AAO East/Est is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization that has supported the Eastern Ontario archival community for over 30 years. The Eastern Ontario Chapter of the Archives Association of Ontario originated as the Eastern Ontario Archivists Association (EOAA) in 1978. The association provided programs and workshops for archivists and attempted to promote archives to the public through various events. In 1989, the EOAA became a chapter of the AAO's predecessor, the Ontario Association of Archivists.
Operating under a newly approved Chapter Constitution (2013), AAO East/Est continues to foster a strong archival community in eastern Ontario and to support its members and connect them to services and programs offered through its parent institution, the AAO. Each year, AAO East/Est organizes a number of events where ideas are exchanged, new and old friends connect, and the Eastern Ontario archival community is strengthened.
For the most up to date information on events and activities check out the AAO East/Est Facebook page.
For a description of events and more long term information see the AAO East/Est blog.
We may be reached at email@example.com.
John D. Lund, President
John D. Lund hails from the dark recesses of British Columbia where tourist migrate on an annual basis. He is a corporate archivist at the City of Ottawa Archives specializing in electronic records. John’s previous positions, include, Collections Management Archivist, City of Red Deer, and Visual Records Archivist, Provincial Archives of Alberta. John has provided workshops on born digital and traditional photographs at the provincial/national level. He has presented papers on visual records and digitization at ACA conferences and has provided peer review for Archivaria. He continues to provide workshops on a variety of topics including photographic records, copyright and audio preservation and digitization. Outside of the nine to five John is a photographer, writer and general punk.
Jacinda Bain Vice-President
Jacinda Bain is an Assistant Archivist for the City of Ottawa Archives.
Theresa Sorel, Treasurer
Theresa Sorel has been Treasurer of the Eastern Chapter of the Archives Association of Ontario since 2006. A native of Nova Scotia, Theresa holds an Honours B.A. in History from St. Francis Xavier University and an M. A. in History (Scottish Studies) from University of Guelph, as well as a certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Sir Sandford Fleming College. She has worked at several archives, art galleries and museums in Peterborough, Toronto and Ottawa and is currently the Special Media and Exhibitions Archivist at the City of Ottawa Archives.
Saara Mortensen, Secretary
Saara Mortensen is an Archivist at the Ottawa Jewish Archives.
Saara holds an M.A.in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management, a B.A., and a degree in Museum Studies. Prior to her current tenure, Saara has acquired a variety of work experiences at collecting institutions including Library and Archives Canada, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Richard and Ronay Menschel Library at the Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. Saara has a small bookbinding practice, is an avid photographer, enjoys knitting, and historically has been pretty terrible at keeping house plants alive – something she is working to improve.
Laurie Dougherty, Member at Large
Laurie Dougherty is a freelance archivist presently providing consulting services for the Arnprior McNab/Braeside Archives. She was Archivist at the Ottawa Jewish Archives 2010 - 2012 and worked on a contract basis at LAC 1995 – 2000. Laurie began her career in the Sound & Moving Image portfolio at the Archives of Ontario from 1989 – 1995 after completing an internship in the film conservation unit at the LAC. Laurie served for several years as Chair of the Preservation Committee of the Archives Association of Ontario.
Claire Sutton, Member at Large
Claire Sutton has been an Archives Assistant, Reference Services at the City of Ottawa Archives since July 2015. She has an M.A., History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London and a Certificate in Archives and Records Management from Algonquin College, Ottawa, as well as B.A.s in Art History and English Literature respectively from McGill University, Montreal. Prior to her current role with the City of Ottawa Archives, she worked with the Canadian Museum of Nature Archives in Gatineau. In 2015, Claire received the Shirley Spragge Bursary from the AAO, awarded to emerging archives professionals to attend the annual AAO Conference.