Welcome to the Midwest Archives Conference
Join hundreds of 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.
Get ready for the 2017 MAC election! Individual MAC members in good standing on January 31, 2017 can cast their votes online between February 13 and March 5, 2017. Beginning with the 2017 election, MAC has adopted a fixed membership join/renewal date for individuals to participate in the annual election, and moved the start of the election to the second Monday in February.
Explanation of these changes is on the MAC website at https://midwestarc.memberclicks.net/2017-election-rules.
After receiving Council approval to continue as a long-term program at the spring 2016 meeting, the Speaker's Bureau is back! See the MAC Speakers Bureau website for more information about the program.
The Education Committee is seeking to flesh out its existing listing of available workshops (coming early in 2017) and we need your help! The MAC region has a lot of talented professionals with a wide variety of skill sets. If you're interested in teaching a workshop for MAC, either at an annual meeting or as part of the Speaker's Bureau, we'd love to hear from you. You can simply complete this workshop proposal form.
The Midwest Archives Conference invites submissions of posters for its annual meeting, to be held April 5-8, 2017, in Omaha, Nebraska. The 2017 Program Committee invites poster proposal submissions on all aspects of archival practice and research, as well as from allied and related fields.
Please take a minute to renew your membership for MAC and continue supporting and receiving the benefits of a great organization. Visit the Membership Renewal Form or log in and select Renew Membership. You can renew online and pay by check or credit card. If you have any questions, please contact Chair of the MAC Membership Committee Alexis Braun Marks, CA.
Call for Proposals: OMAMAC 2017 - EXTENDED DEADLINE
The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2017 MAC Annual Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska has been extended to August 19, 2016. Known as the "Gateway to the West" and birthplace of the Reuben sandwich and Butter Brickle ice cream, join us in Omaha as Nebraska celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017.
The 2017 MAC Program Committee invites session proposals on all aspects of archival practice and research, as well as from allied fields. The committee especially wishes to invite session proposals on the themes of: diversity and inclusion; instruction and assessment; advocacy, outreach, and inreach; and collaborative projects.
"Archivists and Copyright" with Melissa Levine and Aprille McKay of the University of Michigan. October 7-8, 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI.
The Midwest Archives Conference will hold its Annual Meeting April 5-8 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska. The 2017 MAC Program Committee invites session proposals on all aspects of archival practice and research, as well as from allied fields. The committee especially wishes to invite session proposals on the themes of: diversity and inclusion; instruction and assessment; advocacy, outreach, and inreach; and collaborative projects. The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2017 MAC Annual Meeting has been extended to August 19, 2016.
The MAC Newsletter is now available online!
The April 2016 issue of the MAC Newsletter is now online. In this issue you’ll get some detail on what’s ahead at next year’s Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, and a peek at the 2016 Fall Symposium. Hear the latest about the Education Committee’s Speakers’ Bureau. Read about exciting projects like the LaCrosse (Wisconsin) History Hunt, a digital tour of Milwaukee, using metrics to augment appraisal, the University of Illinois’ Preservation Self-Assessment Program, and the preservation of digital photographic prints. 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! To access, login and choose “MAC Newsletter Online” under Publications.
2016 Election Results
Congratulations to the newly elected MAC officers and Nominating Committee members:
Vice President: Erik Moore
Treasurer: Joel Thoreson
Council: Harrison Inefuku and Anke Voss
Nominating Committee: Katie Blank and Lae'l Hughes-Watkins