Earlier this month the AMA, ACA, and ACA Student Chapter organized an evening during which entry-level and underemployed archivists were brought together in conversation with experienced archivists and allied professionals to discuss the building of meaningful careers. We were pleased to hear from Karen Meelker, Carole Boily and Carol Garnham as they shared perspectives, stories, and insights gained through their careers in the areas of access and privacy, archival consultancy, and records management.
Carol Garnham is a board director for the Winnipeg Chapter of ARMA International. She is the Regional Information and Communication Technologies Lead for Southern Health-Santé Sud and is currently working on a regional Information Reproduction and Transmission Project. In her previous role as Regional Internal Portal Service Manager with the health authority, she focused on provisioning an Internal Portal Service, Regional Policy program, and Web Conferencing to the region. Carol holds a professional designation as a Certified Records Manager.
Carol brings over 25 years of experience in initiating and developing information governance frameworks including guides, procedures and other tools to enhance training, development and usability in the areas of enterprise content management, process improvement, and collaboration. She has been referred to as “before her time” more than once in terms of the initiatives undertaken to position her employer to implement methods to manage intellectual property, translate knowledge and build capacity, occasionally resulting in some visible bumps and bruises along the way.
Carole Boily is an archival consultant here in Winnipeg. Carole began working in Archives at the St. Boniface Historical Society in the early 1980’s quite by accident. However this “accidental archivist” has been working with, learning about, and enjoying archives ever since.