Dear Archival Colleagues,
Happy New Year from the Association of Canadian Archivists' (ACA) Board!
The New Year brings changes in the ACA Board. The terms of ACA Vice-President, Rod Carter, and Director-at-Large, Heather Pitcher, ended 31 December 2011. I thank Rod and Heather for their tremendous work, positive contributions, and senses of humour. They will be missed! I also wish to welcome Michael Gourlie (Archives Society of Alberta) and Heather Beattie (Hudson's Bay Company Archives) to the ACA Board of Directors in their respective roles of Vice-President and Director-at-Large. Their terms of office are 1 January 2012 – 31 December 2013. I know both will excel as ACA Leadership Team members.
With these two new appointments, the ACA Board and their portfolios for 2012 are:
- Loryl MacDonald (President): Advocacy Committee (chair), Professional Learning Committee (board liaison), ACA Foundation (member), and ACA Secretariat;
- Michael Gourlie (Vice-President): Governance Committee (chair), Communications Committee (board liaison), Ethics Committee (board liaison), and ACA Foundation (member);
- Deirdre Bryden (Secretary-Treasurer): ACA Foundation (chair), Archivaria (board liaison), Conference (board liaison), ; and Educational Guidelines Review Project Team (Chair)
- Heather Beattie (Director-at-Large): Outreach Committee (board liaison), Student Chapters (board liaison), Special Interest Sections (board liaison), and Membership Development Committee (board liaison).
In 2012, the Board will continue to focus on three themes that we feel are key to ensuring that ACA continues as a thriving and relevant association – effective advocacy, quality member services, and good governance pursuant to the 2007 Review and Renewal Recommendations.
And, as always, please remember this is your association. If you have any suggestions for programs, services, or more effective governance, please contact me or any member of the ACA Board and have a happy New Year!