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 Presentations Available

We have posted presentations from the 2018 conference HERE.


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



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: June 14, 2018

Archivist-Crofton House School (Vancouver, BC)-Job Posted

Crofton House School has an immediate opening for a permanent (2 - 3 days/wk), part-time Archivist. The school Archivist is responsible for providing a full range of archival services and for providing
research support to faculty and staff of the whole school.

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Posted: June 08, 2018

Archivist-BC Public Service Citizens' Services (Victoria,BC)-Job Posted

The Archivist develops integrated records classification and scheduling systems for client ministries; appraises the information holdings of these ministries to determine which records will ultimately be destroyed and which will be selectively or fully retained as archives; reviews and selects specific sets of records for transfer to the government archives; and contributes to the ingest, preservation and public accessibility of information in government’s digital archives.

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Posted: June 06, 2018

Archivist/Records Coordinator-Township of Esquimalt (Esquimalt, BC)-Job Posted

The Corporate Services Department is seeking a motivated individual to fill a regular full-time Archivist/Records Coordinator position. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the Archivist/Records Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the collection, storage and preservation of historical and archival records relating to the Municipality and for coordinating the ongoing administration, implementation and maintenance of the Township’s records management system.

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Posted: June 01, 2018

University Archivist/Assistant Librarian, Reference-Trinity Western University (Langley)-Job Posted

Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, invites applications for the position of University Archivist/Assistant Librarian, Reference, for the Norma Marion Alloway Library. The Alloway Library provides the primary curricular and teaching research support for the University. The successful candidate will assume primary responsibility for managing all aspects of the University Archives, in addition to providing research support to students and other Alloway Library users.

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Posted: March 25, 2017

BC’s GLAM sector signs MOU to build capacity for learning and discovery

First among provinces, BC’s GLAM sector signs MOU to build capacity for learning and discovery Minister Peter Fassbender joins partners at Surrey City Centre Library for the historic event.

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