Dear AAO members,
It is with great pleasure that the AAO Nominations Committee announces the following slate of Directors put forth to the AAO Membership for election at the Annual General Meeting in Belleville on May 9th, 2019. Please note that the new position of Web Administrator is contingent upon membership approval at the AGM.
Vice-President/President Elect: Jennifer Grant
Jennifer Grant is an assistant archivist at the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections at York University Libraries. She previously worked in Corporate Records and Archives at the Law Society of Ontario. Jennifer has a MISt (2008) with a specialization in archival studies from the University of Toronto.
Secretary/Treasurer: Jessica Barr
Jessica Barr is the University Archivist and Records Manager for the University of St. Michael’s College, where she is responsible for the official records of the University. She also manages the University art collection, the records of the Faculty of Theology, and the records of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
Director Without Portfolio: Samantha Shields
Samantha Shields is a Photographic Archivist with Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and a member of the AAO’s Professional Development Committee. She holds a BAC (Honours) in Psychology and Art History from Queen’s University and earned her MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. Sam’s interest in the Archives sprouted while researching early Canadian photography during her undergrad. Her primary interests of research are the archival processing of born-digital photographs, and the exploration of using machine learning for assisting with image indexing and description.
Web Administrator: MacKenzie Gott
MacKenzie Gott is the Heritage Collections Officer at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network. She has worked in private, public, and non-profit settings as an information professional since graduating with a MA from York University and a MI from the University of Toronto. MacKenzie joined the Archives Association of Ontario in April 2016 as a member of the Communications and Advocacy Committee; she became the web administrator in September 2017 and since then she has revamped the website, co-wrote the social media policy, and published content on social media.
Nominations from the floor will also be accepted during the AGM.
See you at Belleville!