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Education: SGA Workshops and Continuing Education Opportunities


The Society of Georgia Archivists is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members as well as archivists around the region. SGA sponsors an annual workshop in the spring and another in the fall in conjunction with the SGA Annual Meeting. For more information about the work of the Education Committee, please contact chair Mat Darby at

SGA/SFA Pre-conference Workshops

Archives on the Move: Developing an Educational Outreach Initiative for Your Archive, Wednesday, October 12, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

This workshop uses Brooklyn Connections, the education division of the Brooklyn Public Library’s local history archive, the Brooklyn Collection, as a case-study to teach participants how to implement school outreach initiatives at their institutions. Utilize archival collections to meet Common Core Standards, create lesson plans and engage students’ and teachers’ interest in local history. Learn pedagogical terminology and practical strategies for establishing meaningful and ongoing school partnerships. Participants will leave the workshop with adaptable resources to inform the creation or expansion of educational initiatives at their home institutions. Instructors: Kaitlin Holt and Deenah Shutzer, Brooklyn Public Library

Register here.

Photographic Preservation: Strategies for working with Physical and Digital Collections, Wednesday, October 12, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Photographic collections are some the most heavily used resources in archives, but they require a specialized set of skills to manage and preserve. This workshop will provide basic historical background on photographic processes, methods for identification and preservation, as well as strategies for arrangement and description for both physical and digital images. Hands on activities will be included, as well as basic considerations for digitization and exhibition. Instructor: Sandra Varry, Florida State University

Register here.

Questions: Please contact Mat Darby, Chair, SGA Education Committee, at

Visit our History section for a listing of past workshops.

View SGA's Scholarships page for funding opportunities for various continuing education activities, such as SGA workshops, the SGA Annual Meeting, the SAA Annual Meeting, and the Georgia Archives Institute.

Another great way to get involved with professional development is to participate in SGA's Mentoring Program.


Interested in pursuing a career in archives and records management?

Read So You Want to be an Archivist? An Overview of the Archives Profession.

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