October 2017 Newsletter

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Welcome to the Halloween edition of For The Record!

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Our survey focuses on what members see as Chapter Challenges. 

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ARMA Invites You to Attend InnoTech Austin – Passes Included

ARMA Invites You to Attend InnoTech Austin – Passes Included

InnoTech Austin, Austin’s Technology & Innovation Conference, presented by CloudBees, is November 16!

With over 1,000 attendees, this is the region's largest technology & innovation conference & expo.  Are you registered yet? 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Austin Convention Center.

Registration is OPEN! Please register at innotechaustin.com and use the discount code ARMA7C for complimentary admission*. 

Plus – you can earn up to 7 contact hours!

 InnoTech Austin will feature the following:

·       CIO 2020: Positioning Yourself for the Next Shift
·       Cloud Adoption: Past, Present and Future – A 360 Degree View
·       Moving Sucks. Making Secure Cloud Migration Painless
·       Blockchain Transformation – Moving Beyond Bitcoin
·       How to Successfully Respond to Disruption and Incubate New Ideas Within Your Company
·       and SO MUCH MORE!

See all the details by visiting innotechaustin.com.

InnoTech is comprised of educational seminars and many Special Events:

·       CIO Gala Luncheon & IT Executive Awards, for top level IT professionals only
·       Women in Tech Summit
·       ISSA Security Summit
·       CD Summit & Jenkins Days

For 20% off any of the special events listed above, enter discount code ARMA7C when registering at innotechaustin.com.

*Complimentary registration does not include the CIO Gala Luncheon & IT Executive of the Year Awards, the Women in Tech Summit, the ISSA Security Summit or CD Summit & Jenkins Days. Those are available at the listed price.

AIEF - 2017 La ARMA Nostra Reimbursement Awards Announced

PRESS RELEASE

Vonore, TN (10-2-17)   –   The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation-AIEF) is pleased to announce the six recipients of a $500 La ARMA Nostra Reimbursement Award.

Sandra Bates (Regina, Saskatchewan), Aimee Dyjur (Lloydminster, Alberta), Elizabeth [Liz] Francis (Somerville, MA), Torey King (Trenton, NJ), and Elena Tanner (Sugarland, TX) are all in the process of acquiring a CRM certification.

Jia Zhu (Edmonton, Alberta) has achieved her CRM certification status.

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring an educational scholarship for 2018 please contact: Coordinator@armaedfoundation.org . There are many worthy candidates in need of financial support to become credentialed in the field of information management.

AIEF- 2017 Access Leadership Scholars Awards Announced

PRESS RELEASE

Vonore, TN (10-2-17)   –   The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation-AIEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Access Leadership Scholars Awards.

Brett Wise is a candidate for his MLA (Master of Liberal Arts) degree in Information Management Systems at the Harvard Extension School. He received a $6K scholarship.

James Carpenter is working toward his MARA (Master of Archive & Records Administration) at San Jose University. He received a $2K scholarship.

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring an educational scholarship for 2018 please contact: Coordinator@armaedfoundation.org . There are many worthy candidates in need of financial support to become credentialed in the field of information management.


September 2017 Newsletter

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August 2017 Newsletter

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Scholarship and Reimbursement Opportunities

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ACCESS LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY AIEF

RIM practitioners:  Can you use $2,000 to help with college expenses? Even better, how about $6,000?

If you are currently employed as a RIM professional and are working towards a college degree, you may be eligible for a scholarship of up to $6,000 from the Access Leadership Scholars program, administered by the ARMA International Education Foundation (AIEF). The goal of this program, now in its fourth year, is to enable outstanding RIM practitioners to advance to positions of greater responsibility that require college degrees and to advance their leadership skills for roles in the field of information management. 

Six awards have been made in prior years to RIM practitioners working in six states across the U.S. at companies including Phillips 66, Booz Allen Hamilton, Sealy & Co, Nova Southeastern University and Houston Community College.  Several awardees recounted being the first in their families to go to college.

Access CEO Rob Alston says that, “Access has long been committed to active participation in our local communities and in the broader community of RIM practitioners.  We believe that this level of engagement is part of who we are and how we make a difference as a company and as Access team members.”   Mike Smith, Chair of AIEF, states that, “This program has enabled larger scholarships, making a real difference in upward mobility for talented people held back by the absence of a degree.”

For more information and for an application form, see:  http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship-program/currently-available-scholarships/  

La ARMA NOSTRA RIM CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT AWARDS

RIM practitioners:  Need $500 to help with certification expenses?

If you are currently employed as an information management professional and have been for at least a year; are currently a member of an information management-related professional association (ARMA, AIIM, etc.); have completed part or all of an information management-related certification program since January 1, 2016; and are able to provide evidence of expenses, you may be eligible for a La ARMA Nostra RIM Certification Reimbursement Award, administered by the ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF).  This program aims to help information management practitioners achieve certifications that support their professional development.

Six awards of $500 each will be made in early October 2017.  The application deadline is September 1, 2017.  For more information and for an application form, see:  http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship-program/currently-available-scholarships/   

e-Records Conference 2017: Call for Presentations

This event promotes improved electronic records management in Texas government by bringing together staff responsible for and interested in records management and information technology. Texas technology managers and records managers are working together in new and exciting ways.  From governance initiatives to cloud, here is an opportunity to share your best practices, challenges and lessons learned to help other Texas agencies and local governments.e-Records Conference 2017: Call for Presentations

We are now accepting presentation proposals from state government organizations (state agencies, universities or local governments), vendors and subject matter experts from various organizations to share both their challenges and successes with managing electronic records.

This event is organized by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and co-sponsored by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). Visit the conference website for more details.

Presentation formats could include 1-2 presenters or 3-4 panelists for 75-minute sessions.  Case studies: e-Records and e-Government–solutions, best practices, and lessons learned from projects with other internal or external experts including IRMs, RMOs, vendors, etc.  Co-presenters, for example, may be state government and vendors who collaborated on relevant projects.

Topic areas suggested include:

  • Information Governance
  • Data Governance or Data Management – as individual topics or how they are different but may overlap with Information Governance
  • Data retention and storage strategies/solutions
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud
  • Tips and tricks to manage your e-mail
  • How electronic records affect agency culture as an agency moves to using less paper
  • SharePoint for managing records

If you are interested in presenting or being a panelist, please complete the online form, Presentation Proposal. Please forward this announcement to others who might be interested. The deadline for submitting presentation proposals is FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017.

Exhibitor registration should be available in early/mid July.  In the interim, if you are interested in being notified when exhibitor registration begins, please fill out the interest form.  Link to exhibitor interest form: https://txdir.wufoo.com/forms/m1iqx12i02exb1f/

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 e-Records Conference!

 

June 2017 Newsletter

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AIEF - 2017 Graduate Scholarship Awards Announced

PRESS RELEASE

Vonore, TN (5-30-17) – The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation-AIEF), is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 graduate scholarships.


James ‘Mark’ Penney is a candidate for his Masters degree at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in Archival Studies and Library Information Studies. He received a $2K grant for his studies.

Marta Lomza received a $1K grant for her studies at University College-London in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. She is pursuing a Masters Degree in Archives and Records Management.

Michelle Spelay also received a $1K grant for her studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where she is studying for a dual Masters of Archival and Library Information Studies (MASLIS).

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a graduate scholarship for 2018 please contact: Coordinator@armaedfoundation.org. There are many worthy candidates in need of financial support to become credentialed in the field of information management.

AIEF - 2017 Reimbursement Grant Program Announced

PRESS RELEASE

Vonore, TN (5-30-17) – The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation-AIEF), is pleased to announce it will administer La ARMA Nostra’s 2017 Reimbursement Grant Award Program. This program provides $500 reimbursement grants for information management practitioners working toward or earning a CRM (Certification of Records Management), IGP (Information Governance Professional Certification), or other certifications related to information management.

Criteria, deadline, and applications are now available on the Foundation website:
http://armaedfoundation.org/currently-available-scholarships/

Six (6) grant recipients will be announced and awarded at the October 15-17, 2017 ARMA International Conference in Orlando, FL. These grants are funded through La ARMA Nostra and three (3) each issued in memory of Komal Gulich, CRM and Jeffrey Baldwin, CRM.

May 2017 Newsletter

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Our survey focuses on the member’s information management, charitable, and other activities.  Please take a few moments to fill out this 10 question survey to help show how awesome the Austin ARMA chapter is! The survey will be open into June 2017 but please fill it out as soon as you are able.  It is open for an extended period to allow for the accurate reporting of member activities through June. 

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Our survey focuses on member information to help us submit for the Luminary award at International.  Please take a few moments to fill out this 10 question survey to help show how awesome the Austin ARMA chapter is! The survey will be open into June 2017 but please fill it out as soon as you are able.  It is open for an extended period to allow for the accurate reporting of member activities through June. 

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Spring Shred Day 2017 Recap

We are excited to tell you that this was our biggest year yet.  We shred more lbs of paper and collected more donations than any other event in Shred Day's entire history.  

We shred 94,190 lbs of paper and 10,660 lbs of cardboard for a whopping total of 104,850 lbs that saved 891 trees and over 36,600 gallons of water.  We collected $7,220 in donations which will provide $3,610 to the chapter and $3,610 to Central Texas Food Bank (which will provide 14,440 meals to in need families in the Central Texas region).

Thanks again.

illiam Basinger
Shred Day Chair

April 2017 Newsletter

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March 2017 Newsletter

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AIEF - Nominations for Board of Trustee Positions

PRESS RELEASE

Deadline Extension

Call for Nominations for Board of Trustee Positions

Vonore, TN – (3/23/17) AIEF, the educational Foundation for the information management profession (Foundation), is looking to fill Trustee vacancies on its Board of Trustees (Board). The Foundation, like our profession, is very diverse, which we believe allows us to accomplish our Vision and Mission. Information management practitioners from any and all RIM/IG related organizations are welcome to apply for consideration. If interested, please submit an application for candidacy in accordance with the instructions provided below.

Trustees direct and inspire the work of the Foundation, reflecting the Board’s organizational values and perspectives. From working together to achieve its vision, mission, and goals, to determining qualified applicants for scholarship funds available and funding objective research to move the field forward, the Trustees have the information management practitioner as the top priority in everything they do. The position of Trustee is one of trust. It requires that Board members always act in the best interest of the Foundation. The Board has a fiduciary obligation not only to donors, but to everyone who is touched by its research, scholarships, and educational forums.

Responsibilities:
• Uphold and promote the vision, mission, and goals of the Foundation.
• Govern with outward vision and strategic leadership.
• Monitor and promote the Foundation’s scholarship, research, and fundraising programs.
• Promote Information Management as a profession.
• Articulate and advocate for the Foundation.
• Support all Board approved decisions.
• Support building the endowment through personal financial contributions.

Qualifications:
• Have experience as an active, engaged member of the information management community for a continuous five-year period prior to candidacy; or
• Have served in a Foundation or Association in a leadership role for a minimum of two years.

Skills and Knowledge:
• Experience in marketing, research and/or fundraising.
• Awareness and appreciation of international information management issues.
• Experience in budgeting and forecasting, long term planning, and strategic thinking.

Board Term Specific to this Call for Trustees:
• July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019
• Trustees are eligible to serve up to three 2-year terms.

The Board meets monthly via conference call and once a year in person as funds permit. The Board is a working board, so all Trustees are involved in Committees.

Board Candidacy Submission Requirements:
• Submit a current resume along with a letter from your employer, if applicable, indicating support of your time commitment as a Board member.
• Provide a written response to the following questions:
o Why do you want to serve as a Trustee on the Foundation Board?
o What strengths and skills do you bring to the Board?
o In what areas should the Foundation expand its activities?
o From what additional sources can the Foundation build funding streams to support its vision, mission, and goals?

The Nomination and Election Committee will review all applications, and those who meet the qualifications will be interviewed via conference call prior to the final slate of candidates being presented to the Board of Trustees.

The deadline for submissions is close of business Eastern time, May 1, 2017, and should be sent to: deb.marshall@att.net .

Know someone who would make a great addition to the Board and meet the stated qualifications? Submit his/her name, email address, and contact phone number to: deb.marshall@att.net , by close of business Eastern time May 1, 2017.

February 2017 Newsletter

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This month’s survey will focus on other types of swag you would like to see offered in the chapter store. Get creative with your suggestions!

The deadline for this survey will be March 24, 2017

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