April 2019 Newsletter

Welcome Whitney Miller & Michael Law!

Whitney Miller is beginning as our Disaster Chair, taking over from Liz Francis. Whitney is RAAC’s Michigan Archival Association representative and works at Michigan State University in Archives and Historical Collections. Her research interests include Southern History, particularly South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida as well as New York City history, in particular architecture and transit history.


Michael Law began earlier this year as our Education Chair, taking over from Vincent Novaro. Michael is RAAC’s Society of Georgia Archivists representative and works at University of Georgia. His research interests include labor and university archives.


Thank you to Liz Francis and Vincent Novaro for their time spent working on their committees.


Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee


We are currently looking for a few volunteers to work with Mary Rubin on a newly formed ad hoc Bylaws Committee.  Please email her at maryrubin@gmail.com with your interest by Friday, April 12th.


Election Nominations due May 1st


RAAC is accepting nominations for the Steering Committee election. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the future of our Consortium and further its goal to develop and increase collaboration and communication among regional organizations in the United States. Furthermore, serving on the Steering Committee provides members with a valuable leadership experience.


All official representatives to the Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) are eligible to run for a position on the group's Steering Committee. Terms will be for two years. We ask that you consult with your regional organization and consider running for a position. If you will be rotating off, please share this message with your incoming representative if known.


The deadline for applications and nominations is midnight, Wednesday, May 1 (self-nominations are encouraged). Also due by May 1st are a short biography and candidate statement (approximately 200 words combined) for anyone appearing on the ballot. Please email your nomination, biography, and candidate statement to kharris2@udayton.edu.


Recommendations for Choosing RAAC Representatives 

More information here: https://www2.archivists.org/groups/regional-archival-associations-consortium-raac/recommendations-for-choosing-expectations-of-raac-representatives.

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