.

Thank you for your interest and circulation of this announcement.

Me’ewe.

Shannon Martin, Director
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
6650 E. Broadway
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Office: (989) 775-4761
Mobile: (989) 330-3719
Toll Free: 1-800-225-8172 Ext. 1-54761
Fax: (989) 775-4770
www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing
www.NativeDirect.com

 

Posted on behalf of:
Anita Heard
Research Center Coordinator
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways