MAC Speakers Bureau


The MAC Speakers Bureau aims to provide high-quality educational opportunities at a minimal cost to archives professionals throughout the Midwest. Working in partnership, local institutions host the event, while MAC covers the speakers’ travel costs and honorarium.

In 2022, all Speakers Bureau workshops will be held virtually only.

Host’s responsibilities:

  • Pays $50 fee to MAC
  • Manages workshop through their institution’s video conferencing platform
  • Manages event registration
  • Publicizes the event via local channels
  • Gathers evaluations of event and sends information to MAC (if unable to gather electronic evaluations, MAC Education Committee will provide an online evaluation for participants to complete)

MAC’s responsibilities:

  • Pays speaker a $250 honorarium
  • Publicizes the event via MAC channels (email, social media, and online calendar)

Submitted Workshop Proposals

Interested to see what workshops are currently available? See the list of proposals already submitted.


If you are interested in hosting a Speakers Bureau event in your area, or if you have further questions about the program, please contact Speakers Bureau Coordinator Stephanie Hunker. In order to keep costs within the Speakers Bureau budget, requests for Speakers Bureau events are limited to 2-3 events per year. Requests to host events for the upcoming year will be accepted from February 1 to February 28. Schedule prioritization will be given to groups that have not hosted another Speaker’s Bureau event in the 3 years prior.

Past SB events

2021 April 7 & 8, online (postponed from 2020): Going Rogue: Practical Hacks (and Pitfalls) for Electronic Records Processing, taught by Carol Kussman and Lara Friedman-Shedlov. Hosted by Kansas City Area Archivists.

2019 April 26, Pierre, SD: Moving Images: An Introduction for Archivists, taught by Paul Eisloeffel. Hosted by South Dakota State Historical Society - State Archives.

2018 June 14, St. Louis, MO: Arrangement and Description, taught by Pam Hackbart-Dean. Hosted by Association of St. Louis Area Archivists.

2018 June 13, Bay City, MI: Scan Everything?!: How to Plan and Implement a Large Scale Digitization Project, taught by Sarah M. Dorpinghaus. Hosted by Michigan Archival Association.

2018 April 9, Edina, MN: Copyright and Archives, taught by Menzi Behrnd-Klodt. Hosted by Twin Cities Archives Roundtable.

2017 June 9, Dayton, OH: Preserving Scrapbooks in the Archives, taught by Jennifer Hain Teper (University of Illinois) at the University of Dayton.

2017 March 30, Muncie, IN: Exploring Access and Privacy Legal Issues for Archivists, Librarians, and Information Professionals, taught by Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Xyte, Inc.) at Ball State University.

2016 June 14, Minneapolis, MN: Strategic Planning for Small Archival Programs; taught by Colleen McFarland Rademaker (Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas), Blake Upper School, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2016 April 1, Dayton, OH: Grant Writing: An Introduction for Archives and Heritage Agencies; taught by Erik Nordberg (Wayne State University) at Wright State University.

2015 Nov. 12, Deadwood, SD: Digital POWRR, at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center.

2015 May 27, Abilene, KS: Basic Preservation for Archival Collections; taught by Whitney Baker & Roberta Woodrick (University of Kansas) at the Eisenhower Presidential Library.

2015 March 30, Chicago, IL: Records and Information Management: Making it Work for You; taught by Joanne Kaczmarek (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

2014 July 18, Muncie, IN: Introduction to Strategic Planning for Small Institutions; taught by Colleen McFarland (Mennonite Church USA) at Ball State University (BSU) Library.

2014 May 30, Jefferson City, MO: Moving Images: An Introduction for Archivists; taught by Paul Eisloeffel (Nebraska State Historical Society) at Missouri State Archives.

Interested in proposing a workshop, either for the Speakers Bureau, the annual meeting, or both?  Please fill in the proposal form.

MAC Workshop Proposal Form

Interested in hosting a Speaker’s Bureau event?  Please fill in this form so the Education Committee can get in touch with you.

Workshop Host Interest Form