Meet the Candidates!

May 21, 2018

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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MAA Seeking Nominations for Board Members

March 7, 2018

The 2018 Nominating Committee of the Michigan Archival Association is seeking nominations for Board members! Elections will be held at the MAA Business Meeting (Friday, June 15, 2018) during this year’s MAA conference in Bay City, held June 14-15, 2018.

The following Board positions are open:

Vice-President/President-elect (2-year term in each role)
Conference Coordinator (2-year term)
Member-at-Large #1 (3-year term)
Member-at-Large #2 (3-year term)

Board members and officers meet at the call of the President on a quarterly basis, or as needed. Meetings are typically held in Lansing, but remote participation is available for those unable to travel. Each board member is asked to actively participate on at least one standing committee among the several that exist with the Michigan Archival Association.

If you are interested in a position, please contact Nominating Committee Chair, Stefanie Caloia, at SCaloia@wayne.edu. Indicate the position you are interested in and include a short biography. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2018.

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

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

Thank you!

2018 MAA Nominating Committee
Robin Derminer
Carol Whittaker
Stefanie Caloia


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


Meet the Candidates

June 8, 2016

With only a week 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 at the Business Meeting at the annual meeting.

Vice President/ President- Elect

Nicole Garrett Smeltekop

Nicole Garrett Smeltekop has been a member of the Michigan Archival Association since 2008. She was appointed to the MAA Board in 2010, and was elected as a Member-At-Large in 2013. Ms. Smeltekop has been an active participant in the MAA Annual Meetings, as both a speaker and as a member of the MAA Program Committee. She chaired the 2015 Program Committee, and is co-chairing it this year. She is also a member of the Marilyn McNitt Scholarship Committee. In addition to MAA, she serves on the Michigan State Historical Records Advisory Board, and as a planning committee member for the Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners. At the national level, she is a member of the ALA Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Membership Committee and ALA ALCTS Cataloging and Metadata Management Recruitment and Mentoring Committee. She is currently a Special Materials Catalog Librarian at the Michigan State University Libraries, a role she has had for two years. Prior to her hire at MSU, she was the College Archivist at Albion College for four years, and a Project Archivist at the Archives of Michigan for four years. She graduated from Wayne State University in 2006 with her MLIS and a concentration in Archival Administration, and from Michigan State University with a degree in History in 2005. She has thoroughly enjoyed being involved in MAA for the last eight years, and looks forward to the opportunity to continue to serve archivists in Michigan.

At-Large Board positions (2 available)

Annie Benefiel

Annie Benefiel is Assistant Archivist at Grand Valley State University. Before joining GVSU in 2014, she worked as a processing archivist in the Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida and as an archives assistant at Yale University’s Beinecke Library. She attained her MSLIS with a concentration in Archives Management from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science in 2011. She served on New England Archivists’s Local Arrangements Committee (2012) and Communications Committee (2012-2013). She is also currently serving on the ArchivesSpace Nominations Committee. A native of Central Indiana, she got started in archives at the age of 14, when she participated in a job shadowing program with archivists at the Indiana State Museum and Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

Heidi Butler

Heidi Butler has been the Local History Librarian at the Capital Area District Libraries 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 and is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. Kalamazoo is her hometown.

Lindsay Hiltunen

Lindsay Hiltunen, MLIS and MA, is the Senior Archivist at the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections in Houghton, Michigan. 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. She has planned and implemented several new programs, such as the current migration of the Keweenaw Digital Archives to a new digital asset management platform. Lindsay looks forward to growing in the profession and working with Archivists and Special Collections Librarians throughout Michigan in the years ahead.

Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts is the Acquisitions Archivist at the MSU Archives and Historical Collections, where she has worked since 2002. She earned her MLS from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a specialization in archives. In addition to serving as a MAA Board Member at Large, she is chair of the Marilyn McNitt Scholarship Committee.