The deadline is fast approaching!

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

Applications are due March 1, 2019 and must include the following documents:

 

·  Completed Application Form (pdf), available at http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley

·  Transcript from the applicant's most recent academic program

·  Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant's interests and future goals in archival administration

·  Two letters of recommendation.

 

Completed applications should be sent to:

 

Lara Friedman-Shedlov

Description and Access Archivist

Kautz Family YMCA Archives

University of Minnesota Libraries

318 Elemer L. Andersen Library

222 21st Ave S, Ste 318

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Telephone: 612-626-7972

Email: Ldfs@umn.edu

 

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2019.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2019.

PALMCOP will be holding its Annual Conference "Preserving Bit and Bytes" on February 8, 2019 at the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Columbia, SC. The conference will focus on the challenges of digital archiving; the latest technology and trends in digitization; and exciting projects from around South Carolina. More information--including a link to the online registration form and descriptions of conference sessions--can be found at http://www.preservationsc.org/annual-conference.html

The exhibit Remembered Voices: Women in Literature by local artist Bette Mueller-Roemer is now on view at the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library of the College of Charleston. the Libraries' Special Collections is hosting the exhibit which consists of twelve porcelain sculptures that represent a different female literary character.Tthe exhibit is on display from now to June 14, 2019.

More information on the exhibit can be found at https://library.cofc.edu/remembered-voices-local-artist-creates-new-exhibit/.

Happy 2019!

 

Now that the new year has begun, it's time to think about contributing to the SCAA blog. Please share your news--new acquisitions, new collections, exhibit, events, etc.--thoughts on meetings/educational offerings you've attended or on the latest developments in the archival field, or anything else that you think might interest our membership. Please send your submissions to me at jcross@clemson.edu. Photographs or other illustrations to go along with your post are also gladly accepted. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Jim Cross

SCAA Blog Editor

 

Just added an album for the 2018 Annual Meeting that was held at the University of South Carolina-Aiken on SCAA's Facebook page. If you have any photographs of the meeting you would like to share, please send them and any information about the photo(s) to me at jcross@clemson.edu. Thanks!

Jim Cross
SCAA Blog Editor

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