Date and Hour: Thursday, 8 June 2023 / 14:00 - 15:00 CET. To confirm the date/time of this session in your time zone please use the following link.     

Language: English and French. Interpretation into other languages will not be provided.      

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Webinar Summary 

Come and meet the 2023 New Professional cohort as they introduce themselves and their project ahead of the ICA Congress in Abu Dhabi

They will introduce their project, where they are intending to interview archive professionals and volunteers in their respective countries and organisations to learn more about the relationship between archivists and volunteers. The New Professionals want to see how these relationships exist and the similarities and differences between each of their organisations and countries as they explore this through the eyes of the circumstances present in Chad, Benin, India, Norway, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom. 

Along with our special guest Sharon Alexander-Gooding (see her biography below), join this year’s cohort to discuss the questions they are exploring for their interviews as they seek to understand how volunteers impact the heritage sector. 


  • Sharon Alexander-Gooding 

Sharon Alexander-Gooding a Commonwealth Scholar is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and of the University of the West Indies (UWI). She attained a post-grad Certificate in Instructional Skills and Workshops and a Master’s degree in Archival Studies ftom UBC SLAIS I-School Canada. She also holds an honours undergraduate degree in History with Social Sciences at the UWI. 

In her career as archivist/records manager and educator, she has held many positions including Acting National Archivist and Manager, Government Records Centres in Trinidad and Tobago; Archivist, York University Archives, Canada; University Archivist and Head, Archives and Records Management, Senior Registrar, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator at the University of the West Indies, Member, Barbados Government Advisory Board on Archives and Records and Rausing Committee and Visiting Professor at UBC in the post-graduate programme in archives and records management. 

She has also completed many consultancies of a records management and archival nature with local, regional and international agencies including the European Union, USAID, IRMT/World Bank, CARICOM, the OECS, Caribbean Export, ECTEL, Bahamas Financial Services and Governments in the Caribbean. 

She has also served in many voluntary capacities over the years including; Board Director at ARMA International, Member - Board of Trustees at the ARMA International Educational Foundation, several Committees and Working Groups of ARMA International and the International Council of Archives including a Trustee of FIDA, Vice-President of CARBICA and is a founding member and honorary advisor to the Barbados Association of Records and Information Management. 

As a retiree, she is still involved in all things archival continuing in her role as lecturer in the Certificate in Records Management which she established at the UWI and she currently serves as the Chair/President of FIDA.