Current Articles

NAGARA members are able to submit news articles to for review and approval.  Please include: (1) Title of Article, (2) Publish Date, (3) Link to original content if online, (4) By line if needed.

From the AOTUS Public Service Recognition Week 2019

Posted on 4/18/2019
The calendar is filled with special days, weeks, and months earmarked for honoring groups of people, historical events, and even particular foods. As an historical institution, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) observes many of

NAGARA Statement on Texas House Bill 1962

Posted on 4/8/2019
NAGARA calls upon the Texas State Legislature to remove Section 441.206(b) of House Bill (HB) 1962. NAGARA is greatly concerned that this legislation, which grants ownership and legal custody of archival legislative records to legislative entities...

Join NAGARA at DCLive

Posted on 3/27/2019
NAGARA is excited to announce that we will be attending DCLive. Come see us in-person to learn more about NAGARA, our annual conference, or JOIN NAGARA today.

Small and Diverse Archives Needs Assessments

Posted on 3/20/2019
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission has as one of its four strategic goals to “Enhance the capacity of small and diverse organizations with historical records collections. The Commission seeks to encourage small and diverse

Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World Newsletter January 2019

Posted on 3/6/2019
Governance and Recordkeeping Around The World is a free, online newsletter that highlights issues pertaining to public administration and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sector.

From the National Archives: Blockchain White Paper

Posted on 3/1/2019
We are pleased to announce the release of our Blockchain White Paper. The white paper began as an internal effort to assist NARA staff in learning more about the technology and how agencies are using it. While it includes a very high-level overview o

Requiring Salary Information for Job Postings

Posted on 2/27/2019
NAGARA has updated the NAGARA Jobs Board policy to require that all job listings submitted for posting on the NAGARA website must include specific salary or salary range in order to be posted.

From the AOTUS: 35 Days in the Life of the National Archives

Posted on 2/26/2019
The partial government shutdown from December 21, 2018, through January 25, 2019, affected every employee throughout the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 35 days, much of our normal operations were on hold as reference request

Results of the Partial Federal Government Shutdown Survey on Archives and Records Management Operati

Posted on 2/22/2019
NAGARA distributed a survey to federal government records managers to learn about the effect of the partial government shutdown on federal records management programs. Responses indicated both the maturity and success of federal records programs but

NAGARA Reaches Historic 1000-Member Milestone!

Posted on 2/13/2019
The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) is thrilled to announce the organization has reached a new and historic membership milestone with the addition of its 1,000th member! NAGARA's membership has quadrupl

Archie Motley Scholarship Committee, Midwest Archives Conference

Posted on 2/12/2019
MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encou