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Call for Nominations

Are you, or someone you know, interested in greater involvement in the archival profession, building your professional network, honing your leadership skills, and helping to shape the future of MAC? The MAC Nominating Committee needs your help! We are looking for candidates to fill a number of elected positions beginning in 2020.

Nominate yourself or someone who would make a great leader for MAC. We want the needs, perspectives, and experiences of underrepresented and marginalized communities to be represented in MAC leadership. Nominations of, and applications from, archivists of color, early-career archivists, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

We are looking to fill the following positions:

Vice-President (1 position, 2-year commitment)
Treasurer (1 position, 2-year commitment, eligible for re-election)
Council (2 positions, 3-year commitment)
Nominating Committee (2 positions, 1-year commitment)

Learn more about the positions at: https://www.midwestarchives.org/mac-committees--positions and https://www.midwestarchives.org/mac-bylaws.

Please send any nominations, suggestions, or questions about the process directly to Harrison W. Inefuku ([email protected]), chair of the Nominating Committee, by September 27

We look forward to hearing from you! 

MAC Nominating Committee
Harrison W. Inefuku, Letha Johnson, and Cynthia Ghering 

Annual Conference Call for Proposals 2020

The Midwest Archives Conference will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting May 6-9, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. An election year presents a year for choice in leadership, but it is also about the power of decisions. Who makes them, where they are made, when they are made, and most importantly what decisions do you make as an archivist. The Program Committee invites session proposals touching on the theme "Decision 2020" from all areas of archival practice and research and from allied fields. The Program Committee particularly encourages submissions from early professionals, archivists of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Please submit your proposal by the EXTENDED DATE of Friday, September 20th at 5 p.m. EST by clicking here.

MAC 2019 Election Results 

Congratulations to MAC’s newly-elected officials!

  • President: Erik Moore, University of Minnesota. 
  • Secretary: Jennie Thomas, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Council: Katie Blank, Marquette University; Daria Labinsky, Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
  • Nominating Committee: Cynthia Ghering, Michigan State University; Letha Johnson, University of Kansas

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

2017 Membership Survey

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

Time to renew your MAC membership!

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MAC Speaker's Bureau!

See the MAC Speakers Bureau website for more information about this educational opportunity. Do you have an idea for presenting a workshop? Please complete the workshop proposal form. 

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