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


REMINDER – MAA Board Nominations Due April 15!

April 5, 2018

The 2018 Nominating Committee of the Michigan Archival Association is seeking nominations for Board members! Elections will be held at the MAA Business Meeting (Friday, June 15, 2018) during this year’s MAA conference in Bay City, held June 14-15, 2018.

The following Board positions are open:
– Vice-President/President-elect (2-year term in each role)
– Conference Coordinator (2-year term)
– Member-at-Large #1 (3-year term)
– Member-at-Large #2 (3-year term)

Board members and officers meet at the call of the President on a quarterly basis, or as needed. Meetings are typically held in Lansing, but remote participation is available for those unable to travel. Each board member is asked to actively participate on at least one standing committee among the several that exist with the Michigan Archival Association.

If you are interested in a position, or have questions, please contact Nominating Committee Chair, Stefanie Caloia, at Indicate the position you are interested in and include a short biography. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2018.

The membership can also nominate individuals for board positions at the Annual Meeting. MAA by-laws state that nominations must end two hours before the Business Meeting and a petition must be presented in support of such nominations including signatures from at least 10 current MAA members in good standing.

For more information on the Michigan Archival Association Board, please visit the Board page on the MAA website:

Thank you!
2018 MAA Nominating Committee
Robin Derminer
Carol Whittaker
Stefanie Caloia

Ziibiwing Center Issues Archival Assessment RFP

March 20, 2018


The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways’ Nindakenjigewinoong (the place where you find things out at) Research Center is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consultant to complete an Archival Assessment to support the Ziibiwing Center’s Archival Conservation Planning Project. This project is funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services Native American Native Hawaiian Museum Services Grant.

Download our Request for Proposals (in PDF format). The deadline for submission is April 8, 2018 at 6pm EST.

Ziibiwing encourages you to circulate this RFP through your professional networks. If you have any questions, please contact Ziibiwing’s Grant Project Director/Research Center Coordinator Anita Heard at (989) 775-4733 or email, Monday – Friday from 9am-6pm.

Thank you for your interest and circulation of this announcement.


Shannon Martin, Director
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
6650 E. Broadway
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Office: (989) 775-4761
Mobile: (989) 330-3719
Toll Free: 1-800-225-8172 Ext. 1-54761
Fax: (989) 775-4770


Posted on behalf of:
Anita Heard
Research Center Coordinator
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways

Now hiring: SEIU Archivist at the Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs

March 16, 2018

Note: Applications received by April 8 will receive first consideration.

Wayne State University seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of SEIU Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. Located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center, Wayne State University is a Carnegie I research university that enrolls more than 32,000 students. The Reuther Library collects, preserves, and provides access to historical records documenting the modern American labor movement, the social and political development of southeastern Michigan, and the history of Wayne State University.

The Archives for the Service Employees International Union document the evolution of the union from its origins in 1921 as the Building Service Employees International Union to the present. During its history, this union has organized service workers employed as janitors, healthcare workers, security guards, public sector workers, office workers, elevator operators, window cleaners, groundskeepers, doormen, and stadium employees, amongst others. The union currently organizes 2.1 million members in these and numerous other service industries.

The collaborative relationship between the Reuther Library and SEIU began in the early 1980s, and the Reuther Library became SEIU’s official repository in 1992. Since then, the Reuther has collected the records of the union’s international headquarters in Washington D. C., some locals, and the personal papers of prominent union officials.

This externally-funded position will be hired at the rank of Archivist I and reports to the Director of the Reuther Library. It is an AAUP-AFT represented position with eligibility for promotion.

The Wayne State University Library System embraces an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people and diverse perspectives. Wayne State University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

1. Provides access to the institutional history of SEIU through the appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation of its records and the creation of finding aids, inventories, databases, or other reference tools;
2. Assists SEIU with records management and electronic records;
3. Interacts with SEIU, serving as their main contact for reference. May include occasional travel to SEIU’s international and affiliate headquarters regarding their records program and related projects;
4. Performs extensive outreach with an aim to disseminate information about the SEIU Archives to the public;
5. Creates and manages digital content for the Reuther Library’s website;
6. Participates in general reference services in the Reuther Library reading room;
7. Participates actively in the shared decision-making for library planning, resource management, and program and policy development;
8. Trains and supervises students, volunteers, and interns assigned to work with the SEIU Archives;
9. Actively participates in the archival profession through presentations, publications, and/or active membership in professional organizations;
10. Performs other related duties as assigned

1. Master’s degree from an accredited institution in library/information science, archival administration, history, or a related field, with graduate archival study;
2. Demonstrated experience in an archives, special collections, or records repository arranging and describing print and electronic collections, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, which must include demonstrated production of descriptive outputs applying appropriate archival or library standards, such as DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF, LCSH, MARC, Dublin Core, or METS;
3. Clear understanding of issues related to digital records management and electronic records archiving;
4. Experience using archival content management tools such as ArchivesSpace, Archivist’s Toolkit, or Archon;
5. Familiarity with American labor history or social history;
6. Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of users, donors, and constituencies;
7. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills;
8. Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks and work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment;
9. Demonstrated initiative, self-direction, and a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence;
10. Demonstrated commitment to expanding skills and professional growth;
11. Ability to meet expectations for promotion as part of the Reuther Library academic staff;
12. Demonstrated ability to understand the perspectives of others and acknowledge the differences, complexities and opportunities in those backgrounds, cultures, values and viewpoints even when he/she is not familiar or disagrees with them;
13. An awareness of multicultural issues and a broad knowledge of diversity across the information industry. The willingness and ability to lead, serve, engage others in a multicultural environment;
14. Ability to lift 40 lbs independently or with assistance.

1. Demonstrated commitment to advancing professional knowledge, through formal training, continuing education, or professional certification, such as Digital Archives Specialist (DAS), Arrangement & Description (A&D), or Certified Archivist (CA)

Please apply through the Wayne State University employment system using listing number 043393 or searching for SEIU Archivist I.

Read more and find application details at:


Posted on behalf of:
Stefanie Caloia
Archivist for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Walter P. Reuther Library
Wayne State University

Job Posting: Adjunct Archivist (term limited), Grand Valley State University

March 14, 2018

University Libraries at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is accepting applications for an Adjunct Archivist for a 6-month appointment. Responsibilities may include assisting with accessioning and processing of archival and digital collections; creating and editing descriptive metadata in ArchivesSpace, Omeka and Microsoft Excel; writing and compiling workflow and process documentation; assisting with exhibit and/or instruction preparation; occasionally supervising the reading room and assisting with patron research requests; and other related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will work 29 hours/week, on weekdays between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM. The position is located on the Allendale Campus of GVSU in Seidman House. There are no expectations of scholarship or service for this adjunct librarian however, opportunities may be pursued if time permits.

· MLS/MLIS from ALA accredited program; or significant progress toward completion of same
· Coursework or experience in archives, preservation, or digitization
· Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. and navigate stairs.
· Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and Word
· Familiarity with metadata standards (DACS, Dublin Core, EAD, MARC) and controlled vocabularies

Apply by sending a cover letter, resume or CV, 3 references, and unofficial transcripts to: Annie Benefiel, Archivist for Collection Management, Application review will begin immediately and proceed until position is filled.

Annie Benefiel
Archivist for Collection Management
Special Collections & University Archives
Grand Valley State University
(616) 331-8727