The 2011 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions dedicated to student scholarship during the Midwest Archives Conference's (MAC) Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota from April 28 – 30, 2011. Work from both master's and doctoral students will be considered. Students must be currently enrolled or have graduated no earlier than December 2010. Proposals must be received no later than February 11, 2011.
Graduate Student Paper Session
The work of three archives students will be selected for presentation during a traditional session format. Each speaker will be allotted 15 minutes to present a paper. Thirty minutes will be reserved for audience questions and discussion. Proposals may relate to the student's research interests as well as research pertinent to the profession. Participant selection will be based on the quality of proposals submitted.
Graduate Student Poster Session
The Graduate Student Poster Session will showcase the work of both individual students and student chapters.
Individual posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway; discuss interesting collections with which students have worked; or report on archives and records projects in which students have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.). Submissions should focus on research or activities conducted recently.
Student Chapter posters may describe chapter activities, events, and/or other involvement with the archives and records professions. One person should coordinate the submission of each student chapter proposal.
Submission Form and Deadlines
Proposals must be received no later than February 11, 2011. The form will ask for the following information:
- School/Degree Program (MA, MILS, PhD, etc.)
- Phone Number
- Type of proposal (Paper/Individual Poster/Chapter Poster)
- Poster or Paper Abstract (200 words or less)
- Affirmation of Attendance (a sentence indicating your commitment to attend MAC 2011 and present your paper/poster in person if selected)\