The Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting Program Committee proudly presents the theme for the 2019 conference: Strong Roots, Stronger Branches: SGA at 50.
The Committee invites you to attend the meeting, to be held at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center in Augusta, Georgia, October 16-18, 2019.
With SGA celebrating its 50th anniversary, this year’s program reflects on the profession’s roots in diverse settings, constituencies, and institutions, while exploring its growth as it branches out with new technologies and innovation. Presentations will examine how archivists can further strengthen their collections, programs, and services using both established practices and creative methods.
For the 2019 annual meeting, the Program Committee seeks presentation and poster proposals that improve our understanding of the following key topics as we grow into SGA’s next 50 years:
- Collection development and management with limited staff and resources;
- Traditional processes applied to the contemporary information landscape;
- Conservation and preservation of analog and digital collections;
- Broadening access and increasing inclusion in services and collections;
- Emerging platforms, tools, and media types;
- Future-focused archival education and training
Traditional panel sessions are welcome, but the Program Committee is also seeking proposals for hands-on, interactive, or discussion-based sessions. We encourage potential presenters to review the SGA Statement on Diversity and Inclusion and consider how their proposed session content will serve and support a wide variety of institution types, professional roles and backgrounds, and user communities.
We invite you to share your work as part of a vibrant, diverse, and growing archival community as we celebrate SGA’s golden anniversary. Please join us for Strong Roots, Stronger Branches: SGA at 50.
To submit a proposal, please use the form found here. Deadline for proposals is April 30, 2019.