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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.

MAC 2020 Election Results

On behalf of the Nominating Committee and MAC Council, we are pleased to announce the results of this spring's election. Please join us in congratulating the following newly-elected MAC leaders:

MAC Council:

  • Vice-President: Michelle Sweetser
  • Treasurer: Jerice Barrios
  • Council: Sammie Morris and Jennifer Ho

Nominating Committee: Rachel Seale and Heather Fox

Thank you to all of the candidates who ran for office and all who participated in the election process!

MAC Spring Business Meeting

The Midwest Archives Conference plans to hold a virtual spring annual business meeting in accordance with our bylaws on Friday, June 5 at 1:00 pm (CDT).

The meeting will be held via an online video platform and instructions for connecting to the meeting will be forwarded prior to the meeting. In addition, an agenda will also be sent out prior to the business meeting.

MAC Des Moines 2020 Canceled due to COVID-19 Pandemic (March 18, 2020)

MAC leadership is very concerned about the health of our attendees and those of the Des Moines community. In response to recommendations of public health professionals regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are canceling the 2020 Annual Meeting for the Midwest Archives Conference scheduled for May 6-9 in Des Moines.

For more information, please visit the 2020 Annual Meeting page.

Speakers Bureau

MAC Speakers Bureau is accepting submissions to host an educational workshop for 2020. The Speakers Bureau page has further information about the program, including details on the host institution's responsibilities. Workshops provided through the Speakers Bureau support continuing education opportunities across the Midwest at minimal cost.

If interested in submitting a MAC Workshop Host Institution Interest Form, the procedures have changed this year. Requests to host events for the upcoming year will be accepted until December 1. Schedule prioritization will be given to groups that have not hosted another Speaker's Bureau event in the 3 years prior. Potential host institutions will be notified in January 2020 whether or not their request will be funded.

Here is a list of
 Workshop Proposals that hosts may choose from.


If you have any questions, please contact Speakers Bureau Coordinators Brad Houston or Kathryn Kuntz.

Upcoming Meetings in 2020

MAC will return to Indianapolis for the 2020 Fall Symposium with a special focus on outreach and archives. The Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Society of Indiana Archivists (although anyone can attend!).

2017 Membership Survey

Results of the 2017 MAC Membership Survey may now be viewed here

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