With thanks to Elizabeth Olsen, RPAC State Liaison for Georgia for sharing a blog posting from GeorgiaArchivesMatters, a blog by volunteer advocates for the Georgia Archives, mostly from the Georgia Genealogical Society:
At today’s Lunch and Learn program, Georgia Archives Director Christopher Davidson announced that the Archives will be adding staff, increasing hours for part-time employees and, yes, opening to the public for two additional days per week.
Here are the highlights:
- Hiring three additional professionals
- Increasing part-time staff hours
- Opening to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning July 31. Weekly hours will be Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Increasing conservation and processing activities of the Archives collections
The Archives will report to Steve Wrigley, Executive Vice Chancellor Administration, of the University System of Georgia.
Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who helped make this happen, as well as Gov. Nathan Deal and the members of the Georgia legislature.
Vivian Price Saffold