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New member community features are here … be sure to customize your directory listing

If you are a current member of ARMA International be sure and set up your new log in and profile at www.arma.org. The member directory (which was a feature of the old site, but not used widely) is much more prominent. By default the directory includes most (if not all) of the contact info you provided to ARMA – email, phone, and more. You can customize what information is shown to other ARMA members in the directory through your account. It’s definitely worth getting your account set up so you can see what is available and update your profile.

Get the most out of your community by connecting with fellow members and sharing content. You can post multiple photos and share articles with ease. We’re excited to use some of these new tools and hope they will help us connect and get the most out of our memberships!

Free ARMA iMasters Webinar – Office365: Keys to Successful Adoption

Did you know ARMA International offers educational webinars to members at no cost? The next iMasters session is coming up on January 17, 2018 on the topic of “Office 365:  Keys to Successful Adoption.”

iMasters webinars are FREE for professional members and take place every other month. For more information and to register visit www.arma.org and visit the Education section. Members – be sure to set up your new ARMA website login so you can access these and all the other great resources!

ARMA International: Prepare now for the new ARMA.org website

Coming soon imageNot only is the new year fast approaching… so is ARMA International’s new website!

During the first week of December, members will receive a personalized e-mail from ARMA containing your new unique username and password, which you will need to access the new ARMA.org website.

Scheduled to launch in mid-December, it promises a new look and feel that will bring easier navigation and access to the tools and resources that are so important to your career.

What you need to do now:

Complete any in-process online education

Because the transition will also include a new learning management system (LMS), all online courses or sessions you have begun but not completed MUST be finished by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Friday, December 8. Don’t worry; all your completed online education and credits will transfer over to the new LMS. But, since your partially finished education will not transfer, you must act now to complete it.

Watch for your new member login

Once the new site is launched, you will no longer use your e-mail address as your user name for your MyARMA account. During the first week of December you will receive a personalized e-mail from ARMA containing your new unique username and password, which you will need to access the new website. After logging into the new site, you will be able to change your password. (Your current information will work up until the date of the launch.)

ARMA seems excited to be delivering soon the change they have talked about for quite some time. Current ARMA members will receive more info from ARMA International’s headquarters soon.

Not a member? Visit www.arma.org to learn more.

Chapter Program: “Murder in the Share Drive – Discovering the Dead Bodies and Removing the Evidence”, December 13 in Tacoma

Whodunit? There are hundreds if not thousands of “dead” documents lurking in shared drives.

This session is about locating the dead bodies, calling in “the cleaner”, building your evidence, sending the bodies to the morgue and performing a final disposition … defensibly.

Join us in Tacoma on December 13, 2017 for this fun educational program, as well as our annual holiday auction, buffet, and a fun ‘murder mystery’ game!

Leslie Koziara photoLeslie Turner is a CRM and has other designations reflecting her decades of experience and expertise in managing records and information. Formerly the in-resident “records goddess” for the Washington State Archives with over 14 years of government records management and public disclosure experience, she is now the in-resident “records goddess” for FreeDoc, as their Public  Records Administration Consultant.

Agenda:
5:00-5:45pm –  Welcome, Dinner, Murder Mystery begins
5:45-6:30pm – Program: “Murder in the Shared Drive” – Leslie Turner, FreeDoc  (Program Details)
6:30-8:00pm – Silent & Live Auction, Murder Mystery Conclusion, Awards

Details & Registration

New Members Announcement – Fall 2017

The Puget Sound Chapter of ARMA is pleased to welcome several new members to ARMA and our local chapter this fall. Please reach out and help them connect with chapter resources and their colleagues in RIM.

  • Peter Frix, FreeDoc
  • Carissa Bourdon, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Missy Norton, CRM, WA Liquor & Cannabis Board
  • Shawn Campbell, City of Auburn

ARMA Live! 2017 is on!

Several members of the Puget Sound ARMA are attending the annual ARMA International conference in Orlando this week. The theme of this year’s conference is “Agents of Change”.

Follow the chapter Facebook page for updates and tidbits during the conference.

www.facebook.com/PugetSoundARMA

*Venue Change* Be a Superhero: Records, Technology and Risk – Oct. 11, Tacoma

** Please note the location for our October 11 meeting has been moved to downtown Tacoma**
Address and directions are available on the program details/registration page.

Compliance with the Public Records Act and managing the ever growing hoard of digital records can feel like a monumental task. However, it doesn’t have to be. To tackle it successfully you need to shift your entire organization’s thinking.

Join the Puget Sound Chapter of ARMA in Tacoma on October 11th, where Whitney Stevens will discuss current technology tools available to most agencies, the risks of ignoring the problem, and how you can provide a starting framework to build success in your team.

Register Now!

Can’t attend ARMA Conference this year? Anyone can take part in ARMA Flipped on Aug 29, 2017!

From ARMA International: If you cannot participate in ARMA Live! 2017 in Orlando, you can still take part in the ARMA Flipped sessions.

Attend the August 29 sessions or view them on-demand, and then use the handouts to facilitate a follow-up workshop with your ARMA chapter or your department to apply what you’ve learned. Invite a local expert to facilitate the face-to-face workshop, or lead it yourself!

These “flipped” sessions are four web seminars with live text chat, SMEs, and solution providers, occuring in a virtual exhibit hall. (Anyone with a full conference registration will be automatically registered for ARMA Flipped!)

Here’s a list of the August 29 sessions:

  • Setting Up Survival Tricks for Managing Shared Drives
  • Preparing for a Transparent Vital Records Project Plan for IG Professionals
  • Building an Offsite Record Request System in SharePoint – The Building Blocks
  • Originating the Role of Information Governance Officer

For more information and to register, click here.