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SGA Strategic Plan: 2021-2025

Download the SGA Strategic Plan (PDF): 24-page / 2-page 

Approved by the Executive Board July 2020

In Spring and Summer 2020, the Strategic Planning Team created a lightweight, nimble, and outcome-driven plan to carry the Society through the next five years. Under the leadership of President Angela Stanley, the 2020 Executive Board contracted with Library Strategies Consulting Group to implement its Rapid Results Planning (RRP) process to develop the new plan. Local RRP facilitator Stephen Houser and subject expert Andrea Jackson Gavin worked with the 2020 Executive Board to conduct a membership survey, a half-day Board retreat, and designed the finalized plan. 

The 2020 Executive Board is grateful to everyone who contributed to the strategic planning process and looks forward to the Society’s continued growth and advancement.

OUR MISSION

The Society of Georgia Archivists fosters and supports the archival community by advocating for professionals, collections, and repositories; encouraging diversity in the field; promoting education and professional development; and advancing scholarly research and innovation through the publication of Provenance.

OUR VISION

To inspire our world to recognize the vital role and value of archives and archivists in creating a just and enlightened society.

OUR CORE VALUES

Community, leadership, diversity, lifelong learning, and sustainability

OUR GOALS

Advocacy and Leadership

Be the collective voice for Georgia’s archives and archivists and the authoritative source of information on issues impacting our profession.

  • Communicate and advocate on federal, state, and local legislative issues affecting archives and records. 

  • Address the impact of laws, policies, and trends affecting archives and libraries.

  • Support initiatives that center archival work, and advocate for fair wages and salary transparency.

Education and Professional Development

Be the professional home for Georgia’s archives workers by offering robust educational, leadership, and mentorship opportunities.

  • Provide leadership training that supports archives professionals at all stages in their careers.

  • Encourage and develop future archives leaders.

  •  Invest in students, early career professionals, and new SGA members.

Inclusion and Collaboration

Enact plans and policies that recognize diversity as a core organizational asset that drives innovation. 

  • Center SGA’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion and SAA’s Statement on Black Lives and Archives in all aspects of our work. All SGA Board members take responsibility for diversity and inclusion measures and leadership development.

  • Enact programs that will build capacity for rural and independent archives.

  • Connect with allied organizations, including archives-adjacent cultural heritage, community-led archives, and memory keeping institutions.

Organizational Sustainability

Ensure member support, fiscal accountability, and the continued growth of the organization and its leaders.

  • Ensure SGA’s fiscal sustainability and maintain the highest standards in oversight and accountability.

  • Continue to develop institutional knowledge management and continuity of operations documentation. 

  • Invest in succession planning for future SGA leadership.

Related Documents

2021-2025 Strategic Planning Timetable


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