Welcome to the Archives Association of British Columbia

The Archives Association of British Columbia represents individual and institutional members, maintains resources for the public and the archival community, and advocate for Archives in the province.

Are you searching for archives?  Please visit MemoryBC.ca, our portal to descriptions of archival materials preserved in repositories throughout the province.

Our mission is to foster the development of the provincial archival community in order to better preserve and promote access to British Columbia's documentary heritage.  We assist the community through our Educational Advisory, Preservation, and Network Services and maintenance of the provincial catalogue (MemoryBC.ca).  See the About Us section for further details and how to contact us.

Honourary Patron: The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

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 2018 AABC Conference Registration NOW OPEN!!

Registration is now open for "Access and Accountability 2018", a 1-day conference on Friday, April 13 in Victoria, BC. For more information on the conference and registration links, please go here.

A pre-conference workshop titled "Archives for GLAM Professionals" will be held on Thursday, April 12.

Registration will be open until Monday, April 9, 2018.


AABC Greater Vancouver meet-up - tour the new Emily Carr University of Art + Design Ron Burnett Library

 Hello Records Managers, Archivists and Information Professionals

Join us for a tour of the beautiful new Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus. And/or after for some socializing at the nearby Red Truck Brewery.

Friday March 16, 2018 starting at 3:30 pm

The Library is located on the second floor of  520 East 1st Avenue. We will meet in the Special Collections Room.

Thanks to Danuta Zwierciadlowski, Electronic Resources + Archives Librarian for hosting!

Please RSVP to me so I can make a reservation at Red Truck Brewery ( 295 East 1st Avenue) we'll head over around 4:30 - feel free to join us later as your schedule allows.


Kind regards,

Cindy McLellan MAS MLIS

Archivist & Librarian, Library Services

British Columbia Institute of Technology

T: 604.456.1276 | e: cmclellan13@bcit.ca


AABC signs Memorandum of Understanding with BCLA and BCMA!

The AABC is excited to share the news of our partnership with colleages in the Library and Museum professions. On March 24, 2017 representatives from each of the organizations met and signed a three year MOU that encourages our united members to participate in activities between the organizations and share information between professionals and institutions. A copy of the MOU can be found here.


Hey! Would-you-look-at-that! The AABC is on YouTube!

In November 2016 we were excited to partner with UBC to make a 3 minute promo clip talking about archives and our DPM webcast! You can find the video here: AABC Archivists talk about Digital Preservation



Posted: March 20, 2018

Lecturer(2)-UBC iSchool (Vancouver, BC)-Job Posted

The iSchool (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions, beginning July 1, 2018.

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Posted: March 18, 2018

Privacy Specialist (2)-Government of Nova Scotia (Halifax, NS)-Job Posted

The Government of Nova Scotia has two, full-time, permanent positions posted in the Information Management field.

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Posted: March 18, 2018

Community Service Assistant 3-City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)-Job Posted

The Community Service Assistant 3 (Archives Collections Assistant) will assist the Archivist to make collections more publicly accessible through the digitization and description of archival records.

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Posted: March 18, 2018

Senior Specialist, Information Audit and Stewardship-Island Health (Victoria, BC)-Job Posted

Island Health is seeking a Senior Specialist, Information Audit and Stewardship.

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Posted: March 18, 2018

Coordinator Records Management-Miller Thomson LLP (Vancouver, BC)-Job Posted

Our Vancouver office has an opening for a Coordinator, Records Management to join the local Office Services & Facilities team. This individual will also be a key member of the Firm’s National Records Management Group and involved in various interesting upcoming projects including the roll out of a new records management system and the further development of working practices and systems relating to electronic file management. Reporting lines on these initiatives will be to the National Director, Administration (based in Vancouver).

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Posted: March 18, 2018

Records Management Coordinator-City of Fort St John (Fort St. John,BC)-Job Posted

Reporting to the Director of Legislative and Administrative Services, the person in this position is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the City’s records management program and its related functions.

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