Board of Directors

 The Archives Society of Alberta’s Board of Directors is governed by the provisions of the Alberta Societies Act, the ASA’s bylaws, and other legislation applicable to not-for-profit societies. The Board of Directors consists of six positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Institutional Member-at-Large, and Individual Member-at-Large.

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Our Current Board

Shamin Malmas, President

Shamin Malmas is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Dual Master of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) and Master of Archival Studies (MAS) program.  Since the spring of 2016 Shamin has held the position of Records Manager for the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta where she is responsible for the management of current records. From 2011-2016 she worked as the Archivist and Records Manager for The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, the position that originally brought her to Edmonton. Her professional interests include information privacy and access, preservation of audio-visual records, and performing arts records. 

Sara King, Vice President

Sara King has held the position of Government Records Archivist at the Provincial Archives of Alberta for four years and prior to that worked as a contract archivist in their Private Records program from 2008-2012. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program and also holds a BA in History with a focus on Military History and Music Theory and Composition. She is currently serving in her first term as Secretary and is the board representative on the Program and Fonds d’Archives Committees. She also enjoys retro cookbooks and is a dedicated theme park enthusiast.

Angie Friesen, Secretary

Karen Buckley, Treasurer

Melissa McCarthy, Institutional Member-at-Large

Melissa McCarthy (not the actress!) has been Reference Archivist at the City of Edmonton Archives for the past three years. Before that, she was Archives Advisor for the Council of Archives New Brunswick for six years. She has a Masters in History from the University of Toronto and a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University. Her professional interests include government records, access and privacy issues, and the impact of technologies on archives and their users.

Elizabeth Walker, Individual Member-at-Large

Elizabeth studied history and anthropology at the University of Alberta before earning a Master of Archival Studies at SLAIS (the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) at the University of British Columbia. She now works at the City of Edmonton Archives, building their digital archives program to ensure that there is no Digital Dark Age of city information.

Her professional interests include policy and procedure development, standards, metadata, and mentoring. She thinks fall and winter are the best seasons and likes art, music and reading. She also likes both knitting and crocheting as well as both Star Wars and Star Trek and believes that you don’t always have to pick sides.