CLGA welcomes new Executive Director/Archives Manager
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Rebecka Sheffield, BA, MISt, Ph.D. (ABD) will assume the role of Executive Director/Archives Manager.
Rebecka is known to most of us through her active and outstanding volunteer work at CLGA for the past 8 years, including chairing the Community Engagement Committee, the Digital Collections Working Group and as Digital Archivist, LGBTQ+ Oral History Digital Collaboratory. During this period, Rebecka has also been doing groundbreaking research on LGBTQ+ archives in Canada and the USA, as part of her PhD work in Information Studies at the University of Toronto. She had previously completed her Masters degree in Archives and Records Management at U of T, and BA in Women’s and Gender Studies.
In a competitive search and selection process with numerous applicants, Rebecka emerged as the Board’s choice to bring her energy, expertise and community knowledge to the role of Executive Director, which now includes the Archives Manager component. Her training as an archivist, knowledge of digitization as it is transforming the nature of archives, library and information management and access, and her experience in community relations and outreach, are assets which will enable her to work with all of us at CLGA to deal with current challenges and move in future directions.
The Board extends heartfelt appreciation to Scott for his contributions since 2012 in the role of General Manager and, more recently, Executive Director. Scott provided ample notice of his intention to make a career change, enabling us to arrange for an orderly and effective recruitment process and transition period. We wish him all the best in his future career.
Rebecka will be getting acquainted with her new role with the help of Scott starting June 17 2015, and will be assuming her full role as Executive Director/Archives Manager in July.