Registration Open for Records Management Classes in Austin

Darryl Tocker Learning Center, TSLAC

Darryl Tocker Learning Center, TSLAC

Registration is now open for our state agency and local government records management classes.

Classes are being held for state agencies February 25-26 and for local governments March 10-11. Each class is $15.

Classes are being held at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building at 1201 Brazos Street (to the east of the Capitol).

 

 State Agency Classes – February 25-26, 2015

  • Wednesday, February 25, 8:30-noon: State Records Retention Basics – This class provides an overview of state records laws and current administrative rules. Learn how to develop and use records retention schedules to maintain and dispose of records. The class covers records inventories, records analysis and appraisal, and submitting records retention schedules for approval.
  • Wednesday, February 25, 1:30-4:30: Managing Electronic Records – Learn how to apply records management principles to electronic records. This course looks at the definition of electronic records (e-records), applicable laws and rules with corresponding best practices and recommended standards and procedures. It also discusses email, digital imaging, and social media, and how to address the various challenges of these types of e-records and how to best manage them.
  • Thursday, February 26, 8:30-11:30: Emergency Preparedness – Learn how to identify, protect, and ensure access to your vital records, the records necessary to continue operations in the event of an emergency. The course will also cover how to prepare, respond to, and recover from a records emergency.
  • Thursday, February 26, 1:00-4:00: Improving Shared Drives and Filing Systems – This class provides an overview of files management, characteristics of good filing systems, common filing problems, and a six-step program to improving your paper filing system. The course offers strategies and best practices for managing shared drives and developing e-mail file plans.

 

Local Government Classes – March 10-11, 2015

  • Tuesday, March 10, 8:30-noon: Introduction to Records Management – Learn why records management is important and required, what constitutes a record, how to ensure you are in compliance and how that benefits your organization, ways to ensure you have an active and continuing program, tips on outsourcing and valuable resources for you and your records management program.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 1:30-4:30: Emergency Preparedness – Learn how to identify, protect, and ensure access to your vital records, the records necessary to continue operations in the event of an emergency. The course will also cover how to prepare, respond to, and recover from a records emergency.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 8:30-4:00: Managing Electronic Records – Full Day Workshop – In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to apply records management principles to electronic records through face-to-face instruction and hands-on activities.  This course explores four critical elements of electronic records management for Texas local government records managers: legal requirements, records retention, information retrieval, and long-term preservation.

Registration

To register for any of these classes, please visit our training web page: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/slrm/training/facetoface/index.html. 

 


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 512-463-7610 or slrminfo@tsl.texas.gov.