University Librarian, Russell Director Appointed to State Advisory Council

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Two University of Georgia Libraries leaders have been reappointed to the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council.

Gov. Brian Kemp recently named University Librarian P. Toby Graham to the 12-member advisory board, along with Sheryl Vogt, director of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, one of the Libraries’ three special collections units.

Dr. P. Toby Graham, University Librarian
Dr. P. Toby Graham, University Librarian

The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) was created in 1993 to act as the official advisory body for historical records planning in the state. The advisory council supports and promotes the work of the more than 600 archives, libraries and museums in Georgia devoted to preservation and access of historical records, and members advise the Board of Regents and the Georgia Archives on issues concerning records. The council provides grants to local repositories, hosts an annual awards program, and sponsors archival training. Graham and Vogt have served on the council under three governors.

Sheryl Vogt
Sheryl Vogt, Director of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Graham, who currently serves as the advisory council’s chair, was named university librarian and associate provost at the University of Georgia in 2014. He has served in multiple capacities at UGA including deputy university librarian, director of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and director of the Digital Library of Georgia.

Vogt, who has served as the director of the Russell Library for more than 40 years, is the advisory council’s vice chair. She is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Dirksen Congressional Center, past president of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress, and a former member of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress.