The 2023 Emerging Leaders reviewed the Asian Pacific American Libraries Association (APALA) archival and records management practices to assess its current systems and inventory, and updated the retention review process for long-term use. The development of an evergreen records retention plan involved receiving input from key APALA stakeholders such as the Executive Board, committee members, and the Archives at University of California, Berkeley, which will preserve APALA’s long-term institutional records. Through this feedback, the Emerging Leaders cohort identified important documents and researched records management systems that best fit the needs of the organization. All of this led to the development of a migration process and timeline for APALA members to consolidate and transfer records into a central place. The ultimate goal of this project was to provide APALA with simplified operational policies and processes that can facilitate succession in a mission-driven, volunteer-run organization, while simultaneously safeguarding the key activities and efforts of one of the five members of the National Associations of Librarians of Color.