Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to archives at an international level? Has a member of ICA made an outstanding contribution to this organisation? Then nominate them to be recognized as an ICA Fellow. Monday 15 May 2023 is the deadline to nominate someone as an ICA Fellow. 

Being named an ICA Fellow is the most significant international distinction that can be given to a professional working in the archival and information management field. The ICA Fellows award was established to honour our members and others in the international archives community who have given distinguished service to the ICA or to the cause of archives at the international level. According to the Constitution, only two or three Fellows may be named each year. Recognition by one’s international colleagues is a rare and meaningful honour. 

Submission process  

Anyone interested in submitting a nomination should send an email to with the following documents attached as a PDF file:  

One page (1 page) supporting statement describing why the nominee deserves this honour  
Two brief supporting letters, no more than two (2) pages long that are specifically written for this nomination  
A brief bio of the candidate’s professional contributions  

Nominators are responsible for ensuring that their submissions are complete. Late nominations, or incomplete nominations will not be assessed.  

Meet the ICA Fellows!    

Meet Dr. Laura Millar from Canada, who was awarded the ICA Fellow Award 2022, and makes some remarks in the following video (in English). She reminds us that we are all public servants, that we all serve our society. She encourages records managers and archivists to build teams and work together, as well as with other professions. She also speaks to the point that the public needs to understand what we do, and needs to help us help them, especially in a digital age. 

Dr. Millar has made outstanding contributions to the archival profession internationally, through her publications, teaching and extensive advisory reports. Her books and articles on archival practice have been widely recognized as authoritative resources. She has provided engaging presentations and practical workshops at innumerable national and international conferences, including at ICA meetings since 1996 and as an active leader in the International Records Management Trust. She has served as a member of PCOM and the Section on Archival Education and as a mentor with the New Professionals Programme. Dr. Millar’s influence is best indicated by the many governments and organizations which have sought her services as a respected consultant, from the United Nations and World Bank to Hong Kong and various universities. 

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