Hey, Toronto area archivists - Join TAAG for a much anticipated tour of the United Church Archives located in its still new home in the Toronto Christian Resource Centre on Thursday, April 24, 2014!
Folks can begin gathering as early as 5PM, and the tour will start promptly at 5:20pm. The tour will run for about an hour and will be led by Archivist Nichole Vonk.
The Toronto Christian Resource Centre is located on 40 Oak Street (near Gerrard & Parliament, in Regent Park). If you haven't already reserved your spot on the tour, email Tys Klumpenhouwer at t.klumpenhouwer[at]utoronto.ca.
For those taking the TTC, check out the following link for directions;
After the tour, join TAAG for casual pub night at the House on Parliament, located nearby on 454 Parliament Street (http://www.houseonparliament.com/). Just indicate in your RSVP that you'd like to attend the pub night, and we'll make sure there are enough seats for everyone!
See you there!
On March 17th we sent out a short survey about Wikipedia. We were interested in archivists' perceptions of the encyclopedia and wanted to see whether they already contributed information about archival resources to it. The survey also sought feedback concerning people's interest in training related to the service - and what form any training should take.
54 people completed the survey and this post summarizes the responses.
AAO 2014 Conference Registration is now open!
Please join us for the 2014 Conference from May 28-30 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa!
Pricing for AAO Members is as follows and Early Bird pricing is in effect until April 11, 2014:
(Early Bird $250.00)
Students $90.00 (must show student ID at door)
One day (May 29 or May 30 only) $175.00
Gala Dinner and Tour $65.00
Non-member pricing is also available.
Thursday, May 29 is the Gala Dinner and Tour at Parkwood Estate, National Historic Site. There are only 40 tickets available for this fabulous event which will have you dining in the former home of Canadian auto baron, R.S. McLaughlin. Enjoy an evening in one of Canada’s most resplendent interwar-period homes! Tickets are $65
This year the Awards will be given out at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 30. A ticket is included in your conference fees.
Please see the attached documents for all the conference details, including a draft program and accommodation.
To register, click the Join or Renew Here button.
Date: Wednesday, May 28 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, Ontario
Outreach comes in many forms – holding special events, giving presentations to organizations, writing articles, giving workshops, and going into classrooms to share a love of history. This year's workshops introduce you to new ideas for promoting your archives and for making history fun for all.
Do you remember uninspiring history classes, with lists of battles and names to memorize? Can you recall thinking that history was boring and that you could hardly wait until you were out of school and didn't have anything to do with history? Surprise! Our Archives are full of history and history is being made every day! Participants will gain an understanding of the following topics:
• Learn how you make history come alive using your collections
• Tricks on how to prepare engaging educational programs
The workshop will be instructed by Archivist, Mary Gladwin.
Are you interested in learning the skills needed to successfully plan events to encourage community support for your institution. Learn how to economize your time in preparation, and how to organize these events so that they are geared to success. This workshop addresses such issues as:
• Learn detailed how‐to's to run a successful event
• Determine how objectives and budgets drive event planning
• Acquire tips for creating effective communication packages using social media
• Identify a critical tasks timeline for the event's success
• Develop criteria for evaluating events
The workshop will be instructed by Archivist, TBA.
Light refreshments will be provided for both workshops.
Cost: Per workshop $65 + HST for AAO members or $110 for both workshops; and $95 per workshop for non-members. Minimum participation is 10 for this workshop with a maximum set at 20.
To register: Please fill out the 'Events/Professional Development' section (www.beckerassociates.ca/aao/forms/) or call the AAO Office at 416-538-1650.
Please note: If the minimum participant number is not reached the workshop will be cancelled. Registered participants will be contacted by Friday, May 16, 2013 to confirm the status
Is your repository a thing of beauty? Do you love to show off a particular collection, project, group of volunteers, or event?
Then this call is for you! Show your archives pride by sharing your favorite images with the AAO.
Now that the AAO has a new-and-improved website (http://aao-archivists.ca), we are also updating other AAO promotional items such as:
• AAO brochures
• Featuring AAO institutional members on the AAO website
• AAO communications material
Show your support for the AAO by sharing photographs featuring your archives!
Full credit will be given to each contributor, along with a link to your website (or Archeion page).
• Photograph Title
• Website Link
Submissions must be out of copyright and will be shared with the AAO with the understanding that the images will be used in AAO promotional items or on the AAO website. By submitting an image you are agreeing to allow the AAO the right to use that image in various promotional documents.
Promote your institution by participating today!
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