Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone number 717/ 713-9973
Fax number 717/ 245-1439
MARAC Finding Aids Award Committee
The Finding Aids Award Committee is a special committee. It was established by a vote of the membership at the Spring 1982 meeting.
The purpose of the Committee is to recognize outstanding achievement in the preparation of finding aids by institutions within the MARAC region or by MARAC members and to promote improvements in this area of archival work by drawing attention to characteristics of successful finding aids. It is the responsibility of the Committee to publicize the awards and to solicit entries from the membership. Awards are presented by the Committee Chair at the MARAC Spring Meeting.
The Committee consists of six members who serve for a term of three years. Two are elected each year by the MARAC membership. The Senior Co-Chair performs oversight of the Committee, with assistance from the Junior Co-Chair. The Junior Co-Chair shall be the elected member receiving the most votes during a given election, and shall become the Senior Co-Chair following the next year's election. The MARAC Chair shall fill any vacancies on the Committee.
Entries are reviewed independently by the Committee members and the results are sent to the Committee Chair. The Committee usually conducts its work by email or telephone although the Committee Chair may convene a meeting should it be necessary to reach agreement on the awards. The awards are decided by a majority vote of the Committee members. Committee members affiliated with an institution that submits entries for the awards should abstain from voting on the submission.
Entries for both awards are judged on a variety of criteria, including scholarship, relevancy, innovativeness, quality of writing, and presentation and layout.
C. Herbert Finch Online Publication Award
The C. Herbert Finch Online Publication Award was established to honor the memory of C. Herbert Finch, former Assistant Director of Cornell University Libraries, who died on April 27, 2005.
Last revised July 2015