Meet the Candidates!

June 1, 2017

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).


Call for Nominations – Conference Coordinator

May 31, 2017

Elections for new Board members will be held at the MAA Business Meeting during this year’s MAA conference in Traverse City, held between June 15 and 16, 2017. While we will be voting on the following Board positions:

Secretary (2 year term)
Treasurer (2 year term)
Conference Coordinator (2 year term)
Member-at- Large #1 (3 year term)
Member-at-Large #2 (3 year term)

We have still received no nominations for Conference Coordinator. If you know ANYONE who would be interested in this position, please email MAA Nominating Committee Chair Christiane Evaskis-Garrett (cevaskis@gmail.com) ASAP. If YOU are interested in the position, also include a short biography.

The membership can also nominate individuals for board positions at the annual meeting. The bylaws state that nominations must end two hours before the Business Meeting. Also per MAA by-laws, a petition must be presented in support of such nominations and must include signatures from at least 10 current MAA members in good standing.

For more information on the Michigan Archival Association Board, please visit the Board section of the website, https://miarchivists.wordpress.com/board/.


MAA Board – Call for Nominations

March 31, 2017

Elections for new Board members will be held at the Michigan Archival Association Business Meeting during this year’s MAA conference in Traverse City, held between June 15 and 16, 2017. We will vote on the following Board positions:

Secretary (2 year term)
Treasurer (2 year term)
Conference Coordinator (2 year term)
Member-at- Large #1 (3 year term)
Member-at-Large #2 (3 year term)

If you are interested in running for any of the above positions and would like your name to appear on the ballot, please email MAA Nominating Committee Chair Christiane Evaskis-Garrett (cevaskis@gmail.com) by April 21, 2017. Please identify which position you are interested in and include a short biography.

The membership can also nominate individuals for board positions at the annual meeting. The bylaws state that nominations must end two hours before the Business Meeting. Also per MAA by-laws, a petition must be presented in support of such nominations and must include signatures from at least 10 current MAA members in good standing.

For more information on the Michigan Archival Association Board, please visit the Board section of the MAA website, https://miarchivists.wordpress.com/board/.

Submitted by the 2017 MAA Nominating Committee:
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett, Richard Adler, Robin Derminer, and Amber Clement


Call for Posters: 2017 MAA Annual Meeting

March 20, 2017

The Michigan Archival Association Program Committee is currently seeking poster proposals for MAA’s 2017 Annual Meeting!

The 2017 MAA Annual Meeting will be held June 15-16, 2017, in Traverse City, Michigan, with the poster session scheduled for 10:45-12:00 on Friday, June 16th. Participation is open to all (including students!). You do not have to be an MAA member to present.

To submit a proposal, please fill out the MAA Poster Proposal Form by April 14th, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to Caitlin Brennecke, Program Committee Chair, at cait.brennecke@gmail.com.


REMINDER: Call for MAA Program Proposals due November 1st!

October 18, 2016

The Michigan Archival Association (MAA) Program Committee is still seeking program proposals for the 2017 conference. The 2017 conference will be held June 15-16, 2017, in Traverse City, Michigan.

 

Proposals can be for an entire session (typically two to three people) or for one person – we are happy to help match you with other speakers with similar topics.  Sessions typically last an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes depending on scheduling.

 

From the results of our post-conference survey in 2016, some topics of interest to our members include:

 

  • Records management
  • Processing collections
  • Diversity in archives
  • Small shop issues
  • Metadata
  • Displays (budget)
  • Preservation of physical items (scrapbooks; maps; etc.)
  • Local history collections
  • Archival software

 

These are, of course, only suggestions – if you have a particular project or an idea not on the list, we would still love to hear from you! Additionally, please consider using the MAA 2017 Session Proposal Collaboration spreadsheet to find others interested in your topic.

Please send us your name, topic idea, and a brief description of the topic or session to cait.brennecke@gmail.com  or islerm@ferris.edu.  Please submit your proposals by November 1, 2016.

 

Thank you and please feel free to spread the word…and volunteer others!  We are happy to contact people to fill in our program, so if you know someone working on an interesting project, please let us know. You do not have to be an MAA member to present.

 

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and we look forward to hearing from you!

 

Best,

Caitlin Brennecke

Melinda Isler


Annual Meeting Evaluation

July 18, 2016

If you attended this year’s annual meeting, you should have received an email on July 14 with a link to your annual meeting evaluation.

1) The link will expire in sixty days, but we’re hoping to get most of our feedback within the next 30 days.

2) If you are interested in assisting at the annual meeting next year (to be held in Traverse City) or are interested in moderating a session, be sure to indicate that in the section on “Become an Active Member”.

3) If you didn’t receive an email with access to the annual meeting evaluation and you attended, email Christiane Evaskis-Garrett (cevaskis at gmail dot com) or Carol Vandenberg (cvandenberg at madonna dot edu) and we’ll sort it out.

Looking forward to hearing your responses!


Annual Meeting Tweets Storified

July 18, 2016

Looking to relive some of that 2016 Annual Meeting magic? Well, now you can through our Storified #2016MAA tweets! Follow the link below to revisit those memorable (or otherwise) posts assembled in chronological order.

https://storify.com/a2beachboy/2016-michigan-archival-association-annual-meeting