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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 and Professor Patricia Franks 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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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!

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Digital Preservation Coalition Training

Published: February 1, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

Are you interested in digital preservation methods or contemporary techniques?  The Digital Preservation Coalition is an invaluable resource for training and research in this area.  An upcoming 2-day training course - Novice to Know-how – could help you reinforce or learn new digital preservation skills. Learn more here.

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Resources for Job Seekers – Call for Applicants
The Lorenzo State Historic Site

Published: January 28, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

The Lorenzo State Historic site, located in Cazenovia, NY, is seeking a Project Archivist to establish intellectual control over its archival holdings.  The archive consists of about 280 linear feet of material, including land records from the Holland Land Company and family records covering more than 150 years of continuous residence at the mansion.

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2021 – Into Your Future

Published: January 27, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

Happy 2021 to all new and continuing students!  It’s great to see you all back and ready to absorb, expand and innovate in your disciplines. If this is your first semester,  you may feel a mix of  excitement, anticipation,  even a little fear. You will find plenty of support and assistance from faculty,  fellow students,  and through iSchool MARA advising, all online and always available. 

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ARMA InfoCon
The Virtual Experience

Melissa Kemp

Published: November 6, 2020 by Kenna Wulker

Melissa Kemp is completing her first year in the MARA program. She is a former English professor of 28 years. She taught literature, composition, business and technical writing, and organizational communications. Melissa has been archiving for the past eight years for an international cultural organization. She has owned a professional writing and arts consulting business for 31 years, her current job, and she performs a variety of jobs for the archiving client. She aspires to help cultural organization archive and digitize their collections for long-term preservation and public dissemination.