MARAC Publications Committee

Mission and Goals
The mission of the Publications Committee is to plan, coordinate, and distribute all MARAC publications.

The Committee acts an advisory/editorial board for the Mid-Atlantic Archivist, the Technical Leaflets series, and other operations. Its functions include: reviewing proposed items for content and style, soliciting advertisements, soliciting new materials from prospective authors, ensuring that adequate supplies of MARAC publications are available, recommending republication where appropriate, and marketing MARAC publications. The Committee ensures that a copy of each MARAC publication is forwarded to the MARAC Archives.

Subject to the approval of the Steering Committee, the Publications Committee develops budgets for new publications by June 1 of each year. This budget process includes recommending the prices for all MARAC publications.

The Committee also oversees marketing of MARAC publications including advertising and exhibiting at professional meetings. All publications income will be forwarded to the MARAC Treasurer with sufficient information to permit proper crediting of the sales of publications.

The Committee will maintain and update the MARAC website.

One member of the Committee, appointed by the MARAC Chair, serves on the Student Essay Award Committee with an appointed member from the Education Committee.

The Publications Committee consists of five members appointed by the MARAC Chair, plus the Mid-Atlantic Archivist editor, the advertising editor, the Technical Leaflets series editor, one of the Webmasters, for a total of nine members. Committee members not appointed because of their particular standing in MARAC serve two-year staggered terms and may be reappointed for one additional term.

last revised October 2013


Sharmila Bhatia -- Chair
Fall 2012-Fall 2014

National Archives & Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740

TEL: 301/837-1519
FAX: 301/837-3681

Larry Weimer
Fall 2012 - Fall 2014

Brooklyn Historical Society
5 Garden Ave.
Wharton, NJ 07885

TEL: 973/989-1668

Iren Snavely 
Spring 2013-Spring 2015
American Philosophical Society
Library Hall, 105 South 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

TEL: 215/599-4289


Ken O'Brien
Fall 2012 - Fall 2014

285 Privateer Road
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

TEL: 609/660-2045

Kathryn Puerini
Spring 2013-Spring 2015

Audiovisual Archivist
501 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510



Michael P. Martin
Fall 2012- Fall 2014

Editor, Mid-Atlantic Archivist

New York State Archives
Records Service Development
Albany, NY 12230

TEL: 518/473-9984
Ilhan Citak
Spring 2013-Spring 2015
Advertising Editor

Archives and Special Collections Librarian
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015

TEL: 610/758-4506
FAX: 610/758-6091
Maureen Cech
Spring 2013-Spring 2015
Technical Leaflets Editor

University of Delaware

TEL: 302/831-6533

Matt Strauss -- Webmaster
Spring 2013 - Spring 2015

Chief Archivist
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222