Open Entry is Seeking Submissions!

September 24, 2018

Hello, Everyone!

The editors of Open Entry are seeking submissions for our Fall issue. The deadline of Sunday, September 30, is fast approaching!

We are looking for the following:

– Articles related to archival work that you would like to write.
– Michigan Repository news and announcements.
– Archivists in the News: the arrivals, departures, and achievements of Michigan archivists.
– Internship articles by Michigan students or interns in Michigan.
– Photos and articles about the Bay City Annual Meeting, June 2018

Submissions can be text within your email message or attached as a Microsoft Word document. Include photos as separate JPG attachments, file size about 1MG.

Typical article length ranges from 200 to 1,200 words. If you have questions about what to write, or how to write it, we are happy to work with you.

Please email submissions to

Again, that deadline is this coming Sunday, September 30.

Thanks and best regards,

Your Open Entry Editors, Michigan Archival Association
Cynthia Read Miller
Troy Eller English
Lindsay Hiltunen


Job Posting: Positions at University of Michigan Library

August 8, 2018

The Special Collections Research Center at the University of Michigan Library is hiring for three openings: a Processing Archivist and two Description Project Assistants. Each of these positions is a three-year term with the possibility of renewal.

To see the full postings and submit an application, please see the following links:

Processing Archivist:

Description Project Assistant:

Posted on behalf of:
Caitlin R. Wells
Collection Services Librarian, Special Collections Research Center
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109
P: (734) 763-7901

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:

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,


Alexandrea Penn
Society of American Archivists
Wayne State University


– posted on behalf of the Wayne State University SAA Student Chapter

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:


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:

Or join by phone:

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

Meeting ID: 395 372 615

International numbers available:

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 or Caitlin Brennecke (cait.brennecke at