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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.

2020 Annual Meeting Call for Posters is open! 

2020 Call for Pop-Up Sessions is open!

The 2020 Program Committee invites pop-up session proposals on all aspects of archival practice and research, as well as from allied and related fields. We especially encourage submissions from students, new professionals, and first-time presenters. Resubmissions of proposals that were not accepted to the 2020 program are welcome. 

Proposals are due by February 7, 2020.

MAC 2020 Election Slate of Candidates

MAC's 2020 election will open in February. The Nominating Committee submitted the following slate of candidates to fill this year's vacancies. More information about each candidate including candidate statements will be available by February 1. 

Vice President
Dina Kellams, Indiana University
Michelle Sweetser, Bowling Green State University

Jerice Barrios, Archives of the NA Province of the Cenacle
Amy Moorman, Avila University

Donica Martin, Urbana Free Library
Jennifer Ho, California State University, San Marcos
Sammie Morris, Purdue University
Ryan Leimkuehler, Kansas State University

Nominating Committee
Rachel Seale, Iowa State University
Kim Schroeder, Wayne State University
April Anderson-Zorn, Illinois State University
Heather Fox, University of Louisville

Thank you to this year's Nominating Committee: Harrison W. Inefuku, Cynthia Ghering, and Letha Johnson 

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

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. More information about registration and hotel rooms will be available soon. 

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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