MEDAL Summer Preconference Symposium: Call for Participation

May 23, 2016

Posted on behalf of our friends at MEDAL. If you are an archivist in the Metro Detroit area, we hope you will consider attending (and presenting!) at this free event:

The Metro Detroit Archivists League (MEDAL) invites you to participate in its MEDAL Preconference Symposium, which will be held on Friday, June 3, at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs. (This flyer has additional details–feel free to post!)

The MEDAL Preconference Symposium is designed to assist librarians and archivists preparing for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Michigan Archival Association (MAA), allowing speakers to solicit feedback and brainstorm ideas. MEDAL invites you to present lightning talks, presentations, poster sessions, and panel discussions in preparation for the upcoming MAA Annual Meeting, or for other related archives and library conferences. This is a space for you try new and daring things. We ask that presentations not exceed 15 minutes.

The Preconference Symposium will be held from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are welcome to join us for a post-symposium lunch at the Cass Cafe, 4620 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI, 48201.

To participate, please fill out this form and contact Gavin Strassel at strassel@wayne.edu.

If you are interested in presenting or attending the lunch, please respond by May 31, 2016. We look forward to seeing you there.


MAA Pre-Conference Workshop is CANCELLED

May 5, 2016
Hi all,
 
The MAA Pre-Conference Workshop, Working with Audiovisual Collections, has been cancelled. If you have registered for the workshop, our treasurer, Susan Panak, will issue a refund. If you’d like to contact her about a refund, please email her at: spanak at arbor.edu.
 
Thank you for your continued interest in MAA, and please comment below if you have any questions or concerns.
 
We look forward to seeing you at MAA’s Annual Meeting on June 16-17 in East Lansing!

Reminder: MAA Early Bird Registration Deadline Is 4/20

April 14, 2016

A reminder to all who are planning on attending the 2016 Michigan Archival Association Annual Meeting in East Lansing this June that the early bird registration deadline is next Wednesday, April 20. The early bird rate is available to all MAA members whose registrations are postmarked by April 20.

Information about this year’s Annual Meeting and a link to the program and registration form is available here.


MAA Board Needs You (Not a Joke)

April 1, 2016

The 2016 Nominating Committee of the Michigan Archival Association is still accepting nominations for candidates to serve on the MAA Board. Wondering what more you can do to make a difference for archives and archives professionals across the state of Michigan? Looking for a way to add to your professional accomplishments and help others while doing so? Or do you know someone you think would be the perfect candidate for job? The Nominating Committee wants to hear from you!

Elections for new Board members will be held at the MAA Business Meeting during this year’s MAA conference in East Lansing, MI, June 16 and 17, 2016. We have a Vice-President/President Elect position and two board members.

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 Melinda Isler (islerm@ferris.edu) by April 16, 2016. Please identify which position you are interested in and include a short biography.  Or give us any names of people who you think would be a good choice for the board.


Call for Posters: MAA 2016 Annual Meeting

March 17, 2016

The Michigan Archival Association Program Committee is currently seeking poster proposals for MAA’s 2016 conference. The 2016 MAA Annual Meeting will be held June 16-17, 2016, in East Lansing, Michigan, with the poster session scheduled for 10:15-11:00 on Thursday, June 16.

Participation is open to all, including students. You do not have to be an MAA member to present.

If you have an idea, please let the Program Committee know! Send your name, topic idea, and a brief description of your poster to Program Committee member Caitlin Brennecke (cait . brennecke @ gmail . com) by April 30, 2016.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!


MAA Nominations- Come Join the Board!

March 17, 2016

Dear MAA Members:

The 2016 Nominating Committee of the Michigan Archival Association is accepting nominations for candidates to serve on the MAA Board. Wondering what more you can do to make a difference for archives and archives professionals across the state of Michigan? Looking for a way to add to your professional accomplishments and help others while doing so? Or do you know someone you think would be the perfect candidate for job? The Nominating Committee wants to hear from you!

Elections for new Board members will be held at the MAA Business Meeting during this year’s MAA conference in East Lansing, MI, June 16 and 17, 2016.

We will vote on the following Board positions:

Vice President/President Elect (2 year term for each)

Member-at-Large #3(3-year term)

Member-at-Large #4 (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 Melinda Isler (islerm@ferris.edu) by April 16, 2016. 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 bylaws, a petition must be presented in support of such nominations and must include signatures from at least 10 current MAA members in good standing.

If you have questions about the nomination process or about serving as a leader with MAA, please contact members of the 2015 MAA Nominating Committee for further information. You can also visit the Board section of the MAA website (https://miarchivists.wordpress.com/board/) for more information on the Michigan Archival Association Board.

We hope to hear from you!

2016 MAA Nominating Committee:

Lauren Arnsman, Melinda Isler, Marian Matyn


Michigan Archival Association Annual Meeting: June 15-17, 2016

March 15, 2016

We are excited to announce our program for MAA’s 2016 Annual Meeting! Members should be receiving their printed Meeting Programs in the mail about now, and it is also available to anyone online.

The Michigan Archival Association invites all Michigan archivists and those working with or interested in archives to attend our 2016 Annual Meeting in East Lansing, Michigan, taking place June 16-17. This year’s meeting site is the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, located on the campus of Michigan State University. The 2016 program offering includes presentations on collection management, student engagement, emerging technology, oral history, local history, and more. Conference attendees will also enjoy a reception at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, and tours of the historic MSU campus, the innovative MSU Libraries, Beaumont Tower and the MSU carillon, and Spartan Stadium — not to mention opportunities to venture out on your own for treats like ice cream at the MSU Dairy Store, art at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, or a show at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. In addition, the Greater Lansing area offers a wide array of cultural and recreational opportunities, such as visits to the State Capitol Building, designed by leading Gilded Age architect Elijah E. Myers, the Michigan Historical Center, and the Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame.

This year, we are pleased to present as our pre-conference workshop an afternoon class on “Working with Audiovisual Collections,” led by Ryan Edge, Media & Digital Preservation Librarian at Michigan State University Libraries, on June 15 at the MSU Main Library. Read more about the workshop in the flyer attached at the end of the online Meeting Program.

The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center is our conference hotel. Located on the Michigan State University campus, the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center is a 15-minute walk or a short drive to downtown East Lansing’s restaurants, shops, and cultural venues. All lunches and sessions will take place at the Kellogg Center. There is wireless access, and covered parking is available for a fee to hotel guests. A block of rooms has been reserved for June 15-17. The reservation deadline is May 16, 2016, for the discounted conference rate.

On-site registration will be available during the conference. The on-site rate is $85. Discounted registration is available for those who submit their registrations by May 11, 2016. Registration includes lunch for both days of the conference. For registration instructions, please see this year’s Meeting Program.

We thank our generous sponsors who have contributed to making our Annual Meeting possible and are listed in the Meeting Program.

See you in East Lansing!

MAA 2016 Annual Meeting Committee


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