**Please excuse cross-postings**

Hello List,

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference’s Finding Aids Award Committee
is now accepting nominations for the annual Finding Aid Award, given yearly
to recognize outstanding achievement in the preparation of finding aids.
Nominated finding aids must be from institutions in the MARAC region
(Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West
Virginia, and the District of Columbia) and must have been made available
to the public for the first time in 2017.

The top-ranked finding aid will be awarded the Fredric M. Miller Finding
 Aids Award, named in honor of Dr. Miller's contributions to the field as
archivist and author. Monetary awards recognizing up to three finding aids
will be presented at the Spring 2018 meeting in Hershey, PA.

Successful finding aids will have outstanding content, take full advantage
of the design capabilities inherent in their medium of publication, and
incorporate successful innovations that enable researchers to more
effectively access and use archival materials. Please see Characteristics
of Successful Finding Aids
<> for
more details.

Submissions are due by December 31, 2017 and must include:

- A link to the finding aid's URL (or a scanned PDF or hard copy of the
finding aid if only available in print)

- A nomination letter that addresses the finding aids' exceptional
qualities and/or discusses elements not readily apparent from examination
of the finding aid itself.

Please see our Finding Aid Awards Submission Checklist
<> for
further information concerning the nomination letter and optional
submission materials. Submissions should be sent to the Senior Co-Chair of
the Finding Aid Award Committee:

Caitlin Goodman, Senior Co-Chair

Free Library of Philadelphia

[log in to unmask]

*Kira A. Dietz*, MA, MLS
Acquisitions & Processing Archivist
Special Collections, Virginia Tech

Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: 540-231-3810
Special Collections Twitter: @VT_SCUA <>
Special Collections Blog:
History of Food & Drink Blog: