Dear AAO friends,
I am pleased to announce that the Summer 2020 issue of Off the Record is now available for all readers. In recognition of the need to support knowledge-sharing and professional development during these difficult times, the AAO has generously made this issue open access.
Readers can access the issue here.
This issue includes four very topical, thoughtful and engaging feature articles that reflect the authors' experiences of the current moment and addressing the future of our profession:
- Stefanie Martin, Tamara Rayan and Moska Rokay, the convenors of the recent BIPOC Forum at the 2020 ACA conference, describe their work advocating for support of BIPOC students at the University of Toronto iSchool and outline the insights, experiences and outcomes of the Forum.
- Rebekah Mitchell presents an honest and thought-provoking look at the subject of mental health and resilience for archivists.
- Two pieces reflect on the rapid changes in services from physical to virtual at the Oxford County Archives (Megan Lockhart) and the Archives of Ontario (Teresa Maljar-Hupel, Jay Young and Sean Smith).
The issue also features AAO news and community updates, including citations for the 2020 AAO Awards, a message from AAO Archives Advisor Iona McCraith, a member spotlight featuring David Sharron, an exhibit announcement from the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives, and more!
The previous Summer 2019 issue is also now accessible to all here.