MMDP Proposal Deadline Extended

January 31, 2017

The deadline for submitting proposals for the spring Mid Michigan Digital Practitioners meeting has been extended to this Friday, February 3. Submission details at


The Mid Michigan Digital Practitioners will convene for its next meeting March 23 and 24, at the campus of Wayne State University. The two day event will be sponsored by the Reuther Library and the Wayne State University Library. The event will bring together a wide range of professionals engaged in creating and curating digital collections in Michigan and the surrounding region, including librarians, archivists, museum curators, historians, and more.

Three workshops will be offered on the 23rd. In the morning will be a “Best Practices Exchange” hackathon; in the afternoon will be “Less Typing, More Fixing: An Introduction to Regular Expression,” and “APIs”.

The regular meeting will happen on March 24 with presentations, posters, and discussions.

For more details on registration, workshops, locations, parking and more see the MMDP website at

MEDAL Summer Preconference Symposium: Call for Participation

May 23, 2016

Posted on behalf of our friends at MEDAL. If you are an archivist in the Metro Detroit area, we hope you will consider attending (and presenting!) at this free event:

The Metro Detroit Archivists League (MEDAL) invites you to participate in its MEDAL Preconference Symposium, which will be held on Friday, June 3, at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs. (This flyer has additional details–feel free to post!)

The MEDAL Preconference Symposium is designed to assist librarians and archivists preparing for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Michigan Archival Association (MAA), allowing speakers to solicit feedback and brainstorm ideas. MEDAL invites you to present lightning talks, presentations, poster sessions, and panel discussions in preparation for the upcoming MAA Annual Meeting, or for other related archives and library conferences. This is a space for you try new and daring things. We ask that presentations not exceed 15 minutes.

The Preconference Symposium will be held from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are welcome to join us for a post-symposium lunch at the Cass Cafe, 4620 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI, 48201.

To participate, please fill out this form and contact Gavin Strassel at

If you are interested in presenting or attending the lunch, please respond by May 31, 2016. We look forward to seeing you there.

MAA Pre-Conference Workshop is CANCELLED

May 5, 2016
Hi all,
The MAA Pre-Conference Workshop, Working with Audiovisual Collections, has been cancelled. If you have registered for the workshop, our treasurer, Susan Panak, will issue a refund. If you’d like to contact her about a refund, please email her at: spanak at
Thank you for your continued interest in MAA, and please comment below if you have any questions or concerns.
We look forward to seeing you at MAA’s Annual Meeting on June 16-17 in East Lansing!

Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners Spring Meeting Registration

February 3, 2016

Registration is open for the Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners spring workshop and meeting on March 17-18, 2016, hosted by Grand Valley State University in Allendale. All those interested should register for this free event at Deadline for registration is February 19. More information about the event, including the line-up of presenters and workshops, is linked from the registration survey.

NAGARA 2016 Annual Conference: Call for Session Proposals, Deadline Extended

January 14, 2016

The NAGARA Program Committee has extended the deadline for session proposals for their 2016 annual conference to Friday, January 29, 2016. The Annual Conference of the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) will be held in Lansing, MI, July 13-16, 2016. Even if you are not a government archivist or records manager, you are encouraged to consider submitting a proposal. Besides seeking presentations on aspects of government archives and records management practices, the Program Committee is open to proposals dealing with intersections with other professions and domains. More information is available at the NAGARA website.

SAA Women Archivists Roundtable (WAR) Live Tweet, Dec. 4

December 1, 2015

Save the date for WAR’s next live tweet, this Friday, December 4, 1:00-2:30 pm EST.

In this online event co-hosted by Women Archivists Roundtable Co-chair Leslie Van Veen McRoberts (@lslevanmac) and Steering Committee Member Helen Kim (@hlnkim), follow @womenarchivists and join them on Twitter for a discussion about maternity leave and going back to work post-leave, and how that affects new moms’ career paths. How have employer policies and work environments accommodated your needs, flexible work hours, and leaves? WAR will use the hashtag #saawar. They hope you’ll join the conversation and are looking forward to hearing from you!

More details available at

Conservation and Collections Care Camp: Call for Participants and Presenters

September 16, 2015

The organizers of the Conservation and Collections Care Camp are pleased to announce that the next “C&C Camp” is set for November 5, 2015. It will be held in Livonia at the National Headquarters for Document Freeze Drying (DFD)/Document Restoration Services. The agenda will consist of informal presentations and discussions with our peers about pressing or puzzling issues, followed by a tour of the facility (three buildings!), which specializes in recovering documents, electronic files, and artworks that have been damaged in a disaster. The tour will be conducted by Bill Gulley, Archives Specialist. Fittingly, the theme for this camp is “Preparation.” ** The tentative time is 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There is no cost for the camp, but lunch will be on your own. Registration is required in order to attend.

If you have attended a C&C Camp before, you know that it is conducted in an informal environment designed for attendees to share conservation-related accomplishments, ask colleagues about their experiences, and to give and get advice. The focus is primarily, though not exclusively, about “analog” materials: paper, photographs, film, art, etc.

Please plan to attend to share your experiences and questions AND to learn exactly how those wet and moldy documents get brought back to life. Email Whitney Miller ( with questions and to register.

**Please note that because the camp includes a production facility tour, accessibility is limited.  Participants must be able to negotiate stairs. If you have an accessibility issue, please call Whitney Miller for further information.