Category Archives: How I Started…
Nessa Dundon shares her experience of transitioning from using archives in her career as a TV archive researcher to working behind the reading room desk.
Dr Jenny Bunn shares her career journey, from temporary cataloguing posts to a PhD and teaching at UCL.
Janice Tullock shares her career journey from unhelpful careers officer advice to working as a freelance archive consultant.
Aspiring archivist Sophie Gilmour shares her rather intensive approach to gaining valuable volunteer experience in archives.
Imperial War Museum Archive Assistant Megan Joyce shares how a love of social history led her to pursue a career in archives.
Bodleian trainee digital archivist Miten Mistry shares his career journey from studying chemistry to becoming an archivist.
ARA Conference 2018 keynote speaker Michelle Caswell shares her journey to becoming an archivist and archival studies scholar.
This week’s ‘How I Started’ post is from Helena, who is at the very beginning of her career and gives some great advice on obtaining relevant pre-course experience.
Writing for us this week is James Lowry, whose career in records management has taken him across Australia, Africa and the UK. He very kindly agreed to share his exciting journey with us.
This week’s post was submitted to us by Sally Chalmers, Skills for the Future Trainee at Midlothian Council Archives, a self-professed “history nerd” who found her calling in archives.