Wayne State SAA Student T-Shirt Fundraiser

June 14, 2018


Are you a current Wayne State Archives student or an alumni? Looking for a specialized tee shirt to show off your Wayne State pride? We are thrilled to announce our fundraising campaign. We will be selling the two tee shirts below in order to raise money for Wayne State student SAA conference presenters both this summer and in the future. The green tee shirt is $25 and the grey shirt is $20.


If you’re interested in purchasing a tee shirt, here’s the link to the campaign website: https://waynestubookstore.ignitecx.com//WayneStateSAA

Don’t delay! Fundraiser ends June 30, 2018!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me, Allie Penn, or the SAA email address, saa.wayne@gmail.com.


Alexandrea Penn
Society of American Archivists
Wayne State University


– posted on behalf of the Wayne State University SAA Student Chapter http://iis.slis.wayne.edu/saa/index.html


Job Posting: Media Preservation Librarian I, Michigan State University Libraries

April 16, 2018

Michigan State University Libraries is seeking a Media Preservation Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Conservation and Preservation and working with staff in the Digital and Multimedia Center, G. Robert Vincent Voice Library, Special Collections and the Wallace Conservation Laboratory, as well as other library units and partners at other institutions, the Media Preservation Librarian will:

  • Plan, develop and provide leadership for a media preservation program for Library digital and analog collections, including the Vincent Voice Library, Rovi Media Collection and other special collections, by reviewing existing library practices and analyzing needs and establishing policies and best practices that promote long-term stewardship and access to audio visual and moving image materials.
  • Identify and work with vendors and complete RFPs for media conversion services; manage the inventory, shipping and quality control process.
  • Review and advise on media acquisitions and collaborate on conservation and survey efforts.
  • Identify and collaborate with technical and accessibility partners within the library, campus and consortia communities.
  • Provide support for the Libraries’ overall preservation program by assisting with environmental monitoring, the integrated pest management program, and the Libraries’ Disaster Response Committee and other preservation activities.

For more detail see posting for job no: 493910 on the Michigan State University Careers site at: https://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/498817/librarian-icontinuing


Posted on behalf of:
Nicole Garrett Smeltekop
Michigan State University Libraries

Call In To The April MAA Board Meeting Today at 10am!

April 13, 2018

Want to listen in to the bi-monthly MAA meeting? Got burning questions to ask? Here’s how to call in!

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://msu.zoom.us/j/395372615

Or join by phone:

+1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 US Toll

Meeting ID: 395 372 615

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/dGuQVcK9D

Or join from a H.323/SIP room system:


Meeting ID: 395 372 615

Online Member Registration? Yeah, that’s a thing now.

April 12, 2018

The MAA Board and Online Payment Taskforce is happy to announce that you can now register your membership online. To become a MAA member or renew your membership today, click here! If you still prefer sending in your membership payment, don’t worry; that remains an option.

Watch this space for further online options, such as the ability to pay for the Annual Meeting!

REMINDER: MAA Call For Posters!

April 9, 2018
The Michigan Archival Association Program Committee is currently seeking poster proposals for MAA’s 2018 Annual Meeting! The 2018 MAA Annual Meeting will be held June 14-15, 2018, in Bay City, Michigan, with the poster session scheduled for 10:15-11:00 on Friday, June 15th. 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 13th, 2018.
Any questions can be directed to Elizabeth Nicholson (elizabethanicholson at gmail.com) or Caitlin Brennecke (cait.brennecke at gmail.com).


REMINDER – MAA Board Nominations Due April 15!

April 5, 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, or have questions, 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 Board page on the MAA website: https://miarchivists.wordpress.com/board/.

Thank you!
2018 MAA Nominating Committee
Robin Derminer
Carol Whittaker
Stefanie Caloia

Ziibiwing Center Issues Archival Assessment RFP

March 20, 2018


The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways’ Nindakenjigewinoong (the place where you find things out at) Research Center is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consultant to complete an Archival Assessment to support the Ziibiwing Center’s Archival Conservation Planning Project. This project is funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services Native American Native Hawaiian Museum Services Grant.

Download our Request for Proposals (in PDF format). The deadline for submission is April 8, 2018 at 6pm EST.

Ziibiwing encourages you to circulate this RFP through your professional networks. If you have any questions, please contact Ziibiwing’s Grant Project Director/Research Center Coordinator Anita Heard at (989) 775-4733 or email aheard@sagchip.org, Monday – Friday from 9am-6pm.

Thank you for your interest and circulation of this announcement.


Shannon Martin, Director
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
6650 E. Broadway
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Office: (989) 775-4761
Mobile: (989) 330-3719
Toll Free: 1-800-225-8172 Ext. 1-54761
Fax: (989) 775-4770


Posted on behalf of:
Anita Heard
Research Center Coordinator
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways