New Professionals

New Professionals Programme

One of the ICA's Objectives is to build capacity within the archive profession. A fundamental element of this capacity building is to support Young and New Professionals to develop their professional knowledge and to encourage them to participate in all that the ICA has to offer.

If you are starting out in your archival career or are responsible for a young or new professional, do you know what the ICA can do for you? Here you can find details of the various elements that make up the Young and New Professionals programme so take a good look and decide how you'd like to get involved.

Take out Student membership. If you are a student archivist you can benefit a reward at a low price by taking out a student ICA membership. For more details and a membership form click here


ICA New Professionals May 2017 Newsletter:


This month's newsletter features articles from new professionals sharing stories of how they got involved in archives and records management and their experiences and advice for continuing professional development and training. Highlights include: how new professionals  can use short-term contract jobs to their advantage and the life changing mentorship programme one new professional was involved in.


New Professionals Programme successful applicants for 2017

The 2017 selection process for the New Professionals Programme has been completed.76 applications from 38 countries were submitted, from which 45 were valid and have been assessed by a group of 8 PCOM members. The great majority of applications were of high quality and ranking them was a difficult task. Priority was given to passionate new professionals, who are already informed about, and sometimes involved with, the NPP network. Team spirit, commitment and focused ideas on what the Programme can bring them and what they can bring to the Programme are also common qualities of the successful applicants, who will attend their very first ICA Conference in Mexico City next November:

Eugenia Alves, Argentina

Elise Bradshaw, Australia

Stephanie Calderon Torres, Costa Rica

Javier Garibay, United States of America

Robin Koning, Canada

Joy Rowe, Canada

ICA wishes to thank all the applicants and encourages them to engage with the Programme and its members in 2017, and to reapply next year.


Call for July Newsletter Contributions

The theme of the next newsletter is 'digital records and records management.' We welcome contributions from new professionals on any topic related to this theme. If you have any stories or advice to share with other new professionals then get in touch!

We would love to hear about any digitisation projects you have been involved in, or your experiences working with born-digital records.

Let us know about your experiences working with current records or advising others on how best to manage their records. What have you enjoyed and how have you overcome the challenges?

We welcome entries written in any language. If you are interested please send us a message including a brief outline of your proposed article by Sunday 25 June 2017 to or contact us on Facebook or Twitter and we will be in touch with more details. 

The new professionals community wants to hear from you!


Final Report ICA NP Programme Survey

The final report on the survey presented by the New Professionals Programme at the ICA Congress in Seoul Korea in September 2016 has officially been completed.  The report has been presented to PCOM on Monday May 15th at its spring meeting in Arusha.   You can download the word document at the bottom of this webpage.  You can also download the original questions and anonymous answers from the survey as well. Due to the format, only an excel version is available for the responses.