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.


NAGARA’s 2023 Winter Online Forum featured a lineup of expert speakers and practitioners who provided practical insights and real-world examples to help attendees develop the fundamental tools each should have in their toolkit to be successful.

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It's time to celebrate the achievements of our colleagues and friends in NAGARA with our Annual Awards Program. This program recognizes leaders and innovators in the field and offers a great opportunity to showcase their accomplishments.

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Join us today and become a part of our growing community.

NAGARA is a member-centered organization dedicated to providing support, resources, professional development, and networking opportunities for over 1,500+ 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


Advocacy Statements

Posted on 3/30/2023
One of NAGARA's aims is to successfully advocate for/and educate government archives and records administrators, elected leaders and legislative bodies, and other stakeholder to meet the changing needs of the membership and the profession.


AAOTUS: Improving the Customer Experience

Posted on 3/17/2023
Since the National Archives was established in 1934, our staff have dedicated themselves to making information available and getting it to the people who need it... (READ MORE)


Artificial Intelligence is Among Us!

Posted on 3/7/2023
(MEMBER NEWS) - NAGARA members are invited to participate in a research study survey on Employing AI for Retention & Disposition in Digital Information and Recordkeeping Systems... (READ MORE)


Understanding Residential School Archival Records

Posted on 3/7/2023
(WEBINAR) - In this webinar, attendees learned more about Residential School archival records with an emphasis on understanding their context, importance, and uses... (READ MORE)