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Library Careers: Records Management


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A presentation on records management as a career.

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Library Careers: Records Management

  1. 1. RECORDS MANAGER A Team Seven Production
  2. 2. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Define the term “records management” </li></ul><ul><li>Name the job duties of a records manager </li></ul><ul><li>Name at least two prospective workplaces for a records manager </li></ul><ul><li>Name at least two current challenges facing records management </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Records Management? <ul><li>Systematic control of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and disposition of records </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What Do Records Managers Do? <ul><li>Organize records to make them accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Oversee the records lifecycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Records survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Records inventory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disposition schedules/sentencing </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Related Fields <ul><li>Archives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared skills: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appraisal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Where Do Records Managers Work? <ul><li>Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Government agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Academic organizations </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Do Records Managers Get Paid? $69,548 yearly Source:
  8. 8. How Does Records Management Affect You? <ul><li>HIPPAA </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Birth/Death certificates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Car titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc, etc…. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Current Challenges <ul><li>Nature of a “record” now virtually limitless </li></ul><ul><li>Information storable in numerous media with numerous owners </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing complexity due to globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing RM duties </li></ul>
  10. 10. Professional Organizations & Certifications <ul><li>NARA – National Archives and Records Administration </li></ul><ul><li>AIIM - Association for Information and Image Management </li></ul><ul><li>ARMA - Association for Information Management Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>NAGARA - National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>IRCM – Institute of Certified Records Managers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Summary <ul><li>Learning Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Who, What, Why, etc. of Records Management </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions?
  13. 13. Sources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sources II <ul><li>Bailey, Steve, 2007.  Taking the road less travelled by, Journal of the Society of Archivists, v. 28:2, pp. 117-124 </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Marsh, Ineke Deserno and Donna Kynaston.  Information Management Journal  39.2 (March-April 2005): p30(6) </li></ul>