The Historian is responsible for the collection, organization, deposition and retrieval of information on the significant past activities of APS. The Historian interacts with staff and the Internal Communications Officer (ICO) to record and archive historically relevant information, for the purposes of informing the leadership and general membership of APS of the critical importance of historical context in planning for the future of the profession. The Historian furhtermore has primary responsibility to convey the rich history of APS to all members of the Society.
The Historian is selected from nominees provided to Council, and is elected by Council to a term of 5 years. This term is renewable upon mutual agreement of the office holder and Council.