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
To access the current New Professional Newsletter for March 2017, please click here
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 May Newsletter contributions
The theme of the next newsletter is 'getting started in archives and records management'. We welcome contributions from new professionals on any topic related to this theme. So, if you have any stories or advice to share with other new professionals then get in touch!
We would love to hear about how you got involved in archives and records management and your experiences in training and finding employment; Where do you look for professional development or training opportunities? Do you have any advice on how to stand out from the crowd? Have short-term project posts helped you to build up your resume? What are your top tips for job hunting across the globe?
Let us know if you have taken part in a mentor scheme; Were you a mentor or a mentee? Was it a rewarding experience? How has it helped and would you recommend it to others?
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 16 April 2017 at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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