Live Q&A Session - What is the ICA New Professionals Programme?

Live Q&A Session - What is the ICA New Professionals Programme? 


Date and Hour: Wednesday, 8th June 2022 / 10:00 - 11:00 CET (in English) / 13.00 - 14.00 CET (in French) 

Language: English and French. Interpretation to other languages will not be provided for these webinars. 

In collaboration with the ICA New Professionals 

Webinar Summary 

The 2022 call for applications for the ICA New Professionals Programme is currently open! Some of you are probably wondering what exactly the New Professionals Programme is or if you have the profile to apply. 

To learn more about this program and the current call for applications, we invite you to this live Q&A session where former and active new professionals will talk about what you need to consider applying to the call for applications, what projects are carried out as part of the programme and the advantages of being part of the professional network of the International Council on Archives.  

We look forward to hearing from you and to answering your questions! 

Speakers (English session – 10:00 CET) 

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  • Nicola Laurent, Coordinator of the New Professional Programme 

Nicola Laurent (she/her) is the Senior Project Archivist on the Find & Connect web resource team at the University of Melbourne, and the International Council on Archives’ (ICA) New Professionals Programme Coordinator. Nicola advocates for, and supports, the implementation of trauma-informed archival practice, promotes sustainable access to online material, and discusses the impact of vicarious trauma on archivists. Nicola is President of the Australian Society of Archivists and Co-Founder of the Trauma-Informed Archives Community of Practice. She was a 2016 ICA New Professional.   

  • Makutla Mojapelo, New Professional – 2020 

Makutla Mojapelo is currently working as a Lecturer in the Department of Information Science at the University of South Africa (Unisa). His work at Unisa involves teaching and learning, community development, academic citizenship and research. He is teaching the following modules: Archives and Records Management Legislation and Standards; Records Classification Systems; Digital Data Curatorship and Management. Mr Mojapelo holds a Masters Degree and he is currently studying towards a PhD in Information Science. His research topic is: Implementation of Freedom of Information Legislation in South Africa and Zimbabwe. His research interests include Freedom of Information, Digital Data Curation, Archival Advocacy, Public Programming and Open Data. Mr Mojapelo is a young academic who has published six articles in peer-reviewed journals and one book chapter. He is also serving as a reviewer for local and international journals. In 2021, he was active ICA New Professional. 

  • Forget Chaterera-Zambuko, New Professional – 2019 

Forget Chaterera-Zambuko is an Assistant Professor in Records Management and Archival Science at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. She previously lectured at the National University of Science & Technology and Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. She is a rated researcher by the National Research Foundation of South Africa and a co-editor for Archives and Records Journal. Her research interests include displaced archives, access to archives and the application of emerging technologies in records and archives management.   

  • Maria Papanikolaou, New Professional – 2019 

Maria Papanikolaou enjoys the combination of history and archives. She studied history at the University of Athens and obtained a Master degree on Modern and Contemporary European and Greek History. Then, she continued to obtain a master on Archival Science at Leiden University where she gained a solid knowledge of archives and records management theory and practice. Since 2016, Maria has been working in archival and records management projects in both national and international organizations, such as the General State Archives of Greece, the ICC, the OPCW, the Europol. She currently holds the position of the Archivist and Records Manager at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. Prior to EMBL, Maria was the Assistant University Archivist for Records Management at the American University in Cairo (AUC), 2018-2022. In 2019/2020, Maria was selected as a member of the ICA New Professionals Program cohort. 

Speakers (French session – 13:00 CET) 

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  • Marianne Deraze, ICA Programme Manager 

Marianne was selected following the call for applications for the position of Program Manager last April. Before joining ICA as the Website and Electronic Publications Officer, she specialized in audiovisual and digital archives and took part in the description and online publishing of audiovisual collections of the French National Library on the BnF-Archives and Manuscripts Gallica, and Europeana, the European digital library.

  • Cécile Fabris, Coordinator Mentoring Programme and former Coordinator of the New Professionals Programme 

Cécile Fabris is in charge of the Education, Culture and Social Affairs Department at the French National Archives as of May 2022. She is a graduate of the École nationale des chartes and Institut national du patrimoine, and she previously worked in a departmental archive service as deputy director. She was in particular responsible for defining the collection policy, managing the electronic archiving system project and assisting the administrative services in the dematerialisation of procedures.  

Cécile is involved with archival training activities. She is also actively associated with the ICA work, particularly with the New Professionals Programme for which she was responsible until 2018. She is currently the coordinator of the Mentoring Programme. 

  • Anne-Flore Laloë, New Professional – 2019 

I am a French archivist and records manager with a special interest in the archives of contemporary science and technology. I currently work in the Information Management Team at EUMETSAT in Germany. I was an ICA New Professional in the Australia cohort (2019-2020), and serve on the SUV Bureau since 2018. I received my MLitt in Archives and Records Management from the University of Dundee in 2019, and otherwise holds a PhD in Geography and degrees in English literature and art history.