• 1.  GAI reminder

    Posted Jan 14, 2020 10:52 AM

    Please excuse cross postings, and check out new scholarship opportunity.

    54th Georgia Archives Institute

    June 7-18, 2020

    Atlanta, Georgia


    Designed for beginning archivists, manuscript curators, and librarians or those whose positions have expanded to include the management and care of their organization's archives or manuscript/history collection, the Georgia Archives Institute provides general instruction in core concepts and practices of archival administration and the management of traditional and modern documentary materials.  Recipient of the 2016 Society of American Archivists' Distinguished Service Award, the Institute is a two-week program held at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, Georgia, near metro Atlanta, which includes six days of classroom instruction and a three-day internship. 

    Instructional topics include appraisal, accessioning, arrangement and description, reference and outreach, security, copyright, born-digital records; as well as a whole day on the preservation and care of archival materials.  To link archival theory with real-world application, students will also participate in individualized, three-day internships at local archival repositories. The internship provides an opportunity for students to observe the operations of an archival facility combined with hands-on experience processing archival collections.

    Pam Hackbart-Dean is the Head of Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She has worked at Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Special Collections & Archives at Georgia State University and for the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Study at the University of GeorgiaShe has conducted a number of workshops on arrangement and description, as well as published articles and books on the subject. The Preservation of Archival Materials day-long session will be taught by Tina Seetoo, Preservation Manager at Delta Flight Museum.  The Born-Digital and Digital Preservation session will be taught by Katherine Fisher, Digital Preservation & Social Change Collection Archivist, Special Collections & Archives, Georgia State University Library.

    Tuition is $500 and enrollment is limited to 20 students.  Deadline is midnight on March 15, 2020 for receipt of application and $75 application fee (which is refunded if not admitted to the Institute).  Tuition scholarships are available from the Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) ( and the Friends of Georgia Archives and History (  Successful applicants, who are not members of the Society of Georgia Archivists, will receive a free membership for one year. Plus, NEW for 2020, Georgia Public Library Service is offering a scholarship as well. Please see for more details. 

    For an application to the Institute, detailed schedule and additional information, please visit our website at or contact us at