Archbishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the appointment of Krista McCracken as the Diocesan Archivist.  Krista is a public historian and archivist and is currently Archives Supervisor at Algoma University’s Arthur A. Whishart Library and Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.  Their research interests include community archives, Residential Schools, access, and outreach.  They are one of the 2019-2020 eCampus Ontario Open Education Fellows.

Krista is an editor of the popular Canadian history website  They also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Public History and is a member of the Steering Committee on Canada’s Archives – Response to the Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force.

Krista is taking on these responsibilities following the departure of Mr. Ken Hernden at the end of June.  Ken has accepted a position as University Archivist and Associate University Librarian at Queen’s University, Kingston.

We would like to express our gratitude to Ken for his tremendous support and oversight of the transfer of our Diocesan Archives to Algoma.  His expertise has been invaluable and his dedication to the preservation/retention of our records has been greatly appreciated.

We welcome Krista to their new role as our Archivist and bid farewell and blessings to Ken as he leaves Algoma.