Board Election 2009

MAA Board Election 2009

Candidate Profiles

To nominate additional candidates, a petition signed by 10 MAA members must be presented to the Secretary, Susan Panak, no later than 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2009.

The positions in this year’s election include:

Treasurer, Conference Coordinator,  2 members-at-large (3-year terms), 2 members-at-large (2 year terms, resulting from mid-term changes & resignations), 2 members-at-large (1 year terms, resulting from mid-term changes & resignations).

Office:  Treasurer (2009-2011)

Kristen Chinery has a B.A. in history from Adrian College; a Master of Arts (History) degree, Archival Administration Certificate, and a Masters of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University.  Kristen was a Contract Archivist for History Associates, Inc. and the National Library of Medicine prior to coming to the Walter P. Reuther Library in 2003.  She is currently a Librarian/Archivist at the Reuther, managing all books, periodicals, contracts, and other secondary source material.  She has been a MAA member since 2003; MAA Treasurer and Membership Chair since 2007.

Office:  Conference Coordinator (2009-2011)

Amy Reimann is the Director of Archives and Alumni Affairs at Starr Commonwealth in Albion, Michigan. A graduate of Albion College and the University of Michigan’s School of Information, Amy’s focuses on curriculum development for middle and high school aged students. She has been a member of MAA since 2000 and served as the Annual Meeting Program coordinator for the 2008 meeting in Mackinaw City and is on the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2009 meeting in Marshall.

Office:  Member-At-Large #1 (2009-2011)

Nancy Richard has a Master of Science in Library and Information Science degree from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She has been the University Archivist at Grand Valley State University since 2005. Prior to that she was an exhibit researcher at the Public Museum of Grand Rapids (2004); the Director of Library and Special Collections for the Bostonian Society (2000-2004); Archivist for Northeastern University, Boston (1998-2000); and Curator for the Massachusetts Archives (1984-1996). She is a member of MAA, MAC, SAA, and NEA.  She will be the co-chair for the MAC 2012 Local Arrangements Committee if it is decided that the meeting will be held in Grand Rapids.

Office:  Member-At-Large #2  (2009-2011)

Rebecca Bizonet has her B.A. in French from the University of Michigan Residential College (1994), and her Master of Science in Information (Archives and Records Management) degree from the University of Michigan (2001). She has been an archivist at the Benson Ford Research Center, The Henry Ford since 2006. Prior to that she was a processing archivist at the University of Michigan Special Collections Library (2001-2006). She has been a member of MAA since 2002; an interim Board member-at-large in 2009; and a Program Committee member in 2002 and 2008. She has been a member of SAA since 2000; a Manuscript Repositories Section Steering Committee member (2007-2009); and U-M Student Chapter publicity chairperson (2000-2001).

Office:  Member-At-Large #3  (2009-2010)

Sarah Roberts has a bachelors degree in history from the University of Iowa and a masters
in library science from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She started at the MSU Archives
in September 2002 as Assistant Archivist and accessions and processes collections. She recently
received a grant to document student organizations on campus. She was a member of the MAA program
committee in 2008.

Office:  Member-At-Large #4  (2009-2010)

Barbara DeWolfe is the Curator of Manuscripts at the William L. Clements
Library, University of Michigan (1999 to present). She is a graduate of
Stetson University and Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information
Science. Member of SAA, MAC, and MAA. Serves on SAA Manuscript
Repositories Section Steering Committee.

Office:  Member-At-Large #5  (2009-2012)

Melinda Isler holds double master degrees in public history and library science from the University of Albany in Albany, New York.  She began serving as a University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian at Ferris State in Big Rapids in September 2002 and was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2007.  Prior to that, Melinda was the Associate Archivist at the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She also was a member of the Society of Ohio Archivists Council.

Office:  Member-At-Large #6  (2009-2012)

Carol Vandenberg has a B.A. in Radio, TV & Film from Wayne State University (1976), as well as her M.L.I.S. with a concentration in health care from Wayne State (1999). She has been a librarian and archivist at Madonna University (MU) since 1999. Carol has served as an exchange librarian/archivist with Notre Dame University, Lebanon, and worked with the Lebanese Emigration Research Center from May-July, 2006. She has been the Chair of the MU Human Subjects Review Committee since 2003. She has been a member/editor MU’s NCA-HLC accreditation team since 2006. Her professional affiliations include ARMA International (2005-present), MAA and SAA (2000-present), and the Historical Society of Michigan (2005).

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