From FOGAH President Dianne Cannestra:
As of yesterday, five of the 10 remaining employees will still be losing their jobs October 31. We are continuing to work through our consultant, Joe Tanner and Associates, to decrease that number. He shares our opinion that all 10 of the employees are essential to the Archives operation.
Unless more surprises are coming our way, it does appear that the Archives will remain in Morrow, even after the Archives operation in transferred to the University System. Just in case, the FOGAH Board is providing rational to the consultants regarding the benefit to not physically moving the Archives from its current location.
We still need to identify volunteers around the state who will personally make contact with their state legislators after receiving training and “talking points” from our consulting firm. If you would be willing to volunteer, please email me at email@example.com with either your district number or your nine digit zip code and I will add you to the list. The first training session will be November 8 in St. Simons Island from 4:00 pm to 5:30 so we are especially interested in volunteers from South Georgia right now.
Because the consultant contract fee was not anticipated and thus not in the FOGAH budget, you can also assist in saving the Archives by making a donation to FOGAH for the “Consultant Fee” fund. You can send a check to FOGAH, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow GA 30260 or by PayPal at www.FOGAH.org. Please check that web site frequently for additional updates.
Links to news items after the jump:
Walter C. Jones http://romenews-tribune.com/bookmark/20562548/article-ANALYSIS-+Gov-+Deal+set+to+put+his+stamp+on+higher+education
(Not about the Archives but an interesting analysis of Gov. Deal and the Univ. System)
Waldo Lydecker http://waldolydeckersjournal.blogspot.com/2012/10/governor-deals-deal.html(Interesting read!)
No bylinehttp://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/19868657/5-employees-to-be-laid-off-at-ga-state-archives (Minneapolis St. Paul, MN)
No byline http://archiv.twoday.net/ (Sweden Archivists – Scroll down for entry)
Associated Press http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=254311&c=10
Associated Press http://www.times-Herald.com/local/20121019AP_GaStateArchives1stwritethru-MOS (Newnan, GA)
Associated Press http://valdostadailytimes.com/national-international/x1400188140/5-employees-to-be-laid-off-at-Ga-state-archives
Dianne Cannestra http://georgiaarchivists.blogspot.com/