MAC Award Winners 2012


 BOWEN AWARD

The Bowen Award, named in honor of long-time member Louisa Bowen, provides financial assistance to a resident or full-time student of the MAC region pursuing graduate education in archival administration to encourage the study of archival administration.

Jennifer Kirmer

kirmerJennifer Kirmer just completed her first year at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), where she is specializing in Archives and Records Administration. At UW she is active in the SAA-Student Chapter, serving as Vice President, and as a co-founder of the LGBT Library Group at SLIS.

Jennifer’s varied experience in the archival field, her professional
involvement, and glowing recommendations made her the ideal candidate for the scholarship. She will be presenting a poster at the 2012 SAA Annual Meeting in San Diego detailing some of her digitization work for the University of Wisconsin, Division of University Housing.

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EMERITUS MEMBERSHIP AWARD

The Emeritus Membership Award and special membership status of Emeritus Member were created to recognize those who have contributed to the success, growth, and visibility of MAC through committee work, programming, outreach, and governance.

 Anne Diffendal

DiffendalThe Midwest Archives Conference 2012 Emeritus Membership Award was given to Anne Diffendal from Lincoln, NE. A long-term MAC member, Anne served in several leadership positions at the Nebraska State Historical Society (1974-87), the National Museum of Roller Skating (1987-88), and the Society of American Archivists (1991-1994). She also gave many volunteer hours to MAC serving on MAC Council, as Chair of the Editorial Board, and in many program committees throughout the years.  She is also an active speaker having presented and chaired many sessions during MAC meetings.

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EMERITUS SCHOLARSHIP FOR FIRST TIME ATTENDEES

The Emeritus Scholarship provides financial assistance for travel and conference expenses to individuals who have not previously attended a MAC meeting.

 Jarrett Drake

DrakeJarrett Drake received his BA in History from Yale College and is currently pursuing his MSLIS (Archive and Records) at the University of Michigan, School of Information. Mr. Drake worked with federal records at the Maryland State Archives, created EAD finding aids at the Bentley Historical Library, and since last September, been a member of the University of Michigan Special Collections Library. Mr. Drake is also a winner of the Spectrum Scholarship of the American Library Association and active in the Multi-Ethnic Information Exchange, the Society of American Archivists and American Library Association student chapters. He is also a current member of MAC, SAA, ALA, and SLA. Lastly, Drake is also participating in the student paper panel at the Grand Rapids meeting of MAC.

 Carrie Phillips

PhillipsCarrie Phillips is the Archives and Special Collections Librarian for Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio.  In this position, she is responsible for preservation efforts for all library collections and supervises the university archives and all special collections, including Mennonite Historical Collections of Musselman Library. She is a member of the Ohio Preservation Council and several other library professional organizations. She earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Bluffton University and a master of library and information science from the University of Washington.

 

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MOTLEY AWARD

The Motley Award, named in honor of MAC’s first president Archie Motley, provides financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and encourages ethnic diversification of the Midwest Archives Conference and of the archival profession as a whole.

 Nicholas Beyelia

BeyeliaNicholas Beyelia received his BA and MA from California State University, Los Angeles in History and is currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science program of San Jose State University. Mr. Beyelia recently completed a long-term internship with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History were he processed collections and fulfilled reference duties. A Mexican American and of Argentinean decent, Mr. Beyelia has won several awards at the undergraduate and graduate levels in addition to being editor and chief of Perspectives: A Journal of Historical Inquiry, president of Phi Alpha Theta, special events coordinator for the Latin American Society, and an active member of the association of Moving Image Archivists, and the SJSU American Library Association and Society of American Archivists student chapters.  

Jarrett Drake

DrakeJarrett Drake received his BA in History from Yale College and is currently pursuing his MSLIS (Archive and Records) at the University of Michigan, School of Information. Mr. Drake worked with federal records at the Maryland State Archives, created EAD finding aids at the Bentley Historical Library, and since last September, been a member of the University of Michigan Special Collections Library. Mr. Drake is also a winner of the Spectrum Scholarship of the American Library Association and active in the Multi-Ethnic Information Exchange, the Society of American Archivists and American Library Association student chapters. He is also a current member of MAC, SAA, ALA, and SLA. Lastly, Drake is also participating in the student paper panel at the Grand Rapids meeting of MAC.

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PRESIDENTS' AWARD

The MAC Presidents' Award was established in 1986 as a means for MAC to recognize significant contributions to the archival profession by individuals, institutions, and organizations not directly involved in archival work but knowledgeable about its purpose and value. Recipients are chosen by a committee comprising the three most recent past presidents of MAC from nominations submitted by committees in each of the 13 states in the MAC region.

 National History Day, College Park, Maryland


NHDNational History Day was nominated by George Bain, the Ohio representative on the committee, mainly in honor of the fact that NHD was founded by Prof. David Van Tassel at Case Western University, Cleveland, and therefore the organization has Midwest roots. The NCD activities encourage archival research by students in elementary and high school and provide resources for supporting their teachers. See:  http://nationalhistoryday.org/

On behalf of NHD Executive Director Cathy Gorn, Ann Claunch, director of curriculum accepted the award during the MAC Awards Ceremony in Grand Rapids from Tanya Zanish-Belcher.

 Prairie Public Broadcasting, Radio Division, Fargo, North Dakota

Prairie Public Broadcasting
The second award was made by Claudia Berg, State Historical Society of North Dakota.   The radio division of Prairie Public Broadcasting has a daily radio broadcast, “Dakota Datebook,” a long-standing program designed to encourage interest in history via vignettes written by citizens, sponsored in part by several North Dakota archives repositories.  After broadcast, the text of the stories is also made available on the organization’s web site as well. 

Director Bill Thomas (Right) Prairie Public Broadcasting - Radio Division (Fargo, North Dakota), receives his MAC Presidents' Award during the Prairie Public Radio Annual Meeting in Bismarck April 26, 2012. With Bill are Claudia Berg, Expansion and New Initiatives Coordinator, State Historical Society of North Dakota, who made the award nomination and John Harris, Prairie Public President and CEO. (Photo courtesy: Shane Molander).

See:  http://www.prairiepublic.org/radio/dakota-datebook/

 

 
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