After several years serving IAML as the IAML Historian Roger Flury has decided to step down after this year’s congress in Kraków. The IAML Board is therefore seeking to appoint a successor to Roger and would like to encourage members to consider applying for this position.
The role of the IAML Historian is to chronicle the development of IAML as an international organisation. This work can take several forms including, but not necessarily limited to, the following:
- Periodic essays that continue the story as written by Harald Heckmann, Honorary President of IAML, in honour of IAML’s 50th Anniversary in 2001.
- Annual updates to the IAML Chronology published on the IAML website; a calendar of yearly developments, from the creation of IAML to the present day. These updates record, in brief note form, changes to office bearers, significant innovations, projects, awards, conferences, Board activities, and any noteworthy events that have had an impact on the international body.
- Recorded oral histories and written interviews with current or retired members.
The IAML Historian may call upon long-standing members to substantiate information before it is published. The IAML Historian will also work closely with the Secretary General and the IAML Archivist. All material will be reviewed by the Secretary General and the Chair of the Publications Committee before publication on the organisation’s website and/or any other dissemination.
The IAML Historian is selected by the Board and formally appointed by the General Assembly for an initial period of four years, renewable for further periods of two years by mutual agreement up to a maximum of eight years. Each renewal will require formal approval from the General Assembly.
The office carries no stipend.
Candidates for the post should send in a letter of interest to the Secretary General, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 10th of June 2019.