Department of Research and Records

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Department of Research and Records
Created in 2004
Headed by Ilverin Matriam
Positions within the Department


General

The Department of Research and Records oversees the Tower Library and the Tower Histories, as well as the book forums and the Classroom. The department is currently headed by Ilverin Matriam.

The Library

The Department of Research and Records heads up and organises the TarValon.Net Library, which strives to be a complete source of information for the world of the Wheel of Time. The articles are written by the members as volunteer contributions. It also features comprehensive detail on TarValon.Net itself.

The Classroom

Main article: TarValon.net Classes

The Classroom has existed ever since the creation of TarValon.Net and while in the past classes were taught with a different goal in mind, currently, the Classroom offers mostly real life skills and knowledge. The classes are taught by volunteer teachers, and overseen by the Headteachers.

History

Main article: Department of Research and Records (History)

The department was originally formed as the Department of Research and Communication and headed by the Tower Librarian and Tar Valon Times Editor. It was later split into two separate departments along with the Department of Communication.

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Positions

Main article: Department of Research and Records (Positions)

Director

Ilverin-avatar200.jpg The Director of Research and Records handles executive matters within the department, but is also responsible for keeping track of and assigning articles in the Library, as needed. The Director might supplement the Historians' duties, and delegate tasks to the Library Editors.

Ilverin Matriam became Director in 2020, after serving in the Department in different capacities - as Awards Historian and on the Survey Team. Ilverin is currently working on expanding The Wheel of Time TV Series articles; works as an Editor by fact and spell checking chapter and book summaries; is in the process of gathering Wheel of Time book covers in all languages; and is translating some of the articles in her native language - Bulgarian.

Ilverin's goal as Director is to make editing the Library easy and fun to do, and to also keep the Library up to date with new information on both the books and tv series.


Administrators

There is one administrator position, the Headteacher.

Avatar Ajailyn.jpg The Headteachers are in charge of the Classroom forum. They look for new and interesting classes, they help teachers with their lesson plans, and keep track of current classes.

Ajailyn Morrivinna is one of the Headteachers pair. Ajailyn joined the department in late 2021 as a Headteacher and has since worked towards implementing new and improved methods of teaching.

Atane.jpg Atane Valthon is the other part of the Headteachers pair. Atane joined the department in late 2021 as a Headteacher and has kept the Classroom forum up to date with current and upcoming classes.

Staff

There are currently four staff positions with the department. The Historians each serve different purposes, but their main duties are to keep the Library up to date. The Assistant to the Director helps the director with projects on demand.

Avatar Alexstrasz.png The Events Historian is responsible for maintaining official TarValon.Net events and conferences pages. They also include events information on each person's Who's Who page, who has attended such events.

Alexstrasz Ruskein joined the department in this capacity in 2019 and has been of an immense help to keep all events and attendance up to date.

TallanSquare.png The Tower Historian is responsible for keeping Tower histories up to date. They are continuously updating Who's Who pages, Staff pages, current raisings and bonds, and so much more!

Tallan Daar became the Tower Historian in 2020 after serving as Director from 2018 till 2020. Tallan has also been an Editor since 2016 and has been a huge part of keeping the Tower histories up to date ever since then.


Eniara.jpg The Assistant to the Director of Research and Records assists the Director with their projects as needed.

Eniara Kisharad has served in this position since 2009 and under four different Directors. Eniara has contributed to the Library as an Editor and has previously served as the Events Historian from 2015 till 2018.