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Archivists manage, process, store and disseminate information contained in an organization's archives. They acquire, store and research textual material, pictures, maps, architectural documents, electronic materials, films and videos, and sound recordings and multimedia materials. Archivists are employed in archives, in the public and para-public sectors and in private sector organizations. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu: Archivist - occupational profile and videos
- Who is an archivist? - International Council on Archives
- So You Want to be an Archivist? - Society of American Archivists
- Interview: Archivist / Librarian - from StudyinCanada.com
- Interview: Historical Researcher / Archivist - from StudyinCanada.com
- A day in the life of a Reference Archivist - Library and Archives Canada Blog
- Career Profile: Archivist (Museum) - Let's Talk Science
- UM Career Mentor Program - Archivist Career Mentor profile
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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Exploring Other Education Options
- Graduate Archival Education - listing from the Association of Canadian Archivists
- Search Directories
Information for foreign-trained Archivists - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Association of Canadian Archivists
- The Association for Manitoba Archives
- The Society of American Archivists
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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These external resources may provide you with additional information about the occupation and opportunities to build experience:
- Achives Canada
- Manitobia - Digital Resources on Manitoba History
- Directory of Archival Internet Resources - Canada Archival Information Network
- Library and Archives Canada
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
- International Council on Archives
- Video: UofM Archival Department Interview - CTV News Winnipeg
- Letters from First World War soldiers posted online through U of M project - CTV News Winnipeg