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2022 SGA Committees

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  • Annual Meeting Local Arrangements

  • The Local Arrangements Committee manages all physical arrangements for the Annual Meeting, including site selection, hotel, event venues, and catering. The committee also coordinates any and all virtual components of the Annual Meeting. The Local Arrangements Committee works in coordination with the Program Committee and consists of a Local Arrangements Chair, Assistant Local Arrangements Chair, and volunteer committee members from the SGA membership. 

  • Chair: Jennifer Wyatt, Home Depot
  • Co-Chair: Ashley Shull, Athens-Clarke County Library
  • Douglas Carlson, Valdosta State University
  • Autumn Johnson, Georgia Southern University
  • Sara Mitchell, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
  • Caitlin Reeves Greenamyre, Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Annual Meeting Program
The SGA Annual Meeting Program Committee is responsible for choosing a theme, inviting keynote and plenary speakers, and soliciting and reviewing presentation proposals for the annual meeting. After evaluating proposals, the committee is responsible for coordinating with presenters, scheduling sessions, and promoting the event. The committee works closely with the Local Arrangements committee in planning the meeting as well as conducting post-conference surveys.
  • Chair: Allison Galloup, University of North Georgia
  • Co-Chair: Leah Leftkowitz, Atlanta History Center
  • LaToya Devezin, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
  • Becky Sherman, Emory University, Rose Library

  • Lisa Vallen, Georgia State University

  • Education

  • The SGA Education Committee is responsible for planning and executing educational programs and events
    offered throughout the calendar year. This includes selecting content and presenters for spring and fall
    pre-conference workshops, as well as promotion of professional development opportunities for its SGA
  • Chair: Mike Santrock, Fulton County Schools Archives
  • Co-Chair: Shady Radical, Georgia State University
  • Stephanie Braddy, Catholic Diocese of Savannah
  • Ericka Dudley, Alabama State University
  • Jeff Hirschy, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Michelle Leasure, Georgia State University
    • Brittany Newberry, Georgia State University
      • Pamela Nye, Westminster Schools
      • Jennie Oldfield, Atlanta History Center
        • Alison Reynolds, Georgia Institute of Technology
        • Laura Starratt, Emory University, Rose Library
        • Outreach 
        The SGA Outreach Committee is responsible for directing ongoing and issue-based advocacy, including public policy advocacy and informing elected officials about the value of archives. The Committee also spearheads outreach campaigns to promote SGA and the archival profession to non-members, institutions, and like-minded organizations, and collaborates with other SGA committees to facilitate social and educational events and programming for members and prospective members. 
        • Chair: Helen Thomas, Kennesaw State University
        • Co-chair: Virginia Blake, Wesleyan College
        • Becca Brown, Portman Archives
        • NaVosha Copeland
        • Caroline Crowell, American Baptist Historical Society
        • Ericka Dudley, Alabama State University
        • Natorra Moody, Alma-Bacon County Public Library
        • Brittany Newberry, Georgia State University
        • Emily Watson, Atlanta University Center

        Georgia Archives Month Subcommittee

        The Georgia Archives Month (GAM) Subcommittee falls underneath the Outreach Committee. The subcommittee celebrates the archival profession each October by showcasing various archive collections throughout the state and organizes the annual proclamation signing by the Governor. GAM decides a theme, creates a poster, solicits content and shares event information of participating institutions leading up to and through the month. The subcommittee annually awards the Spotlight on Archives Grant intended to help archives, museums, and heritage institutions in Georgia promote public awareness of their archives and manuscript collections.

          • Chair: Emily Halevy, Preserve South 
          • Virginia Blake, Wesleyan College
          • Laurel Bowen, Georgia State University
          • Caroline Crowell, American Baptist Historical Society
          • Kate Daly, Atlanta History Center
          • Natorra Moody, Alma-Bacon County Public Library
          • Pamela Nye, Westminster Schools
          • Brittany Newberry, Georgia State University
          • Membership

          • The Membership Committee is focused on welcoming new members and engaging existing members through a variety of in-person and virtual gatherings throughout the year. The committee works to organize three events each year, with at least one being held jointly with an allied organization in Georgia as well as a reception at the annual meeting to allow for members to network and meet new friends. Committee members work on arrangements for all in-person and virtual gatherings throughout the year and work together to plan and run each event.

          • Chair: Christina Zamon, Georgia State University
          • Virginia Blake, Wesleyan College
          • Marion Hudson, Booth Western Art Museum
          • Barbara Spence Orsolits, BSO Archives and Research

          • Nominating

          • The Nominating Committee solicits and reviews nominations for the SGA Fellows Award and is responsible for filling the slate of candidates for the annual fall election for the new SGA Board. The committee accomplishes this through a series of outreach activities that inform and engage current members of the society.

          • Chair: Holly Croft, Georgia College
          • Brandon Wason, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University
          • Muriel Jackson, Middle Georgia Archives

          • Scholarship

          • The SGA Scholarship Committee supports the growth and development of a diverse and vibrant archival community in Georgia and beyond by administering six scholarships that support attendance at professional development opportunities and meetings of archival organizations. Committee members work on the advertisement of these scholarships and on selecting recipients according to the criteria established for each award. These scholarships are paid for by the fundraising efforts and generosity of the SGA membership.

          • Chair: Mary Willoughby, University of Georgia
          • Laurel Bowen, Georgia State University
          • Douglas Carlson, Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections
          • Muriel Jackson, Middle Georgia Archives
          • Autumn Johnson. Georgia Southern University
            • Tamika Strong, Georgia Archives

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