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2022 Annual Meeting of the Society of Georgia Archivists

Jekyll Island Club Resort

October 26-28, 2022

Sustaining Archives: Practical Solutions for the Future

Our 2022 hybrid program will focus on creating and sustaining practical tools, partnerships, and healthy work environments. Presentations will examine how archivists build practical approaches to workflows, teaching, collaborations, staffing, and healthy environments. The Program Committee seeks session proposals that highlight innovative research, applied projects, and collective insights that improve our understanding of archival work.

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2022 Program schedule at a glance

Thursday, Oct. 27 A B Virtual
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:50 Welcome & Keynote by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick: Curating Countermeasures: Prioritizing (Self-) Preservation in Archives Workplaces Livestream
10:00-10:50 Session 1A: You’ve Never Had it So(lo) Good: Managing Sustainability and Scalability with Successful Archival Collaborations Session 1B: Engaging and Managing Donors: The Art of Donor Relations Virtual 1: Practical Linked Open Data for Small Archives
10:50-11:20 Break/Poster Session 
11:20-12:10 Session 2A: Community Voices: Preservation of Stories  Session 2B: It's Go Time: Practical Lessons of Implementing a Digital Preservation Platform at GSU Library Virtual 2: Supporting Neurodivergent Colleagues in Our Profession
12:20-1:30 Lunch & Business meeting Livestream
1:40-2:30 Session 3A: Making Local History Visible: Training Public Librarians as Digital Exhibits Curators Session 3B: "We Could Be the Way Forward": Using Primary Sources to Examine the Creation of a Sustainable University Virtual 3: Promotion Matters: Rethinking Advocacy and Awareness for Archival Collections
2:30-3:00 Break/Poster Session

Session 4A: 15 minute presentations:

  • Broadening Archival Access with ArchivesSpace
  • Georgia Heritage Responders: Update and Next Steps
  • No Clear Roadmap: An Overview of the Digitization and Cataloging of the John Burrison Georgia Folklore Archive Recordings)
Session 4B: Dismantling our Intellectual Silo and Asking for Help as our Archive Evolves and El Gran Muro: Care and Asset Relocation for Monumental Fiber Arts Virtual 4: Intentional Design: Crafting a Sustainable Internship Program
4:00-5:00 Lightning Talks Virtual Lightning Talk: Converting and Archiving a Literary Journal to Open Journal Systems Platform
6:00-9:00  Reception
Friday, Oct. 28
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:50 Plenary "Best Practices For Archival Term Positions" Report Open Discussion Livestream
10:00-10:50 Session 5A: SGA's Mentor Program Session 5B: Self-Sustenance as an Archives Leader: Saving Yourself so You Can Save the Stuff Virtual 5: Creating an Information Studies Minor for Undergraduate Students
10:50-11:30 Break/Poster Session
11:30-12:20 Session 6A: Using what you've got: Why we gave up and embraced Microsoft tools 6B: SGA Leadership Panel: Getting Involved 

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors! 


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