NAGARA Conference

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) will be holding its Spring Regional Forum  for the Ohio Region on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 from 8am-5pm EST.

The conference is to be held at:

The Convention Center at OCLC
6600 Kilgour Place Dublin, OH 43017

In a joint venture, NAGARA is offering ARMA Greater Columbus chapter members the opportunity to attend this conference at the same price as NAGARA members.

NAGARA is offering ARMA members the NAGARA member price of $69.00.  During the checkout process, please enter the code GLARMA.

We encourage all our members to take advantage of this excellent opportunity.

For more details or to register for this conference, click on the button or link below.

NAGARA is a professional association dedicated to the effective use and management of federal, state, and local government records and information in all formats.

Records & Information Management Research Project

Donald C. Force, PhD, Assistant Professional for the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is conducting a research project that intends to understand the educational backgrounds of Records and Information Management (RIM) professionals in the United States. The project also hopes to understand the ongoing educational and training needs of RIM professionals.

The findings of this research will begin to provide directions for how educational programs may be improved or developed to ensure the continued growth of the RIM profession.

If you are currently or were formerly (retired or unemployed) a RIM professional working in the United States, please complete the survey at:

The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is entirely anonymous – no identifying information, such as your name or email address, will be collected. There are no costs or direct payment for participating.

If you have any questions about the study or study procedures, do not hesitate to contact Donald C. Force, PhD, at .

ARMA International Education Foundation Seeking Researchers


The ARMA International Education Foundation (AIEF) has posted two press releases seeking a Call for Researchers.

The first press release is for Canadian Personal Information Protection.

Click Here for the Press Release

The second press release is for US Court Cases.

Click Here for the Press Release

If you have the qualifications to perform the research project, you can reach out to Deb Marshall as noted in the press release.

Outstanding ARMA Members Awarded

Two outstanding ARMA members received awards at the June dinner celebration.

Chapter Leader of the Year award went to board member Jeremy Graham (pictured on the left below) for his outstanding achievements and work as the Chapter’s Website Director this past year

Member of Year was awarded to Nathan Owens (pictured on the right below) for his continued participation in the Chapter including attending meetings regularly and being a guest speaker during the year


Congratulations to both Jeremy and Nathan for their outstanding work.