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.


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NAGARA is a member-centered organization dedicated to providing support, resources, professional development, and networking opportunities for nearly 1,800 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


Coaching to Success

Posted on 11/2/2023
(WEBINAR) - ​In this webinar presentation, panelists dive into the fascinating journey of establishing a Records Management Program in local government from the ground up. The presenters share their firsthand experience and... (READ MORE)


Beyond the Reference Desk

Posted on 10/5/2023
(WEBINAR) - ​In this webinar presentation, panelists discuss working with various audiences including government agencies, private community organizations, and the public, as well as their internal collaborative efforts...... (READ MORE)


Call for Session Proposals

Posted on 10/2/2023
Call for Session Proposals is now OPEN! NAGARA encourages submissions from anyone across all levels of government, backgrounds, and experiences... (READ MORE)


AOTUS: Presidential Libraries: A Passport to History

Posted on 10/2/2023
As we use an actual passport to travel to new or familiar lands, we can think of the Presidential Libraries passport as an introduction to different periods of history.... (READ MORE)