The purpose of this award is to recognize the accomplishments, dedication and spirit of those new to the field of archives and recordkeeping (including professionals working in archives, records management, information management, privacy, and preservation and conservation. This award highlights the leadership qualities of an early career professionals.
The New Professional Award was introduced in 2019.
The purpose of this award is to recognize the accomplishments, dedication and spirit of those new to the field of archival practice (including professionals working in archives, records management, privacy, and preservation). This award highlights the leadership qualities of an early career professional.
Any member in good standing who meets the eligibility criteria may be nominated for a New Professional Award.
Current members of the Board of Directors; Governance Committee; Awards Committee; Coordinators and Association employees are not eligible.
The following criteria will be applied when nominees are considered for the Emerging Professional Award:
Nomination and Selection Procedures
Nominations are made by the membership at large and submitted to the Awards Committee. Bestowing this award shall be based on evidence submitted by the nominator(s) and the criteria outlined for the award. The Committee selects the final recipient(s) by majority vote and submits them to the Board of Directors.
Instructions for Submissions
All nominations must be accompanied by a completed nomination form describing the nominee’s achievements, curriculum vitae, short biography, and two letters of support (including one from a member in good standing).
Nomination form and related documentation must be submitted electronically.
Deadline for Submissions
End of day - Thursday, April 14, 2022
Date and Place of Presentation
The New Professional Award shall be bestowed at the Awards Celebration during the ACA Annual Conference in June 2022.
2020: Moska Rokay
2019: Emily Sommers
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