Call for Student Poster Proposals – 2010 Midwest Archives Conference
The Student Interest Subcommittee of the Midwest Archives Conference
(http://www.midwestarchives.org) 2010 Program Committee is now accepting proposals for a special poster session dedicated to showcasing student scholarship and projects related to archives and records management. The student poster session will be held during the 2010 meeting of the Midwest Archives Conference, Thursday April 22 to Saturday Apr 24, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The student poster session will be competitive, with the best judged poster given a $100 award and a certificate. Proposals from Bachelor’s, Master’s, Certificate of Advanced Study and PhD students will be considered. Recent graduates (less than six months out-of- school) are also welcome to submit proposals based on research or projects conducted while a student. Up to eight posters will be accepted for display during the conference.
The Midwest Archives Conference (http://www.midwestarchives.org) is the nation’s largest regional professional association for archivists. Founded in 1972, MAC now has approximately 1,000 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 thirteen 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.
Submission Instructions and Deadlines
Submissions must include the following:
Your name, postal address, telephone number, and email address; The name and address of your college or university; Your degree program (e.g., M.A., MLIS, C.A.S., Ph.D., etc.) A brief description of your poster topic (not to exceed 250 words); A one-sentence statement affirming your commitment to attend the MAC 2010 conference and present your paper/poster in person if selected by the Subcommittee. (For posters with multiple authors at least ONE of the authors must commit to attending).
Proposals must be received no later than FEBRUARY 20, 2010, and must be sent electronically to:
Student Interest Subcommittee of MAC 2010 Program Committee nlenstr2 [at] illinois [dot] edu If you have any questions, please contact Subcommittee Chair Noah Lenstra at nlenstr2 [at] illinois [dot] edu