October is Georgia Archives Month

In October, Georgia will celebrate its 8th archives celebration — Georgia Archives Month. This year’s theme is “Georgia History: Stay Tuned.” There’s still plenty of time to plan special events such as exhibits, tours, lectures, workshops, collection viewings, etc. For ideas, visit our website at http://www.soga.org/aw/index.php and click on one of the past years under the “Events” section.

The purpose of Archives Month is to celebrate the value of Georgia’s historical records, publicize the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities’ historical records. This is the ideal time to call attention to your organization or local government, and its work in preserving Georgia’s documentary heritage.

We encourage you to think of ways in which your organization or local government can celebrate Archives Week in your community. If you are planning an event, please email archivesmonth@soga.org and we will add your event to the Archives Week web site.

If you have any questions, please view our web site at http://www.soga.org/aw/index.php or contact archivesmonth@soga.org (Sara Saunders, 865-7155; Sally Loy, 770-427-2117 x 107). Thank you.

SAA Happy Hour!

Friends and members who are attending the SAA conference,

Please join me and your SGA colleagues at our Society of American Archivists Conference Happy Hour. We will meet at the Fairmont Hotel’s Aria Bar on Friday August 31, from 6:00-7:00 PM.

And of course, feel free to bring non-SGA friends – the more the merrier!

I look forward to seeing you.

Morna Gerrard
Chair SGA Membership Committee

SGA/SLA mix and mingle

Members of the Society of Georgia Archivists are invited to mix and mingle with Atlanta-area Special Library Association members at Apres Diem for happy hour, August 9 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Apres Diem is located in the Midtown Plaza Shopping Center at 931 Monroe Drive Suite C-103. Directions can be found at http://www.apresdiem.com/directions.html

I look forward to seeing you there!

Morna Gerrard,
Chair, Membership Committee