On behalf the 2021 Nominations Committee, I am pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the 2021 Board of Directors, to be voted on by ACA members in advance of the 2021 virtual AGM (Tuesday, June 22, 2021).
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 6, 2021.
Elections will open June 14 and close end of day June 20, 2021. Stay tuned for more information about the online vote and the virtual AGM in the coming days.
Rebecka Sheffield, Vice President, 2018-2021
Vice President: Anna Gibson Hollow
Anna Gibson Hollow is the University Archivist for the University of Alberta Archives. Prior to joining the University Archives in 2019, Anna spent six years as the Director of Advancement Records and Advancement FOIP Liaison Officer at the University of Alberta. Anna has 20 years of experience working in the field of information management and has worked in a variety of private and public sector organizations including the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Anna has served on the ACA in various capacities including Chair of the Government Records Special Interest Session, Chair of the Code of Conduct sub-committee, and member of the Institutional Membership Working Group. She has also volunteered for a variety of organizations in her community, with a particular focus on organizations that help women starting new careers. Anna has a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction and an Information Access and Protection of Privacy certificate from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Archival Studies degree from the University of British Columbia.
Secretary: Kaitlin Normanin
Kaitlin Normandin is a Government Records Archivist at Yukon Archives. She has over a decade of experience working with various cultural and research organizations, including Library and Archives Canada, Osgoode Hall Law School, the Jackman Humanities Institute, and a variety of small community museums. She has a Master of Information (Archives and Records Management concentration) and Master of Museum Studies degree from the University of Toronto. Kaitlin volunteers her time with the Yukon Council of Archives, Yukon Historical and Museums Association, as well as the Hidden Histories Society Yukon. She lives in Whitehorse, on the Traditional Territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council.
Director at Large: James Roussain
James Roussain currently is the Archivist, Outreach and Instruction, at the John M. Kelly Library at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, a position he has held since 2016. Previously, James worked at Scotiabank, where he was involved in the maintenance and deployment of the corporate records management program. In his current role, James assists students with their research, exposes students to the treasures in the Kelly Library’s Special Collections, and teaches in the college’s Book and Media Studies program. James is a past president of the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) and the Toronto Area Archivists’ Group (TAAG). He has served on committees with the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) and has long been a dedicated member of the Canadian archival community. In his spare time, James is pursuing a Master of Education in Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). He holds a Master of Information from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. Recently, James co-authored a book chapter, “From Research to Curator: Reimagining Undergraduate Primary Source Research with Omeka,” in Quick Hits: Teaching with the Digital Humanities, ed. Christopher J. Young, Michael Morrone, Thomas C. Wilson, and Emma Annette Wilson (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2020).
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