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Society of Georgia Archivists Taronda Spencer Award - Applications due Sept. 30

  • 1.  Society of Georgia Archivists Taronda Spencer Award - Applications due Sept. 30

    Posted 09-14-2021 14:25
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    The Society of Georgia Archivists (SGA) is currently accepting applications for the Taronda Spencer Award. 
    The recipient of the award will receive complimentary registration for the SGA Annual Meeting, to be held virtually October 20-22, 2021. The recipient will also receive an annual membership to SGA (or a 1-year renewal if a current member) and a $150 credit to apply to a Society of American Archivists (SAA) class or toward a purchase from the SAA bookstore.
    To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled as a junior or senior at an HBCU with a demonstrated interest in Archives or a student of African American, Asian/Pacific-Islander, Latino, or Native American descent currently enrolled in a graduate program with a component in archival studies. There are no geographic restrictions on eligibility, and applicants need not be a member of SGA or SAA. 
    For more details, see the attached flyer or visit:
    The deadline to apply is 11:59pm EST on September 30, 2021.

    Taronda Spencer was a member of SGA for 15  years. She served as a mentor to many students and personally influenced multiple  Spelman students to enter the profession. She was an active organizer of the HBCU  Archives Institute and a charter member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. To honor her work in encouraging students of color to consider careers in the archival profession, the Society of Georgia Archivists established the Taronda Spencer Award to support student attendance at the SGA Annual Meeting.

    Stephen Sherman