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Archives for Learning and Education Section Committee

 

Chair

Alexandra Healey

Alexandra Healey

Since qualifying in 2014, Alexandra has devised and delivered varied education and outreach activities for young people, as well as providing informal learning to first time archives users of all ages and backgrounds. Alexandra currently works in the HE Sector, and is keen to explore and deliver engaging learning experiences which demonstrate the value of archives as resources across the curriculum.

 

Communications Officer 

Suzanne Shouesmith

Suzanne Shouesmith

Suzanne is a postgraduate student studying for a MLitt in Archives and Records Management at the University of Dundee. She is currently Project Cataloguer at The Abbotsford Trust and has previously volunteered with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE), the Royal College of Nursing Archive and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). She coordinates the ALES issue of ARC Magazine.

 

Secretary 

Louise Hughes

Louise Huges Photo

Louise qualified as an archivist in 2013 (Aberystwyth University), and went on to complete a masters dissertation on the motivations, barriers and best practice surrounding undergraduate use of university archives and special collections. She has worked in charity and local government archives, and is currently Special Collections and University Archivist at the University of Gloucestershire. Louise is interested in promoting student use of archives across the higher education curriculum, and encouraging lifelong learning for all.  

 

Training Officer

Philip Milnes-Smith

Philip Milnes-Smith

Philip is a qualified teacher who has recently studied at UCL for the ARM Diploma, where he was awarded the Churchill-Jenkinson Prize.

 

Training Officer

Tessa Spencer

Tessa Spencer

Tessa is an archivist and has worked at the National Records of Scotland for over 15 years in various roles. In her current post as Head of Learning, she is responsible for education in the archives for all ages and stages of learning from school pupils to university students to lifelong learners. She also facilitates access to the archives for higher education collaborations and partnerships.

 

Treasurer

Laura Yeoman

Laura Yeoman

Laura graduated with an MA in Archives and Records Management from University College Dublin in 2007. Following seven years working as a business archivist, Laura moved to her current role as Archivist (Access and Engagement) at Explore York Libraries and Archives, supporting with the management of the archives of City of York Council. She regularly works with local universities and colleges on placement opportunities and supports with student teaching, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also undertakes a number of informal learning programmes, including training workshops, for adults in the York area. 

 

Social Media Officer

Rachel Bates

Rachel Bates

Rachel qualified with a Masters in Archives in Records Management in 2011 (University of Liverpool), having completed a graduate traineeship at Gloucestershire Archives. She went on to do an AHRC-funded PhD on the cultural legacy of the Crimean War, before becoming an Archivist at Bedfordshire Archives. As an Archivist and as a PhD student, Rachel was responsible for organising and delivering outreach activities. She enjoyed working with the Education Officer on a range of projects at Bedfordshire Archives. Rachel manages the ALES blog and Twitter account (@ARALearning).

 

Web Officer

Martin Bazley

Martin Bazley

After working at the BBC and then in teaching, Martin spent 7 years working on digital projects in the Learning Unit at the Science Museum, London. He is founder member and Chair of the Digital Learning Network. He has been a freelance digital heritage consultant since 2002, with a particular focus on user testing, evaluation and digital development. After working mainly with museums and other cultural sector organisations, in the last few years he has been working with archive-related clients as well.  Martin updates the ALES web pages.  

 

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