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2020 Annual Meeting Registration is OPEN!

Online registration for the 2020 MAC Annual Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, May 6-9 is now open. Visit the meeting page to view and download the program.  You will also find a link to both the online registration form and hotel information. 

See you in Des Moines! 

MAC Des Moines 2020 Pop-Up Session Selection

MAC members, exercise your right to vote this election year by selecting up to THREE 45-minute pop-up sessions that you would like to see at the Annual Meeting in Des Moines!  

Click HERE to vote.  Please only vote once for your top 3 sessions. 

Voting is open from February 19 - March 4, 2020.  Voting results will be shared in early March.

MAC 2020 Election Slate of Candidates

MAC's 2020 election is now open and will remain open through March 1. To vote, please use the online election ballot. If you need an alternative ballot, please contact [email protected]

The Nominating Committee submitted the following slate of candidates to fill this year's vacancies. More information about each candidate including candidate statements is available by selecting the candidate's name. 

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

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

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

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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