The SAFE-D Dance

“We can dance, we can dance, everybody’s takin’ the chance.” I’m not sure if there is actually any dancing during the SAFE-D Annual Conference, but I am sure that I’m not the only one who gets the iconic Men Without Hats song stuck in my head when coordinating with this awesome organization. The State Association…

NAGARA Celebrates 35th Anniversary at the Annual Conference

The National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators held their annual conference in St. Paul, Minnesota July 18-20. SLRM was fortunate to be able to send four staff this year. In addition to myself, Senior Government Information Analysts Megan Carey, Bonnie Zuber and Erica Wilson-Lang attended as well. The opening night reception was held…

e-Records 2018: Tackle Tough E-Records Challenges

Another e-Records Conference is in the books! We more than met expectations this year with over 350 people in attendance representing about 60 state agencies, 61 local government entities, and 22 vendors. We also had 23 speakers providing 12 educational sessions (the most sessions ever!) focused on this year’s theme of tackling tough e-records challenges…

Donuts, Dinos, and Records: COSA/NAGARA/SAA 2018

A few weeks ago Megan Carey and I were lucky enough to travel to attend the Joint Annual Meeting of Council of State Archivists (COSA), National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and Society of American Archivists (SAA). Every four years, these organizations come together and host a large joint conference in Washington,…

Recap of NAGARA Winter Regional Forum 2018

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) started a new initiative in 2017: organizing regional forums that provide live professional development opportunities to federal, state and local government employees around the country. Austin, Texas was lucky enough to land the winter regional forum this year, and on January 26, 78 attendees from…