MAC 2018 Call for Session Proposals Extended

August 22, 2017

The deadline for proposals for the MAC 2018 Annual Meeting has been extended to Monday, Aug 28, 2017. Please refer to this earlier posting, or visit the MAC website, for more details and proposal submission information.

 

Brian Wilson
Member, 2018 MAC Program Committee

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MAC 2018 Call for Session Proposals is Open!

August 8, 2017

The call for session proposals for the 2018 Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting is open until Tuesday, August 22, 5pm Central Time. Please consider submitting a proposal! The Program Committee invites session proposals on all areas of archival practice and research and from allied fields. The Committee is especially interested in proposals that align with the 2018 theme, “Blurring Boundaries, Crossing Lines.”

The annual meeting will be held in Chicago, March 21-24, 2018. Chicago has historically served as a transition area between different types of boundaries: from rural, urban, and suburban landscapes, between land and lake, as a leader in the evolution of transportation, as a home to built forms that encompass traditional and modern architecture, and even from East to West. For MAC 2018 we call archivists to a place whose official city motto itself, “city in a garden” (Urbs in Horto), invites an exploration of contradictions and contrasts.

More information can be found on the MAC website: http://www.midwestarchives.org/2018-sessionproposals
Also, be sure to check out the MAC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/9031391258/) and the brainstorming spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/…/1Xe3ryZIrtYF7wZ01RV7AuOh6Rv…/edit…) for proposal ideas and collaborators.

A separate call for poster proposals will go out later this year.

Brian Wilson
Member, 2018 MAC Program Committee


MAC Newsletter Call For Submissions

June 26, 2017

Hello Michigan Archivists!

I am the new editor of the MAC Newsletter “News from the Midwest” column for Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio. If you, or your repository, are MAC members and would like to submit an article for the October issue the deadline is August 1st! Submissions to News from the Midwest are to be 150 words each and should be accompanied by an image, please see the MAC style guide for more information (authentication required). Please send any articles to bisio.alexandra@gmail.com. Thank you!

Alexandra Bisio


Reminder: MAC Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Application Period Open

January 28, 2016

Please spread the word and encourage any qualified applicants you may know to apply!

The Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) is soliciting applications for the 2016 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino descent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

Applications are available from the Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students Committee Chair:

Alison Stankrauff
Archivist and Associate Librarian
Indiana University South Bend
tel: 574–520-4392
astankra@iusb.edu

And from the MAC website, http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley.

Applying for the Archie Motley Scholarship has gotten easier with MAC’s new online application form.

Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2016.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2016.


MAC Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

December 11, 2015

The Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) is soliciting applications for the 2016 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino descent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

Applications are available from the Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students Committee Chair:

Alison Stankrauff
Archivist and Associate Librarian
Indiana University South Bend
574 – 520 – 4392
astankra@iusb.edu

And from the MAC website, http://www.midwestarchives.org.

Applying for the Archie Motley Scholarship has gotten easier with MAC’s new online application form.

Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2016.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2016.


Seeking Nominations for MAC Presidents’ Award

January 4, 2012

The Midwest Archives Conference seeks nominations for the MAC Presidents’ Award submitted by committees in each of the 13 states in the MAC region. Each state committee may put forward only one nomination per year. As many as three awards may be presented each year. Recipients are invited to attend the members’ meeting held at MAC’s annual meeting to receive their award. The 2012 meeting takes place in Grand Rapids, MI on April 20, 2012.

To nominate someone, please complete the nomination form on the MAC Web site, and address it to your state chair: Amy Reimann, Starr Commonwealth, reimanna@starr.org. Go to MAC Web site, under MAC Presidents’ Award, to find nomination forms and a list of past recipients of the award: http://www.midwestarchives.org. For additional information about the award and guidelines, please contact Elisabeth Wittman at Elisabeth.Wittman@cityofchicago.org.