On behalf the 2023 Nominations Committee, we are pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the 2023 Board of Directors, to be voted on by ACA members in advance of the 2023 virtual AGM (Wednesday, June 14, 2023).
All voting members will receive an online ballot via email. Institutional Members should ensure that their designated is clearly identified within their member profile with accurate contact information. If you need support entering your institutional delegate name or updating your membership profile, please reach out to the ACA Office. Updates will be accepted until end of day, June 10, 2023.
Elections will open June 1 and close end of day June 13, 2023, 11:59 PM (PT).
Alice Albarda and Shannon Hodge, Co-Chairs, Nominations and Awards Committee
Vice-President – Angela Fornelli
Angela Fornelli has been an archivist since 2007, beginning first as the Archives Assistant and working her way to City Archivist with the City of Wetaskiwin in Alberta. Throughout her career she has worked in Alberta, Yukon Territory, Saskatchewan, and Ontario as a working archivist in both private and government archives. She was briefly on the board of the Archives Society of Alberta as Treasurer and has been an active member on various committees with the ACA. Currently she is the Co-Chairs of the Municipal Archives Special Interest Section and the Strategic Plan Working Group and is a member of the Conference Planning Committee. Through her work and from being a Co-Chair she has garnered an understanding of and experience in managing and leading teams, parliamentary proceedings, as well as Board governance, finance, and leading programs. She obtained her MSc in Archives and Records Management (International) through the University of Dundee in 2015. She is a firm believer in supporting members through learning opportunities, career development, and in continuing to build an active and engaged membership.
Secretary – Alexandra Mills
Alexandra Mills (she/her) is the Special Collections Archivist at Concordia University Library, located on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. She holds a Master of Library and Information Studies, with a specialization in archives, from the School of Information Studies at McGill University (2013) and a Master of Arts in art history from Concordia University (2010). Alexandra served on the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) Professional Development from 2017 to 2021 and has been a member of the Governance Committee since 2022. Previously, she served as a member of the Host Team (2015-2016) and a Mentor as part of the ACA Mentorship Program (2018-2019). As a member of the Board, Alexandra would bring knowledge of ACA programs and policies gained as a member of the Professional Development Committee and the Governance Committee to her work. Detailed oriented and organized, Alexandra is confident that she would be able to take over the responsibilities of the Secretary. She looks forward to continuing to contribute to the Association of Canadian Archivists in whichever form that might take.
Director-at-Large 2 – Amanda Oliver
Amanda Oliver (she/her) is the Head, Archives and Special Collections at Wilfrid Laurier University, located on the Haldimand tract, the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. She holds a Master of Library and Information Studies, with a concentration in archives, from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University. Amanda served on the ACA’s Professional Development Committee from 2017-2021 and the Program Team from 2018-2021. In October 2022, she was appointed by the ACA Board of Directors to the position of Director at Large 2 to fill a vacancy. Amanda would like to continue her work in this position to see through projects started during her initial term. This includes liaising with the Professional Development Committee and chairing the Professional Competencies for Archivists Working Group.
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