In case you missed it on twitter or the archives listserv, Algoma University’s Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and Arthur A. Wishart Library recently won the 2013 Archives Association of Ontario Institutional Award. The The AAO Institutional Award recognizes an “Archival Institution that has contributed significantly to the advancement of the archival field or community, or has demonstrated a significant level of innovation and imagination in the establishment of outstanding or model programmes or services.”
Other universities that have been awarded the AAO Institutional Award include Queen’s University Archives (2012), the Ryerson University Gallery and Research Centre (School of Image Arts) and the Library and Archives Special Collections Program (2011), Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections at York University Archives (2008), and the Trent University Archives (2003).
The complete details of AlgomaU project and the award a press release can be seen here.
[Full disclosure: I’m very fortunate to have been part of this project since 2010, so this is a bit of shameless promotion.]