MARAC Outreach Committee

Mission and Goals
The Committee is responsible for recommending, supervising, and coordinating MARAC outreach activities including advocacy and outreach to scholars, researchers, the general public, and others concerned with the preservation and use of historical records. The Committee reviews promotional materials for MARAC and advises the Steering Committee on such material.

The Committee consists of up to nine members, including one at-large Steering Committee member appointed by the MARAC Chair. Committee members shall serve two-year staggered terms and may be reappointed.

last revised May 2015


Elizabeth Scott -- Chair
(Spring 2015-Spring 2017)

Project Archivist
Lafayette College
Skillman Library 
Easton, PA 18042



TEL: 610/417-5223 

Heidi Abbey 
(Spring 2014-Spring 2017)

Archivist and Humanities Reference Librarian
Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Penn State Harrisburg Library
351 Olmsted Drive
Middletown, PA 17057-4850



David D'Onofrio 
(Spring 2014-Spring 2017)

Special Collections Librarian
Special Collections & Archives
Nimitz Library
United States Naval Academy
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, MD 21402


Brian Keough
MARAC Chair -- Ex-Officio
(Spring 2015-Spring 2017)

M.E. Grenander Department
of Special Collections & Archives
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222

TEL: 518/437-3931
FAX: 518/437-3930

Sarah Malcolm
(Spring 2014- Fall 2017)

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library


TEL: 845/486-1988 

Amanda Rindler
(Spring 2014- Spring 2016)

Department of Defense



TEL: 443/479-3662


Kenneth Cleary-- At Large
(Spring 2015 -Spring 2017)

Project Archivist
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Dept.
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807


TEL: 302/658-2400, x224

Maren Read
(Spring 2014- Spring 2016)

Department of Defense




TEL: 443/479-2657








MARAC Service Awards Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Before the fall and spring meeting Steering Committee members will vote to select individuals who will receive a MARAC service award during the upcoming meeting. Persons eligible for presentation to the committee for a vote are as follows:

  1. Persons elected to the office of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasury who faithfully discharge their official duties in good faith for the full term of their office.

  2. Because the fall and spring MARAC conferences are the foundation for the sustainability of MARAC, the chairs of the program and local arrangements committees for the MARAC meetings who faithfully discharge their official responsibilities.

  3. At-large members, caucus representatives, or committee chairs who perform outstanding service to MARAC beyond his/her official responsibilities by implementing a new service, completing a special project, or expending large amounts of time and energy in service to MARAC. A MARAC Steering Committee member must make the recommendation and submit a statement of support to the committee before the vote.

  4. Individuals who provide exceptional service to ensure the success of the spring or fall meeting and are recommended by chairs of the program or local arrangements chairs. The chairs must submit a statement of support to the steering committee before the vote.

  5. Persons not members of MARAC or MARAC members who do not fall within the categories listed in 1-4 above, who have volunteered (without remuneration) their energy and talents over an extended period of time to advance the mission of MARAC. Any MARAC member can make the recommendation and submit a statement of support to the steering committee before the vote.

The Outreach Committee has completed two brochures available here to download in PDF:

Teaching with Primary Documents
by Rick Blondo
cover image from the Teaching with Primary Documents brochure
Download a PDF version of this brochure.
Research in Archival Institutions
by Paula Nassen Poulos
cover image from the Research in Archival Institutions brochure
Download a PDF version of this brochure.

For questions about the brochures, contact:

Rick Blondo
National Archives at College Park
User Services Division (NNUC)
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3360
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Archives Month
American Archives Month is intended to raise public awareness about the importance of historic documents and records. Hopefully this project will grow over time into a fully coordinated nationwide effort to promote the value of archives and the importance of archivists.

To celebrate Archives Month in the MARAC region, the Steering Committee designated the month of October for activities. Please see Archives Month in the MARAC region to see events from the current Archives Month and from previous ones