SLRM Career Opportunities at TSLAC

If you are looking to enter the field or make a transition into records and information management, the State and Local Records Management (SLRM) division is looking to fill positions for three government information analysts and one administrative assistant. Check out the formal job descriptions for these opportunities and links to apply on our agency’s…

Shared Drive Cleanup Success Story

This is a guest post by Reference Librarian Mackenzie Ryan from TSLAC’s ARIS division. As part of a wider effort to reorganize and manage the Archives and Information Services (ARIS) division’s shared drive, a committee was formed, and department representatives were assigned to create and implement plans to reorganize and clean up their department’s shared…

New Year’s Cleanup

You don’t have to – and probably shouldn’t! – use the trendy KonMari method of cleaning and organizing when it comes to managing government records. We can’t exactly apply the principle of whether or not a record ‘sparks joy’, because if that were the case, the public would be very upset about how much we…

eRecords 2018: Panel Discussions on Preservation and Protecting the Bits

At the eRecords Conference, a diverse group of RMOs and records managers from the State Agency Coordinating Committee (SACC) Records Management Subcommittee joined up to have a conversation about how they are tackling records management issues and preservation in their respective agencies. Moderator Christi Brisky from the Department of Information Resources was joined by panelists…

Donuts, Dinos, and Records: COSA/NAGARA/SAA 2018

A few weeks ago Megan Carey and I were lucky enough to travel to attend the Joint Annual Meeting of Council of State Archivists (COSA), National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and Society of American Archivists (SAA). Every four years, these organizations come together and host a large joint conference in Washington,…

RIM Month Fun: Emoji Records Management

Emoji Records Retention Schedule At some point in the introduction to records management training courses for both local governments and state agencies we discuss what the different retention codes on the retention schedules mean. Normally it looks and goes something like this:         We say it’s time for a little update. Better…