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Deconstructing ‘Diversity’ in the Archival Profession

Submitted on Monday, February 04, 2019

“Diversifying the professions” has been identified as a priority area in the Association of Canadian Archivist’s (ACA) latest 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. Join us for an introduction by the ACA President on the importance of membership in professional associations, and a panel discussion on diversity in the Canadian archival landscape.

WHEN: February 13 (Wed), 5:45pm to 6:45pm
WHERE: University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, Room 520

Free event. Refreshments will be provided.

Jamila Ghaddar: Doctoral Candidate at UofT’s Faculty of Information; Senior Doctoral Fellow in Equity at UofT’s New College; Eugene Garfield Fellow with the American Library Association. Previously a social worker.

Loryl MacDonald: ACA President;  University Archivist and Department Head U of T Archives & Records Management Services (UTARMS); Acting Associate Librarian, Rare Books and Special Collections and Director, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Rebecka Sheffield: ACA Vice-President and Senior Policy Advisor for Archives of Ontario. Previously, the Executive Director of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

Desmond Wong: Outreach Librarian at OISE Library working with Indigenous and International communities at U of T.

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