Thursday, August 28, 2008

Location for the SGA Happy Hour at SAA

Johnny Foley's Irish House
243 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Friday, August 29
6-7 p.m.

DIRECTIONS FROM THE CONFERENCE HOTEL: Exit the Hilton San Francisco using the O'Farrell St. entrance. Turn right out of the hotel and walk less than 2 blocks. Foley's Irish House is on the right, just past the Hotel Nikko. There's a big "Irish House" sign marking the entrance. You can't miss it!

It's very close to the conference hotel, and it has a great, friendly atmosphere. Come buy your beverage of choice, and socialize with current, former, and potential SGAers!

Friday, August 22, 2008

SGA reception, office hours at SAA-San Francisco

I want to remind everyone about SGA's reception at the SAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco next week. The reception is scheduled for Friday, August 29 from 6-7 p.m. in the Hilton San Francisco. We hope that everyone who's attending SAA will come and socialize with us!

SGA will also hold office hours during SAA, on Friday, August 29 from 11 am-12 noon, during the Exhibit Hall Brunch. Drop by and see us, and encourage anyone interested in joining SGA to come by. We'll have brochures, SGA pencils, and information on the SGA Annual Meeting, as well as a friendly welcome to all.

The exact location in the Hilton for the reception is not known yet, but the information will be on the SAA wiki of unofficial events ( and the SGA Facebook page by Wednesday evening (8/27). We will also have the location available at SGA's office hours on Friday morning.

Please spread the word, and bring along any former, current, or potential SGA members. All are welcome!

See you in San Francisco,

Christine de Catanzaro
SGA Vice President/President-Elect
Chair, SGA Membership Committee

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Prepare for Georgia Archives Month coming October!

Friday, August 01, 2008

New Membership Site Debuts!

The new membership management site for the Society of Georgia Archivists may be accessed via the web host Wild Apricot at Through this portal, members are able to update their membership profiles, register for events, and renew their memberships, all online! Non-members can also fill out a membership application and pay their fees through this site.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Larry Gulley Scholarship

Deadline to Apply: August 15, 2008 (applications must be received by this date)

The Larry Gulley Scholarship provides the registration fee for one person to the annual meeting of the Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) plus one year's membership in SGA. SGA's 2008 annual meeting will be held in Athens, Georgia, November 13-14, 2008. For more information about the meeting or SGA, please visit

Eligible applicants include those engaged in compensated or volunteer archival work at any level in a Georgia institution, graduate students preparing for a career in archives at a Georgia college or university, and SGA members. For more information about SGA's scholarship opportunities or to apply for the Gulley Scholarship, please visit

If you have questions, please contact:
Luciana Spracher, SGA Scholarship Committee

Monday, June 30, 2008

Scholarship Recipients

The SGA Scholarship Committee has chosen Alison Bentley, Reference Archivist at the Georgia Historical Society, as the 2008 recipient of the Edward Weldon Scholarship to attend the Society of American Archivists annual meeting in San Francisco!
Alison says this was a great welcome to SGA and Georgia, having recently moved from Tennessee.

John Kennison, Director/Archivist, for the Bryan-Lang Historical Library in Camden County, has been selected by the Scholarship Committee to receive the 2008 Brenda S. Banks Educational Workshop Scholarship, for the SGA Spring Workshop given on June 30th.
John said he now feels like an official member of SGA!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Announcing NAGARA Annual Meeting, Social Event

NAGARA's (National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators) Annual Meeting is being held in Atlanta this year, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, from July 23 to 26, 2008. If you deal with records or archives, you won't want to miss this
year's meeting, "All Roads Lead to Records -- Making the Journey Count." The NAGARA website ( offers a wealth of information regarding the program and registration, for all SGA members interested in attending.

A social opportunity also awaits SGA members. Come join attendees of NAGARA's Annual Meeting on the evening of Friday, July 25, starting at 5 p.m. at the Georgia Archives/NARA in Morrow, Georgia. A great time will be had by all as attendees consider themerits of Georgia and Alabama BBQ and enjoy a truly southern evening of BBQ, iced tea (sweet, of course), homemade cake, and other delicacies. The cost is $25 per person. To reserve your spot, e-mail Kaye Minchew at, or call her at 706-884-1828. Registration in advance is required.

This is a great opportunity for members of the Society of Georgia Archivists to socialize with each other and with NAGARA colleagues from all around the country. Come join us!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Executive Board Nominations

The SGA nominating committee is pleased to announce the following vacant positions on the SGA Executive Board:
Vice President-President Elect
Nominating Committee Members (2 positions)

The nominating committee welcomes nominations of current SGA members for these positions. SGA members may nominate themselves or others for positions. There are several ways to alert the committee of your nominees:

Submit nominations via email to

Submit nominations by post to Jill Severn, Russell Library, UGA Libraries, Athens, GA

The link will also be available on the SGA Web site as of June 5, 2008

To learn more about the duties and responsibilities of these positions, please visit where you will find full descriptions for each position.

The nominating committee will consider all nominations of current SGA members as it develops a balanced slate of candidates that takes into consideration factors such as lengths and types of Society experience, geographic location, and types of institutions represented.

If you have questions regarding the nominating process, please contact Jill Severn at or 706-542-5766.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

2008 Outstanding Archives Awards Program


Nominate your Archives or Records Management Hero by June 1st so that GHRAB can give them the credit they deserve.

Don’t let this opportunity to recognize excellent work pass by.

NOMINATE TODAY!; click on 2008 Outstanding Archives Awards Program

Monday, May 05, 2008

Brenda S. Banks Educational Workshop Scholarship

Starting in 2008, the Society of Georgia Archivists will each year award a scholarship for attendance at the SGA-sponsored Spring/Summer Workshop. Past SGA workshops have addressed a variety of themes and issues faced by archivists and archival institutions, including electronic records, exhibits, donor relations, digital collections, and funding. The purpose of the Spring/Summer Workshop and the workshop scholarship is to enhance archival education.

The registration fee for the successful scholarship applicant will be waived by the Society of Georgia Archivists. Recipients will be responsible for any travel fees associated with attending the workshop. Please note that the scholarship winner is responsible for submitting their workshop registration form by the registration deadline. After the workshop, the recipient will submit a brief article on the experience for use in the SGA Newsletter.

Fundamentals of Audiovisual Preservation

When: Friday, May 30, 2008; 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
Where: University of Georgia
Cost: $50 for members, $40 for students, $75 for nonmembers

For more information....

Monday, April 21, 2008

Scholarship to Attend SAA annual meeting!

The Edward Weldon Scholarship provides the registration fee for one SGA member to attend the Society of American Archivists annual meeting. This is a wonderful opportunity for those of you who would like to attend this year's meeting in San Francisco. Read on for more information.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Applying DACS to Single-Item Manuscript Cataloging

Single items possess great subject interest or notable authors. For the archivist, however, they are too often confusing, time-consuming, and challenging to identify and describe. How do you add to an artificial collection? Subject file? MARC 21 record? How do you write a DACS-compliant MARC record for a diary, anyway? In this workshop you’ll acquire the practical know-how that’ll result in time savings!

May 13 - early-bird discount available through April 13

The Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center

SGA members qualify for a special $25 discount off the non member registration fee. As you register, enter SGAADA in to the promotional code space on the registration form and we'll process your discount manually.

For details and to register, click on the title above. If your browser doesn’t accommodate the URL, go to and access the workshop in the education calendar. Questions? Please email us at education at archivists dot org or call toll free at 1-866-722-7858.