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Call for Nominations

Are you or someone you know interested in increasing your 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 2021.

Nominate yourself or someone who would make a great leader for MAC. We are especially seeking professionals who will intentionally work to assess and address organizational deficiencies as they relate to race, equity and inclusion. Nominations of, and applications from, archivists of color, early-career archivists, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. We want the needs, perspectives, and experiences of underrepresented and marginalized communities to be represented in MAC leadership. We are looking to fill the following positions:

  • President (1 position, 2-year commitment)
  • Secretary (1 position, 2-year commitment, eligible for re-election)
  • Council (1 position, 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 Dina Kellams ([email protected]), chair of the Nominating Committee, by September 9.

Statement on George Floyd (June 3, 2020)

The Midwest Archives Conference condemns the senseless murder of George Floyd, and countless others, by the police. Read MAC Council's full statement unanimously passed on June 3, 2020. 

2020 Fall Symposium Postponed

On May 8, 2020, the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) Council met virtually with the Society of Indiana Archivists leaders to discuss plans for the upcoming Symposium, a joint event scheduled to be held in Indianapolis on October 9-10, 2020. After a lengthy discussion, we decided to postpone the Symposium due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many factors went into this decision, including the uncertainty professionals currently face such as job security, lack of funding, travel restrictions, and an overall concern for the health and safety of our members and the larger community. MAC Council will consider an appropriate time to reschedule the event.

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!

2017 Membership Survey

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

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