With apologies for cross-posting:
The International Affairs Sub-Committee of the Society of Archivists seeks
to promote awareness and dissemination of international professional
practice in archives, records management and conservation, to promote
beneficial contact with international colleagues, and to help members to
develop international co-operation.
IASC acts as an information channel to alert members of the Society of
Archivists to relevant developments in other countries, and it serves as a
point of contact for overseas archivists and conservators wishing to
create links with fellow-professionals in the UK.
IASC awards bursaries twice-yearly for members to attend conferences or
training courses or to carry out international roles or projects. It tries
to help many more members of the Society who wish to gain an international
perspective to their work in providing information and advice on the
Sub-Committee’s webpages. In particular it publishes reports from
archivists who have worked professionally abroad, so that others planning
similar trips can learn from their experiences.
The Committee has a lively and stimulating portfolio ranging from
discussion of foreign archives at risk, through facilitating international
dimensions to the Society’s annual conference, commenting on EU and UNESCO
proposals affecting the heritage sector, to identifying and commissioning
suitable reports on international experiences of archivists, records
managers and conservators.
The Sub-Committee is looking for a new Secretary. Duties consist of:
1. attending two Sub-Committee meetings a year to take and write up minutes
2. working closely with the Chair on the annual report and regular reports
to the Professional Affairs Communications Committee
3. liaising with the IASC communications team to inform members and the
wider national and international profession about international
developments and opportunities in electronic and print media
Interested candidates should have a proven interest in international
archives issues and developments, good communications skills and the
approval of their office/line manager to contribute time and use work
facilities (computer and email) for IASC work.
For more information or to express an interest in this role, please
contact Cressida Annesley at: [log in to unmask] or
Margaret Crockett at this address.
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