Workshops and Events

Workshops

The AAO provides basic and continuing education to assist individuals working in information management professions to gain knowledge of archives, adhering to Canadian archival standards. Specialized workshops are delivered by professionals on a variety of archival, information management and preservation topics.

The Professional Development Committee oversees the development and scheduling of AAO work shops and welcomes any workshop suggestions.

Events

As a compliment to the professional development opportunities provided by AAO workshops, AAO Chapters and affiliated organizations hold regular events, tours and mixers that are an excellent way to meet and engage with members of Ontario's archival community. 

Upcoming events

    • 29 Oct 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa

    How to Run a Successful Oral History Project

    Date: Saturday October 29, 2016 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Place: University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa

    (2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4)
    *ERC 1058  at the North Oshawa (main) campus

    Oral history is the disciplined, self conscious conversation between 2 people about some aspect of the past.  When properly collected, oral history becomes an important resource in an archival collection. Set largely in the context of Canadian experience, this half-day workshop will take a project-based approach to making links between the study and research of historical events and the lives of individuals. Participants will learn the 7 steps to a successful project and will be better able to understand and apply accepted oral history methodology, particularly in the areas of collection, documentation and analysis of oral history in a research project. The workshop is suitable for anyone wanting to understand the role oral history can play in preservation of  history and its use in gallery, museums, archives and other public institutions.

    The workshop will be instructed by Laura Suchan, Executive Director of the Oshawa Museum; in partnership with DRAAG.

    Cost: Per workshop $65 + HST for AAO members and $95 + HST for non-members. Minimum participation is 10 for this workshop with a maximum set at 25.

    To register, visit the AAO website under the “Learn” section or call the AAO Office at 647.434.3334

    Please note: If the minimum participant number is not reached the workshop will be cancelled. Registered participants will be contacted by Friday, October 1, 2016 to confirm the status.

    Laura Suchan has been the Executive Director of the Oshawa Museum for over 25 years. Under her direction, the Oshawa Museum has successfully completed award winning oral history projects that document aspects of the history of Oshawa and have become an important part of the historical and archival record of the City.  



    • 17 Nov 2016
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 18 Nov 2016
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • University of Guelph, Guelph

    How Legislation Affects Archives or ‘How not to go to Jail’

    Dates: November 17 & 18, 2016 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Place: University of Guelph, Guelph

    (50 Stone Road East)
    *workshop will be held in the Archival & Special Collection located in the lower level of the McLaughlin library's south-east tower.

    In your role as an archivist how many times have you heard “well, it’s the law” or “we are legally required” to do – or not do – something? Many aspects of the operations of archives and the work of archivists are governed to some degree by an array of legislation, both federal and provincial. 

    It is important for archivists to have an understanding of the nature and scope of the major pieces of legislation that affects their work. This should include awareness of the content of applicable laws, their implications on the work of archivists, and the responsibilities and expectations they place on archives, their staff and patrons. Indeed, it is important to understand to whom a law actually applies and who is ultimately responsible for compliance: the archives as an institution, its sponsor or governing body, its staff or its patrons.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Copyright Act
    • Access to Information and privacy protection
    • Municipal Act
    • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
    • Occupational Health and Safety Act

    Join your colleagues in this two-day workshop exploring these issues through a mixture of interactive lectures, case studies and small group discussion. While you will not receive specific legal advice (note the less than subtle disclaimer) you will leave with a solid understanding of what these often complicated pieces of legislation mean in practice to you and your work as archivists. 

    The workshop will be instructed by Archivist, Robin Keirstead.

    Cost: Per workshop $250 + HST for AAO members and $400 + HST for non-members. Minimum participation is 10 for this workshop with a maximum set at 30.

    To register, visit the AAO website under the “Learn” section or call the AAO Office at 647.434.3334

    Please note: If the minimum participant number is not reached the workshop will be cancelled. Registered participants will be contacted by Friday, November 4th, 2016 to confirm the status.

    Since 1985 Robin Keirstead has held professional positions with the BC Records Management Branch, the BC Courthouse Library Society, and the Archives of Ontario, and has managed archives and records management programs, with responsibility for freedom of information and privacy, for the Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener. In 2001 he assumed his current role as Western University's first University Archivist. In 2013 he also accepted a one year appointment as Acting University Librarian at Western. Robin has taught archives and records management courses at Simon Fraser University, George Brown College, Mohawk College and Western. In 2006, he received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Part-Time Graduate Teaching from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western. Active in many professional associations, one of his personal highlights was serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Archives for five years. In 2010, he received the Alexander Fraser Award from the Archives Association of Ontario in recognition of this contributions to the province's archival and cultural heritage communities. 


Past events

28 May 2016 SWOC AGM and Archives Tour
11 May 2016 AAO 2016 Pre Conference Workshops
11 May 2016 2016 AAO/AMA Joint Conference
05 May 2016 AAOEe 2016 AGM
30 Apr 2016 AAO Wikipedia Edit-a-thon - FREE EVENT
30 Apr 2016 AAO Wikipedia For Archivists
21 Apr 2016 taag 2016 AGM
20 Apr 2016 Provincial Acquisition Strategy for AAOEe members
19 Apr 2016 Provincial Acquisition Strategy for SWOC members
31 Mar 2016 Provincial Acquisition Strategy for taag members
05 Mar 2016 SWOC Spring Thaw
05 Feb 2016 AAOe Winter Welcome – Trivia and Skate Night : Syrian Refugee fundraiser
24 Nov 2015 An evening with Dr. Ian Milligan
19 Nov 2015 taag - Reception for Ontario's new Chief Privacy Officer & Archivist of Ontario, John Roberts!
14 Nov 2015 SWOC Annual General Meeting
12 Nov 2015 NOAA Presentation and Discussion
05 Nov 2015 taag Walking Tour
26 Oct 2015 AAO Emergency Response and Salvage workshop
22 Oct 2015 Institutional Issues Forum
02 Oct 2015 MAIG Open House
01 Oct 2015 Taverns & Troublemakers/Tavernes et rabat-joie
17 Sep 2015 Book Launch - Monda Halpern's Alice in Shandehland
11 Sep 2015 Digital Preservation and Access with AtoM and Archivematica
27 May 2015 2015 AAO Conference
22 May 2015 AAOEe Chapter AGM and Social
23 Apr 2015 How Legislation Affects Archives or ‘How not to go to Jail’
16 Apr 2015 The Toronto Area Archivists’ Group 2015 Annual General Meeting
09 Apr 2015 We Found It in the Archives Film Night
20 Feb 2015 Introduction to the Preservation of Electronic Records
24 Jan 2015 SWOC Winter Warmer
22 Jan 2015 The Art of Archives
27 Nov 2014 Tour of Jewish Community Centre and Or Shalom Synagogue
27 Nov 2014 AAOEe Remembrance Tour
21 Nov 2014 TAAG’s Fall Workshop: Simple Preservation Treatments for Flat Records
01 Nov 2014 Oral History Workshop: Engaging with Stories
15 Oct 2014 NOAA AGM
28 May 2014 BOTH Pre Conference Workshop #1 AND #2
28 May 2014 ONLY Pre-Conference Workshop #2 - Event Planning
28 May 2014 ONLY Pre-Conference Workshop #1 - Using Archives for Educational Programs
28 May 2014 AAO 2014 Conference
07 May 2014 Silver Level Sponsor
07 May 2014 Gold Level Sponsor - Keynote Speaker

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