#1Lib1Ref Initiative

The #1Lib1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference) initiative is running January 15 - February 3, 2017.  The project targets librarians and information professionals and encourages them to engage with Wikipedia by improving citations and adding citations to existing pages.  The skills required to add citations draw on a lot of the research and reference skills that … Continue reading #1Lib1Ref Initiative

Performing Archive: Digitizing and Contextualizing Edward S. Curtis Photographs

Performing Archive: Edward S. Curtis + "the vanishing race" is the result of a three-month pilot project undertaken by the Claremont Center for Digital Humanities. The project is focused on the well known and controversial collection of photographs of Indigenous communities and people that were created by Edward S. Curtis in the early 20th Century.  … Continue reading Performing Archive: Digitizing and Contextualizing Edward S. Curtis Photographs

Response to the Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force

As was recently announced over Arcan-L I'm been appointed as one of the members of the Steering Committee on Canada's Archives (SCCA) - Response to the Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force.  I feel honoured to be part of this initiative to address the TRC's Calls to Action relating to archives and look … Continue reading Response to the Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force

Ten Books to Contextualize Reconciliation in Archives, Museums, and Public History

My latest post "Ten Books to Contextualize Reconciliation in Archives, Museums, and Public History" can be seen over at Active History.  The post looks at ten books and articles as a starting point for learning about reconciliation, residential schools and indigenous rights in the context of heritage organizations.

Archivist Interview Series

Margaret Bond recently interviewed me as part of her ongoing Archivist Interviews series.  The interview talks about my current job, how I came to work in archives, and one of my favourite archival finds. It was a delight to work with Margaret on this interview and her ongoing series highlights a range of archival professionals … Continue reading Archivist Interview Series

Archives of Ontario Family Ties Exhibit

Yesterday the Archives of Ontario launched their sesquicentennial exhibit Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150.  Running until 2018 the exhibit looks at 150 years of Ontario and what Ontario was like at the point of confederation.  The onsite exhibit focuses on four family groups in Ontario during the confederation era.  One of those family groups is … Continue reading Archives of Ontario Family Ties Exhibit

Organization Social Media Accounts

For the past number of years I've been managing the Activehistory.ca social media accounts, namely Twitter and Facebook.  Since the fall I've also been managing Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr accounts for my work. The accounts are somewhat different in nature.  The Active History accounts are primarily used to promote new website content, so I don't … Continue reading Organization Social Media Accounts

Re-writing Wikipedia

As I mentioned earlier the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) is currently hosting "“A Lifetime – Day by Day, Five Women and Their Diaries”the travelling exhibit from the Archives of Ontario and a locally curated companion exhibit "Indigenous Women Rebuilding A Nation." As part of the the Indigenous Women Rebuilding A Nation exhibit the SRSC … Continue reading Re-writing Wikipedia

Remember the Children and Canada’s History

I recently wrote a piece for the Canada's History website about the Remember the Children: Photograph Identification Project that was started by the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association and the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.  This is a project that is near and dear to my heart.  It is one of the initiatives that made me … Continue reading Remember the Children and Canada’s History

NCPH recap: Day Three, March 18

I'm recapping my NCPH 2016 experience.  I've already written about the first two days of the conference and some of the great workshops and sessions from those days.  I presented on day three and also had the chance to attend some great sessions and the inspiring public plenary. Transformative Archival Methods: Inclusivity, Partnerships, Human Rights, … Continue reading NCPH recap: Day Three, March 18