Archivists are responsible for preserving records both ancient and modern, from parchment to digital media. My parchment is a Master Mariner’s certificate; the mini-disc (already an obsolete technology) is an oral history interview. The white gloves symbolize our duty of care towards all our holdings.
What I Do:
I am responsible for managing the archival collection of NVMA, including acquisition, preservation, arrangement, description for on-line and in-person access, reference services, and outreach. We acquire personal and family records, and records of organizations such as clubs, businesses, and municipal government.
What I Bring:
I bring three ‘E’s to my job: education, experience, and enthusiasm. I received my Master of Archival Studies degree from UBC in 1994. I’ve worked in municipal/community archives for most of my career, since 1987. And I still enjoy archives and the people who use them – between us we make new discoveries about North Vancouver every day.