Meet the Candidates!

With only two weeks away until the annual meeting, we would like to introduce you to the members who have agreed to run for elective office. Elections will be held during the Business Meeting at the annual meeting.

Secretary

Stefanie Caloia

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, administrator of the Facebook page for the Visual Materials Section of SAA, and a member of the SAA J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Subcommittee. Stefanie currently serves as Secretary of MAA.

Treasurer

Lauren Arnsman

Lauren Arnsman is currently serving as MAA’s Treasurer. She received her MLIS and Archival Administration certificate in 2010 from Wayne State University. While at WSU, Ms. Arnsman completed her practicum at the Burton Historical Collection within the Detroit Public Library. Her first professional archival job was as Kellogg Community College’s archivist where she digitized many collections and familiarized herself with CONTENTdm. After KCC, she worked as a librarian with the Michigan Department of Corrections. While working at the prison, Ms. Arnsman volunteered to work in the local history department of the Traverse Area District Library. There, she created the metadata for the Traverse City State Hospital Collection and worked on several other projects. Lauren currently works as an Adult Services Librarian at the Berkley Public Library in Metro Detroit where she will begin to digitize aspects of the library’s history. In her free time, Lauren practices yoga and watches movies. She’s also awfully fond of cats.

Conference Coordinator

Still looking for a nominee!

Conference Coordinator is a 2-year position. This person is responsible for planning/making arrangements for the MAA Annual Conference, which is held in the middle of June.  This entails hotel setup: reserving overnight rooms, session rooms, planning menus for breaks, lunches, and reception, making arrangements for AV setup, etc. You are also responsible for setting up a local subcommittee (of 2 or 3 non-board members) to work with you to check out availability and desirability of hotels, make arrangements for local tours, and provide information about fun things to do, in and around the conference venue. You are responsible for pulling together the information needed and assembling the conference packet for attendees.  In other words, you are the person who makes sure the conference runs smoothly. This position roughly requires 5 to 6 weeks of intense work – split between the Fall and the 2 or 3 weeks before the annual conference.  As a Board Member you are also required to attend all of the Board meetings throughout the year.  This requires your attendance at day long meetings in Lansing 3 or 4 times a year. There is also minimal administrative work throughout the year, communicating and planning with the hotels and your local subcommittees to keep the ball rolling.

At-Large Board positions (2 available)

Annie Benefiel

Annie Benefiel is the Archivist for Collection Management in the Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives. She has been serving on the MAA Board as a Member-at-Large in a partial term which began in September 2016, and will end in June 2017. She has holds a Masters of Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College and a BA in English from Ball State University. Before coming to Michigan, she held positions in archival repositories at the University of Florida, Yale University, and Ball State University, and served on the Communications Committee of the New England Archivists.

Megan Malone

Megan Badgley Malone is the Collections and Outreach Archivist at the Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, where she has worked since June 2011. She coordinates tours, teaches introduction to archives sessions, manages social media, answers reference inquires, and arranges and describes archival collections. Megan has a MLIS with a graduate certificate in Archival Administration from Wayne State University, and a BA in Secondary Education and History from Saginaw Valley State University. She served on the MAA Nominating Committee (2015), as co-chair of the Local Arrangements Committee (2016), and co-chair of the Silent Auction Committee (2016).

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2 Responses to Meet the Candidates!

  1. Bryce Rudder says:

    What are the duties and requirements of the Conference Coordinator position and is it listed online somewhere?

    • Hi Bryce,

      Good question! We’ve updated the post to reflect the responsibilities of the position, but please see below:

      “Conference Coordinator is a 2-year position. This person is responsible for planning/making arrangements for the MAA Annual Conference, which is held in the middle of June. This entails hotel setup: reserving overnight rooms, session rooms, planning menus for breaks, lunches, and reception, making arrangements for AV setup, etc. You are also responsible for setting up a local subcommittee (of 2 or 3 non-board members) to work with you to check out availability and desirability of hotels, make arrangements for local tours, and provide information about fun things to do, in and around the conference venue. You are responsible for pulling together the information needed and assembling the conference packet for attendees. In other words, you are the person who makes sure the conference runs smoothly. This position roughly requires 5 to 6 weeks of intense work – split between the Fall and the 2 or 3 weeks before the annual conference. As a Board Member you are also required to attend all of the Board meetings throughout the year. This requires your attendance at day long meetings in Lansing 3 or 4 times a year. There is also minimal administrative work throughout the year, communicating and planning with the hotels and your local subcommittees to keep the ball rolling.”

      If you want to know more, I’m happy to provide you the email of our current coordinator.

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