MARAC Pittsburgh Information

If you’re attending MARAC Pittsburgh this spring (April 14-16, 2016), you may be interested in our rideshare/roomshare spreadsheets, our navigator program, and our informal networking happy hour.  Please see below for information on all three opportunities.  Please don’t hesitate to let me (Sara Borden, know if you have any questions.  Also, please feel free to share this with anyone who may not be on this list.


MARAC has created two Google spreadsheets to help you find rides and roommates for the upcoming conference in Pittsburgh.  Further information is listed below and on our upcoming conferences webpage. Please email Membership Development Committee Chair Sara Borden if you have any difficulty using the spreadsheets.
Use the following spreadsheets to find fellow MARAC Pittsburgh attendees to share rides and hotel rooms. These spreadsheets are editable by anyone and all attendees are welcome to use them. Once you have found a ride or roommate, please come back and edit your information accordingly.
The spreadsheets are intended for informational use only. This is not a matching service; you need to use the information on the spreadsheets to find people with whom to share rides and rooms. Please use good judgment and common sense when reaching out to strangers. MARAC and MARAC officers are not responsible for the contents of these spreadsheets or for any actions that result from using these spreadsheets. The spreadsheets will be deleted on April 23, 2016, one week after the MARAC conference ends.
Click here for the rideshare spreadsheet
Click here for the roomshare spreadsheet
Navigator program
Do you have advice to give about making the most of a MARAC conference?  Are you looking to get advice on how to make the most of a MARAC conference?  The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Membership Development Committee is offering a navigator matching service for the Spring meeting in Pittsburgh, PA (April 14-16, 2016). Navigators will agree to meet with new members before or during the meeting to help them take better advantage of the networking and educational opportunities the meeting has to offer.
Please fill out the form if you’re interested in serving as a navigator or would like to be matched with a navigator.  Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will be matched if you fill out the form.

Networking happy hour
If you’re planning to attend MARAC Pittsburgh (April 14-16, 2016) and you’re looking for a more informal networking opportunity, the Membership Development Committee will meet for drinks and chats with our fellow meeting attendees before the Friday reception on April 15.  Join us in the Omni William Penn’s Tap Room between the end of Friday’s final session and before the reception at the Heinz History Center.  If you have questions about school, getting started in the profession, career advancement, or anything else you can think of, and you’d like a more relaxed atmosphere, this will be the place to be.  No need to RSVP, we’ll be totally informal, hanging out and talking until we’re ready to head to the reception.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me ( with any questions.  Hope to see you in Pittsburgh!

MARAC Job Bank
You may also wish to take a look at the newly renovated MARAC Job Opportunities page.  It is currently the most up-to-date resource for job hunters in the mid-Atlantic region and will be updated frequently.  Be sure to take advantage of this great new resource MARAC is offering its members.

MARAC Membership Development Committee Chair

Sara A. Borden, CA


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