Cathi Carmack is the Director of the Archival Technical Services Section at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, with responsibilities for managing the acquisition and processing of state agency records and manuscript collections as well as TSLA's Legislative Recording Program. Cathi has been employed at TSLA since 1986, working in reference, processing, and cataloging areas. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in History and a B.S. degree in Communications-Recording Industry Management. In addition to serving as current President of NAGARA, Cathi has served on SAA's Reappraisal and Deaccessioning Development and Review Team, co-teaching the first workshop based on the resulting guidelines, and served as a member of the Best Practices and Tools Subcommittee of CoSA's State Electronic Records Initiative.
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Dr. Patricia C. Franks is the coordinator for the Master of Archives and Records Administration degree program through the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University. She served as the team lead for both the ANSI/ARMA standard released in January of 2011, Implications of Web-based Collaborative Technologies in Records Management, and the 2012 technical report, Using Social Media in Organizations. She is the author of a comprehensive book, Records and Information Management, released in May 2013. Franks’ research interests lie in the area of emerging technologies and their impact on recordkeeping. She is a member of the interdisciplinary team of academic researchers exploring the topic of Trust in the digital environment through participation on the SSHRC-funded research project known as InterPARES Trust.
Michael Sherman has been the Assistant Manager for Chatham County Administrative Services - a multi-disciplinary department that includes Records Management, Information Line, Mailroom, Print Shop and Digital Image/Microfilm Laboratory - since 1998.
Michael transitioned into county government in 1986 as a records technician and quickly advanced as files supervisor and assistant manager. As Assistant Manager, he is responsible for scheduling document imaging projects, providing staff training, and preparing agreements for contracts within the records management spectrum.
Michael has served on the NAGARA board for three terms and is currently in his final term. Michael has been extremely involved in volunteering for NAGARA and served as a 2014 Program Committee member for the Joint CoSA/NAGARA/SAA Conference, Washington, D.C., as well as the Program Committee board liaison for the 2015 Joint Conference NAGARA/CoSA in Austin, TX. He is currently the board liaison for the 2017 Joint Conference for NAGARA/CoSA Conference in Boise, ID.
Michael is active in the industry as a member of ARMA International and Charleston, SC Regional Chapter, GRA (Georgia Records Association and SAA (Society of American Archivist). Additionally, he volunteers within the community through committee and board work with The United Way of the Coastal Empire, The Savannah Foundation, The Mediation Center and Inter-Faith Hospitality Program just to name a few. His involvement in the community lead to honors like being selected to Leadership Savannah, Leadership Georgia and the Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange team member to Poland/Ukraine.