Month: June 2015


ANLA’s AGM was held on June 29, 2015. Many thanks to all who were able to attend and to the archives an the St. John’s campus of Memorial University who welcomed attendees for behind the scenes tours.

A copy of the day’s proceedings is available on the website (AGM 2015).

Congratulations to the new executive for 2015-2016 and good luck for the coming year!

New funding program announced

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP). This contribution program is a collaborative approach which will ensure the outreach of Canada’s local documentary heritage communities.

The contributions will support the development of Canada’s local archival and library communities, as well as their professional associations, by increasing their capacity to preserve, provide access to and promote documentary heritage and will provide opportunities for local documentary heritage communities to evolve and remain sustainable.

LAC invites all eligible organizations to apply at their earliest convenience. The deadline for the 2015 funding cycle is September 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
Additional information on the DHCP, including eligibility criteria for organizations and initiatives can be found on LAC’s website ( or by contacting LAC at (819) 997-0893 or 1-844-757-8035 (toll-free in Canada and the US).

If you are interested in this program and would like more information, or if you have comments on the terms of the program, contact the ANLA office. We’ll tell you what we know – it’s new and exciting to us too! Expect to hear more as we learn more.

Simple Preservation Treatments Workshop, June 30 2015

Simple Preservation Treatments for Flat, Paper-based Records

When: June 30, 2015 (the day after ANLA’s AGM)

Where: ANLA office – Suite 201, 15 Hallett Crescent, St. John’s, NL

Instructor: Paula French, Conservator & Preservation Consultant

This full day, hands-on workshop will introduce some very basic treatment techniques, work set-ups, and materials required for basic treatment of flat, paper-based archival records.  Basic treatment techniques to be discussed include surface cleaning, fastener removal, opening of folded and rolled paper documents, releasing simple creases from paper documents, and stabilizing tears in paper.

All tools and materials will be provided.

Participants are asked to bring along paper-based documents that require any of the above listed treatment.

Archival documents to be treated, WILL NOT be provided.

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by  June 22, 2015 .

Fees:    $50 for ANLA members                $75 for non-members

Some financial assistance for transportation costs is available for members: please contact the ANLA office for more information.