October is
Georgia Archives Month

October is Georgia Archives Month

2021 Theme: A Salute to Medicine: A celebration of the medical profession and the archives that document the field

Georgia Public Library Service is a proud supporter of Georgia Archives Month. Since 2006, Archives Month has given the profession an opportunity to tell (or remind) people that items that are important to them are being preserved, cataloged, cared for, and made accessible by archivists and librarians. 

To see examples of how Georgia’s libraries and archives are responding to and documenting the pandemic, check out the Coronavirus Chronicles, an index to projects taking place around the state.

Use the resources below to promote the value of archives and local history collections.

Talking Points on the Power of Archives

This printable infographic (PDF) has phrases and ideas you can use to help communities and stakeholders understand the important role of archives and archivists.

Link to PDF

More from the Society of American Archivists:

http://files.archivists.org/advocacy/AAM/TalkingPoints.pdf

snapshot of archives talking points pdf

Key Dates

Friday, October 1, 2021
Twitter #ArchivesHashtagParty

Friday, October 8, 2021
Electronic Records Day

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
#AskAnArchivist Day
Twitter chat and Instagram takeover

Wednesday, October 20-22, 2021
Society of Georgia Archivists Virtual Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Archives Month on Social Media

Hashtags:

Use these whenever you talk about archives on social media.

#GAarchivesmonth
#ArchivesMonth
#GeorgiaLibraries

#AskAnArchivist
#Archivesin5Words
#WhyIAmAnArchivist
#PeopleLoveArchives

Social Media Profiles

Messages for social media

  • October is #GAArchivesMonth! #Georgia’s 2021 theme is “A Salute to Medicine”, a celebration of the medical profession and the archives that support the field. Follow @GAArchivesMonth on social media for useful tips, resources, and information.
  • It’s Georgia Archives Month! During the month of October, archives and libraries remind people that items that are important to them are being preserved, cataloged, cared for, and made accessible by archivists and librarians. #GAarchivesmonth #GeorgiaLibraries
  • Celebrate Georgia Archives Month virtually with thousands of free-to-use images and items in the @DigitalLibraryofGA. Reuse, remix, gif it up, or explore! Visit https://dlg.usg.edu. #GAarchivesmonth #PeopleLoveArchives

Publicize your Archives Month Activities

Publicize your Archives Month event! Fill out this form to have the Georgia Archives Month Committee promote your events on its social media platforms.

Link to form

Click here to Share your activities

Archivists Elevator Speech

Advocate for your library’s archives and special collections by being prepared with a clear and engaging elevator speech. Use this resource as a guide to building your personalized pitch.

Link to A Public Library Archivists’ Guide to Crafting an Elevator Speech

georgia archives elevator speech guide screenshot

Archives Change Lives: Impact Stories

Use the video (find it here) and this collection of stories from the Society of American Archivists to demonstrate how archives change lives and improve communities.

Customizable Website Graphics

Add your logo and share these graphics on social media and/or your website to raise aware of Georgia Archives Month.

Photos used in these graphics are available in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Website Graphics

Share these graphics on social media and/or your website to raise aware of Georgia Archives Month.

Photos in these graphics are from the Digital Library of Georgia.

More graphics from the Society of American Archivists

Visit the Society of American Archivists website for more graphics for web and social media.