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.


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NAGARA is a member-centered organization dedicated to providing support, resources, professional development, and networking opportunities for nearly 1,800 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



Posted on 2/29/2024
In this presentation, you will learn about cutting-edge technologies in government records management with Ripcord experts. Discover Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) and Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI)... (READ MORE)


Archiving the Asylum: Demystifying our Hidden Collections

Posted on 2/1/2024
(WEBINAR) - ​In this webinar, the presenters will speak to issues and successes ranging from the confidentiality concerns of mental health customers and state hospitals, creative options in sharing this history, providing grant funding... (READ MORE)


Ask the Archivist: A Q&A Session with the Archivist of the United States

Posted on 1/4/2024
(WEBINAR) - ​In this webinar presentation, NAGARA celebrates its 100th anniversary webinar with distinguished guest presenter, Dr. Colleen Shogan, 11th Archivist of the United States (AOTUS)... (READ MORE)



Posted on 12/21/2023
In this presentation, you will learn about proactive risk mitigation and cutting-edge technological solutions provided by Smarsh to facilitate compliant text messaging — even on personal devices. (READ MORE)