Heidi Butler, Member-at-Large Nominee
Heidi Butler is running for a second term as a Member-at-Large of the MAA Board. Heidi has been the Local History Specialist at the Capital Area District Libraries, based in downtown Lansing, since February 2014. Her previous positions include the archives of Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; the Kalamazoo College archives; the Rush University Medical Center archives in Chicago; and the Local History and Genealogy department of the Wichita Public Library in Kansas. She completed her Library Science Master’s degree at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2000, and is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists.
Lindsay Hiltunen, Member-at-Large Nominee
Lindsay Hiltunen, MLIS and MA, is the University Archivist at the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. She oversees all core archives functions at Michigan Tech’s Van Pelt and Opie Library. She has worked in various roles in public libraries and university archives throughout her career and has a strong understanding of many facets of the profession. She began her professional career as a Librarian with the District of Columbia Public Library in 2008, but is very happy to be home in her native Copper Country in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, sharing her love of archives and regional history. Hiltunen, received her MLIS in Archives, Book Arts, and Special Collections from the Catholic University of America in 2009 and her MA in United States History from Western Illinois University in 2014. Hiltunen is also a PhD student in the Rhetoric, Theory and Culture program at Michigan Tech. Ms. Hiltunen was first appointed to the Michigan Archival Association Board in 2016 and is very eager to continue to serve as a board member-at-large. As one of the few MAA members from the Upper Peninsula, she brings important perspective and networking opportunities to MAA.
In her time at the Michigan Tech Archives she has planned and implemented several new initiatives and has secured external funding for several grant projects, most recently a heritage grant from the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission for collections improvements and a collaborative grant with the Northern Michigan University Archives from the National Archives’ National Historical Publications and Records Commission Planning Grant program. Hiltunen has won many awards and honors throughout her career, most recently the Charles Follo award from the Historical Society of Michigan for her work with preserving and promoting Upper Peninsula History in 2018.
Hiltunen is very active in the archives and public history fields and believes in being generous with her time to offer service to the profession. She served on the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) Program Committee for Detroit in 2019 and serves on several other boards, including the Michigan Oral History Association (MOHA), the Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board (gubernatorial appointment,) the Quincy Mine Hoist Association (chair of interpretive committee), and the Society of International Hockey Research Oral History Committee. Hiltunen is a co-editor of Open Entry, the newsletter of MAA and is an active member of the Historical Society of Michigan, MAA, MAC, MOHA, the National Council on Public History, and the Society of American Archivists, formerly serving on the roster for the Legislative Research Team, a subgroup of the Issues & Advocacy section of SAA.
Lauren Arnsman, Treasurer Nominee
Lauren Arnsman is the current treasurer and has been since 2016. She assisted in implementing the online payment system for MAA. Lauren recently moved back to Kalamazoo, her hometown, where her main job is as the local history librarian at Comstock Township Public Library outside Kalamazoo. She also is a substitute librarian at Kalamazoo Public Library and adjunct librarian at Kellogg Community College. When she’s not working, Lauren enjoys reading, yoga, and taking nature walks at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.
Stefanie Caloia, Secretary Nominee
Stefanie is the AFSCME Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. She has an MLIS and a graduate certificate in Archival Administration from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in photography from Grand Valley State University. Stefanie previously served as the AFT Project Archivist at the Reuther. Before that she worked for a private archives and for History Associates, Inc., on their National Park archives backlog-processing project. She is a certified archivist with the ACA, chair of the Redford Township Historical Commission, Communications Coordinator for the Visual Materials Section of the SAA, and a member of the SAA J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Selection Committee. Stefanie has served as Secretary of MAA since 2014.