REMINDER: We’re looking for MAA Annual Meeting Proposals!

December 1, 2017

Greetings All,

This is a reminder that the Michigan Archival Association (MAA) Program Committee is currently seeking program proposals for the 2018 conference on June 14-15, 2018, in Bay City, Michigan.

Proposals can be for an entire session (typically two to three people) or for one person – we are happy to help match you with other speakers with similar topics.  Sessions typically last an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes depending on scheduling.

From the results of our post-conference survey, some topics of interest to our members include:

  • All things digital (technology, born digital materials, digitization, etc.)
  • Audio Visual materials – preservation, organization, access, digitization
  • Career planning/advice
  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Collections management
  • Conservation
  • Copyright
  • Exhibits on a budget
  • Fostering a diverse profession
  • Fundraising, and Grant writing
  • Non-traditional (e.g., museums, libraries, corporate), and small archives
  • Preserving scrapbooks, ephemera, maps, blueprints
  • Processing
  • Project Management
  • Promoting collections
  • Records Management
  • Reference
  • Repository round-up (short updates on projects presented on at past conferences)

These are, of course, only suggestions – if you have a particular project or an idea not on the list, we would still love to hear from you!  Additionally, please consider using the MAA 2018 Session Proposal Collaboration spreadsheet to find others interested in your topic.

Please send us your name, topic idea, and a brief description of the topic or session to cait.brennecke@gmail.com or badgle10@msu.eduPlease submit your proposals by December 15, 2017.

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, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Best,

Caitlin Brennecke

Megan Badgley Malone

Jamie Kramer

Paul Neirink

Elizabeth Nicholson

MAA 2018 Program Committee

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Call into the December MAA Board Meeting!

December 1, 2017

Hi folks! Just a reminder that you can always call in to MAA Board Meetings. The next one is December 1st at 10am (TODAY)!

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


Job Posting: Congregation Archivist, Adrian Dominican Sisters

November 13, 2017

The Adrian Dominican Sisters, a congregation of vowed Catholic women religious, is seeking a full-time Archivist to minister on the Motherhouse campus in Adrian, Michigan.

The Archivist is responsible for organizing, preserving, and protecting the records which pertain to the origins, history, spirit, life and growth of the Congregation. The Archivist is responsible for the acquisition, assessment, processing and reference, preservation, records management, planning, budget preparation and management, security, search and retrieval systems, as well as related community outreach.

Master Degree in archives and Records Management or Library Science with a concentration in archival work preferred. Bachelor Degree required. Qualified candidates will have three to five years experience in archival work, preferably with a religious congregation as well as knowledge and experience in records management, research, systems management, cataloging, and preservation standards relative to archival work. For a more detailed job description or to apply visit our employment site at www.adriandominicans.org/employment.aspx.

Posted on behalf of:
Joy Finfera, OP
Secretary of the Congregation
Adrian Dominican Sisters
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, MI 49221


Call for Proposals: 2018 MAA Annual Meeting

November 6, 2017

Greetings All,

The Michigan Archival Association (MAA) Program Committee is currently seeking program proposals for the 2018 conference to be held June 14-15, 2018, in Bay City, Michigan.

Proposals can be for an entire session (typically two to three people) or for one person – we are happy to help match you with other speakers with similar topics. Sessions typically last an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes depending on scheduling.

From the results of our post-conference survey, some topics of interest to our members include:

  • All things digital (technology, born digital materials, digitization, etc.)
  • Audio Visual materials – preservation, organization, access, digitization
  • Career planning/advice
  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Collections management
  • Conservation
  • Copyright
  • Exhibits on a budget
  • Fostering a diverse profession
  • Fundraising, and Grant writing
  • Non-traditional (e.g., museums, libraries, corporate), and small archives
  • Preserving scrapbooks, ephemera, maps, blueprints
  • Processing
  • Project Management
  • Promoting collections
  • Records Management
  • Reference
  • Repository round-up (short updates on projects presented on at past conferences)

These are, of course, only suggestions – if you have a particular project or an idea not on the list, we would still love to hear from you! Additionally, please consider using the https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17EeenffUGr3E4SBx1E0oxHGK-FaUYXqh1roffOQ6t00/edit?usp=sharing to find others interested in your topic.

Please send us your name, topic idea, and a brief description of the topic or session to cait.brennecke@gmail.com or badgle10@msu.edu. Please submit your proposals by December 15, 2017.

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, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Best,
Caitlin Brennecke
Megan Badgley Malone
Jamie Kramer
Paul Neirink
Elizabeth Nicholson


Call for Volunteers for the MAA Program Committee

October 12, 2017

The MAA Program Committee is seeking two members to assist with the development of the program for the 2018 MAA Annual Meeting in Bay City, Michigan.  Working with the co-chairs, Program Committee members will send out calls for proposals, identify interesting session topics, solicit speakers, and solicit chairs for sessions.  The Program Committee is also responsible for securing a keynote presenter and pre-conference workshop speaker.

The Program Committee creates the annual meeting program. For this, the Program Committee writes all the session descriptions, a summary of the keynote presentation, and a summary for the pre-conference workshop. Working with the Local Arrangements Committee, the Program Committee also identifies relevant photographs from the conference area and headshots for the keynote and pre-conference workshop speaker.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Program Committee, please email Caitlin Brennecke (cait.brennecke@gmail.com) by October 19, 2017.


Reminder: Registration Open for MMDP Workshop & Meeting

September 27, 2017

A friendly reminder that registration is still open for the Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners (MMDP) workshop and meeting on October 19-20, 2017 at the Library of Michigan in Lansing, MI sponsored by the Michigan Archival Association. Workshops will be held on October 19 from 1 to 4:30; the meeting will be held on October 20 from 9 to 4:30.

You can find more information about registration, directions to the Library, parking details and more on the MAA Fall Workshop page, or on the MMDP website.

 


Registration Open for MMDP Workshop and Meeting

September 15, 2017

Hello all!

The Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners (MMDP) will convene for its next workshop and meeting on October 19-20, 2017 at the Library of Michigan in Lansing, MI sponsored by the Michigan Archival Association. Workshops will be held on October 19 from 1 to 4:30; the meeting will be held on October 20 from 9 to 4:30.

You can find more information about registration, directions to the Library, parking details and more on the MAA Fall Workshop page, or on the MMDP website.

Looking forward to seeing you in Lansing!