Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Distinguished Service Award Nominations

MARAC's Distinguished Service Award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to MARAC and to the broader archival profession. Significant contributions to MARAC include service as a MARAC officer, caucus representative, committee member or chair, and even as a frequent session or workshop instructor. Service to the profession includes participating on the board of national or international archival organizations, leading a committee or section of such an organization, writing books or journal articles in the field, serving as a professor or as a workshop presenter, contributing to a State Historical Records Advisory Board, and reviewing applications for granting agencies. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Call for Poster Proposals - New York Archives Conference

The 2013 NYAC Poster Session Committee is accepting proposals for the NYAC conference poster session, "Archives and Historical Collections in the Empire State", to be held at the 2013 NYAC Conference co-sponsored by Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) and Palmer School of Library and Information Science. The conference will be held at LIU Post Campus, Long Island University in Brookville, NY on June 5-7, 2013.

New Jersey’s Collections Care Network Training Programs

Registration Now Open! New Jersey’s Collections Care Network training programs!

The New Jersey State Library is leading a two-year initiative to address urgent collections care needs in New Jersey, through educational programs and training. Intended to reach collections care professionals and volunteers, these programs will encourage the use of best practices, support targeted fundraising and marketing, increase the use of existing resources, and accelerate the development of collaborative strategies.

Friday, January 18, 2013

2013 Western Archives Institute

The 27th annual Western Archives Institute will be held at the University of California, Riverside from July 7 – 19, 2013. The Western Archives Institute is an intensive, two-week program that provides integrated instruction in basic archival practices to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, including those whose jobs require a fundamental understanding of archival skills, but who have little or no previous archives education; those who have expanding responsibility for archival materials; those who are practicing archivists but have not received formal instruction; and those who demonstrate a commitment to an archival career.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Committee Members Needed!

Interested in becoming more involved with MARAC?

Join the Program Committee for the Philadelphia 2013 Fall Conference!

You do not need to be in the Greater Philadelphia Area to be on the Program Committee, however, it does mean that you cannot be a speaker or chair at any session at the conference.

Program Committee members help organize the concurrent sessions. If you think you may be interested please contact Laurie Rizzo (, Co-Chair of the Program Committee.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Monmouth County Historical Association

The Monmouth County Historical Association will hold its 114th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd at the Thompson Park Visitor Center, 805 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft. Members of the Association and the general public are invited to arrive between 6:30 – 7:00pm. At 7:00pm a brief business meeting will be conducted and followed by a program, “Philip Freneau, Poet of the American Revolution.” Admission is free.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Johns Hopkins University Awarded CLIR Hidden Collections Grant

Author: Jordon Steele, Member-at-Large

The Johns Hopkins University Archives was delighted to learn in December that we had received a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to fund the processing of two of our most significant hidden collections, The Roland Park Company Records and the Martin L. Millspaugh Archives.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Philadelphia Conference: Call for Session Proposals

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) Fall 2013 Program Committee is now accepting session proposals for their upcoming fall meeting, which will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from November 7-9, 2013.

Sessions are generally 90 minutes in length and feature three presentations of 15-20 minutes each; sessions conclude with a question and answer period which is moderated by a session chair. Other session formats, such as roundtable discussions and pecha kucha, or something entirely different are also welcome.

Please submit the session topic and brief description of the session focus, by February 6, 2013.

Proposals should be sent to:

If you have any questions or are interested in being on the Planning Committee, please contact Laurie Rizzo ( or Charles Greifenstein (, Program Committee Co-Chairs.

This is your opportunity to shape the upcoming conference, let us know what sessions you'd like to see!!

SLIS Symposium Feb. 1

The 5th Annual SLIS "Bridging the Spectrum" Symposium is just 4 weeks away!

This year, the Symposium will feature an outstanding keynoter in Lee Rainie. Lee is Director of the Pew Internet and American Life Project and co-author of the book Networked: The New Social Operating System. He is also an engaging and experienced speaker.

We also have an expanded program of three concurrent sessions both morning and afternoon, and a diverse array of posters to explore during our extended lunch period.

Even though we've expanded our capacity this year, we're expecting a sellout once again, and at $20 (including lunch), it's a great professional development bargain. So register now, and don't be left out.

Program details are at ; and the registration page is at .