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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2014 Annual General Meeting Reminder

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 26th, in Victoria
Location: University of Victoria, Mearns Centre for Learning/McPherson Library, room 210
Time: 1pm
If you cannot attend, please fill out a proxy form!  Contact Jane Morrison with any questions about this.

The AGM package, including last year's minutes, proposed bylaw revisions, and financial statements, is posted on the website:

In conjunction with the AGM, the AABC invites members to attend a community discussion event:
After the Canadian Archives Summit: Action and Discussion

The ACA has posted the proceedings of the Summit held in Toronto on January 17th   http://archivists.ca/content/canadian-archives-summit   .
Please join us to plan further community action, based on the presentations at the summit and the compilation of regional discussions.

Summit discussion: 11 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm (provided; if you have RVSPed by April 18)
Annual General Meeting: 1 pm
Summit discussion will resume if necessary after the AGM

AABC Letter to Minister Moore Re Appointment of Librarian and Archivist of Canada

The Archives Association of BC sent a letter to Heritage Minister James Moore (July 15, 2013 prior to the Cabinet change) regarding the appointment of a new Librarian and Archivist of Canada.

AABC Letter to Minister Moore Re NADP

The Archives Association of BC sent a letter to Heritage Minister James Moore regarding possible reinstatement of the National Archival Development Program (NADP).

Posted: April 21, 2014

Archives Reference Assistant (City of Surrey Archives) job posted

The City of Surrey Archives is seeking a reference assistant. No closing date for applications is specified.

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Posted: April 17, 2014

Technician of Records and Library, Law Society of BC job posted

The Law Society of BC is hiring a Technician of Records and Library. The closing date for applications is April 30, 2014.

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Posted: April 16, 2014

Reference Historian, Temporary (North Vancouver) job posted

The North Vancouver Museum & Archives (NVMA) is seeking to fill a temporary Reference Historian position. The successful candidate will provide public service in the Archives' Research Room and outreach services to promote awareness of the organization and its collections. The position would be ideal for a student part-way through an archival or information studies program and would like to gain practical experience in a community archives setting. The deadline for applications is April 28, 2014 at 5 p.m.

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Posted: April 16, 2014

Archivist (Vancouver) job posted

The University of British Columbia Library is seeking an Archivist for its Rare Books and Special Collections. The closing date for applications is May 16, 2014 by midnight.

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Posted: April 10, 2014

iSchool@UBC launches continuing education program

The iSchool@UBC (School of Library, Archival and Information Science) is introducing a continuing education program.

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Posted: April 09, 2014

B.C. Northwest Regional Group AGM 2014 information posted

A summary of activities from the B.C. Northwest Regional Group submitted as part of the 2014 Annual General Meeting is now available as a separate download.

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