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

To access the current New Professional Newsletter for March 2017, please click here


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 or contact us on Facebook or Twitter and we will be in touch with more details. 

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