Roundtables and Webinars

The AABC is pleased to present a series of roundtables and webinars in order to provide education on a range of issues and themes to support the professional development for our members and colleagues in the heritage sector.

Information about webinars will be posted below as they are scheduled along with registration links. Previously recorded webinars are available for viewing.  

Note: Webinars will be presented using the Zoom webinar platform. In order to ensure security during the webinars, access will only be provided to people who pre-register with the AABC and we will install security updates as they are provided by Zoom. The Zoom webinar platform may be blocked by some firewall settings on your computer. Please contact your IT Department if you are not sure if you can access the webinar.


AABC Roundtables (2014-2018)

A series of Roundtables were held between October 2014 - March 2018 in partnership with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC. The IKBLC webcast program enabled the AABC to livestream the discussion to our local membership and members of the international archival community. Participants watching the webcast were able to participate in the discussion through the use of emails and twitter feedback. 

Previously recorded Roundtables are available HERE. 



Topics and ideas for webinars can be submited to the EAS Coordinator at

Registration Cost:

  • AABC Members: Free (Institutional Members may register up to 3 staff members for Free)
  • Non-members: $15.00 (online payment at time of registration, VISA or MasterCard only)


Upcoming Webinars


Online Accessibility

Presented in partnership with the Archives Association of BC, the BC Museums Association and Heritage BC. Both sessions will include closed captioning and ASL interpretation. If you require any other accommodations, please email Laura Saretsky at


Lisa Snider has over 22 years’ experience working with digital accessibility in different North American settings and contexts, as a web developer, librarian, archivist and as an accessibility consultant. Lisa’s passion in life is making digital materials, such as websites, documents, audio, video, email, social media and apps, more accessible for everyone, including people with different disabilities. Through her company, Access Changes Everything (, Lisa provides accessibility audits, user testing by people with disabilities, remediation, procurement consultation, presentations, and in person and webinar workshops and training for various North American governments, organizations, universities and businesses. Lisa has her MAS/MLIS from UBC, worked with the BCLA Services to People with Print Disabilities Working Group (SPPD), authored the 2014 book chapter ‘Access for All: Making Your Archives Website Accessible for People with Disabilities’, and is an internationally recognized specialist in archival access and preservation accessibility.

Laura Saretsky has worked and volunteered in Canada and the UK with a range of organizations, including museums, heritage advocacy groups, trusts and local government, and is currently the Heritage Program Manager for Heritage BC. She completed her BA in History with a minor in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of Calgary and then went on to do an MA in Cultural Heritage Management at the University of York in the United Kingdom, where she discovered her passion for accessibility and wrote her dissertation on physical accessibility to historic churches in Canada and the UK. Since then, Laura has authored guides to accessibility for historic places in BC, conducted audits of provincial heritage properties, and provided workshops and webinars on the topic.

Closed Captioning: Raven Baran


Wednesday, January 6, 2021; 10:00-11:30am (PST)

Part 1: Why it Matters and Technology

In the first part of this two part series, we will examine why online accessibility matters before diving into demonstrations of some assistive technologies. The session will end with a couple basic tips to get you started on making your digital spaces more accessible for persons with disabilities. Hosted by AABC with complimentary access for AABC, BCMA and Heritage BC members. 

Registration Details:

AABC, BCMA, Heritage BC members = Free; Non-members = $15.00 

Registration deadline: January 5, 2021


Friday, February 26, 2021; 12:00-1:00pm (PST)

Part 2: Programming and Marketing

The second part of the series will discuss things to consider when developing online programming and ways to make it more accessible. We will then cover how to ensure the marketing of these programs is also accessible, as well as marketing in general. Hosted by Heritage BC with complimentary access for Heritage BC, AABC and BCMA members. 

Registration prices:

AABC, BCMA and Heritage BC members = Free; Non-members = $15.00

Register HERE


Previously Recorded Webinars

  • Introduction to MemoryBC (April 30, 2020)
  • ABC's of Archival Appraisal and Deaccessioning (June 15, 2020)
  • Setting Up Your Archives (July 8, 2020)
  • Privacy 101: Managing Personal Information in Collections (July 29, 2020)


We would like to thank Lucidea for their 2020 webinar sponsorship!


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