New Professional of the Year Award

This new and exciting award will recognise early career achievements andcelebrate the valuable contribution that ARA new professionals maketo the record keeping professions, both at a local level within their workplaceand to the wider sector.

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The ARA’s Section for New Professionals is one of its busiest and most vibrant and innovative groups. In recognition of this, the ARA Board are delighted to announce today the piloting of a New Professional of the Year Award.
             
‘Outstanding Commitment’

This new and exciting award will recognise early career achievements and celebrate the valuable contribution that ARA new professionals make to the record keeping professions, both at a local level within their workplace and to the wider sector.

The award is open to any ARA member who is a member of the Section for New Professionals. For more information on how to become a member of the section please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Nominations should be made by an established professional working in the record keeping sector. It should be noted that ‘self-nominating’ is not available for this award.

Process

The award is open to any ARA member who is a member of the Section for New Professionals that has made an outstanding contribution in the course of the year before the award (i.e., for 2017, evidence of an outstanding contribution made in 2016 and up to the spring of 2017).

 “Outstanding contribution” means one (or both) of the following:

  • A direct and positive influence on the workplace, either as a volunteer or a professional. Examples could include (but are not limited to) delivery of a specific project, an innovation or changes to policy and process.
  • An outstanding contribution to the record keeping sector as a whole, such as (but not limited to) advocacy and activism, a sector-related project, people development or innovative academic and practical workplace research.

Nominators will be asked to submit a brief (no more than one page statement) outlining their reasons for nominating the new professional to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Any questions on the process should also be sent to this email address. The nomination deadline is 7 September 2017.

The nominations will be considered by a judging panel comprised of members of the ARA Board and Section for New Professionals committee members. We will announce the winner in September and present the award at the Section AGM on the 6 October 2017.