Registration now open for MARAC Spring 2015

Registration is now open for MARAC’s spring 2015 meeting, which will take place from March 18th to 21st in Boston, Massachusetts. This is a joint meeting with the New England Archivists and a great opportunity to network with colleagues new and old in one of America’s most historic cities. The meeting features behind-the-scenes tours at a number of notables sites, including the Boston Public Library, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Samuel Adams Brewery, as well as workshops on copyright and project management. For a full schedule of sessions and programs, check out the preliminary conference schedule.

Want to attend, but need a little extra cash? The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) offers travel awards of $400 and $250 for attendance at the conference. Scholarship funds may be used for conference registration, workshops, lodging, conference meals, and other travel expenses. Persons meeting the criteria outlined below are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS: For this scholarship, an individual must currently:

*   Be employed in the MARAC region in an archival or archives-related position, OR
*   Be enrolled as a graduate student in a program that includes courses in archival administration OR
*   Be a MARAC member in good standing

TO APPLY: Submit a current resume, a cover letter including a statement of the expected benefits of attending the MARAC meeting, and a letter of reference from a person with knowledge of the applicant’s work or educational program. Send application materials to Brian Keough, MARAC Education Committee Chair, at bkeough@albany.edu

DEADLINES: For the joint MARAC/NEA conference scholarship, the deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2015.

Good luck and hope to see many DVAG members in Boston!


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