Attention SNAP and all its friends

The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Roundtable would like to invite current students, new professionals, and any friends of SNAP to a happy hour (or SNAPpy hour, if you will) at the Westin Hotel’s Brasserie Bar Lounge on Thursday (4/24) at 5:00pm.

We will mingle for a bit and then head to the opening reception together. Hope to see you there!

Questions?

Contact:
Lisa Huntsha
Archivist/Librarian
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
Augustana College | Rock Island, Illinois
augustana.edu/swenson
facebook.com/SwensonCenter

The future, the present, and learning something new

The Future

Friday, April 25th, 1-5PM  &  Saturday, April 26th, 8:30AM-12PM

Be sure to drop by the future of our profession and see what interesting work graduate students are doing. The students will be available for questions and discussion on Friday from 3-3:30PM:

  • Interpreting the Wisconsin Thematic Panels Project
    Michelle Dubert-Bellrichard
    School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Action, Cooperation, and Independence: A Survey of Community Archives and History-Making Organizations in the Midwest
    Adrienne Evans
    School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • The Media History Digital Library: A Collaborative and Open Access Model
    Laurel J. Gildersleeve
    School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • The Archives Experience: Introducing Archival Materials into Undergraduate Education
    Ellen LeClere
    School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Small Museums and Archives: Mission and Challenges
    Michele Loran
    School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Documenting Cultural Objects and Preserving Digital Heritage: The Importance of Using Indigenous Knowledge Databases
    Lindsay Morecraft
    University of Iowa
  • A Honey of a Practicum: Digitization and Outreach at Wisconsin Historical Images
    Lotus Norton-Wisla
    School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • German-Speaking Migrants and the Great War
    Ariel Rhines
    University of Kansas
  • A National Agenda for Digital Stewardship
    Jaime Schumacher
    Northern Illinois University
  • Applying Principles of Information Architecture to Digital Collections
    Gwendolyn Sieja
    School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Public History and Archival Coursework in Undergraduate Programs: A Comparison
    Emily Swenson
    School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lewis Jacobs and Experimental Cinema at the WCFTR
    Willie Thurlow
    School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

[Roanoke Foyer, Ballroom (3rd) Floor, Westin at Crown Center]


The Present

Friday, April 25
3:30-5PM

Join your fellow MAC members at this year’s Member’s Meeting!
Catch up on what has been going on with MAC over the past year and learn about future plans for the organization during MAC president Amy Cooper Cary’s annual “State of MAC” address.
You will also learn about upcoming meetings in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and Lexington, Kentucky.

[Century Ballroom A, Ballroom (3rd) Floor, Westin at Crown Center]


Something New

Friday, April 25th
12:30-1:15PM

The MAC Education Committee presents three 45-minute educational opportunities during Friday’s lunch break.

Bring your lunch and learn something new:

  1. Social Media: What’s Happening and What’s Coming Next? with Amy Bishop (Iowa State University), Anne Thomason (Lake Forest College), and Colleen Theisen (University of Iowa)
    [Shawnee Room, Ballroom (3rd) Floor, Westin at Crown Center]
  2. MPLP for Audiovisual Materials with Laura Sullivan (Iowa State University), Marcella Wiget (Kansas Historical Society), Dennis Meissner (Minnesota Historical Society), and Nancy Sherbert (Kansas Historical Society)
    [Mission Room, Ballroom (3rd) Floor, Westin at Crown Center]
  3. Outreach and Marketing for Your Archives with Jennifer Johnson (Cargill) and Abby Magariel (Watkins Museum of History)
    [Century Ballroom A, Ballroom (3rd) Floor, Westin at Crown Center]

Lone Arrangers Social

Lone Arranger Colleagues,

Planning to attend the Midwest Archives Conference annual meeting next week?

Make time to be a part of the Lone Arrangers Social on Friday, April 25th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM.

We’re going to be eating at the wonderful Pierpont’s in the historic Union Station. They have a Lounge Menu Friday at 7:00 p.m. that is very reasonable – and tasty: www.pierponts.com/menus.php. See also a tantalizing photo of their bar here: profp.tumblr.com/image/82382893263.

The beautiful building has fascinating origins as a key transportation hub in America – and has recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary. Here’s a timeline to learn more: www.unionstation.org/timeline .

We’ll meet in the meeting’s hotel lobby – the Westin Crown Center – at 5:45 p.m. to walk over together.

See the full MAC 2014 annual meeting program here: www.midwestarchives.org/assets/documents/2014_spring_program.pdf .

It’ll be great – our chance to connect, share ideas, eat great good in a fun setting with great and fun fellow lone arrangers!

Something new this year

If you haven’t already, check out the web-based schedule being tried out for this year’s Annual Meeting at mac2014.sched.org.

Here are some highlights of the website:

  • easily and quickly access, sort, filter the sessions, tours, workshops, and meetings
  • add the schedule to your digital calendar (mac2014.sched.org/all.ics – right click to download the calendar file and then import into an email client; for information on adding the schedule to other calendars like Google, see mac2014.sched.org/mobile-site)
  • see speakers, workshop instructors, and conference attendees (at least those who have signed up with sched.org),
  • a nice, functional layout of the site for the mobile version (mac2014.sched.org/mobile)
  • create your own custom schedule (requires signing up with sched.org via facebook or by creating an account)

Attention all Alumni, Students, and Friends of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is pleased to host an Alumni, Students, and Friends reception at the Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting!

Please join us for free food, friends, and a cash bar!

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Place: The Garden Terrace of the Westin Crown Center Hotel (on the Executive Office Floor above the Lobby)

Questions?  Please contact Meredith Lowe at mclowe@wisc.edu

See you in Kansas City!

The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) is looking for volunteers!

ACA is looking for volunteers to staff the Academy’s vendor exhibit at the MAC conference, April 24-26, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Volunteers will staff the ACA display in the vendor exhibit area. The primary responsibility will be to distribute ACA brochures, and discuss your experiences in the Academy with interested attendees. It’s also a fun opportunity to network with colleagues and students.

One volunteer is needed to break down and return the display. The exhibit dates are Thursday, April 24th and Friday, April 25th.

Plus: volunteering for the ACA display counts as points toward your next recertification!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact ACA Regent for Outreach Courtney Chartier at courtney.chartier@gmail.com.