Mary Kosta obtained her MA in linguistics from the University of Calgary, and worked for 25 years as a linguist, museum registrar, government manager, and teacher. She then obtained her MLIS with a specialization in archives from the University of Western Ontario, and has worked for the past eight years as the Congregational Archivist for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada. She has completed courses in records management through the University of Toronto, metadata and information taxonomies through the University of Dundee, and web archiving through the University of Wisconsin. She is instrumental in the delivery of archives practicum and museum cataloguing programs for students at the University of Western Ontario. Recently, Mary completed her term as the chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Archives Association of Ontario. Presently, she is busy with the consolidation of the four archives belonging to the Congregation.