Library Staff

TSLAC Invites Public to Get Free Advice on Personal Records Management

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 • Austin, TX • News Release

Do you know how long you should keep your tax returns? What about bank statements or paystubs? If you had an emergency tomorrow, would you be able to find all of your important documents today?

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites you to learn how to manage your personal records to be more organized, have less clutter, and be prepared for unexpected events. Records management expert Kim Scofield will teach you what you need to know about maintaining your records, what to get rid of, and what to have handy in case of an emergency.

Free and open to the public, “Managing Your Records at Home: What to Keep, What to Toss, and How to Be Ready for Anything” will take place at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 24 at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, 1201 Brazos Street, Austin. Your RSVP is encouraged at

This event will not cover archival aspects of records maintenance (e.g. how to preserve historical papers and photographs), but will include details about how to keep regular records safe from disasters or accidental disposal.

Kim Scofield has been a records information management professional for nearly 30 years, retiring from service to the State of Texas in 2012. She has served as Chief of the Records Management Division in the Office of the Texas Attorney General, Records Management Officer for the University of Texas System Administration, and Government Information Analyst at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, a position she held for nearly a decade. Prior to this she worked in the private sector for many years. Kim holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree in public relations from the University of Texas at Austin and an Associate of Applied Science degree in information and records management from Austin Community College. She is a Certified Records Manager and is also certified as an Electronic Records Management Specialist.