MAA 2023 Virtual Meeting Registration Now Open!

May 9, 2023

Registration is now open for our 2023 Annual Meeting! This year our meeting will be held virtually and we hope you are able to join us!

We have a great lineup of informational and educational sessions including topics such as: primary sources, crowdsourcing, digital initiatives at the Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Archives, using Story Maps for outreach, and lessons from the first year of the UPLINK (Upper Peninsula Digital Network) project.

Our Keynote speaker this year is Sheila L. Chingwa, Archivist of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians.  She will introduce us to the life of a Tribal Archivist and share the story of Julius and Judith Keywaygoshkum and the intriguing rescue mission to save their records.

Also included with registration is a Digital Preservation Policy Workshop taught by Michigan Digital Preservation Network’s Coordinator Chelsea Denault, Ph.D.  Attendees will emerge from the workshop with a draft policy and helpful roadmap for continuing development, including building a digital preservation team in their organization.  

The MAA business meeting is free to MAA members and access to the recorded sessions will be provided once the conference has concluded.

You can view the Annual Meeting Schedule and Session Descriptions Here:


Meet the Candidates!

June 13, 2022

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

MAA Meeting hosted at Historical Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island

April 15, 2014

Do not forget to look at our meetings page for more information about our annual meeting on Mackinac Island June 26-27.  We are staying at historic Mission Point Resort.  Early bird registration for the conference must be postmarked by April 25th and our block of hotel rooms are only held until May 5th!  We look forward to seeing you there

MAA Presentations Up

June 28, 2013

Our first three MAA presentations are up. You can find them under the Meetings tab. For anyone who still would like to submit their presentations, please contact Melinda Isler and we will put them up!

2013 MAA Meeting Program and Registration Available

April 5, 2013

Programs and registration materials have been mailed out to the membership. If you did not receive it, or want to review materials online, they have now been posted to the Meetings page on the blog.

There was an error in the printed program. Alexis Braun-Marks is a panelist in the session entitled “Student Jobs: Making the Experience Work for Everybody” speaking from the perspective of an internship supervisor.

MAA meeting at MAC Conference in Grand Rapids

March 8, 2012

We hope you can join us for the 2012 MAA Annual Business Meeting. It will be held Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI. The Midwest Archives Conference Meeting is occuring at this time, so we are hoping you are able to attend both events. However, you DO NOT have to attend MAC to attend this MAA meeting.

The MAA Business meeting is free of charge. However, we would like an RSVP list for our planning purposes. If you are planning on attending, please fill out this form. If you would rather register via phone, please call Nicole Garrett at 517-629-0487.

Parking for the meeting is available on the street or at the Amway Grand Hotel for a fee.

MAA Auction on Beaver Island — June 2011

January 7, 2011

It’s not too soon to begin thinking about the annual meeting on Beaver Island. Consider this the first shout-out for donations to the silent auction to benefit History Day and the MAA Scholarship fund.

Several members have already pledged an item or two for the auction, the Amway Grand is donating a night’s stay at the hotel in Grand Rapids again this year, and the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce has promised to solicit prizes from member businesses. Contact Nancy Richard or call 616-331-8726 for more information or to make a donation.