Call for Volunteers for the MAA Program Committee

October 12, 2017

The MAA Program Committee is seeking two members to assist with the development of the program for the 2018 MAA Annual Meeting in Bay City, Michigan.  Working with the co-chairs, Program Committee members will send out calls for proposals, identify interesting session topics, solicit speakers, and solicit chairs for sessions.  The Program Committee is also responsible for securing a keynote presenter and pre-conference workshop speaker.

The Program Committee creates the annual meeting program. For this, the Program Committee writes all the session descriptions, a summary of the keynote presentation, and a summary for the pre-conference workshop. Working with the Local Arrangements Committee, the Program Committee also identifies relevant photographs from the conference area and headshots for the keynote and pre-conference workshop speaker.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Program Committee, please email Caitlin Brennecke ( by October 19, 2017.


Reminder: Registration Open for MMDP Workshop & Meeting

September 27, 2017

A friendly reminder that registration is still open for the Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners (MMDP) workshop and meeting on October 19-20, 2017 at the Library of Michigan in Lansing, MI sponsored by the Michigan Archival Association. Workshops will be held on October 19 from 1 to 4:30; the meeting will be held on October 20 from 9 to 4:30.

You can find more information about registration, directions to the Library, parking details and more on the MAA Fall Workshop page, or on the MMDP website.


Registration Open for MMDP Workshop and Meeting

September 15, 2017

Hello all!

The Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners (MMDP) will convene for its next workshop and meeting on October 19-20, 2017 at the Library of Michigan in Lansing, MI sponsored by the Michigan Archival Association. Workshops will be held on October 19 from 1 to 4:30; the meeting will be held on October 20 from 9 to 4:30.

You can find more information about registration, directions to the Library, parking details and more on the MAA Fall Workshop page, or on the MMDP website.

Looking forward to seeing you in Lansing!

Open Entry is Seeking Submissions!

August 31, 2017

Dear MAA Members,

The editors of Open Entry are now seeking submissions for our Fall newsletter.  The deadline is Friday, September 15.

We are looking for the following:

  • MAA 2017 Annual Meeting:  Your news and images from our recent conference in Traverse City.
  • Michigan Repository news and announcements.
  • Internship articles by Michigan students or interns in Michigan.
  • Archivists in the News: the arrivals, departures, and achievements of Michigan archivists.
  • Articles related to archival work that you would like to write.

Submissions can be text within your email message or attached as a Microsoft Word document. 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 Friday, September 15.

Thanks and best regards,

Open Entry Editors
Cynthia Read Miller
Troy Eller English
Lindsay Hiltunen

MAC 2018 Call for Session Proposals Extended

August 22, 2017

The deadline for proposals for the MAC 2018 Annual Meeting has been extended to Monday, Aug 28, 2017. Please refer to this earlier posting, or visit the MAC website, for more details and proposal submission information.


Brian Wilson
Member, 2018 MAC Program Committee

Job Posting: Digital Projects Librarian, Western Michigan University

August 14, 2017

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the tenure-track, fiscal-year position of Digital Projects Librarian.

The Digital Projects Librarian oversees a portfolio of digital library projects and provides the coordination and technical expertise needed to complete projects successfully. This position supervises digitization staff, works collaboratively to determine project priorities, technical standards and workflows for locally-held collections, and takes an active role in grant-supported and multi-institution projects. The position coordinates and optimizes ongoing workflows in the realm of digitization, digital object publication and digital preservation and works collaboratively on metadata creation. The position is responsible for exploring and helping to implement new software frameworks to support the creation, delivery and preservation of digital objects and maintains in-depth knowledge of national standards and best practices in the digital library field. The Digital Projects Librarian provides outreach and education, including demonstrations and consultations on the creation and use of digital collections for the Libraries and the WMU community.

A master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and relevant professional experience are required. Please visit for further information regarding the position and application procedures. Review of applications will begin September 5, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


Posted on behalf of University Libraries, Western Michigan University

MAC 2018 Call for Session Proposals is Open!

August 8, 2017

The call for session proposals for the 2018 Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting is open until Tuesday, August 22, 5pm Central Time. Please consider submitting a proposal! The Program Committee invites session proposals on all areas of archival practice and research and from allied fields. The Committee is especially interested in proposals that align with the 2018 theme, “Blurring Boundaries, Crossing Lines.”

The annual meeting will be held in Chicago, March 21-24, 2018. Chicago has historically served as a transition area between different types of boundaries: from rural, urban, and suburban landscapes, between land and lake, as a leader in the evolution of transportation, as a home to built forms that encompass traditional and modern architecture, and even from East to West. For MAC 2018 we call archivists to a place whose official city motto itself, “city in a garden” (Urbs in Horto), invites an exploration of contradictions and contrasts.

More information can be found on the MAC website:
Also, be sure to check out the MAC Facebook page ( and the brainstorming spreadsheet (…/1Xe3ryZIrtYF7wZ01RV7AuOh6Rv…/edit…) for proposal ideas and collaborators.

A separate call for poster proposals will go out later this year.

Brian Wilson
Member, 2018 MAC Program Committee