Meet the Candidates!

May 21, 2018

Announcing the 2018 MAA Board Candidates! Elections will take place June 15, 2018 during the business meeting at the MAA Annual Meeting in Bay City.

Vice President/President-Elect (2-year term in each role)
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett works as a Content Ingest Developer Senior at ProQuest. She has been a member of MAA since 2009 and a member of the MAA Board since 2014, where she serves as the MAA archivist and is a member of the MAA Communications Committee.  She has led the Nomination Committee twice (in 2014 and 2017) and served as an editor for Open Entry for two years. She also led the MAA Online Payment Ad Hoc Taskforce, which enabled online payment for membership dues.

At ProQuest, she has served on the Library Volunteer Program Steering Committee for the past six years, the Black History Month Committee for the past two years, and the Ingest & Content Ops Communication Taskforce for the past year. She is also a founding member of the Metro Detroit Archivists League. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Sociology in 2008 from the University of Tennessee–Martin and graduated in 2010 from the University of Michigan with a Master of Science in Information, specializing in Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information. She also may or may not have been on Jeopardy, depending on when you ask her.

Conference Coordinator (2-year term)
Rebecca Bizonet
Rebecca Bizonet is currently President of the Michigan Archival Association. A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information, with a specialization in archives and records management, Rebecca currently serves as the archivist for a private collection in Ann Arbor. Past roles include archives processing at University of Michigan Special Collections, processing and reference at The Henry Ford, and arrangement and description of oral histories at the Reuther Library at Wayne State University. In addition to her MAA service, Rebecca serves as the chair of the Communications Committee of the Reference, Access and Outreach Section of SAA and as the co-chair for the 2019 MAC Local Arrangements Committee. Rebecca is interested in serving as Conference Coordinator because she believes that a strong familiarity with MAA and its operations will benefit the position and the organization. In addition to coordinating the arrangements for the next two years of annual meetings, she also hopes to record and formulate observations and guidelines that will strengthen and aid the position moving forward, and in doing so, she hopes, encourage others to serve in this very important role in the future.

Member-at-Large (3-year term, two openings)
Robin Derminer
Robin Derminer is the Digital Imaging Archivist, Digital and Emerging Media at The Henry Ford. Previously, Robin worked for Allied Vaughn as a Contract Indexer for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Project Archivist for the National Council of Preservation Education records, and Project Archivist for the Historic Preservation Program records in the University Archives at Eastern Michigan University’s Bruce T. Halley Library. Robin has over ten years K-12 public education experience managing creative spaces for video production and theater. Robin holds a Master in Library and Information Science (Academic Libraries) and Graduate Certification in Archival Administration from Wayne State University, a Master of Science in Historic Preservation (Conversation and Technology) from Eastern Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Art in Anthropology from Oakland University.

Elizabeth Nicholson
Elizabeth Nicholson has been the Digital Archivist at Oakland Community College for the past three years and also works part-time as an Archives Technician at the Walter P. Reuther Library.  In 2015, she graduated from Wayne State with a Master’s of Library and Information Science with an Archival Administration Certificate, and in 2016 received the Certified Archivist designation from the Academy of Certified Archivists.  She is currently serving on MAA’s 2018 program committee and hopes to be more involved by becoming a member-at-large.

Alison Stankrauff
Alison Stankrauff is the University Archivist at Wayne State University. She has a Masters in Library and Information Science with a Concentration on Archival Administration from Wayne State University (2002). She has a Bachelors in History from Antioch College (1996). She has been at Wayne State since September 2017. Previous to that she was the University Archivist and an Associate Librarian at Indiana University South Bend from 2004 to August 2017. Prior to that she served as Reference Archivist at American Jewish Archives from 2002 to 2004.

Carol Whittaker
Carol Whittaker is a Reference Librarian at Delta College and has served in that position for 8 years. The role of Archivist was added to her job title soon after starting at Delta and she enjoys working to modernize the College Archives and making them more accessible to the college community and the public. Prior to moving to Mid-Michigan Carol worked as Reference Archivist at the Benson Ford Research Center at The Henry Ford for 6 years as part of the Ford Historical Resources Collaborative and was a processing and reference assistant at Bentley Historical Library during Grad School. Carol graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2001. She has 3 young children who have taken up a lot of time over the past 13 years and looks forward to becoming more involved professionally with MAA and working to continue developing the great resources and services of the organization.

As noted above, elections will take place June 15, 2018 during the business meeting at the MAA Annual Meeting in Bay City.

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MAA Seeking Nominations for Board Members

March 7, 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, please contact Nominating Committee Chair, Stefanie Caloia, at SCaloia@wayne.edu. 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 website: https://miarchivists.wordpress.com/board/.

Thank you!

2018 MAA Nominating Committee
Robin Derminer
Carol Whittaker
Stefanie Caloia


Meet the Candidates! MAA Board and Officer Election 2015

May 12, 2015
Voting machine. Image from page 233 of "Review of reviews and world's work" (1890)
Voting machine, circa 1890.

The positions being voted on in this year’s election are as follows: Conference Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Members-at-Large (#5 and #6, 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 12, 2015.

Conference Coordinator (2015-2017)
Linda Skolarus
Linda Skolarus is a Reference Archivist/Librarian at the Benson Ford Research Center of The Henry Ford. Linda has worked at The Henry Ford since 1990 in several capacities and has managed the public reading room since 1994. She earned her master’s degree in Information and Library Science from the University of Michigan in 1990. She has served as President and also as Hospitality Chair for the Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Special Libraries Association at different times between 2002 and 2005.

Secretary (2015-2017)
Stefanie Caloia
Stefanie is the AFT Project Archivist at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. She has an MLIS and a graduate certificate in Archival Administration from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in photography from Grand Valley State University. Stefanie previously worked for a private archives and for History Associates, Inc., on their National Park archives project. She is a certified archivist with the ACA, a member of the Redford Township Historical Commission, and administrator of the Facebook page for the Visual Materials Section of SAA. Stefanie currently serves as Secretary of MAA.

Treasurer (2015-2017)
Susan Panak
Susan Panak has a BA in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor. Since 2001 she has been the Archivist and Acquisitions Manager for Spring Arbor University, located in Spring Arbor, Michigan, and Archivist for the Southern Michigan Conference of the Free Methodist Church of N.A. since 2005. Susan’s other professional activities include being both a MAC and MAA member since 2001. Additionally, she has been active on the MAA Board since 2007, serving as Treasurer from 2011 to 2013, Secretary from 2008-2010, Local Arrangements Chair in 2009, member of the 2008 Program Committee, Fundraising Chair in 2008, and Member-at-Large in 2007.

Members-at-Large (two positions, 2015-2018)
Lauren Arnsman
Lauren Arnsman has a BA in English and German from Western Michigan University and graduated in 2010 with her MLIS and Archival Administration certificate from Wayne State
University. She completed her practicum at the Burton Historical Society in the Detroit
Public Library. Since 2010, she has worked as the archivist at Kellogg Community College and worked as a librarian with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Lauren also volunteered at the Traverse Area District Library in their local history section. In her spare time, Lauren likes to read and watch movies.

Christiane Evaskis-Garrett
Christiane Evaskis-Garrett considers herself an archival nomad; over the past five years, she’s worked as a project archivist for the State of Michigan, an archival consultant for the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Tennessee, and is currently a Content Analyst at ProQuest, where one of her passions is trying to convince her boss of the need for a zombie apocalypse plan. She also volunteers on a monthly basis at the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson, Michigan, as a cataloger. Christiane has served on the MAA Board since 2014 and also serves as Assistant Editor for Open Entry. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Sociology in 2008 from the University of Tennessee–Martin and graduated in 2010 from the University of Michigan with a Master of Science in Information, where she specialized in Archives and Records Management and Preservation of Information.

Carol Vandenberg
Carol Vandenberg is a reference librarian and the archivist for Madonna University. Previously she was a data manager with the Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology at the Henry Ford Health System. She earned an MLIS in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University, where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in Radio, TV and Film. In her position with Madonna University, she also serves as the co-chair of the Institutional Review Board. May–July 2006, Carol was an exchange librarian and archivist with the Notre Dame University–Louaize in Lebanon. She is also a board member with the Canton Historical Society. Carol currently serves as an MAA Board Member-at-Large, where as coordinator of the Ad Hoc Survey Committee one of her projects has been the establishment of an electronic version of MAA’s annual meeting survey.

Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson is the Digital Access and Preservation Archivist at The Henry Ford’s Benson Ford Research Center and has been with The Henry Ford since September 2010. He is responsible for processing and preservation of born-digital and hybrid collections, digitization of material from the Research Center’s holdings, and facilitating electronic access to archival materials and description. Brian received his Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information in May 2010, where he specialized in Archives and Records Management. Brian has been a member of MAA since 2010, having most recently presented during the 2014 Annual Meeting. He is also active in a number of other archives and museum-related groups and societies including SAA and the Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Holland!

MAA 2015 Nominating Committee


Today Is the Last Day for MAA Board and Officer Nominations!

April 17, 2015

Today is the last day to submit a nomination for a position on the Michigan Archival Association Executive Board, if you want your name to appear on the ballot for this year’s election.

Read more about the MAA Board positions up for election and the nomination and election process here.

If you are nominating yourself, please identify which position you are interested in and include a short biography. Email the information to Nominating Committee Chair Rebecca Bizonet (rbizonet@gmail.com) by the end of the day today.

Submitted by the 2015 MAA Nominating Committee:
Rebecca Bizonet, Megan Malone, Gavin Strassel


Board Meeting on September 14, 2012

September 13, 2012

The Michigan Archival Association Board will be meeting Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Historical Society of Michigan offices in East Lansing, Michigan. Topics include the listserv, fall workshop and the 2013 meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If you have any comments or questions please contact a board member.


Call for MAA Board Members Nominations

January 4, 2012

Elections for new Board members will be held at the MAA Business Meeting on April 20, 2012, during this year’s MAC Conference in Grand Rapids. We will vote on the following Board positions:

Vice President/President-Elect (2 year term)
Secretary (2 year term)
Conference Coordinator (final year of a 2 year term)
Member-at- Large #5 (3 year term)
Member-at-Large # 6 (3 year term)

If you are interested in running for any of the above positions and would like your name to appear on the ballot, please email MAA Nominating Committee Chair Kristen Chinery (ac9538@wayne.edu) by January 24, 2012. Please identify which position you are interested in and include a short biography.

The membership can also nominate individuals for board positions until 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012. The bylaws state that nominations must end two hours before the Business Meeting, which will commence at 5:30 p.m. that day. Also per MAA by-laws, a petition must be presented in support of such nominations and must include signatures from at least 10 current MAA members in good standing.

Please visit Board section of the blog for more information on the Michigan Archival Association Board.

Submitted by the 2012 MAA Nominating Committee:
Kristen Chinery, Elizabeth Clemens, and Courtney McAlpine


MAA Board Meeting in Lansing on January 22

January 15, 2010

The next MAA Board meeting is scheduled for January 22, 2010. Any member interested in attending is welcome. The meeting will be held in Lansing at the Michigan Historical Center – Lake Superior Rm at 10:00am.