LGRS Vice Chair Nominee

The nominee for Vice Chair of the Local Government Records Section is Blake Relle, of Louisiana State Archives.

Blake received his Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archive management from LSU in 2013. Currently, he serves as an Archives Specialist at the Louisiana State Archives where he fulfills requests for materials made by the public as well as state agencies. Also, in this position, he processes and creates a DACS compliant finding aid for each collection transferred to the Archives. From 2013 to 2015, he served as a digitization intern at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Professionally, Relle has presented on “How to get new archival professionals involved in archival organizations?”, and “Should archival professionals do continuing education?” At the SAA meeting in August of 2016, Relle was on a panel that discussed how archives and museums can provide access to their collections to people with disabilities. Relle serves on the Steering Committee of the Government Records Section (SAA).