MAC Fall 2022 Symposium

Driving Outreach to Victory Lane
October 14-15, 2022
Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, Indiana

Registration is Closed

About the Symposium

Do you feel like you're grinding your gears when it comes to outreach? While outreach should play a significant role in archival work, it often takes the backseat and we end up stranding our users at the side of the road. Are you revving your motor to find programming solutions at your institution? Has your presence in the community crashed? Did the pandemic make you run out of gas?

Take a pit stop in Indianapolis, the car racing capital of the world, on October 14-15, 2022, for a tune-up on outreach and discover successful methods to engage your audiences. Outreach topics will be split among multiple speakers and are intended for students, archivists, librarians, and museum professionals of all experience levels - from drivers ed to Formula One.

Start your engines on Friday with a pace car lap of learning about types of outreach and inreach from our speakers. Assessment activities for planning and support will be offered, as well as examples on successful outreach and inreach and how they can be modified for differing organizations and situations. The afternoon will shift to an Unconference-style format, with discussion topics driven by attendees followed by time to workshop new ideas in small groups. Checklists and tools will be provided, and attendees will leave the track with homework for Saturday’s final race.

On Saturday, the starting formation will lead to the delivery of a post-assessment tool. Attendees will coast to a picture-perfect finish and celebrate with a successful outreach-themed parade lap at their organization.

Join us as we celebrate MAC’s 50th anniversary by attending the 2022 Fall Symposium at the historic Indiana State Library. The outreach winner’s circle is in sight!


MAC Members: $150.00
Society of Indiana Archivists (SIA) Members: $125.00 | $150.00*
Non-Members: $175.00
Students: $75.00

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*$125.00 rate applies to the first 30 SIA members using the discount code. After 30 registrants have surpassed, the rate is $150.00. 

Registration fees cover attendance to the Symposium, two continental breakfasts, one box lunch, and break snacks.

The last day to register was September 30, 2022.

Cancellations and Refunds

If for any reason, you must cancel your registration for the Symposium, your written request must be received on or before September 30, 2022 to receive a full refund. Please make requests to Debra Nolan (dnolan[at] with AMC Source. No refunds will be issued after September 30, 2022. 

Americans with Disabilities Act

MAC is committed to an inclusive Symposium. For requests, please contact Benn Joseph, MAC Vice President, at (benn.joseph[at] Please inform the Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis at the Capitol Hotel for assistance when making a reservation.

Code of Conduct

MAC is strongly committed to providing an environment of cooperation and collaboration. These values are central to our mission. Similarly, we aim to ensure that all participants can learn, network, and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual respect in all physical and online spaces, including events, committee work, social media, forums, and other activities.

All participants and attendees at the Annual Meeting are expected to abide by the MAC Code of Conduct. MAC does not tolerate harassment in any form and is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for its members and others who participate in our events. Information on how to report violations is available on the website; if there is an emergency, please call 911.


Travel and Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis at the Capitol
320 North Senate Avenue 
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
(317) 684-7733

Event Room Rate: $139.00 per night

Hotel Self-Parking: $20.00 per day 

Direct link to book room: 

Attendees not staying at the Symposium hotel can find downtown parking garages within walking distance of the Indiana State Library. An 
interactive map showing parking in downtown Indianapolis can be found via the Downtown Indy website.



Note: Day events at Indiana State Library (315 West Ohio Street) in the History Reference Room, evening event locations will be provided onsite.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 (optional)

The Society of Indiana Archivists will host an informal networking event for its members and Symposium attendees from 5:00-8:00pm EST at The Garage Food Hall located in the Bottleworks District. No registration is required. Attendees will be responsible for transportation and purchasing their drinks/food. For more information, visit the Society of Indiana Archivists website:

Friday, October 14, 2022

8:30am-9:00am: Check-in/Continental Breakfast (catered by Illinois Street Food Emporium)

9:00am-9:30am Opening Remarks, Introductions

9:30am-11:00am Assessing the Need for Outreach

  • Learn about the differences between inreach and outreach and the various factors that can influence the success or failure of your program (i.e. institutional goals, resources, collaborators, etc.)

  • Pre-assessment tool overview (includes mapping your outreach goals to your institutional mission and identifying audiences and available resources). Participants will then apply the tool to their own goals in small groups

11:00am-12:00pm Modes of Inreach and Outreach

  • Presenters will share examples of successful inreach (e.g. programming such as tours, training sessions, and communication within our organizations) and outreach (exhibits, social media, instruction, lectures, events, etc. to those outside our organization) from both their home institutions and the MAC region as a whole.

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch (catered by Illinois Street Food Emporium)

1:00pm-3:00pm: Outreach Unconference (snack break included) 

  • Break into groups to discuss the outreach topics that are on your mind with presenters and fellow attendees. Specific topics will be determined by workshop participants via a suggestion and voting process in advance. Bring three real-world outreach-related issues you'd like to discuss. We'll break into groups based on topic.

3:00pm-4:00pm: Small group activity - Workshop a new inreach or outreach activity for your repository amongst a group of peers.

4:00pm: Adjourn

Homework - Prepare one slide to share one new inreach or outreach idea with your peers on Saturday morning.

Around 6:00pm: Restaurant Tour(s)

Saturday, October 15, 2022

8:30am-9:00am: Continental Breakfast (catered by Illinois Street Food Emporium)

9:00am-10:30am: Peer idea presentations

10:30am-11:30am: Outreach in practice

  • Planning for outreach and sustainability, and creating a one-year Outreach plan (includes individual and small group work)

  • Introduction to tools to take home (from workbook) - Project management strategies, publicity checklists, post-event assessment templates, etc.

  • Tips and tricks to sustain outreach in the easiest ways possible

11:30am-12:00pm: Wrap-up and Questions

12:00pm: Adjourn

Family Caregiving

As an organization, MAC seeks to create a conference environment that is welcoming to all members. This includes those with caregiving responsibilities. MAC wants members to know that they are welcome to bring children to Symposium events, including meeting sessions, tours, and breaks. Parents are welcome to feed their children anywhere, at any time during the conference. Harassment of parents feeding their children, including requests to move or cover up, violates state law and will not be tolerated. MAC will provide designated lactation spaces as well.

If you require any assistance or accommodations while at the Symposium, please contact Benn Joseph, MAC Vice President, at (benn.joseph[at] with any comments, questions, or suggestions about creating a more welcoming environment for all.

Child Care

Jackie Shalberg [email protected] and Bethany Fiechter [email protected] can assist in identifying local caregiving providers, detailing family-friendly activities in the area, and assisting with other needs.

COVID Protocols

At this time, there are no mask mandates in Marion County. Attendees to the Symposium are encouraged but not required to wear masks. COVID Protocols may change as we monitor the situation and if new mandates are issued for Marion County. See Indiana’s COVID-19 homepage for current information:

Special Opportunities: Explore Indianapolis

Mass Ave

Downtown Indy Canal Walk 

Eiteljorg Museum

NCAA Hall of Champions

Slippery Noodle Inn

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Monument Circle

Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

Indiana Historical Society

Indianapolis Central Library

Indiana State Museum

About the Presenters

Carey (Beam) Champion
Director, Wylie House Museum | Associate

Librarian, Wylie House Education Center

Carey Champion is the Director of Indiana University Libraries’ Wylie House Museum and Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education Center. She facilitates the use of the 19th century house museum’s archival and object collections for historical interpretation, teaching/learning, and a wide variety of outreach programs. She earned both her MLS and her BA in Sociology from Indiana University. 

Carrie Schwier
Outreach and Public Services Archivist, Associate Librarian
Indiana University Libraries, University Archives

Carrie Schwier is the outreach and public services archivist at the IU Libraries University Archives, where she collaborates with teaching faculty to design and implement primary source–based instruction sessions and assignments, oversees departmental access services, and coordinates a wide range of outreach programming. She previously worked as the assistant archivist at the same repository and as a curatorial assistant in the works on paper department of the Eskenazi Museum of Art. Carrie presents and writes on primary source literacy, library and archives outreach initiatives, and University history. She holds an M.L.S. and M.A. from Indiana University and a B.A. from Hanover College. 

Carol Street
Undergraduate Research Archivist
University of Kentucky, Special Collections Research Center, Margaret I. King Library

Carol Street is the Undergraduate Research Archivist at the University of Kentucky Libraries. She mentors undergraduates in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center’s Learning Lab, which encourages students to discover archives and archival research through an intensive, one-year internship. Carol’s research interests include student engagement and mentoring, outreach, and architectural records. She holds a MLS, BA, and certificate in Museum Studies from Indiana University.



Thank you to our valued sponsors!


Symposium Organizing Committee Co-Chairs 

Jackie Shalberg, Archivist and Historian
National Model Aviation Museum, Academy of Model Aeronautics
5151 E. Memorial Drive
Muncie, IN 47304
(765) 287-1256, ext. 511
[email protected] 

Bethany Fiechter, University Archivist
DePauw University
2 E. Hanna St.
Greencastle, IN 46135
[email protected]