SAA Writing & Publishing Award Nominations

February 6, 2023

The Society of American Archivists is soliciting recommendations for writing and publishing awards for excellence. There are five awards up for grabs with varying prize amounts. All submissions must have been produced during 2022.

Note that you can apply or be nominated for multiple awards in a single cycle, but will only receive one. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2023.


MAA 2023 Call for Proposals

January 12, 2023

The Michigan Archival Association Program Committee is seeking session proposals for the 2023 Virtual Conference on Monday, June 19 – Tuesday, June 20, 2023.  You do not need to be an MAA member to present and we are also happy to contact people to fill in our program. So if you know someone working on an interesting project, please let us know!  

Possible session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • All things digital (access, preservation, new technologies, etc.)
  • Archivists in non-traditional settings (e.g., private archives, consultants, corporate)
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Career planning/advice
  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Collections management
  • Conservation
  • Donor relations/cultivation
  • Exhibits on a budget
  • Fostering a diverse and inclusive profession
  • Fundraising and grant writing
  • Invisible labor
  • Processing
  • Promoting collections
  • Records Management
  • Reference
  • Repository round-up (short updates on projects presented at past conferences)
  • Web archiving, preserving social media

Please consider using the MAA 2023 Session Proposal Collaboration spreadsheet to find others interested in your topic. 

To submit a proposal, please complete the MAA 2023 Annual Meeting Session Proposal form.  Proposals are due by January 20, 2023.

There will be a separate call for poster session proposals in early 2023.

Thank you and please feel free to spread the word!  Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!


MAA Program Committee

Elizabeth Nicholson, Chair
elizabethanicholson at gmail dot com

Eli Landaverde
elandav at msu dot edu

2023 Summer Archiving & Preservation Fellowships

December 15, 2022

The Archiving and Preservation Division of Dance/USA has just opened the call for our summer fellowships. We are excited that once again, one of the four host organizations is located in Detroit, Michigan this year. We are thrilled to be able to extend this opportunity to aspiring library and archive professionals, and we are hoping you will share this call for applications with the Michigan Archival Association.

For a bit of background, we will be selecting four fellows currently enrolled in graduate-level Library and Information Sciences programs, or those in other relevant fields with archiving experience, to spend the summer working closely and intensively with a dance organization in need of archival services, as well as a professional archivist to serve as a mentor. Other benefits of the fellowship include attending Dance/USA convenings, attending the Society of American Archivists conference (or other SAA convenings), and a $10,000 stipend.

This year’s Fellowships will be located in Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; Jersey City, NJ; and Denver, CO.

Though students are welcome to travel for the Fellowships, we want to make sure to reach emerging archivists within Michigan that may wish to stay close to home and work with the Detroit-based organization (Jennifer Harge/Harge Dance Stories). I would so appreciate if you would share this opportunity with your members in whatever way is appropriate. This link to our website has full information on the projects, requirements, and application materials.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you! 

Hallie Chametzky hchametzky at danceusa dot org

Job Openings at Wayne State University

December 15, 2022

TWO JOB OPENINGS: The Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University is seeking candidates for two open positions. Please use the links below to apply.

Digital Preservation and Curation Archivist II/III:

Processing Archivist I:

Hope College seeks a Collections Archivist

December 14, 2022

Hope College seeks a Collections Archivist who is passionate about the power of telling stories through institutional and historical records of the past. This position will work with the traditional processing of archival materials as well as exciting digital projects, and provide support for student and faculty research. The job is a full-time, faculty non-tenure track position with full benefits. Interested applicants should view the complete job posting and application. This posting will remain open until February 13, 2023, but review of applications will begin immediately.  

Need Articles for MAA Open Entry Fall 2022

September 21, 2022

Hello Everyone!

The editors of Open Entry are now seeking submissions for our Fall 2022 issue.  The deadline is Friday, September 30 end of the day.

We are looking for the following:

Articles related to archival work that you would like to write.

Archivists in the News: the arrivals, departures, and achievements of Michigan archivists.

Internship articles by Michigan students or interns in Michigan.

Michigan Repository news and announcements.

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 30 end of the day.

Thanks and best regards,

Open Entry Editors, Michigan Archival Association

Cynthia Read Miller

Troy Eller English

Seeking Open Entry Submissions

September 7, 2022

Hello, everyone!

The editors of Open Entry are now seeking submissions for our Fall 2022 issue.  The deadline is Friday, September 30.

We are looking for the following:

  • 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.
  • Articles related to archival work that you would like to write
  • Mystery photo suggestions

Submissions can be text within your email message or as attachments.

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 your articles and photos to 

Thanks and best regards,

Cynthia Read Miller

Troy Eller English
Editors, Open Entry 
Michigan Archival Association

2022 Annual Meeting Program

June 14, 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting Program can be downloaded from here.

See you in Grand Rapids!

Meet the Candidates!

June 14, 2022

MAA Board and Officer Election 2022

The positions being voted on in this year’s election are as follows: Vice President/President-Elect (two-year term in each role), Conference Coordinator(1-year term*), and two Members-at-Large (each three-year terms). To nominate additional candidates, a petition signed by at least 10 MAA members must be presented to the Secretary, Stefanie Caloia, no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022.

*The Conference Coordinator position is typically a two-year term timed to overlap with other board positions for continuity. We are looking to fill this empty position for 2022-2023, and in 2023 it will return to a two-year term as usual.

Vice President/President-Elect (2022-2026)

Taylor Henning

Taylor Henning is the University Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. She has a MS/LIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a MA in German Studies from Florida State University, and a BA in German and International Affairs from Florida State University. Before coming to Wayne State, Taylor worked at the University of Illinois Archives where she provided university reference services, served as an Archives Assistant for the National Council of Teachers of English and the Ad Council, and worked in the Records and Information Management office. She is particularly passionate about providing equitable access in archives and seeking to collect and preserve records of underrepresented communities. In her free time, Taylor enjoys embroidery, playing with her cats, and spending time with her husband and baby girl. 

Conference Coordinator (2022-2023)


Members-at-Large (two positions, 2022-2025)

Mark Prindiville

Mark Prindiville has been the Diocesan Archivist for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw for the last year and a half and until recently, has served as a member of the Nominating Committee for the Michigan Archival Association. Mark has an MLIS and Archival Administration Certification from Wayne State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science and Master of Art in History from Central Michigan University. Mark has previously worked for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Hoover Institution Library & Archive, the Flat Rock Public Library, and the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor & Urban Affairs.

Sarah Lebovitz

Sarah Lebovitz is the Service Employees International Union Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. As one of many labor union archivists at the Reuther, she handles collection development, fieldwork, processing, reference, donor relations, and archival outreach on behalf of SEIU and its collections at the Reuther. She received her Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and studied anthropology and religion in her undergraduate.

We look forward to seeing you in Grand Rapids! 

MAA 2022 Nominating Committee

Open Entry Photo Contest

May 17, 2022

Do You Like to Take Photos?

Enter the Open Entry Editors Photo Contest for MAA’s Grand Rapids Annual Meeting!

We’re looking for:
Portraits/Group Portraits of Speakers, Panelists & Attendees
Photos of Activities — Luncheons, Tours, Coffee Breaks, Poster Session, Silent Auction, & etc.
Photos of places & things in Grand Rapids

Win Prizes* 
 1st Place  — $75.00 Visa Gift Card
 2nd Place — $50.00 Visa Gift Card
 3rd Place  — $25.00 Visa Gift Card

Use your cell phone or camera!

We’d prefer image files of 1MB or larger, but judging will be based on the image content, not the file size.

We’ll credit all photos with the photographer’s name.

By submitting photos to, you agree to give Open Entry Editors permission to use your photos.

* Prizes sponsored by Cynthia Read Miller