Welcome to ARA New Professionals

Welcome to Off the Record, the blog and webpage for the Archives and Records Association’s Section for New Professionals. One of the special interest groups within the Archives and Records Association, our role is to support early-career record keepers and those seeking to join the profession. We are comprised of volunteers and are all early-career archivists and records managers ourselves, so we know first-hand how daunting it can be to set out on a new path.

To learn more about us and our work, have a look at the About Us and Meet the Team pages. For our blog posts, check out the All Articles page and the Articles by Theme Page. Click on the Peer Pals page to learn more about our e-mentoring programme, designed to partner new professionals with established practitioners.

We will shortly be adding a new page with documents pertaining to application tips and routes into the profession. In the meantime, take a look at the ‘Application Advice’ article theme to gain some useful insight!