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National Board Names VT State Archivist, Tanya Marshall, President

Tanya Marshall
Tanya Marshall

posted at 1:37 pm Mon Oct 6th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Secretary of State Jim Condos is pleased to recognize Tanya Marshall, Vermont State Archivist and Director of the Vermont State Archives & Records Administration at the Secretary of State's Office, for her recent election as president of the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA).

Secretary Condos congratulated Marshall on her presidency and commended NAGARA on their excellent choice. NAGARA represents Federal, state and local archivists, records managers and other government record administrators throughout the United States.

"To be recognized by her colleagues across the country - and elected to represent them - is a very special tribute to her leadership, hard work and dedication to the archives, records and information management profession," stated Condos.

Condos added: "Tanya's talents have long been known here in Vermont; anyone who has worked with Tanya knows her commitment and passion for government records. Since becoming State Archivist in August 2012, she has worked to bring the state's archival and records management program to a new level."

Vermont's archives and records management program, which focuses on documenting and analyzing government functions to determine the value and management needs of public records, is considered unique and on the cutting edge among government archivists and records managers. Condos noted, "Vermont is truly fortunate to have a leader in the field working for the state of Vermont."

According to Marshall, "becoming NAGARA's president is like coming full circle." During her first semester of graduate school, Dr. Bruce Dearstyne, who arrived the same semester, took her aside and encouraged her to look more closely at archives and records management. Reached by e-mail, Dearstyne recalled that Marshall "was an exceptionally enthusiastic, capable student with a broad range of interests in the archives field, including leadership. She was interested in how archival programs should be planned and managed to achieve their maximum potential. " Dearstyne, who was also NAGARA's Executive Director for many years, added that he was "thrilled to see Tanya elected as the association's president. She represents the next generation of leadership with a vision for how archives and records programs can excel in the years ahead."

In addition to NAGARA, Marshall also serves on the board of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and is a member of CoSA's State Electronic Records Initiative (SERI) steering committee. Marshall is also the recent recipient of the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) prestigious "Emerging Leader Award."

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Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

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