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MARA Blog

Students in the MARA program and those interested in archives and preservation, electronic records management, information governance, and related fields are highly encouraged to visit this blog often. Managed by MARA Program Coordinator Darra Hofman and written by a current MARA student, this blog will keep you current with the MARA community and what’s happening in the profession.

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Upcoming Society of American Archivist Opportunity
Become a Navigator

Published: July 19, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

 Attention all attendees of the 2021 virtual Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists!

We are currently experiencing a shortage of Navigators for the 2021 Virtual Navigator Program!

Do you want to help a colleague get oriented with attending SAA? Please consider signing up to be a Navigator.  docs.google.com/forms/d/…

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Summer Reading List – June 2021

Published: June 11, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

 

Take advantage of your degree down-time this summer -  enjoy and  broaden your knowledge with a summer reading list of the latest publications and podcasts in archives and records management, information governance. Pull up the lawn chair, refill  beverage, and enjoy these reading selections. 

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Dr. Franks to Address ARMA Audiences
Learn more about Blockchain and RIM

Published: April 1, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

Several students from the MARA program attended Dr. Frank’s presentation on Blockchain and RIM at the Western Michigan Chapter of ARMA. 

To learn more about blockchain, look for upcoming MARA offerings. Follow Dr. Franks on Facebook. And, learn the newest ways that blockchain is being utilized in our field by participating in ARMA, NAGARA, and SAA events and offerings.

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Spotlight on MARA Program Coordinator Dr. Pat Franks
Bidding A Fond Farewell - Our Brilliant, Bubbly Pioneer Is Moving On

Published: March 10, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

Many students have had a course with our MARA Program Coordinator, Dr. Patricia Franks. Her courses dynamically instruct students in foundational skills in archives and records management as well as challenge them to acquire the latest technologies like Blockchain and VR/VW in VCARA. If you haven’t had a course yet, you may have been a part of Dr. Franks’ many webinars and presentations available on the MARA iSchool website. But as all things must end, her instruction and knowledge-sharing will go quiet after May 2021: Dr. Franks is retiring from her position at the MARA iSchool. 

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Preparing for Scholarships
The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office Can Help

Published: March 3, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

Scholarship Workshops

Scholarship workshops will provide an overview of the Spartan Scholarship Application and help answer any questions you may have with the application process.

RSVP for a Scholarship workshop here.

You will receive an email closer to your selected workshop date with the Zoom link.  

Scholarship Workshop Dates & Times:

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SAA Events Add Valuable Professional Exposure to MARA Students

Published: February 10, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

New and existing students have so many demands on their time, from work to family to studying for classes and certifications. We are a busy bunch! But we also have opportunities that the iSchool MARA program provides that can greatly enhance our learning experience. 

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Job Announcement – Carnegie Mellon Universiy
Processing Archivist for Community Collections- University Libraries-2015824

Published: February 2, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

Job Description 

Carnegie Mellon University is a private, global research university that stands among the world’s most renowned educational institutions. With ground-breaking brain science, path-breaking performances, creative start-ups, big data, big ambitions, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of robots, CMU doesn’t envision the future, we invent it. Joining a community that challenges the curious to deliver work that matters, your journey starts here.

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RIMPA Live 2021
Call for Papers 11-14 October Canberra: seeking international experts.

Published: February 2, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

Posted on behalf of the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA)

The RIMPA Live Convention has a reputation for being innovative and thought-provoking as well as friendly and inclusive – so whatever you want to talk about, we’d like to hear it! Delivered as a hybrid event the possibilities are endless in today’s convention world!