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.



Welcome to MARA 2022 – 2023!

Melissa Prunty Kemp

Published: August 18, 2022 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

Welcome new and continuing students to MARA 2022 -2023! We’re back for another exciting year of classes and professional activities. If this is your first semester,  you may wonder where to get started in and outside of classes.


Keeping Up With Career Opportunities

Published: August 18, 2022 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

Throughout the fall 2022 semester, take a look at the individual career positions being compiled into the 2023 MARA Jobs Report. Positions are being added to the jobs folder weekly from August to November 30, 2022. The report will be compiled and available at the beginning of the spring 2023 semester.


A Tip: Use the MARA Research Library Guide for Speedy, Curated Research Sources

Published: November 2, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

MARA students are facing their culminating class projects over the next month. For first semester students who may be writing extensive research papers and projects, finding the latest and best peer-reviewed research for RIM, IG, and archives may not be easy or readily accessible outside trade journals or behind paywalls on the Internet. Matriculating students can always use a fast, liable source of the types of research requested for assignments or papers.  


Join Us with Dr. Shadrack Katuu for “Boundaryless Global Careers”
A Lecture for Archives and Records Management Professionals

Published: September 22, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

MARA and the iSchool are pleased to welcome Dr. Shadrack Katuu, independent archives and records management expert, who will present a lecture entitled “Boundaryless Global Careers for Archives and Records Management Professionals.” Dr. Katuu’s lecture, to be held on Tuesday, September 28, 11 am PT, will explore the expanding global nature of the archives and records management field.


Don’t Miss the SIG-KM Knowledge Management Symposium
Sponsored by the SJSU iSchool

Published: August 31, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management is hosting a symposium on knowledge management that could prove to be especially useful for student researchers (MARA 285 students, for example) and others who are perfecting their research skills. There’s still time to submit your paper or poster! 


SAA Roundup
A report on my recent attendance at the Society of American Archivist 2021 Virtual Conference

Published: August 15, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

 An extraordinary virtual meeting just wrapped up on August 6.  This was my first opportunity to attend, and as an active conference participant, I cannot be more pleased with the enriching educational content and relevant vendor presentations. The week was actually exhausting and packed full of don’t-miss events. A tight schedule was complemented by on-demand education seminars, mini-theatres, professor and graduate student posters, and social activities.


Job Announcement July 28, 2021

Published: July 28, 2021 by Melissa Prunty Kemp

Highlighted for you by our MARA Coordinator Darra Hofman:

Ohio University Libraries embraces a culture of connection, empowerment and sustainability. Within the university, the Libraries is a catalyst for research, creativity, student success, and transformation.


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.…


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. 


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.