It is with profound sadness that the ACA has learned of the passing of Larry Dohey, archivist at The Rooms.
Larry was a remarkable ambassador for the archival community and for the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. Larry was not only a witty story teller and archivist but also a dear, wonderful friend to archival colleagues across the country. We will miss him very much.
More on Larry's life can be found at:
Loryl MacDonald, President
Association of Canadian Archivists
20/20 VISION: SEEING ARCHIVES DIFFERENTLY
Vancouver, BC at the University of British Columbia
Dates: June 11 – 13, 2020
To have vision is to have the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. What does the future have in store for the archival profession? How will we as practitioners, academics, records creators, researchers, students, other users, and supporters define the role of archives in the years to come? Join us next year in Vancouver, where the mountains meet the sea, to envision the future of the archival profession.
The ACA 2020 Programme Committee warmly invites proposals for individual papers, full sessions, alternative formats, and professional development workshops.
Please review our Call for Submissions INFOGRAPHIC for more details and follow the links to apply.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Looking forward to seeing everyone next year on Canada's West Coast!
Chair, ACA 2020 Conference Program Committee
The Association of Canadian Archivists wishes to congratulate Librarian and Archivist of Canada Emeritus Ian E. Wilson on his promotion to Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest honours.
Ian was recognized for his significant contributions to Canadian archives and for his published works on history, heritage, and information management.
He served as National Archivist of Canada, 1999 to 2004, and then as head of the newly amalgamated Library and Archives Canada until his retirement in 2009. His career spans many areas, including archival and information management, university teaching, and government service.
Ian holds three honorary doctorates, was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2003, and was appointed Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France. He is also a fellow of the Association of Canadian Archivists, the International Council on Archives, and the Society of American Archivists.
We are proud and delighted that Ian has received this most recent honour. Please join us in congratulating him on his promotion!
The Bulletin, June 2019 edition is online and available for members attending ACA in Toronto to review in advance of the Annual General Meeting on Saturday June 8th in the Churchill Ballroom, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, following the Closing Plenary. Members are encouraged to read all reports as they will be part of the AGM Agenda as will the document entitled, Guidelines for a Graduate Education in Archival Studies.
ACA Board of Directors and the ACA Education Committee
The Association of Canadian Archivists wishes to congratulate Leslie Weir on her appointment as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a four year term effective August 30, 2019.
We are very excited that Ms. Weir will bring the expertise and knowledge gained as Chief Librarian of the University of Ottawa, president of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and president of the Ontario Library Association to her new role. We look forward to the impact that her outstanding record of innovation, leadership, and success will have on Library and Archives Canada and to working with her on issues of concern to the Canadian archival community.
Loryl MacDonald, ACA President
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.
The 44th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Canadian Archivists will take place June 8th, 16:30, at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. The agenda will follow this notice closer to the meeting date.
Who Can Attend? Anyone is welcome to attend the AGM, but only eligible Individual Members are able to participate in votes.
What to Expect? The AGM is an opportunity for the Board, Committee Chairs, and Task Force Chairs to report on their activities over the past year. In addition, members may put forward motions to the Board that require member votes. This year, the ACA will also accept nominations from the floor for any of the three open board positions (Vice-President, Secretary, Director-at-Large).
Members will be asked to approve the minutes from the 2018 AGM. The 2020 budget will also be presented along with 2018 financial statements for ACA and the ACA Foundation. Materials will be provided as soon as they are available and prior to the AGM to provide time for review.
Elections. In accordance with ACA By-Law #2, nominations for directors has now closed and a slate of candidates will be made available for review under separate cover.
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).
There will be no proxy ballots for the 2019 AGM. In accordance with revised election and voting policies and procedures, 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.
The Governance Committee has committed to conducting a review of the 2019 AGM and elections to determine if the ACA by-law can and should be amended to support more efficient, effective and fair governance for the association.
Sent on behalf of the ACA Board of Directors
Nominations are requested for the following positions:
Vice President (2 year term)
Secretary (2 year term)
Director at Large (2 year term)
The term of office for these positions is the 2020 and 2021 calendar years.
Nomination forms should be completed and submitted by April 30th, 2019.
Nominations and questions should be directed to Andrew Chernevych or Deirdre Bryden from the Governance's nominating committee at email@example.com
The deadline for nominations has been extended to April 30th, 2019.
The ACA Bylaws provides for nominations from the floor at the Annual General Meeting on the 8th of June at the Chelsea Hotel. An online vote will take place following the AGM.
Please contact Nominations Committee Members with any questions you may have or the ACA Executive Director.
Andrew Chernevych and Deirdre Bryden
Do you know an archivist - or an ally to archives - whose work deserves recognition? Consider nominating them for an ACA Award!
The Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) is pleased to invite submissions for 2019 awards. In addition to existing awards, the ACA is excited to announce the creation of two new awards*: Advocacy and Outreach and New Professionals Award.
Details about the awards and their criteria can be found on the ACA Awards Committee website:
Please note that the criteria for the Fellows Award is currently under review and will not be awarded this year.
To nominate an ACA member for an award please fill out a nomination form. 2019 nominations close Tuesday, April 30th at midnight PST.
All awards will be announced at the ACA 2019 Conference in Toronto. The awards lunch will be on Friday June 7th, 2019 at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.
Heather Dean, Awards Committee Chair
The Nominations Committee, a sub-committee of the Governance Committee is seeking nominations for (3) ACA Director (Board) positions that are up for election at the ACA Annual General Meeting in Toronto on Saturday June 8th, 2019.
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