Education Committee

The Education Committee coordinates and administers the education and professional training activities of the Council. The Committee organizes courses and workshops on specialized topics, gives direction to the Archives Advisor, organizes the annual Spring Conference, and awards training bursaries to CNSA members.

The Committee offers the Core Curriculum, a suite of six courses on the basics of archival management and one or two intermediate workshops per year on topics of interest to Council members. If you would like to suggest a topic for future workshops, or would like to lead a workshop on a specific topic, please contact the Archives Advisor.

The Council’s annual Spring Conference takes place in Halifax in May with two days of learning sessions, socializing, and the Annual General Meeting. It provides a forum for members to voice their concerns, learn practical skills and new ideas, and meet other archivists from across the province. Partial reimbursements for travel expenses are available to CNSA members.

To plan these activities, the Education Committee meets quarterly from September to May. The committee is made up of volunteer CNSA members, the chair of the Preservation Committee, and the CNSA Archives Advisor (ex-officio member).

Committee Members 2021-2022

Acting Chair: Kathleen MacKenzie – StFX University Archives

Emily Plemel – Nova Scotia Archives
Archives Advisor, ex-officio, Council of Nova Scotia Archives

Committee Members 2020-2021

Chair: Mary Flynn – Sisters of Charity Archives

Dave MacLachlan – Nova Scotia Archives
Rosemary Barbour – Preservation Archivist, Nova Scotia Archives
Jasmine MacNeil – Nova Scotia Archives
Kaitlin Wood – Argyle Township Court House and Archives
Mitchell Jabalee – Recent Dalhousie MI graduate and CNSA Award Winner
Emily Plemel – Nova Scotia Archives
Courtney Vienneau – Cape Breton University
Archives Advisor, ex-officio, Council of Nova Scotia Archives
Karin Kierstead, ex-officio, Association of Nova Scotia Museums