Call for Open Entry Articles – Due by February 28!

February 6, 2019

Do you have a Mystery Photo you’d like to share for MAA’s Open Entry newsletter Spring issue?

Do you know the identification of the Mystery Photo from the Fall issue (page 35)???

Let us know at openentry.editors@gmail.com.

We need all photos, articles, and news submitted by Thursday, February 28, 2019.

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MAA Board Meeting Tomorrow at @10am!

January 31, 2019

Announcement: 2019 Marilyn McNitt Memorial Scholarship

January 24, 2019

The MAA Scholarship committee is now accepting applications for the 2019 Marilyn McNitt Memorial Scholarship.

The Marilyn McNitt Memorial Scholarship funds a student to attend the 2019 Michigan Archival Association Annual Meeting to be held at Mackinac Island, Michigan, June 17-18, 2019. The scholarship covers lodging for two nights and conference registration. The recipient will also receive a $250 stipend for travel costs and a one-year membership to MAA. In addition, the scholarship winner will be invited to write an article for the MAA newsletter, Open Entry, about the conference experience.

The scholarship is open to graduate students in an archival science program or related field. To apply, please submit a completed application form (MS Word .docx format) and application statement to Richard C. Adler at rcadler@umich.eduThe deadline for applications is Monday April 1, 2019.

Marilyn McNitt was an archivist at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library for twenty-five years. Her commitment to researchers and students was an inspiration to fellow MAA members. The scholarship honors her years of dedication and service to MAA.


Call for Proposal – MAA 2019 (Second Reminder!)

November 16, 2018

The Michigan Archival Association (MAA) Program Committee is currently seeking session proposals for the 2019 conference on Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18, 2019 at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

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)
  • Audio Visual materials (preservation, organization, access, digitization)
  • 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 on at past conferences)
  • Web archiving, preserving social media

Please consider using the MAA 2019 Session Proposal Collaboration spreadsheet to find others interested in your topic.

To submit a proposal, please complete the MAA 2019 Annual Meeting Session Proposal form (https://goo.gl/forms/DEx9GaDZfUnzApxm1).  Proposals are due by December 15, 2018.

There will be a separate call for poster session proposals in January 2019.

Thank you and please feel free to spread the word … and volunteer others!  We are happy to contact people to fill in our program, so if you know someone working on an interesting project, please let us know.  You do not have to be an MAA member to present at the meeting.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Megan Badgley Malone

Elizabeth Nicholson

Caitlin Brennecke

Aimee Ergas

Jennie Russell


Grand Rapids Public Library – Librarian Position Available!

November 7, 2018

Posted on behalf of Julie Tabberer:

The Grand Rapids Public Library seeks a collaborative, self-motivated, tech-savvy professional for the position of Librarian in the Grand Rapids History & Special Collections (GRHSC) department. The GRHSC department collects and preserves the history of the people, organizations and businesses of Grand Rapids, with extensive, rich archival collections and an active local history and research community. The department serves as a regional genealogy center, working closely with the Western Michigan Genealogical Society. The department also includes rare books and one of the largest collections of books on furniture design in the country.

This is a key role for the department, with the opportunity to make significant impacts on library services and on the community. The librarian works independently within a team, managing their own projects with support and guidance from the department manager. Depending on the individual hired, the position may include archival processing, collection development, programs, outreach and tours and/or digital collections. The GRHSC department is looking for a leader in digital archival projects, to implement born-digital archiving and to further develop web archiving and digitized collections. The department is also focused on outreach and further developing relationships with under-represented communities.

Job posting: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/1523345/librarian-i-archives-special-collections

Thank you!


Private Archivist Sought

October 10, 2018

A prominent Detroit-area businessman is looking for a private archivist to organize and digitize his family and personal collection (approx. 50 boxes).

This position, which may last up to one year, would begin as soon as possible since the individual will be going to Florida for the winter in mid-November. Processing and digitization skills are necessary.

Please contact Aimee Ergas, Reuther Library at Wayne State for more information: dv3985 at wayne .edu


Call for Proposals – MAA 2019

October 8, 2018

The Michigan Archival Association (MAA) Program Committee is currently seeking session proposals for the 2019 conference on Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18, 2019 at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island, Michigan.

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)
  • Audio Visual materials (preservation, organization, access, digitization)
  • 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 on at past conferences)
  • Web archiving, preserving social media

Please consider using the MAA 2019 Session Proposal Collaboration spreadsheet to find others interested in your topic.

To submit a proposal, please complete the MAA 2019 Annual Meeting Session Proposal form (https://goo.gl/forms/DEx9GaDZfUnzApxm1).  Proposals are due by December 15, 2018.

There will be a separate call for poster session proposals in January 2019.

Thank you and please feel free to spread the word … and volunteer others!  We are happy to contact people to fill in our program, so if you know someone working on an interesting project, please let us know.  You do not have to be an MAA member to present at the meeting.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Megan Badgley Malone

Elizabeth Nicholson

Caitlin Brennecke

Aimee Ergas

Jennie Russell