Scope and Content

Monthly ACA Newsletter

January 2020, Vol. 1, Issue 1


Update from the Board
Student Chapters
Member News

Conference Updates

Committee Updates

The ACA Foundation

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Update from the Board

The ACA Board welcomes Jeremy Heil as a new Director-at-Large, replacing outgoing Jennifer Mohan. Jeremy is the Digital and Private Records Archivist at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is a familiar face to ACA members, having previously volunteered in various capacities with the ACA and having attended many ACA conferences. Jeremy's term will be from 2020 to 2021. A big thank you to Jennifer for all her hard work on the Board, and welcome to Jeremy in his new role!

ACA Student Chapter News 

The Association of Canadian Archivists' Student Chapter at the University of British Columbia (ACA@UBC) presents its Twelfth Annual International Seminar and Symposium. "From Accountability to Memory: The Duty to Document, the Right to Destroy, the Need to Preserve" will be held at UBC from February 13th to 14th, 2020.

Member News

ACA Fellow, Shelley Sweeney Retires

ICYMI - Her talk is available online and there will be a future feature on her contributions to the profession.

Job Postings

Submit your job opportunity here and it will be posted to the ACA website. We will also share this opportunity on our social media channels.

See job opportunity at Toronto Public Library, Manager, Rare Books & Archives, Deadline: Extended to January 13, 2020.

Communications Committee

The ACA launched In the Field on December 17, 2019.  Watch for the next blog January 21, 2020 and consider submitting in future.

Conference Update

Conference at-a-glance now available: Click here to read.
    Call for Student Papers due January 31: Please review the Call for Student Papers infographic for more details and click here to apply.

      Call for Posters due February 15:  Please review the Call for Posters infographic for more details and click here to apply. 

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      The Conference will attract over 350 individuals working in the archives and information community across Canada, the USA and internationally. The Conference sponsorship allows you to reach this influential group of professionals, leaders and decision-makers.

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      ·         Show your company’s commitment to support the Canadian archival community and the important work it does in preserving the records of today for future generations.

      Trade Show Exhibitors - Register

      The ACA is hosting its 45th Annual Conference at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC with formal conference sessions taking place June 11th to 13th, 2020.   The premiere event for archivists in Canada, our 2020 conference theme is 2020 Visions: Seeing Archives Differently. This year, we are expecting strong participation with at least 350 delegates and guests from across Canada and internationally including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. 

      If your products or services are valuable to the practising archivist, we encourage you to consider participating either as an exhibitor at the trade show or an activity sponsor (see Sponsorship Opportunities).  Archivists are consumers of consulting and architectural services, records management services and materials, electronic records management software, digital imaging and micrographics, conservation and preservation supplies.

      ACA Foundation Update

      Thank you for continuing to support the ACA Foundation!  The Foundation will update members on activities and donations at the AGM in Vancouver.

      Stay tuned for our call for Auction items for ACA 2020 in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia.


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