On November 16, 2010, Erinn Barefield traveled to College Station, Texas, to present records management training at the 28th Annual County Tax-Assessor-Collectors’ Continuing Education Seminar. This seminar was hosted by the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M University System. The conference was held near the A&M campus at the Hilton College Station Hotel and Conference Center.
Erinn presented identical back-to-back sessions, allowing attendees the opportunity to choose which time slot they wanted to attend. Each attentive audience listened to a jam-packed hour of records management information. These sessions provided attendees with a brief overview of the legal obligations that are required of them to be in compliance with records management laws and rules. It also discussed how to identify essential records and ways to protect them in the event of a disaster. The session closed with information about electronic records and digitization. After the first session, Erinn was informed that her session had the highest number of attendees of all of the workshops being held during that time slot! Go Records Management!!
Because there was a lot of information to take in during such a short period of time, many attendees requested a copy of the PowerPoint presentation for their reference. Here is a link to the presentation and handout information.
Unfortunately, this was just a quick day trip, so Erinn was back on the road towards Austin right after her sessions ended. Maybe next time she’ll be able to stay a bit longer.
A big thanks to Ashley Mathews of V. G. Young Institute of County Government, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, and Texas A&M University System for inviting us to speak at such a wonderful event. We look forward to working with this group again in the future.