On behalf of the ACA Governance Committee, I am pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) Board of Directors.
The ACA Board is comprised of seven (7) directors, as follows:
With the exception of the Director-at-Large (Archivaria General Editor), each elected director serves for a period of 2 years, with the option to run for a second 2-year term.
Regular nominations have now closed; however, the ACA will accept nominations from the floor during the AGM on June 8, 4:30 p.m. at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto. A voting member in good standing may be nominated from the floor by any two (2) members in good standing, provided that the nominee indicate that they accept the nomination (in writing or in person at the time of nomination).
The will be no proxy ballots for the 2019 AGM. In accordance with the election and voting policy, elections will take place through an online vote immediately following the AGM. This will be open for 7 calendar days and will give members who are not able to attend the AGM an opportunity to vote in the annual elections.
Elections will open on June 9, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.
The Governance Committee has received 3 candidates for the available positions. Please find their bios below for your review.
Vice-President: Rebecka Sheffield
Rebecka Sheffield is a Senior Policy Advisor for the Information, Privacy & Archives Division (MGCS), where she part of a four-year transformation team tasked with modernizing recordkeeping, access and privacy management within the Ontario Public Service. Previously, she was appointed as Senior Lecturer at Simmons University, Boston, where she taught in the archives management concentration at the School of Library and Information Science. She was the first archivist to serve as the Executive Director of the ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives. Rebecka has been a member of the ACA since 2007, and has served on two program committees and as chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force. She is currently serving her first term as ACA Vice President, 2019-2019 and would like to be considered for a second.
Secretary: Jane Morrison
Jane Morrison is pleased to run for a second term as ACA Secretary. She has been a member of the ACA since 2005 and served as a member of the conference host team and program team twice. She is currently Associate University Archivist at the University of Victoria, where she has worked since 2005. Jane brings considerable leadership experience as a strategic planner and committee lead with both the national and provincial associations. She has held positions with AABC, including President, Vice-President, Secretary and Member-at-Large. Jane has been a principle leader in the ACA’s own strategic planning process and worked closely with the Membership and Outreach Committees.
Director-at-Large (Internal Relations)
Jeremy Heil has been the Digital and Private Records Archivist at Queen’s University Archives since 2001. He holds a Master of Archival Studies degree from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. (Honours) in History and Visual Arts from Brock University. Prior to working at Queen’s, he was employed as an archivist with the Chung Collection in Vancouver, and in the Private Records Section of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. He is former president of the Archives Association of Ontario, and has served on numerous committees locally, provincially and nationally over the years. He has taught workshops on electronic records, photographs and artworks in archives, and presented papers on various topics. Within the ACA, he has served as Chair of the Communications Committee, as a mentor, and most recently as Managing Editor of Archivaria. He is interested in shifting gears from his past work to take on a greater role in the governance of the Association, and looks forward to this opportunity to serve the ACA membership.
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