2017 MAA Annual Meeting Program Now Available!

April 10, 2017

The Michigan Archival Association is very pleased to announce our program for MAA’s 2017 Annual Meeting!

View the program and download the full PDF version from our Program Overview page.

We invite all Michigan archivists and those working with, studying, or interested in archives to attend our 2017 Annual Meeting in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan, taking place June 14-16. This year’s meeting site is the Park Place Hotel in downtown Traverse City. Learn more about the accommodations and the exciting program we have lined up for attendees on our Annual Meeting 2017 page, including sessions from your peers on local, regional, and state history, collection administration, digitization, and more.

Highlights include this year’s keynote speaker, Stef Staley, Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, who will speak on the secret aircraft carriers stationed on Lake Michigan during World War II. We also have a valuable pre-conference workshop lined up for June 14, as Stacy Nowicki, Library Director at the Kalamazoo College Library, teaches “Effective Grant Writing.”

Please note that this year our reception will take place on Wednesday, June 14, at the Top of the Park ballroom, with breathtaking views of downtown Traverse City and Grand Traverse Bay.

Tours on Thursday, June 15, include a guided walking tour of downtown Traverse City and a tour of the Music House Museum, and there is also a post-conference tour, June 16, of Old Mission Peninsula wineries.

Missed the session submission deadline, but still want to get involved? Proposal submissions for our third annual Poster Session are being accepted through Friday, April 14. Read more and submit a proposal via our Call for Posters.

Stay tuned for more information about our Silent Auction, which raises funds for our scholarship, grant, and award program, as well as our slate of candidates and voting issues for our election at our Annual Business Meeting during the conference.

MAA members may take advantage of our member-only Early Bird registration rate, which runs through April 19. Regular member and non-member registrations will be accepted by mail postmarked by May 10. After that, on-site registration is available. New this year, we are offering one-day registration in addition to our usual full registration. As always, we provide a special affordable rate for students.

Learn more about this year’s Annual Meeting, download the Meeting Program, and register today!

See you in Traverse City!

MAA 2017 Annual Meeting Committee


Second Call: 2017 MAA Annual Meeting Posters

April 4, 2017

A reminder that the Michigan Archival Association Program Committee is currently seeking poster proposals for MAA’s 2017 Annual Meeting!

The 2017 MAA Annual Meeting will be held June 15-16, 2017, in Traverse City, Michigan, with the poster session scheduled for 10:45-12:00 on Friday, June 16th. 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 14th, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to Caitlin Brennecke, Program Committee Chair, at cait.brennecke@gmail.com.


Call in to the MAA Board Meeting!

April 3, 2017

Starting in five minutes!

Hi folks! Just a reminder that you can always call in to MAA Board Meetings. The next one is April 3rd (this Monday)!

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

Or join by phone:

+1 646 558 8656 or +1 408 638 0968 US Toll

Meeting ID: 395 372 615

International numbers available: https://msu.zoom.us/zoomconference…

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

Dial: 162.255.36.11 (US West) or 162.255.37.11 (US East)

Meeting ID: 395 372 615


MAA Board – Call for Nominations

March 31, 2017

Elections for new Board members will be held at the Michigan Archival Association Business Meeting during this year’s MAA conference in Traverse City, held between June 15 and 16, 2017. We will vote on the following Board positions:

Secretary (2 year term)
Treasurer (2 year term)
Conference Coordinator (2 year term)
Member-at- Large #1 (3 year term)
Member-at-Large #2 (3 year term)

If you are interested in running for any of the above positions and would like your name to appear on the ballot, please email MAA Nominating Committee Chair Christiane Evaskis-Garrett (cevaskis@gmail.com) by April 21, 2017. Please identify which position you are interested in and include a short biography.

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

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

Submitted by the 2017 MAA Nominating Committee:
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett, Richard Adler, Robin Derminer, and Amber Clement


SEMLOL Spring Meeting, March 31, 2017

March 23, 2017

Posted on behalf of SEMLOL, the Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries:

Please join us for the SEMLOL Spring Meeting, which will take place on Friday, March 31st, 2017, from 1-4pm at Oakland University. The meeting program consists of three presentations that focus on the theme of Special Collections.

“Rare Books Preservation on a Shoestring”
Dominique Daniel and Emily Spunaugle, Oakland University Libraries

“Collecting with a Plan”
Alison Greenlee, Wayne State University
Sarah Andrus, The Henry Ford

“Access and Outreach at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs”
Kristen Chinery and Meghan Courtney, Wayne State University

Registration is available online at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-collections-registration-32454295672

Registrations received before March 26th will secure the early bird rate of $15. Registration on or after March 26th is $20.

Parking is free and light refreshments will be served.

Please see the SEMLOL website for more details.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Katrina Rouan
SEMLOL Executive Board, Chair
Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries
www.semlol.org

 


Call for Posters: 2017 MAA Annual Meeting

March 20, 2017

The Michigan Archival Association Program Committee is currently seeking poster proposals for MAA’s 2017 Annual Meeting!

The 2017 MAA Annual Meeting will be held June 15-16, 2017, in Traverse City, Michigan, with the poster session scheduled for 10:45-12:00 on Friday, June 16th. 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 14th, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to Caitlin Brennecke, Program Committee Chair, at cait.brennecke@gmail.com.


Job Posting: University Archivist, Wayne State University

March 8, 2017

Wayne State University seeks a service-orientated individual to provide vision and leadership for the University Archives. The University Archivist captures and disseminates University history through both traditional and innovative collecting strategies, and by increasing accessibility to collection information and content.

Key areas of responsibility include:
* Reference, outreach, and donor relations
* Collection management and stewardship
* Professional development, service, and activity

For more information and to apply by March 27, 2017:

https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/Central?delegateParameter=applicantPostingSearchDelegate&actionParameter=getJobDetail&rowId=528259

 

Alexandra A. A. Orchard, CA
Technical + Metadata Archivist
Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs
Wayne State University