NHPRC Reauthorization Needs Your Help Now!

NHPRC reauthorization passed the Senate (S. 2872) on July 12, but has not passed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (H. 5616). It is vital that they pass together, which means that the House version must pass before the first week of August!

Please consider contacting the members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee TODAY and urge them to support the passage of  H. 5616!

Advice on how to do this, from SAA:

All Members of Congress can be reached via the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Letters, e-mails, and phone calls from constituents within each member’s district are most effective, but so are contacts by individual members of national, state, regional, and local organizations. A list of the House Committee members, with direct links to their office websites and phone numbers, is available on the National Coalition for History website as is a briefing paper with information to assist in making your case for NHPRC.

The SGA-SCAA Annual Meeting is Here!

Join us for the 2010 Society of Georgia Archivists-South Carolina Archival Association Joint Annual Meeting to be held at the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites on October 28-29, with pre-conference workshop on October 27. Our keynote speakers will be Kathleen Roe and Richard Pearce-Moses. Don’t miss the educational and networking opportunities and register today! Registration closes September 28, 2010.

*Image courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society.

SGA Members in SAA Elections

The following SGA members are running for leadership positions in SAA. Please consider showing your support for our colleagues.

Laurel Bowen, University Archivist, Georgia State University is running for Steering Committee of SAA’s Privacy & Confidentiality Roundtable

Courtney Chartier, Assistant Head, Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library is running for Steering Committee of the Issues & Advocacy Roundtable

Laura Starratt, Circulation Clerk, Athens Public Library is running for Steering Committee of the Issues & Advocacy Roundtable
Elizabeth Russey Roke, Manuscript Archivist, Emory University Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library is running for Chair of Manuscript Repositories Section
Renna Tuten, Archivist, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia is running for a spot on the Steering Committee of the Manuscripts Section


Job opening: Contract Processing Archivist Georgia Historical Society

The Georgia Historical Society seeks a Contract Processing Archivist to “accession, arrange, and describe archival collections at the basic level, assist with research services in the Georgia Historical Society Library and Archives, and other duties as assigned.”

See the full job description at http://www.georgiahistory.com/files/0000/0421/Contract_Archivist_Announcement_06-11-10.pdf