Job Posting: Processing Archivist, The Henry Ford (Term Limited)

July 25, 2017

The Henry Ford seeks a Processing Archivist for a temporary position through the end of calendar year 2017. The Processing Archivist establishes physical and intellectual control over archival collections through effective arrangement, description, and preservation. Reporting to the Head of Archives Technical Services, the Processing Archivist supports staff throughout Historical Resources in their work to collect, manage, preserve, describe, and make available materials within the collections of The Henry Ford.

Follow the link below for a complete description of the position and information on how to apply. Job ID 444.

https://www.thehenryford.org/about/employment/job-postings/?category=Historical+Resources&AppliTrackJobId=444&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

 

Brian Wilson
The Henry Ford
brianw@thehenryford.org


Reminder: MAC Newsletter Call For Submissions

July 20, 2017

A Reminder for Michigan Archivists!

The MAC Newsletter is seeking contributions to the “News from the Midwest” column for Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio. If you, or your repository, are MAC members and would like to submit an article for the October issue the deadline is August 1st! Submissions to “News from the Midwest” are to be 150 words each and should be accompanied by an image, please see the MAC style guide for more information (authentication required). Please send any articles to bisio.alexandra@gmail.com.

 

Posted on behalf of Alexandra Bisio


Mid Michigan Digital Practitioners Meeting: Call for Proposals

July 20, 2017

The Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners invite you to submit a session proposal for the next MMDP meeting, October 19-20, 2017, at the Library of Michigan, in Lansing, MI. The two-day event is sponsored by the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Archival Association. As always, registration for all participants is free. If you create, manage, or transform digital collections in Michigan, we want to hear from you!

Proposals
The MMDP Planning Group invites proposals for workshops (October 19) and conference sessions (October 20). We welcome proposals from anyone, and are particularly interested in proposals from smaller institutions and students.

Session Types
● Workshops or User Groups: Interactive sessions with a practical component; 1-3 hrs
● Panels: 3 or more presenters, 40 minutes
● Presentations: 1-2 presenters, 20 minutes
● Lightning talks & demonstrations: 7 minutes
● Posters: One poster session during a networking break on October 20
● Discussion Groups: Facilitate a 30 minute discussion session on a digital collections topic

Suggested Topics
● Metadata, cataloging, and description
● Outreach for digital collections
● Project management and communication tools
● Tools and processes you use to get things done (hacks and creative solutions welcome!)
● Unique digital challenges: storage, security, formats

Send us your proposals!
To submit a proposal, please complete the proposal form. We will adjust our agenda to fit the submitted proposals or suggest changes to the presenters. If you have any questions, please send us an email.

Timeline
● Deadline to submit proposals: August 1, 2017
● Notification of acceptance: August 14, 2017

Details about the October event will be posted at our website, http://midmichdp.wordpress.com/

Ed Busch
Electronic Records Archivist
MSU Archives
Conrad Hall, Room 101
888 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-884-6438


MAC Newsletter Call For Submissions

June 26, 2017

Hello Michigan Archivists!

I am the new editor of the MAC Newsletter “News from the Midwest” column for Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio. If you, or your repository, are MAC members and would like to submit an article for the October issue the deadline is August 1st! Submissions to News from the Midwest are to be 150 words each and should be accompanied by an image, please see the MAC style guide for more information (authentication required). Please send any articles to bisio.alexandra@gmail.com. Thank you!

Alexandra Bisio


2017 Annual Meeting Tweets on Storify

June 21, 2017

Can’t believe that the 2017 Annual Meeting is over? Missing that “conference buzz”? Well, now you can relive some of that Annual Meeting magic through a collection of #2017MAA tweets on Storify! Follow the link below to view those memorable (or forgettable) posts arranged in chronological order.

https://storify.com/a2beachboy/2017-michigan-archival-association-annual-meeting


Job Posting: Labor and Urban Affairs Collections Archivist, Wayne State University

June 20, 2017

Wayne State University seeks a service-orientated individual to take a lead role in arranging, describing, and making accessible its print and digital collections. This position reports to the Director of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, the largest labor archives in North America and home to extensive related collections on metropolitan Detroit.

For full job description, qualifications, and application instructions visit: https://jobs.wayne.edu, posting # 042815 .

Applications accepted through July 10, 2017.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Deborah Rice
Audiovisual Archivist
Walter P. Reuther Library
Wayne State University
drice@wayne.edu

 


MAA’s Mission – Call for Comment

May 16, 2017

This year at the Michigan Archival Association Annual Business Meeting, MAA members will be asked to vote on the adoption of an organizational mission statement. The mission statement is intended to provide a concise description of where MAA currently stands and to guide our work going forward.

The MAA Board asks members to read and consider the following draft statement:

“Michigan Archival Association supports the community of organizations and individuals who care for the state’s materials of cultural heritage and the documentary record through communication and education, and seeks to foster a collaborative and inclusive professional network.”

Discussion prior to the vote is welcome. Any comments or questions may be shared by email with an MAA officer or board member (individual emails listed on the Board Officers and Members pages, or address our group email at miarchivists@gmail.com). You are also welcome to post publicly in the comments below. Voting takes place June 16 at the Annual Business Meeting.

– Rebecca Bizonet, MAA President