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The Original Order of Things:

An AAO Monthly Newsletter

June 2022, Volume 2, Issue 6

Editor's Welcome

We hope everyone is enjoying the start of summer and has plans for some solid rest and relaxation over the next few months! The June edition of the newsletter is fairly quiet as everyone recuperates from a busy month of conferences, and the AAO Board transitions. Still, we have a few important notices from members and a full slate of job postings. Stay cool!

- Tys Klumpenhouwer and MacKenzie Gott, Editors.   

AAO News

a.  Annual General Meeting Package

A reminder that the AGM 2022 Package is available here on the AAO’s website.

b. 2022-2023 AAO Board of Directors

Dear Membership, We are pleased to announce the 2022-2023 AAO Board of Directors. Together we look forward to working alongside the Ontario archival community to uphold the values of the association. Thank you to outgoing directors for their dedication, wisdom, and contributions, especially Jennifer Grant who has served as Past President, Sara Janes who served as the Chapter Stakeholder, and Tys Klumpenhouwer who has served as Director without Portfolio.

President: Rachel E. Beattie

Vice President / President Elect: Sarah McDougall

Secretary / Treasurer: Charlotte Chaffey

Institutional Development Committee Chair: Jessica Barr

Director without Portfolio: Leslie Thomas

Director without Portfolio: Moska Rokay

Chapter Stakeholder: Charly Wreggitt

Past President: Krista McCracken

Web Administrator: Tiffany Ribeiro

c.  New Podcast Archives & Things produced by an AAO Member!

For those who have not already tuned in, AAO Member Melissa J. Nelson has started a new podcast, Archives & Things. The podcast is “dedicated to exploring archival practice in the Canadian landscape… Melissa will be in conversation with members of her network who come from different backgrounds and experiences.”  

You can listen to episodes on Apple Podcasts here and Spotify here

d. Off the Record Needs an Editor!

Are you an AAO member who has enjoyed reading or contributing to Off the Record (OTR), the quarterly digital newsletter published by the AAO? Or are you looking for opportunities to connect with and learn from other members of the archival community in Ontario? Or perhaps you’re an archivist with great organizational and editorial skills to share with the AAO?

If so, the AAO has a volunteer opportunity for you as the new editor of Off the Record!

Off the Record publishes quality writing on archives by the AAO community, the AAO Board of Directors, chapters, special interest groups and AAO staff on a variety of subjects. Issues include articles sharing professional knowledge, updates on outreach activities, profiles of archival workers, features on archives-related projects and events, and news and announcements about the AAO’s activities.

Off the Record is published four times per year in the spring, summer, fall and winter. Back issues are located on the AAO website https://aao-archivists.ca/otr. ;

The OTR Editor is responsible for collecting, editing, and formatting submissions, and publishing the issue. The Editor also assists with coordinating advertising and reporting annually to the AAO Board of Directors. The term for this position is typically two years with an option for renewal. This position can also be configured as a co-editorship for two people on a staggered term basis.

Please contact Rachel E. Beattie (president@aao-archivists.ca) or current OTR Editor, Michael Friesen (otr@aao-archivists.ca), with expressions of interest or for more detailed information about this position.

Upcoming Conferences

a. 10th International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA)

Date and location: July 25-29, 2022, hosted virtually by The National Archives (UK) and the Forum for Archives and Records Management Education and Research (FARMER).

Call for proposals closed.

Website link


b. Society of American Archivists Annual General Meeting 2022

Date and location: August 20-27, 2022, Boston, Mass. (in-person)

Theme: ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2022

Call for proposals closed.

Website link


c. International Council of Archivists Roma 2022 Conference

Date and location: September 19-23, 2022, Rome Italy (in-person)

Theme: Archives: Bridging the Gap

Call for proposals closed.

Website link


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