Professional Organizations | Archival Studies
The archival profession is divided into groups of professional organizations, usually by geography. At a national level, there is the Society of American Archivists in the United States and the Association of Canadian Archivists in Canada. For records managers, ARMA is the national/international organization. ARMA has a professional development page that you might find interesting.
Groups like the Twin Cities Archives Round Table (TCART) and the Southeastern Wisconsin Archives Group (SWAG) operate on a more local level. The Milwaukee chapter of ARMA is a local resource for records managers.
Joining professional archival organizations is a great way to network and participate in conferences, either as an attendee or a presenter. Organization websites often have information on upcoming conferences, submission information and networking opportunities. Members may also pursue leadership positions in archival organizations.
Please see below for a link to a directory of archival organizations in the United States and Canada.