Thursday, July 12, 2018

Even More Committee Updates!

The Scholarship Committee would like to congratulate Brittany Newberry on being selected to receive the Ed Weldon Scholarship for early-bird registration to the Society of American Archivists Conference.  Good luck in D.C.!

We look forward to hearing about your experience in a future blog post, and congratulations again!!

The Program Committee has been working diligently over the last six months to release the theme and program earlier in the calendar year, allowing attendees more time to determine their travel schedules for the Annual Meeting. 

After extensive review of member feedback in previous Annual Meeting surveys, the Committee chose this year's theme of Practical Pathways: Applied Tools and Creative Approaches. The selection is in direct response to the expressed need for hands-on, pragmatic suggestions and solutions for the problems archivists are facing in the workplace. A complete description of the theme can be found here.

Additionally, the Program Committee is extremely excited that the 2018 Annual Meeting Program Draft is now available, and believes the quality and diversity of session and poster topics and speakers will be a boon to attendees. Preparations for the final draft of the program--including the popular "At a Glance" schedule debuted last year--are currently underway.

The SGA Nominating Committee -- Kevin Fleming, Megan Kerkhoff, and Wendy Hagenmaier -- has been working on annual activities related to SGA Fellows and nominations, as well as two important strategic plan goals focused on diversity and communication.

We publicized the call for Fellows nominations (thanks to those of you who submitted nominations!) and will be announcing the results at the 2018 Annual Meeting. We'll soon be recruiting candidates for open leadership positions. Please consider throwing your hat into the ring.

This year, we're focusing on two strategic goals:

1) Increasing outreach to students, new members, and those who haven't considered SGA leadership roles and encouraging them to get involved.

We're just kicking off this outreach. Please let us know if you have any questions about leadership opportunities, would like us to chat with your class, or want to recommend members for leadership roles.

2) Exploring opportunities to cultivate interaction among the SGA Fellows cohort and the SGA membership.

We're planning a fun forum for this at the Annual Meeting -- stay tuned!

Please feel welcome to reach out to us with any ideas or questions at

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Committee Updates!

The Nominating Committee is currently seeking nominations for this year’s Society of Georgia Archivists Fellows Award. Now is your chance to recognize individuals for their outstanding achievements in our profession and for their valuable contributions to SGA!
To be eligible, nominees must have been members of SGA for at least five years and demonstrate dedication to education, leadership, advocacy, and/or scholarly activities that impact the Georgia archival community.
The nomination form and award procedures are available on the SGA Fellows webpage:
The deadline to submit a nomination is April 30, 2018.
Please contact the Nominating Committee with questions about the program or procedures:
Thank you,
2018 SGA Nominating Committee:
Kevin Fleming
Wendy Hagenmaier, Chair
Megan Kerkhoff

The SGA Membership and Outreach and Advocacy Committee hosted a joint tour of “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out”: Civil Rights Photography at the High Museum of Art, March 11, 2018. Six members attended.

The committee also organized a joint SGA/Special Libraries Association-Atlanta Chapter Networking Night and Tour of the Breman Museum’s new exhibition on display from the National Archives and Records Administration, “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage,” April 10, 2018. Jeremy Katz, Director of the Cuba Family Archives also led a tour of the archives. Twenty-seven members of both organizations attended.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Georgia Archives Month Spotlight Grant

We are now accepting applications for the Georgia Archives Months Spotlight Grant. 

The Georgia Archives Month Spotlight on Archives Grant is intended to help archives, museums, or heritage institutions in Georgia promote public awareness of their archives and manuscript collections during Georgia Archives Month in October. This year, there will be one award of $500; award monies are intended to be used by the selected institution to fund an event to be held during Georgia Archives Month in October 2018 and the money can be used for the event's expenses. Our 2018 theme is "Faces and Places: Documenting Diversity during Georgia Archives Month"

You can get your application and specific details HERE:

Find the link for the GAM 2018 Spotlight on Archives Grant Application, and apply today. The deadline is June 15

While you are there, check out events hosted by 2017's winners!  Good luck!

Georgia Archives Month Committee

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Catherine Hendricks has joined the University of West Georgia’s Special Collections as Processing Archivist.

Catherine Hendricks has joined the University of West Georgia’s Special Collections as Processing Archivist. She earned the M.A. in History and a Graduate Certificate in Public History from the University of West Georgia in 2008, and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia in 1991.  In addition, she holds undergraduate degrees in English and sociology and journalism. Catherine’s previous work at the University of West Georgia has included serving as project director for the Thomas B. Murphy State Capitol Office Replication Project, co-director of the Powder Springs Project, and as coordinator of numerous programs and travelling exhibits.  Prior to her employment at the University of West Georgia, Catherine worked for ten years as Academic Assistant to the Provost at Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia, and, previous to that, was assistant director of the Savannah Science Museum, Savannah, Georgia, for six years, also serving for a year as the acting director.