SAA Elections Are Here!

If you are a member of the Society of American Archivists, don’t forget to vote in the current SAA Elections! Voting is open now until April 11, 2010. Vote here.

Did you know that a SGA member is up for election? Kaye Lanning Minchew of the Troup County Archives (LaGrange, GA) is a candidate for Council. Learn about her and her plans for SAA here. You can find out what Kaye and her crew are up to at the Troup County Archives webpage.

SGA/SAA Spring Workshop with a Special Surprise

SGA is proud to present its annual spring workshop “Implementing More Product, Less Process” (co-sponsored with the Society of American Archivists) on Monday, May 17 from 9AM to 5PM at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

The first 10 SGA members who register for the workshop will receive a $100 discount on their registration cost. Use promotional code MPLPSGA10 when registering. (Valid only for current members. Registrants will be verified as SGA members before registration will be processed.) If you don’t register in time to claim the $100 discount, using the same code (MPLPSGA10) will save you $25 on your registration.

Workshop fees are:
SAA Member $185 / $235 (Early Bird / Regular)
SAA Student Members Promotion: $92.50 / 117.50 (Early Bird / Regular)
Employees of Member Institutions $210 / $260 (Early Bird / Regular)

Nonmember $235 / $285 (Early Bird / Regular)
Nonmember Students Promotion: $117.50 / $142.50
(Please submit proof of enrollment to of via fax to 312-606-0728)
The SGA Scholarship Committee also offers the Brenda S. Banks Scholarship to cover workshop registration fees for one lucky SGA member. Visit the Scholarship Committee’s Brenda S. Banks Educational Workshop Scholarship page at for more details.
If you have any questions or registration problems, please feel free to write to

Many thanks go out to the Education Committee as well as Chris Paton, who generously volunteered space at her institution to host this workshop.

Statewide EAD survey

Over the past few years, some SGA members have expressed the desire to have a state-wide EAD project. Given the University of Georgia’s and the Digital Library ofGeorgia’s recent successes in developing finding aid databases, we are wondering if now might be the time to leverage our expertise to develop a state-wide EAD database. As a first tentative step we’d like to gauge interest and basic institutional needs before deciding whether such a project might be feasible. We would greatly appreciate it if SGA members at Georgia repositories would take a few minutes to fill out our brief (only 10 questions) survey.

The survey can be found at: .

We appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shiela McAlister at

SGA Support for PAHR

Now that the Preserving the American Record (PAHR), has passed in the House, it’s time for archivists all over the country to start working on the Senate.

For those who are unfamiliar with PAHR, it is “a bill to provide federal formula grants to every state for projects that preserve historical records and make them more accessible.”

No matter what facet of the archival/library/museum world you work in, PAHR affects YOU!

To learn more about the bill, and how to contact your Senators to ask for their support, visit the PAHR page on the SAA website.

Coming soon: SGA’s own “Legislative Action” page!