SLIS Student Receives Midwest Archives Conference Scholarship

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SLIS student Brianna Marshall (MIS/MLS) will receive the Midwest Archives Conference Emeritus Scholarship for First Time Meeting Attendees. The scholarship helps defray conference expenses for a first time attendee who best expresses the importance of the event for his or her professional development.

In an email interview, we asked Brianna about the award. She wrote: “I am delighted to be a recipient of the MAC Emeritus Scholarship. Both the Midwest Archives Conference and the Society of Indiana Archivists have gone above and beyond in providing funding opportunities for graduate students to attend events and become involved in the profession. Their dedication to helping cultivate the next generation of archivists is very much appreciated!"

Ms. Marshall is currently President of the Society of American Archivists Student Chapter (SAA-SC) at Indiana University. The organization aims to bring together students with an interest in archives and to raise awareness about their importance to the university and community. The SAA-SC recently hosted their fifth annual student conference entitled “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: Archival Growth in the Modern Age”. The event covered topics in archives, rare books, and special collections through a wide array of presentations and workshops. SLIS alumna Dina Kellams is the SAA-SC sponsor. Kellams is also Associate Archivist at the Office of University Archives and Records Management, Indiana University, Bloomington.

About the Midwest Archives Conference:
• The Midwest Archives Conference is the nation's largest regional professional association for archivists. Founded in 1972, MAC now has approximately one thousand individual members. MAC's 177 institutional members include a variety of corporate, government, religious, and university archives, as well as historical societies and other manuscripts repositories and special collections. The MAC region is the 13 heartland states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. However, MAC has individual and institutional members from over 30 other states and five other nations, and more are always welcome.

Posted May 08, 2013