Need Articles for MAA Open Entry Fall 2022

September 21, 2022

Hello Everyone!

The editors of Open Entry are now seeking submissions for our Fall 2022 issue.  The deadline is Friday, September 30 end of the day.

We are looking for the following:

Articles related to archival work that you would like to write.

Archivists in the News: the arrivals, departures, and achievements of Michigan archivists.

Internship articles by Michigan students or interns in Michigan.

Michigan Repository news and announcements.

If you have questions about what to write, or how to write it, we are happy to work with you. 

Please email submissions to openentry.editors@gmail.com. 

Again, that deadline is Friday, September 30 end of the day.

Thanks and best regards,

Open Entry Editors, Michigan Archival Association

Cynthia Read Miller

Troy Eller English


Seeking Open Entry Submissions

September 7, 2022

Hello, everyone!

The editors of Open Entry are now seeking submissions for our Fall 2022 issue.  The deadline is Friday, September 30.

We are looking for the following:

  • Michigan Repository news and announcements
  • Archivists in the News: the arrivals, departures, and achievements of Michigan archivists
  • Internship articles by Michigan students or interns in Michigan.
  • Articles related to archival work that you would like to write
  • Mystery photo suggestions

Submissions can be text within your email message or as attachments.

Typical article length ranges from 200 to 1,200 words.  If you have questions about what to write, or how to write it, we are happy to work with you. 

Please email your articles and photos to openentry.editors@gmail.com. 

Thanks and best regards,

Cynthia Read Miller

Troy Eller English
Editors, Open Entry 
Michigan Archival Association


2022 Annual Meeting Program

June 14, 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting Program can be downloaded from here.

See you in Grand Rapids!


Meet the Candidates!

June 14, 2022

MAA Board and Officer Election 2022

The positions being voted on in this year’s election are as follows: Vice President/President-Elect (two-year term in each role), Conference Coordinator(1-year term*), and two Members-at-Large (each three-year terms). To nominate additional candidates, a petition signed by at least 10 MAA members must be presented to the Secretary, Stefanie Caloia, no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022.

*The Conference Coordinator position is typically a two-year term timed to overlap with other board positions for continuity. We are looking to fill this empty position for 2022-2023, and in 2023 it will return to a two-year term as usual.

Vice President/President-Elect (2022-2026)

Taylor Henning

Taylor Henning is the University Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. She has a MS/LIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a MA in German Studies from Florida State University, and a BA in German and International Affairs from Florida State University. Before coming to Wayne State, Taylor worked at the University of Illinois Archives where she provided university reference services, served as an Archives Assistant for the National Council of Teachers of English and the Ad Council, and worked in the Records and Information Management office. She is particularly passionate about providing equitable access in archives and seeking to collect and preserve records of underrepresented communities. In her free time, Taylor enjoys embroidery, playing with her cats, and spending time with her husband and baby girl. 

Conference Coordinator (2022-2023)

Open

Members-at-Large (two positions, 2022-2025)

Mark Prindiville

Mark Prindiville has been the Diocesan Archivist for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw for the last year and a half and until recently, has served as a member of the Nominating Committee for the Michigan Archival Association. Mark has an MLIS and Archival Administration Certification from Wayne State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science and Master of Art in History from Central Michigan University. Mark has previously worked for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Hoover Institution Library & Archive, the Flat Rock Public Library, and the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor & Urban Affairs.

Sarah Lebovitz

Sarah Lebovitz is the Service Employees International Union Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. As one of many labor union archivists at the Reuther, she handles collection development, fieldwork, processing, reference, donor relations, and archival outreach on behalf of SEIU and its collections at the Reuther. She received her Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and studied anthropology and religion in her undergraduate.

We look forward to seeing you in Grand Rapids! 

MAA 2022 Nominating Committee


Meet the Candidates!

June 13, 2022

Vice President/President-Elect (2022-2026)

Taylor Henning

Taylor Henning is the University Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. She has a MS/LIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a MA in German Studies from Florida State University, and a BA in German and International Affairs from Florida State University. Before coming to Wayne State, Taylor worked at the University of Illinois Archives where she provided university reference services, served as an Archives Assistant for the National Council of Teachers of English and the Ad Council, and worked in the Records and Information Management office. She is particularly passionate about providing equitable access in archives and seeking to collect and preserve records of underrepresented communities. In her free time, Taylor enjoys embroidery, playing with her cats, and spending time with her husband and baby girl. 

Conference Coordinator (2022-2023)

Open

Members-at-Large (two positions, 2022-2025)

Mark Prindiville

Mark Prindiville has been the Diocesan Archivist for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw for the last year and a half and until recently, has served as a member of the Nominating Committee for the Michigan Archival Association. Mark has an MLIS and Archival Administration Certification from Wayne State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science and Master of Art in History from Central Michigan University. Mark has previously worked for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Hoover Institution Library & Archive, the Flat Rock Public Library, and the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor & Urban Affairs.

Sarah Lebovitz

Sarah Lebovitz is the Service Employees International Union Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. As one of many labor union archivists at the Reuther, she handles collection development, fieldwork, processing, reference, donor relations, and archival outreach on behalf of SEIU and its collections at the Reuther. She received her Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and studied anthropology and religion in her undergraduate.

We look forward to seeing you in Grand Rapids! 

MAA 2022 Nominating Committee


2022 MAA Annual Meeting: Early Bird Price and Hotel Room Discount Ends in Two Days!

May 18, 2022

Please note that the early bird price goes away in two days, as does the hotel room discount!


We hope you are able to join us on the banks of the Grand River at the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott in Grand Rapids for our Annual Meeting June 16-17, 2022!

This year’s meeting will be held in the middle of the energetic Grand Rapids scene, surrounded by dozens of the city’s best restaurants and other attractions such as the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Civic Theater, and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Make sure to bring your adventuring spirit and enjoy exploring downtown!

In addition to an impressive list of sessions, conference highlights include a reception at the Marriott, and tours of Grand Rapids City Archives and Records Center, Riverfront History Walking Tour, and options for self-guided tours!

An impressive list of informational and educational programs includes such topics as social justice history in organizational records, outreach, reparative cataloging, digital preservation, architectural collections, records of crime, and an audiovisual media mini workshop. In addition, our keynote speaker Joel Westphal Deputy Director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, will speak on lessons learned from capturing, managing and archiving the largest digital collection of war records in our nation’s history.

For complete details, please visit https://maa43.wildapricot.org/event-4796903
Best regards,
Michigan Archival Association


Open Entry Photo Contest

May 17, 2022

Do You Like to Take Photos?

Enter the Open Entry Editors Photo Contest for MAA’s Grand Rapids Annual Meeting!

We’re looking for:
Portraits/Group Portraits of Speakers, Panelists & Attendees
Photos of Activities — Luncheons, Tours, Coffee Breaks, Poster Session, Silent Auction, & etc.
Photos of places & things in Grand Rapids

Win Prizes* 
 1st Place  — $75.00 Visa Gift Card
 2nd Place — $50.00 Visa Gift Card
 3rd Place  — $25.00 Visa Gift Card

Use your cell phone or camera!

We’d prefer image files of 1MB or larger, but judging will be based on the image content, not the file size.

We’ll credit all photos with the photographer’s name.

By submitting photos to OpenEntry.Editors@gmail.com, you agree to give Open Entry Editors permission to use your photos.

* Prizes sponsored by Cynthia Read Miller  


Job Posting: Staff Archivist in Private Archive

May 17, 2022

A Staff Archivist will have responsibility for processing and cataloguing materials for a private business and family archive, under the supervision of the Archive Director and Manager. Tasks will include, among others: organizing, digitizing, cataloguing, and re-housing of various types of materials, including documents, newsprint, photographs, and objects. This position will often have to process unforeseen and urgent requests for research and other special projects that may require Excel, Adobe Photoshop, or video editing skills.

A master’s degree in library science is required, with an emphasis in archives very desirable. Organizational skills, a strong sense of teamwork, flexibility, a willingness to move between projects, and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality are vital.

Hours are flexible during normal workdays: minimum of 32 hours per week, 40 hours maximum. Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, and health insurance. Training will require in-office presence. The archive is located in Birmingham, Michigan.

Please send your resume with 3 references to:
Anne Johns
annejohns at comcast dot net


Annual Meeting

May 10, 2022

In 2022, the 62nd Michigan Archival Association Annual Meeting will be held in Grand Rapids on June 16-17, 2022. You can find out more by visiting the 2022 Annual Meeting page, and by subscribing to our blog to stay up to date with information on sessions, tours and the meeting program.


Visiting Archivist Position

May 3, 2022

The Archives of Michigan is hiring a Visiting Archivist (Historian 9-P11) for the Save Michigan History program which began in 2016 through a partnership with the Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board (MSHRAB), the Archives of Michigan, and National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).  The Visiting Archivist position is a limited term position 30 hours/week with full benefits. The position is based in Lansing, Michigan at the Michigan History Center and requires some travel to historical repositories across the state. For more information, please see the Visiting Archivist Job Posting and Job Description (PDF). Accepting applications until 05/12/2022.