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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The AABC is pleased to partner with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC to present our 4th webcast roundtable on "Outreach, Fundraising and Donor Relationships" on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 10:30am - 12:30pm. For more details see the "Events" section!


AABC 2015 Annual General Meeting Package Now Available

The AABC 2015 Annual General Meeting Package (bookmarked PDF) is now available for downloading on the AGM 2015 page.


Explore the new MemoryBC 2.0

MemoryBC has been upgraded! The current version of AtoM 2 was installed on Monday and Tuesday, March 30 and 31. Explore the new face of MemoryBC.

Please report any issues with adding or editing records to the BCANS Coordinator.


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: February 09, 2016

Archives Assistant (YCW) - New Westminster Museum and Archives (New Westminster, BC) job posted

The New Westminster Museum and Archives has a 14 week summer employment opportunity which will run from May 24, 2016 to August 27, 2016, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 35 hours per week. Please note that the staffing of the position and its duration are conditional on the approval of the grant application submitted to the Young Canada Works program. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2016.

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Posted: February 05, 2016

Temporary EDRMS Implementation Technician - County of Grande Prairie (Clairmont, AB) job posted

The County Of Grande Prairie is upgrading its Electronic Document and Records Management System from HP TRIM to Collabware (a SharePoint add-on), and is seeking applicants to fill a temporary (approximately 1 year), full time position as EDRMS Implementation Technician. The deadline for applications is February 12th, 2016.

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Posted: February 05, 2016

Special Collections Librarian - Ryerson University Library and Archives (Toronto, ON) job posted

The Ryerson University Library and Archives (Toronto, ON) seeks a creative, dynamic and public service oriented professional librarian to fill a career track permanent position as Special Collections Librarian. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2016.

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Posted: February 03, 2016

Executive Director/Archives Advisor - Archives Society of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) job posted

Located in Edmonton (AB), the Archives Society of Alberta is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable and creative individual to fill a one year, full-time (approx 35hrs/week) contract position of Executive Director / Archives Advisor. The position's start date is March 29, 2016, and the deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday, February 15th, 2016.

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Posted: January 28, 2016

Come work for the AABC! BC Archival Network Services Coordinator job posted

The Archives Association of British Columbia is seeking applications to fill the position of BC Archival Network Services Coordinator. This is a part-time position for a private contractor. The candidate must have the ability to work from home and supply their own equipment, including a computer and internet access. The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2016.

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Posted: January 22, 2016

Associate Chief Librarian for Special Collections and Director, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library - University of Toronto (Toronto, ON) job posted

The University of Toronto Library system (Toronto, ON) seeks a visionary, knowledgeable, innovative and experienced library leader to serve as Associate Chief Librarian for Special Collections and Director, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. This is a full-time, permanent status stream position, with a renewable administrative term of up to seven years. The deadline for applications is February 23rd, 2016.

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