SEMLOL Spring Meeting, March 31, 2017

March 23, 2017

Posted on behalf of SEMLOL, the Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries:

Please join us for the SEMLOL Spring Meeting, which will take place on Friday, March 31st, 2017, from 1-4pm at Oakland University. The meeting program consists of three presentations that focus on the theme of Special Collections.

“Rare Books Preservation on a Shoestring”
Dominique Daniel and Emily Spunaugle, Oakland University Libraries

“Collecting with a Plan”
Alison Greenlee, Wayne State University
Sarah Andrus, The Henry Ford

“Access and Outreach at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs”
Kristen Chinery and Meghan Courtney, Wayne State University

Registration is available online at:

Registrations received before March 26th will secure the early bird rate of $15. Registration on or after March 26th is $20.

Parking is free and light refreshments will be served.

Please see the SEMLOL website for more details.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Katrina Rouan
SEMLOL Executive Board, Chair
Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries


Call for Posters: 2017 MAA Annual Meeting

March 20, 2017

The Michigan Archival Association Program Committee is currently seeking poster proposals for MAA’s 2017 Annual Meeting!

The 2017 MAA Annual Meeting will be held June 15-16, 2017, in Traverse City, Michigan, with the poster session scheduled for 10:45-12:00 on Friday, June 16th. 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 14th, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to Caitlin Brennecke, Program Committee Chair, at

Job Posting: University Archivist, Wayne State University

March 8, 2017

Wayne State University seeks a service-orientated individual to provide vision and leadership for the University Archives. The University Archivist captures and disseminates University history through both traditional and innovative collecting strategies, and by increasing accessibility to collection information and content.

Key areas of responsibility include:
* Reference, outreach, and donor relations
* Collection management and stewardship
* Professional development, service, and activity

For more information and to apply by March 27, 2017:


Alexandra A. A. Orchard, CA
Technical + Metadata Archivist
Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs
Wayne State University

Job Posting: Curator of Archives, Hekman Library at Calvin College

March 2, 2017

Hekman Library at Calvin College is excited to embark on a search to hire a Curator of Archives. Help us find good applicants and share this post around. Interested parties can get more information at the link below.

The Curator of Archives will serve the archival research, reference, and resources needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the Christian Reformed Church, North America, Calvin Theological Seminary, and Calvin College. Working in a team-focused library the curator works together with other librarians to develop and facilitate the collections of Heritage Hall and the library and to provide instruction equipping library users to confidently access and use historical print and electronic resources. This position is accountable for the acquisition, organization, maintenance and client use of paper and digital official records and private papers produced by the Calvin College, Calvin Theological Seminary, and Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), its related institutions and persons.


David B. Malone
Dean of College & Seminary Library
Calvin College
Hekman Library
1855 Knollcrest Cir SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-526-6072 | 616-526-6470 FAX |

Job Posting: Library Cataloging Specialist, Grand Valley State University Libraries

February 23, 2017

Grand Valley State University Libraries ( is recruiting for a Library Cataloging Specialist to join our highly collaborative and user-focused Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) team. GVSU is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity, and encourages diverse and minority applicants to apply.

This position will report to the Head of KARMS and will be responsible for cataloging and processing a range of complex and unique library resources and working with a team of faculty and support professionals to maintain and advance their discovery.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years cataloging experience, strong attention to detail, excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated proficiency for learning specialized hardware and software.

To view the full position description and apply, visit:

– Annie Benefiel
Archivist for Collection Management
Special Collections & University Archives
Grand Valley State University

Nicole Garrett Smeltekop Interviewed for NDSA Blog

February 8, 2017

MAA’s Vice-President/President-Elect and Mid-Michigan Digital Practioners member Nicole Garrett Smeltekop, along with fellow MMDP member Matt Schultz, talks about the MMDP in the latest post on the blog of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA).

Be sure to check out the MMDP website for information on the upcoming Spring meeting, March 23-34, 2017, at Wayne State University.

Thanks to Ed Busch for alerting us to the post!

Call for Submissions: Spring 2017 Issue of Open Entry

February 5, 2017

Attention MAA Members, the editors of Open Entry are now seeking submissions for our Spring issue. The deadline for this issue is Friday, February 17.

We are looking for the following:

CONTENT. Here are some examples of content and topics we look for:

  • Repository news items
  • Information about new or interesting collections
  • Students: Let us know about what you are working on as individuals and in student groups
  • Articles and Reports about Michigan archives, archivists, or the archival profession. For example, special projects, events, exhibits, tours, grants received, conferences or workshops attended.
  • Reviews of books, articles, or websites
  • Archivists in the News – about Michigan archivists’ comings, goings, and achievements
  • World War I: including lists of or articles about your World War I collections, activities surrounding these collections, or other observances of the conflict

PHOTOGRAPHS. Especially of images that complement your news items or articles. Please send your photograph as a separate .jpg or .tiff format attachment.

  • If you have a “Mystery Photo,” let us help you broadcast it for possible identification!

Please email submissions to 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. Just email us at

Again, that deadline is Friday, February 17.

Thanks and best regards,
Open Entry Editors
Cynthia Read Miller
Troy Eller English
Lindsay Hiltunen