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!

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!

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.