Welcome to the Midwest Archives Conference

Join nearly one thousand archivists, curators and information professionals from our 13-state region and beyond to find out what MAC has to offer you. There are a number of tools available on this site to help current MAC members connect to other members, learn about upcoming events, manage their online profiles and much more! Please login for full access. Read our latest news and announcements below.

Call for Proposals: ArchivesFest in the City of Festivals! (2016 Annual Meeting)

The Midwest Archives Conference will hold its annual meeting April 28 -- 30, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin!  MAC “kicks off” the traditional Milwaukee festival season with a focus on all things archives. For more information or to submit a proposal, please visit the online CFP form. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, September 25!

The MAC Newsletter is now available! 

The July issue of the MAC Newsletter is now available the MAC website member section, login and choose “Latest MAC Newsletter” under Quick Links. In this issue you’ll find a recap of the awesome Annual Meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. You’ll also get details of what’s ahead at this year’s Fall Symposium on digital archiving, to be held in Minneapolis.  Learn about the recipients of this year’s MAC scholarships and awards. Read about exciting projects digitizing dime novels, administrating gubernatorial emails, preservation training opportunities, and time management strategies. Find out what MAC is up to from its officers. And as always, find out what’s going on with your colleagues around the region and beyond! 

MAC Fall 2015 Symposium now open for registration!  

"Hard Skills for Managing Digital Collections in Archives" with Bert Lyons and Joshua Ranger of AVPreserve.  September 18 and 19 Minneapolis, MN.  


New Career Planning Forum

The MAC Education Committee has created a new Career Planning web forum. Visit Educational Resources for more info. 

Post your MAC 2015 presentations in the forums!

The Post-MAC 2015 presentation forums are open and ready for presenters to post their slides, links, and notes, as desired. Non-members may browse the topics and download any attached files; non-members wishing to upload their presentation materials should contact the webmaster.

2015 Election Results

Our newly elected officers are:

President: Jennifer Johnson
Secretary: Michael Doylen
Council: Michelle Sweetser
Nominating Committee: Michele Christian and Bethany Anderson

I would like to recognize the work of the Nominating Committee, Daardi Sizemore (Chair), Jackie Shalberg and Meg Miner.  I’d also like to thank our Tellers Becky Tousey and Tamar Chute.  Finally, thank you to all candidates who ran in the election. The election process is tremendously important, and we all benefit from the efforts of those who volunteer their time and participate in the leadership of MAC. 

Please join me in congratulating our new officers, and be sure to greet them at the Lexington meeting!

Amy Cooper Cary, MAC President

Spring 2015 MAC Newsletter now available

The April edition of the Midwest Archives Conference newsletter is now available online. In this issue you'll find even more on the 2015 Annual Meeting, information on the 2015 Fall Symposium, an update on the work of the Speakers Bureau, and much more.

Members can access the newsletter by logging in to the MAC website and going to https://midwestarc.memberclicks.net/mac-newsletter-on-line .

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