News and Announcements

15 January 2014

Find the Local Government Archive Contest – Win $150 in prizes.  For more info on this see:–-win-150-in-prizes 


30 September 2013

Update on the Conference in Washington D.C. 2014. 
Because of extra sessions at the conference, the 2 hour Government Records Section session will be reduced to an hour and a half.


25 September 2013

All proposal deadlines for ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2014 have been extended, including the endorsements deadline:

 ·   October 7 (extended from September 30) – Proposals due to the Program Committee via

 ·   October 11 (extended from October 4)– Suggested deadline for proposers to send submissions to any CoSA, NAGARA, or SAA groups for endorsement. For GRS endorsement, contact David Evans ( after you turn them in to the Program Committee. 

 ·   October 16 - Deadline for CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA group leaders to submit up to two endorsements to the Program Committee via

Read the Call for Proposals, download and complete the submission form(


22 September 2013

The Government Records Section is seeking sessions to endorse proposals for the 2014 annual SAA meeting. 

The 2014 meeting is a joint meeting with COSA and NAGARA, so submission of proposals to the Program Committee are also encouraged. Please see this page for information on submitting session proposals:

Please note that proposals for the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting are due on September 30, 2013.

If you have a session that you would like us to consider, please email your proposal by October 4th to David Evans ( after you turn them in to the Program Committee. 


18 September 2013

The SAA Council approved the creation of a new Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy to “provide strategic information and advice to the SAA Council to enhance SAA’s capacity to address public policy issues and concerns affecting archivists, archives, the archival profession, and its stakeholders.”  For more information check out the SAA press release:

12 September 2013

The GRS Steering Committee proposes amending the section bylaws to: 1) recast the Newsletter Editor position as a Web Liaison, 2) realign and enhance the composition of the Steering Committee, and 3) change the method of amending the bylaws.  For full details regarding these proposed changes please see the Bylaws section on the GRS website:

5 September 2013

In order to facilitate and improve communication, as well as ensure the timeliness of announcements and news, the Government Records Section will rely on the section listserv and Facebook page to keep members informed about the latest from SAA and the wild world of government records.

As such it has been decided to discontinue producing a section newsletter. 

Section members can join the listserv by editing their SAA profile or subscribing via the SAA website:

Follow us on Facebook here:!/pages/Government-Records-Section-of-SAA/273445389352982 

Members are encouraged to participate in both and let the section know what you're up to and what you think.