Meet the Candidates!

Announcing the 2018 MAA Board Candidates! Elections will take place June 15, 2018 during the business meeting at the MAA Annual Meeting in Bay City.

Vice President/President-Elect (2-year term in each role)
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett works as a Content Ingest Developer Senior at ProQuest. She has been a member of MAA since 2009 and a member of the MAA Board since 2014, where she serves as the MAA archivist and is a member of the MAA Communications Committee.  She has led the Nomination Committee twice (in 2014 and 2017) and served as an editor for Open Entry for two years. She also led the MAA Online Payment Ad Hoc Taskforce, which enabled online payment for membership dues.

At ProQuest, she has served on the Library Volunteer Program Steering Committee for the past six years, the Black History Month Committee for the past two years, and the Ingest & Content Ops Communication Taskforce for the past year. She is also a founding member of the Metro Detroit Archivists League. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Sociology in 2008 from the University of Tennessee–Martin and graduated in 2010 from the University of Michigan with a Master of Science in Information, specializing in Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information. She also may or may not have been on Jeopardy, depending on when you ask her.

Conference Coordinator (2-year term)
Rebecca Bizonet
Rebecca Bizonet is currently President of the Michigan Archival Association. A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information, with a specialization in archives and records management, Rebecca currently serves as the archivist for a private collection in Ann Arbor. Past roles include archives processing at University of Michigan Special Collections, processing and reference at The Henry Ford, and arrangement and description of oral histories at the Reuther Library at Wayne State University. In addition to her MAA service, Rebecca serves as the chair of the Communications Committee of the Reference, Access and Outreach Section of SAA and as the co-chair for the 2019 MAC Local Arrangements Committee. Rebecca is interested in serving as Conference Coordinator because she believes that a strong familiarity with MAA and its operations will benefit the position and the organization. In addition to coordinating the arrangements for the next two years of annual meetings, she also hopes to record and formulate observations and guidelines that will strengthen and aid the position moving forward, and in doing so, she hopes, encourage others to serve in this very important role in the future.

Member-at-Large (3-year term, two openings)
Robin Derminer
Robin Derminer is the Digital Imaging Archivist, Digital and Emerging Media at The Henry Ford. Previously, Robin worked for Allied Vaughn as a Contract Indexer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Project Archivist for the National Council of Preservation Education records, and Project Archivist for the Historic Preservation Program records in the University Archives at Eastern Michigan University’s Bruce T. Halley Library. Robin has over ten years K-12 public education experience managing creative spaces for video production and theater. Robin holds a Master in Library and Information Science (Academic Libraries) and Graduate Certification in Archival Administration from Wayne State University, a Master of Science in Historic Preservation (Conversation and Technology) from Eastern Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Art in Anthropology from Oakland University.

Elizabeth Nicholson
Elizabeth Nicholson has been the Digital Archivist at Oakland Community College for the past three years and also works part-time as an Archives Technician at the Walter P. Reuther Library.  In 2015, she graduated from Wayne State with a Master’s of Library and Information Science with an Archival Administration Certificate, and in 2016 received the Certified Archivist designation from the Academy of Certified Archivists.  She is currently serving on MAA’s 2018 program committee and hopes to be more involved by becoming a member-at-large.

Alison Stankrauff
Alison Stankrauff is the University Archivist at Wayne State University. She has a Masters in Library and Information Science with a Concentration on Archival Administration from Wayne State University (2002). She has a Bachelors in History from Antioch College (1996). She has been at Wayne State since September 2017. Previous to that she was the University Archivist and an Associate Librarian at Indiana University South Bend from 2004 to August 2017. Prior to that she served as Reference Archivist at American Jewish Archives from 2002 to 2004.

Carol Whittaker
Carol Whittaker is a Reference Librarian at Delta College and has served in that position for 8 years. The role of Archivist was added to her job title soon after starting at Delta and she enjoys working to modernize the College Archives and making them more accessible to the college community and the public. Prior to moving to Mid-Michigan Carol worked as Reference Archivist at the Benson Ford Research Center at The Henry Ford for 6 years as part of the Ford Historical Resources Collaborative and was a processing and reference assistant at Bentley Historical Library during Grad School. Carol graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2001. She has 3 young children who have taken up a lot of time over the past 13 years and looks forward to becoming more involved professionally with MAA and working to continue developing the great resources and services of the organization.

As noted above, elections will take place June 15, 2018 during the business meeting at the MAA Annual Meeting in Bay City.

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