NAGARA is the preeminent professional non-profit association dedicated to the improvement of federal, state, and local government records and information management and the professional development of government records administrators and archivists.


There will be “so much to discover” with NAGARA at our 2023 Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Help us unite as a profession and together re-ignite our imaginations! Click here to learn more about this year's signature event and get registered!

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NAGARA’s 2023 Winter Online Forum featured a lineup of expert speakers and practitioners who provided practical insights and real-world examples to help attendees develop the fundamental tools each should have in their toolkit to be successful.

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NAGARA is a member-centered organization dedicated to providing support, resources, professional development, and networking opportunities for over 1,500+ government records managers, archivists, and information professionals.
Benefits of membership include:


  • Complimentary webinars held monthly
  • CommunityChat Fourms providing constant community, networking, and connection
  • Online Forums (virtual mini-conferences)
  • Access to archived presentations (90+ webinar recordings and 60+ online forum recordings on tons of topics)
  • Resource Library
  • Steep Annual Conference registration discounts
  • Ability to earn the GARA Certificate

People are Amazing!

"NAGARA’s membership gives me the biggest bang for my buck. And, the people are amazing! I love this community and am so glad I made the move from private to public sector. Although, if I went back to private sector work, I would still keep my NAGARA membership." -Reese Evenson

Recent News & Updates


Moving Skeletons: A Network Drive Cleanup Case Study

Posted on 6/1/2023
(WEBINAR) - In this webinar presentation, attendees will hear the story of how the Utah State Archives accomplished the task of moving agency records off of the shared network drive and into a cloud solution... (READ MORE)


NAGARA Congratulates Dr. Colleen Shogan on her Confirmation as 11th Archivist of the United States

Posted on 5/11/2023
NAGARA congratulates Dr. Colleen Shogan on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate as the 11th Archivist of the United States (AOTUS) and the first woman to hold the position permanently.


Release of Regulations with Digitization Standards for Permanent Records

Posted on 5/4/2023
(From the National Archives) NARA published new federal regulations with standards for digitizing permanent federal records. The regulations are in 36 CFR 1236, Subpart E. The regulations will go into effect on June 5, 2023... (READ MORE)


Asset Management, the Data Lifecycle, & Risk Management

Posted on 5/4/2023
(WEBINAR) - In this webinar, the presenter discussed how systems and data are managed, proper maintenance of data throughout all stages, and incorporation of that into a risk management strategy... (READ MORE)