The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 3

At this point, please forgive me, as I completely neglected to take notes in all but one of the talks that I attended. However, I found this particular talk so interesting (and potentially very useful for an upcoming project), that I would like to dedicate this short blog post to that one talk in the … Continue reading The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 3

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The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 2

Day 2: a keynote speech, the Archives & Records stream, and the ARA The keynote speech for Day 2 of the 2017 Archives & Records Association Conference was delivered by Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner. He role balances the access to information, and the protection of privacy. A tough balancing act. Denham set out her … Continue reading The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 2

The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 1

'Challenge the past, set the agenda' This year's Archives & Records Association conference was hosted in Manchester, at the Deansgate Hilton Hotel - snazzy! The conference had different strands for Archives and Records, Conservation, and Digital, and delegates could chose to attend a range of presentations, talks and workshops from across the strands. There was … Continue reading The 2017 ARA Conference: Day 1

The Archives & Records Association Conference 2017

This year I have the privilege to attend the Archives & Records Association's annual conference in Manchester from 30th August to 1st September. Despite having to get up at 4.30am on a Wednesday morning to catch a train up north, I am really looking forward to the three-day event. This will be my first ARA conference, but … Continue reading The Archives & Records Association Conference 2017

Learning from Each Other – A Peer Pals Joint Article — Off the Record

Having experienced the Archives and Records Association's Peer Pals scheme earlier on this year, my mentor Sian and I were asked to write a short piece for the Section for New Professionals' blog, Off the Record, and here it is! Peer Pals is the Section for New Professionals’ mentoring programme. We match those at the … Continue reading Learning from Each Other – A Peer Pals Joint Article — Off the Record

‘How I Started’, Part 1: learning from the Archives & Records Association (UK)’s Section for New Professionals e-magazine

I'd known about the Archive & Records Association (UK) for a while before I joined as a student member, and upon joining, I came across the Section for New Professionals, and their e-magazine, Off the Record. 'How I Started', a series of articles from the e-magazine, looks at the early career experiences of a range of information professionals. To … Continue reading ‘How I Started’, Part 1: learning from the Archives & Records Association (UK)’s Section for New Professionals e-magazine

‘I Never Thought I’d Archive That!’

This blog post reports on the London Region Archives & Records Association (ARA) meeting on Wednesday 19th November at the UCL Institute of Education. On Wednesday of last week I had the pleasure of attending my first ARA meeting! As well as the meeting, they had three guest speakers come to give talks on the … Continue reading ‘I Never Thought I’d Archive That!’