Register for the ACA@UBC 9th Annual Symposium!

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! We are pleased to announce that registration for the 9th Annual International Symposium is now open, and can be reached via the link below.

The theme for this year is Managing the Analogue. We have some amazing guests and speakers lined up, so be sure to register early!

http://acasymposium.rezgo.com/details/112304/acaubc-9th-annual-international-symposium-2017

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Save the date: ACA@UBC Symposium, Feb 9-10

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Our ninth annual international Seminar and Symposium, Managing the Analogue, is just around the corner, February 9 to 10, 2017 at UBC! We will share registration details here soon!

In a time where our archival backlogs are steadily increasing, questions must be asked about how we can manage an often overwhelming amount of physical records. Furthermore, in an increasingly digital world, archives must have a solid understanding of how to regulate analogue materials before they can hope to proficiently and effectively manage digital records.

Event dates and location: The seminar consists of interactive panels with a range of speakers, while the symposium features presentations in which speakers express their personal opinions and share their experiences. Students, academics, and professionals are invited to attend both events and to actively participate in the seminar. Seminar sessions will be held on February 9th at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The symposium will take place on Friday, February 10th at the Frederic Wood Theatre (6354 Crescent Road, UBC).

Confirmed speakers to date:
Raymond Frogner: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba
Theresa Rowat: The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada
Robert McIntosh: Library and Archives Canada
Mary McIntosh: Government Records Service, BC Ministry of Finance
George Blood: George Blood, L.P.
Terry O’Riordan: Provincial Archives of Alberta
Christina Kovac: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Apply to the ACA Mentorship Program

The Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) offers a mentorship program each year. It’s a great opportunity for mentees to be paired with an experienced archivist to ask questions and learn more about archival work in Canada. You must be a member of the ACA to join this worthwhile program! The deadline is November 30.

For more information, and to fill in an application form, visit:

http://www.archivists.ca/content/aca-mentorship-program

ACA@UBC 2017 Seminar and Symposium details!

We’re excited to announce details about our ninth annual international Seminar and Symposium, Managing the Analogue, which will be held at UBC from February 9 to 10, 2017. In a time where our archival backlogs are steadily increasing, questions must be asked about how we can manage an often overwhelming amount of physical records. Furthermore, in an increasingly digital world, archives must have a solid understanding of how to regulate analogue materials before they can hope to proficiently and effectively manage digital records.

Event dates and location: The seminar consists of interactive panels with a range of speakers, while the symposium features presentations in which speakers express their personal opinions and share their experiences. Students, academics, and professionals are invited to attend both events and to actively participate in the seminar. Seminar sessions will be held on February 9th at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The symposium will take place on Friday, February 10th at the Frederic Wood Theatre (6354 Crescent Road, UBC).

Confirmed speakers to date:
Raymond Frogner: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba
Theresa Rowat: The Archive of the Jesuits in Canada
Robert McIntosh: Library and Archives Canada
Mary McIntosh: Government Records Service, BC Ministry of Finance
George Blood: George Blood, L.P.
Terry O’Riordan: Provincial Archives of Alberta
Christina Kovac: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

MAS/Dual mentorship program now open

Each year, we host a mentorship program to connect the incoming MAS/Dual class with more experienced archival students. From discussing courses, professional experience, and work-life balance to just getting to know people outside your cohort–it’s low commitment (school is busy enough, right?) opportunity to grow your network in the program.

If you’re interested in being a mentee or mentor, please email aca.slais@gmail.com by September 30th with the following information:

– Name:
– Email address :
– Program (MAS/Dual) & Year (1/2/3/4) :
– Where you are from :
– Your research/academic interests (university archives, corporate archives/special collections, records management, digital records, archivist as activist, personal archives, First Nations, etc.) :
– Your favourite class in the MAS core :
– Anything else you think is important to include (preferred pronouns, health, availability, etc)?

You’ll hear from us on Monday, October 3 with your match!