MARAC Distinguished Service Award Committee

MARAC's Distinguished Service Award Committee is a standing committee established by a vote of the membership at the Fall 2005 meeting.


Mission and Goals
The purpose of the Committee is to recognize members who have made significant contributions to the organization as well as to the greater archival profession. It is the responsibility of the Committee to publicize the award, and to encourage the membership to submit nominations for the award.


Members of the Distinguished Service Award Committee consists of four members:  the immediate past MARAC Chair, who serves as the Committee's chair, two members elected by the membership for one-year terms and the MARAC Archivist who serves as a non-voting ex-officio member.

The Committee reviews the nominations submitted by the membership and determines the award recipient. The Committee does not have to make an award if in their collective judgment the individuals nominated do not meet the criteria. Nominations and letters of support must be received by the Committee Chair by January 26 each year.

The committee chair will inform the award recipient to encourage attendance at the upcoming spring conference, where the award will be given, as well as the MARAC chair and award sponsors, but there will not be a public announcement until the conference business meeting.

The award recipient receives $250, sponsored by Hollinger Metal Edge.


Nominations can be made by any MARAC member using the Distinguished Service Award Nomination form (Microsoft Word document). The form should be returned to the committee chair no later than January 26th, 2015. Any member wishing to make a nomination is strongly encouraged to provide additional letters of support for the nomination, which may be sent with the nomination form or under separate cover to the committee chair.

Last revised July 2014



Ed Galloway -- Chair

Head, Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh
University Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard, Room 221A
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

TEL: 412/244-7524

Lauren Brown - ex-officio
Archives & Mss. Department
Hornbake Library, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742



TEL: 301/405-9059


Alison L. Oswald
(Spring 2014-2015)

Archives Center
National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution


TEL: 202/633-3726


Pam Whitenack 
(Spring 2014-2015)

Hershey Community Archives
63 W. Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033


TEL: 717/508-1987