NCPH Recap: Day One, March 16

Another year, another NCPH conference down.  This is by far my favourite conference.  It brings together so many diverse perspectives, there is a welcoming sense of community, and the sessions are always dynamic and engaging.  I had a fantastic time in Baltimore at NCPH 2016 and over the next week or so I will be … Continue reading NCPH Recap: Day One, March 16

Interviewing and the Power of Perspective

In December 2015 I interviewed for University Archivist position at a Canadian university. I've attempted to write about this experience a couple of times but have repeatedly deleted what I wrote.  I initially considered writing broadly about the university archives/faculty hiring experience. The interview process for this position was completely different than any of the … Continue reading Interviewing and the Power of Perspective

Look Back and Look Forward

Unlike in some previous years this December I didn't participate in reverb or any similar end of year reflective writing practice.  But I do want to look back at some of things that made 2015 a memorable year and my plans for 2016. Looking Back: My article, “Community Archival Practice: Indigenous Grassroots Collaboration at the … Continue reading Look Back and Look Forward

Peer Mentors and Peer Nurturing

Letters to a Young Librarian recently had a great post on the idea and importance of peer mentors.  Jessica Olin makes a great point about the value of having a support network and peers who you can turn to for support and honest feedback. Mentors can provide advice.  But sometimes having those close relationships that … Continue reading Peer Mentors and Peer Nurturing

Ongoing Challenges: Paper Writing and Committee Work

During the month of December I am participating in #reverb14 as a means of getting my writing habits back on track. I will be altering the prompts as needed to fit within the scope of this blog. Prompt: Challenges.  What did you wrestle with in 2014?  What did you learn?  What challenges do you foresee in 2015? This … Continue reading Ongoing Challenges: Paper Writing and Committee Work

Archival Community

During the month of December I am participating in #reverb14 as a means of getting my writing habits back on track. I will be altering the prompts as needed to fit within the scope of this blog. Prompt: Ah ha moment: Did you have an “ah ha” moment this year? Was it a big one? Or just a … Continue reading Archival Community

The New Professional Transition

The transition from student to worker is one that many people struggle with. The transition from new professional to full-fledged member of a profession can be just as challenging at times. New professional groups and grants specifically geared to new professionals can help ease the transition into professional life.  But, what defines a new professional? … Continue reading The New Professional Transition

Creating Archival Professional Development Workshops

Over the course of the spring and summer my work is holding weekly events focused on library and archives professional development, training, and themes.  The sessions will be open current staff, university faculty, and local professionals.  As part of this series a colleague and I are going to be facilitating three sessions focusing on archives.  … Continue reading Creating Archival Professional Development Workshops

Canadian Heritage Cutbacks

This week has been filled with announcements of program cancellations, staff reductions, and budget restrictions.  Many of these announcements have been related to Canada's heritage field and have the potential to drastically impact heritage sites, archives, and history preservation across the country. The major announcements include:Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has announced a 20% reduction … Continue reading Canadian Heritage Cutbacks

Post NCPH2012 Conference Wrap-up

I think I'm still coming down from a conference high.  Despite the backlog of email and reference requests that awaited me upon my return, I'm extremely happy that I was able to attend #ncph2012.  My thoughts about specific sessions and networking opportunities I attended can be seen in previous posts.What did you get out of … Continue reading Post NCPH2012 Conference Wrap-up