The official website of the Eastern Ontario Chapter of the Archives Association of Ontario, where archivists can stay connected to the eastern Ontario archival community and learn about upcoming events.
The City of Ottawa Archives will
be a regional host for the Canadian Archives Summit: Towards a New
Blueprint for Canada’s Recorded Memory. The
AAO-Ee encourages all of its members to take this opportunity to have their say
on the future of archives in Canada.
The Summit will be held on Friday, January 17,
2014 from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The City of Ottawa Archives will have two rooms for
live streaming of the event. There will be the opportunity to discuss the
papers and presentations. Summaries of the discussions will be made and returned
as feedback to the Summit.
The City of Ottawa Archives is
located at 100 Tallwood Drive. Room 115 (capacity 60) will provide the
opportunity of discussion in English, while room 226 (capacity 17) will provide
the opportunity of discussion in French.
Spring has sprung and
it is that time of year again to send out our official notice of our upcoming
Annual General Meeting.This year we
shall be holding our AGM at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.We will be fortunate to have a tour of the
Archives and as Thursday evening is the night of their free admission to the
museum we may also wish to take advantage of the opportunity.The details are as follows:
Location: CMC, Salon
Date: Thursday, May
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
(AGM followed by tour)
Election of Executive
Officers notification was provided in a previous post.
A copy of the Chapter Constitution proposed for the AAO East/Est to be voted upon
at the AGM was distributed to Chapter members via the membership list. If you did not receive a copy of the constitution and believe you should have received a copy as a member please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AAO East/Est has
been operating under the Constitution of its predecessor body the EOAA (Eastern
Ontario Archives Association).The EOAA,
in partnership with TAAG founded the AAO (formerly OAA).The EOAA was never formerly a chapter of the AAO;
rather it was an independent body.Consequently, operating under the EOAA Constitution is problematic at
best.In accordance with the AAO
Constitution, which requires each Chapter to have a constitution, a committee
was established in 2011 consisting of Margaret Dixon, John Fotheringham and
John Lund to write a constitution on the basis of existing AAO chapter
constitutions and best practice.The
constitution was to be introduced at the 2012 AGM, however, given the
uncertainty that arose out of the elimination of the NADP it was thought best
to withhold any decision on the introduction of a new constitution at that
AAO East / Est (the Eastern Ontario Chapter of the AAO)
Announces the Election of Executive Offices for the 2013-2014 Term
This is the official announcement that elections for the
executive offices for AAO East/Est are to take place on Thursday 9 May 2013 at
the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting (AGM); thereby providing the required
advance notice of 30 days.All terms of
office are currently for a one year period.All positions on the AAO East/
Est Executive are open for election for the 2013-2014 Term; current executive
members are standing for the following positions:
Anyone wishing to serve as a member of the executive must
make their intention known or be nominated by someone and accept this
nomination either by contacting the Nominations and Elections Chairperson by
e-mail on or before Wednesday 8 May 2013 at 5 pm, or by presenting themselves
for election at the AAO East AGM on Thursday 9 May 2013 when the Nominations
and Elections Chairperson requests a call from the floor.Persons wishing to stand for election and are
unable to be at the AGM may do so providingthey have made their intention known to the Nominations and Elections
Chairperson in adherence with the stated deadline.In the case where there is more than one
person nominated for the same position, there will be a vote by the members in
attendance at the AGM.
A description of the duties and role of the executive is
available upon request.All
nominations, intentions and inquiries concerning the 2013-2014 election, should
be directed to the Nominations and Elections Chairperson:Margaret Dixon at: email@example.com.
The AGM will take place on Thursday 9 May at the Canadian
Museum of Civilization, Ottawa from 6:30-8:30pm.Further details to follow.
We had a wonderfully successful Charity Trivia Night and I would like thank all who came out! I would like to give a special nod to members of the ACA Board who dropped in to take part. The ACA Board was meeting with its committee chairs for their Spring P&P. We appreciate the local support and their good company.
I believe our final total for the evening was $260.00, which will go to the Ottawa Food Bank.
For those who attended and noticed the cramp conditions of the reserved room at the Georgetown, we shall be investigating new potential locations to accomodate our max number of 25 for our Trivia Nights. Our goal is to keep the participation number at a manageable level so as not to get too complicated to organize and fun for all.
Look for our next Trivia Night in the fall. But before then don't forget to come out for the AGM May 9th, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Salon des Cascades, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (AGM followed by tour).
John D. Lund, President
AAO East/Est Chapter
It has taken some time but we finally have available sound recordings from the roundtable on the future of archives in Canada, What We Have Lost: What We Stand to Lose that was hosted on the 16th of January.
The recordings are available at www.johndlund.ca/roundtable.html. How the recordings play is dependent on your web browser and media software on your computer. I find that google chrome plays more promptly than internet explorer.
celebration of the arrival of spring the AAO East/Est would like to invite you
out for food, drink and the telling of tales.What tales might you ask?We are
opening an invitation to anyone who wishes to relay a story or two about a
recent acquisition, a gem within your holdings or an incidental note that
sparked your imagination.
If you have
an archival tale to tell, great or small, please rsvp at firstname.lastname@example.org by
March 19th.For those wishing to lend an
ear to the evening’s festivities or simply share a drink with friends no rsvp
If you are a
college, university student or new professional come join us, network and learn
about the archives field.
And there will even be a story to tell about this photo to the right.