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Midwest Archives Conference

From: Miriam Kahn <mbkcons<-a>
Date: Monday, February 28, 2005
Midwest Archives Conference
April 28-30, 2005

Get ready for the next Midwest Archives Conference meeting, as MAC
returns to Chicago.  For the complete program, registration
information, details on workshops, tours, and special events, and a
wealth of information on travel and Chicago tourism information,
please visit MAC's website at <URL:>.

The meeting will have something for everyone. The Program Committee
has produced a splendid program full of diverse sessions and
workshops. Start your pre-conference experience with the SAA
workshop on electronic records or the MAC workshop on accessioning.
And to make continuing archival education even more accessible,
additional workshops-on disasters in the digital age and handling
old photographs-will be offered on Friday and Saturday morning,
respectively. From discussions of changes in the field over the past
30 years, to tips from recently-hired archivists, there is a session
for everyone, no matter how long you've been in the profession or
what type of archives you work in. Wide-ranging session topics
include processing large collections, understanding religious
resources, documenting African-American music, dealing with news
collections, coping with anniversaries, and gaining support from
your institutions-as well as reports on a variety of cooperative
projects, and more.

Our keynote speaker will be Chicago-based mystery writer Sara
Paretsky. Paretsky's works include a series of novels about a
Chicago detective named V.I. Warshawski. In Blacklist, the eleventh
and most recent novel (2003), the intrepid investigator conducts
research at several local repositories (mentioned by name with
pseudonymous archivists), uncovering historical clues that will help
her solve the case. Paretsky has also been outspoken about the
Patriot Act and its impact on libraries.

The Local Arrangements Committee has arranged tours to the National
Archives and Records Administration-Great Lakes Region and the
Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago
Library; Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center; Prairie
Avenue Historic District's Clarke and Glessner Houses and Graphic
Conservation Company; Archives of Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook
County; and Graceland Cemetery. Tour space is limited, so be sure to
reserve your spot.

Thursday night join your colleagues for the MAC reception at the
Archdiocese of Chicago's Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives and
Records Center. Check out the Chicago night life Friday and sign up
for the restaurant tours or the pub crawl. Don't miss the debut of
the Members' Meeting on Friday afternoon, where we'll honor MAC
Award recipients, hold the Annual Business Meeting, and raffle off
some incredible prizes.

As always, the registration fees for the MAC meeting are an
incomparable bargain.  Advance registration (before March 31) is $50
for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $35 for students. Registration
after March 31 and on-site is $60 for members, $70 for nonmembers,
and $45 for students. The conference hotel is the Wyndham Chicago,
only steps away from the shopper's paradise that is the Magnificent
Mile. Rates for single and double rooms are $154, a good deal for
this classy neighborhood. Room rates are guaranteed through March
22, 2005 so don't delay. Travel discounts are available on Amtrak
and Continental Airport Express shuttle.

Miriam Kahn
MBK Consulting
60 N Harding Road
Columbus, OH  43209-1524
614-239-8977 Fax: 614-239-0599

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