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Call for Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives is asking for nominations for the executive of our organization.

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 3 Directors – ANLA directors represent members on the ANLA executive and attend monthly executive meetings in St. John’s (some travel assistance is available, or distance attendance can be arranged.).

Term of office is until the next AGM (June 2019).

Any member of the Association in good standing shall be eligible to hold office in the Association, with the exception of employees of the Association.

Nominations must be signed by the candidate, a nominator and a seconder, all of whom must be members in good standing. Elections will be held at ANLA’s Annual General Meeting on June 22, 2018.

Nominations may be submitted to the ANLA office.

Deadline for nominations: June 18, 2018

AGM & Luncheon

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON

June 22, 2018

The Annual General Meeting and Luncheon for the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives will be held in the Conference Room at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, St. John’s commencing at 9:00 a.m. Payment of membership fees for 2018-2019 welcomed. (We ask that you fill out a Membership_Form.)

Parking: Some parking is available on site.  Attending members are encouraged to car pool or use public transport.

Luncheon:  12:30 pm – 2 p.m. Cost to members: $20.00   RSVP requiredplease contact the ANLA office by June 18 if you wish to attend the luncheon. Please mention any dietary restrictions.

Menu: Soup, sandwiches and dessert

Further details to follow!

CCI Workshop: Modern Information Carriers

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives

  presents a two-day workshop about

Modern Information Carriers and Digital Preservation

This workshop has been developed and subsidized by the Canadian Conservation Institute

Dates: June 20 – 21, 2018 (9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.) Location: TBA (St. John’s)

Instructors: Joe Iraci, Ern Bieman

Location: to be confirmed

This workshop discusses preservation of physical carriers and best practices for preserving digital information. Topics covered include the structure, composition and format of various types of modern information recording media. Deterioration, longevity and appropriate storage and handling recommendations are discussed. Also covered are tools for taking stock of existing digital assets and for developing digital preservation policies, plans and procedures. Software and hardware solutions for digital preservation in small to medium-sized heritage institutions are also recommended.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • identify and explain differences in structure, composition and format of various types of recording media;
  • identify the main deterioration problems and understand their effects on media;
  • understand factors affecting longevity and choose media for maximum lifespan;
  • implement proper handling and storage procedures for various media;
  • systematically approach the task of preserving modern information carriers;
  • identify digital assets in their institution and assess risk and impacts of losing access to these;
  • develop a digital preservation policy, plan and procedures; and
  • install and use hardware and software for the purpose of preserving digital assets in smaller heritage institutions.

For more specific details about this workshop see https://www.canada.ca/en/conservation-institute/services/workshops-conferences/regional-workshops-conservation/modern-information-carriers-digital-preservation.html

Fees:     Members: $75

Non-members: $100

Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by June 1, 2018.

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

Cultural Plan Renewal

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is currently undertaking consultation sessions in various communities on the island and Labrador for the Cultural Plan Renewal, set to be released in Jan 2019.

From each of the completed sessions, we have received meaningful feedback from many groups and individuals.

We are now providing an opportunity to individuals and groups who are unable to travel to participate in a Virtual Cultural Consultation.

The date set for this special session is:

Wednesday, May 23rd

10 am- 12pm

If you are interested, please respond to this email. (CulturalPlanRenewal@gov.nl.ca)

The following will be required to participate in this session:

  • Access to a computer or tablet with high-speed Internet access and speakers
  • A microphone and Webcam are also recommended.

We encourage you to share this message with friends and colleagues, so they too are aware of the opportunity to shape our important cultural plan for the future.

Furthermore, written submissions are accepted until July 15th, 2018.”

https://www.engagenl.ca/engagement-initiatives/cultural-action-plan-consultations

 

Date Location Venue
Monday, Apr 30 St. John’s The Rooms
Tuesday, May 1 Carbonear Ocean View Art Gallery
Monday, May 7 Botwood Flying Boat Museum
Tuesday, May 8 Twillingate Twillingate NWI Dinner Theatre
Wednesday, May 9 Bonavista Garrick Theatre
Thursday, May 10 Marystown St. Gabriel’s Hall
Monday, May 7 Plum Point Plum Point Motel
Tuesday, May 8 Norris Point Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Museum
Wednesday, May 9 Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre
Thursday, May 10 Corner Brook Rotary Arts Centre
Thursday, May 17 St. John’s Anna Templeton Centre
Wednesday, May 23 Placentia Placentia Arts Centre
Monday, May 28 Labrador City Arts and Culture Centre
Tuesday, May 29 Happy Valley-Goose Bay Them Days Archives

Workshop! Legal Issues for Archives

LEGAL ISSUES FOR ARCHIVES
Presented by
The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
This one-day workshop will allow participants to explore some of the legal issues involved in managing archival records.
Topics to be explored include
•    copyright for archival records
•    privacy legislation and issues for archival institutions and records
•    archives and the legal discovery process

Presenter: John Drover B.A., M.A., L.L.B., Associate with Roebothan McKay Marshall.
Date: March 29, 2018 (9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Location:   Basilica Parish Conference Room, 200 Military Road (next to the Basilica)
Registration deadline: Participants must register for this course by March 23, 2018.
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.
E-mail: anla@nf.aibn.com

ANLA Board Vacancies

ANLA is looking for 2 directors to sit on its 7-person executive board. Terms of these positions will run until ANLA’s next AGM in June 2018. You must be a member in good standing of the organization and be ready to attend monthly meetings, either in person or via teleconferencing, Skype or other distance method. Meetings are usually held at 5:30 p.m. Newfoundland time, 5 p.m. in Labrador.

Nominations to these positions will be reviewed by the current ANLA board, who are empowered by Section 5-7 of the organization`s by-laws to make appointments as necessary to fill any vacancies that occur between AGMs.

Below is a job description. If you have any further questions please call the ANLA office. This short term appointment is a good opportunity to see if you would be interested in being an ANLA Board member for a longer term!

Director, ANLA Executive Board

 Job purpose: Actively promote ANLA within the heritage community through participation in various ANLA and sister organization activities and events

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Attend all executive, special and general meetings, either in person or via a teleconferencing format
  • Sit on as either a member or chair of at least one ANLA Committee
  • Carry out special projects as assigned by the executive

These duties generally take 2-3 hours per month.

ANLA Introduction to archival practice workshop October 30 – November 3, 2017

ANLA will be offering its five-day introductory Basic Archives workshop from October 30 – November 3, 2017 in St. John’s. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to obtain physical, administrative and  intellectual control of both your historical records and the records of your organization.

Cost: $150 (includes 1 year individual membership and a copy of ANLA’s nationally-recognized Basic Archives binder)

Pre-registration required. Registration deadline October 24, 2017.

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

For further information contact the ANLA office.

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR CULTURAL PROPERTY

Date: September 13-14, 2017; 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: St. John’s, NL; Venue to be determined.

In this two day workshop, participants will learn how to recognize and identify organisms that are detrimental to the longevity of collections. Participants will also learn how to decide how to respond to the discovery of pests from a suite of options. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to assess cultural property for pest risks and propose an IPM plan to mitigate them.

This workshop is beneficial for staff and volunteers of cultural facilities who are responsible for the physical integrity, research, exhibition and other utility values of collections of cultural property, all of which are harmed by pest activity.

This workshop is an elective course for the Museum Studies Certificate Program. For more information about this program, please contact Sarah Wade, Professional Development Coordinator via email at swade@nf.aibn.com or at (709) 722 9034.

Instructors: Thomas Strang, Canadian Conservation Institute
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 25.
Registration Fees: $180 for MANL and ANLA members, $205 for non-members (LUNCH INCLUDED)
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2017

Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.

 

STILL SPACE, LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Strategic planning!

ANLA is holding a strategic planning session to help us determine directions for our organization’s future over the next five years. The session will take place on Saturday June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, St. John’s.

Our previous experience with strategic plans has shown us that a strategic plan is a very effective means of ensuring that our organization stays focussed on its mandate and on the needs and objectives of its members. The last strategic plan, which covered the years between 2011 and 2015, was a great support to our organization, especially in the face of shifting funding opportunities. The object of this session is to consult members about the basics of a strategic plan for 2016-2020.

Some travel and accommodation support is available to ANLA members from outside St. John’s who wish to attend the session. Accommodation will be provided for the nights of June 16 and 17, which could also enable participants to attend ANLA’s AGM. Contact the ANLA office for further details.

Register for this event by contacting the ANLA office. Registration deadline is June 12, 2017.

If you are not able to attend this session but would still like to have input in the strategic planning process we would welcome your written submissions.

Please see your e-mail for a copy of the 2011-2015 strategic plan.

Plan to attend and be involved in shaping ANLA’s future activities!

AGM & Luncheon

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON

June 16, 2017

The Annual General Meeting and Luncheon for the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives will be held at The Lantern, Barnes Road, St. John’s, commencing at 9:00 a.m. Payment of membership fees for 2017-2018 welcomed. (We ask that you fill out a membership renewal form.)

Parking: Please not that parking at The Lantern is limited.  Attending members are encouraged to car pool or use public transport.

 

What’s on the schedule:

Morning:

8:30 – 9 a.m.   Coffee

9:30 a.m.  Welcome to the 2017 AGM: Emily Gushue

Introduction of Current Executive

Approval of the Agenda

Approval of Minutes of 2016 AGM

Business arising from the Minutes

Reports:

  • President’s Report: Emily Gushue
  • Treasurer’s Report: Kayla Burry

Committee Reports:

  • Education: Nicole Penney
  • IT: Aimee Chaulk
  • Outreach: Emily Gushue

PDO Report: Mary Ellen Wright

10:45 a.m.                                                     BREAK

11:15 a.m.                        Nominations of the Executive

11:30 a.m.                        Archives Around the Province: Presentations/Updates

Other Business

 

Luncheon:  12:30 pm – 2 p.m. Cost to members: $15.00   RSVP required – please contact the ANLA office by June 12 if you wish to attend the luncheon. Please mention any dietary restrictions.

Menu: Soup, sandwiches and dessert